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  • This Nick Star's Promoposal Is The Most Adorable Thing You'll See Today

    Posted on 06/23/2015 by TeenNickBlogger

    Two Nick stars going to Prom together? This might be the cutest thing EVER.

    Dale Whibley surprised Max & Shred's Emilia McCarthy with a super sweet promposal that we can't stop watching on repeat. The Make It Pop star walked in the door with a bouquet of flowers, a delicious cake and one question ("PROM????") before Emilia... well, just watch the video for yourself!



    Precious. Adorbs. #PromGoals. 100.

    Check out photos below of their fun night together and don't forget to watch Make It Pop Saturdays in June at 4pm on TeenNick!

    Promposal


    Promposal


    Do you have any fun promposal memories to share? Let us know in the comments!

  • Five Ways To Have The Perfect Anti-Prom

    Posted on 04/10/2015 by TeenNickBlogger

    Anti-Prom

    It's that magical time of year again: the dress-shopping, corsage-buying, and picture-taking phenomenon that is prom. You just can't wait, RIGHT?

    Wrong.

    For some people, the idea of the biggest dance in school isn't so magical. Whether that special date never came along, you hate dressing up, or you simply cringe at the thought of prom altogether, never fear! Instead of spending your energy dreading that "special" night, why not throw the BEST ANTI-PROM EVER?! We've come up with five fantastic ways to complete the task, so plan away.

    1. Get Outta Town: Don't spend your prom night at home with your cat. Instead, grab a few friends, get away from the prom fuss, and escape to that fancy, new restaurant a few towns over or the nearest beach for the weekend--bonfire & roasted marshmallows, anyone?

    2. Prom-Themed Movie Night: Rather than getting all dressed up and spending the night out, cozy up in your sweatpants, pop in the popcorn, and enjoy the hilarity that is prom from the comfort of your own home. You know there's nothing better than making fun of a hilariously terrible prom movie.

    3. Create Your Own Magical Evening: While your classmates are dancing to the soothing tones of Iggy Azalea and Lil Jon, create an atmosphere that is truly beautiful and memorable for you and your date. Enjoy a delicious meal on a table outside, decorate your porch with string lights, and put together your favorite playlist. Heck, light a candle or two. You definitely won't miss the noisy chaos of "real" prom.

    4. Never Grow Up: In lieu of completing the final teenage rite of passage, relive your childhood. Invite your friends over for a night of board games, junk food, and SpongeBob marathons. Break out the Play-Doh and Legos and rediscover the good old days when everything was magical.

    5. Throw Your Own Bad Prom with Your Friends: Go to your local thrift store and pick out your favorite tacky '80s prom outfit (something colorful with a hideous pattern). Encourage everyone else to dress as ridiculously as possible. Hang a sheet on your wall and set up a photo booth to commemorate a night of fun, friends, hideous outfits, and awful music.

    So what if prom's not your thing? Get out there and have a good time!

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  • Get Inspired With These Four Complete Prom Looks!

    Posted on 05/11/2014 by Rachel1016

    Wahhh, you guys! Prom is just around the corner and the prepping, prom-posing and primping is in full swing! Maybe you're the kind of gal who bought her prom dress back in October, orrr maybe you're like us, and wait until the very last minute to pull together the perfect ensemble (or should we say, PROM-semble?).

    If you are looking for a little sartorial inspiration this prom season, we've taken it upon ourselves to gather four complete prom looks for you. Of course, these outfits are meant to merely guide your already stellar personal sense of style, so check out our vision boards below, and get ready for the best prom EVER!

    ALL-OUT PARTY

    Four Complete Prom Looks

    Prom is kind of a big deal, so why hold back? Head-to-toe sequins and a glamorous gold floor-length gown will put the royal touch on an already-majestic eve. To really dress up your ensemble, add a pair of drop diamond earrings (side note: totally fake, totally fine) and a shimmering clutch. Get ready to turn heads, because there's no chance you'll get lost in the (Cupid) shuffle!

    LBD CHIC

    Four Complete Prom Looks

    Is Audrey Hepburn your muse? Do the words "classic" or "timeless" come to mind when describing your personal style? Are you looking to re-purpose that Little Black Dress sitting in your closet? If you answered "Yes" to any of these questions, throw together a simple black frock, a string of pearls, some black pumps, and a metallic clutch—you've got an elegant, chic and totally economical prom look!

    PRETTY IN PINK

    Four Complete Prom Looks

    A flora-inspired prom outfit is fun and whimsical without being too formal. Short dresses are totally acceptable for prom, and you can enhance your look with a loud color or fun pattern. It's a playful and charming take on the promenade, but a pair of drop earrings and cute up-do can easily add a little extra glam!

    REBEL-PROM

    Four Complete Prom Looks

    So, you're planning to name your Facebook album "Morp" because it's "Prom" backwards and you're just cool like that. If you think of prom as an opportunity to go against tradition and experiment with your style, then you might fancy the rebel-prom look—it's a perfect way to mix and match colors, patterns and materials! Who says you can't wear a leather moto jacket to the big dance? And sparkly oxfords? Wayyy more comfortable than heels.

    Now, tell us! Which look do you like best? Which look could you most see yourself wearing? Take our quiz to see if your answer matches up!

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  • Degrassi Wrap-Up: The Time of My Life

    Posted on 06/21/2013 by Lisa

    Have you seen the Degrassi prom and graduation special? If not, watch it here before you read any further. *Spoilers Below*

    Degrassi: The Time of My Life
    A full hour of Degrassi means a double serving of drama, and "The Time of My Life" felt like a big Degrassi-flavored dessert covered in chocolate sauce and sprinkled with nuts. I thought it was soooo good, and it filled me completely full of feelings. Let's talk about it!

    Degrassi: The Time of My Life
    First up: Fiona and Imogen. Wasn't it nice to see Mrs. Coyne in person again, instead of on video chat? I'm glad that we don't have to worry about Fiona's financial situation anymore. (How fast do you think she quit her job at Juwanna Juice after getting the news?) When Fiona's mom told her about the possible dream job in Italy, it seemed like Fiona's life was about as perfect as it could get.

    What was Imogen thinking when she answered Fiona's phone and decided to impersonate her? Well, I guess we all know what she was thinking -- that she'd do anything to avoid losing Fiona. Failing senior year must've been really hard on Imogen, but trying to sabotage Fiona's dreams is NOT the answer. That's one of the most selfish actions I've ever seen on Degrassi. Fimogen are one of my all-time favorite Degrassi couples, so I cried the most at their scenes tonight. When Imogen went to the airport to talk to Federico, and he had to turn away for a moment because he was tearing up, I was like, "I know, Federico!! I know!" I also cried a bunch when Imogen went to apologize to Fiona at the loft, when Fiona gave her speech at graduation, and during that last "farewell" scene. It's hard for me to accept that they're parting ways. How are you handling it?

    Degrassi: The Time of My Life
    Meanwhile... Eli and Clare are back together! The promos hinted that they'd reunite, but it was nice to see it all fall into place. When Eli and Clare were dancing together in their crowns, I realized that if Degrassi were a fairytale, Clare might be the princess. I think I subconsciously wanted her to have a princess-worthy prom night, so I loved seeing Eli treat her like royalty and sweep her away to a candlelit room. I know I'm glossing over a few things (In a fairytale world, they would've won prom king and queen fair and square -- Eli wouldn't have had to rig the vote), but prom night worked out pretty well for Eli and Clare. When Eli took Clare home the next morning in the horse-drawn carriage, I wanted to hug them both.

    If you've read my Degrassi posts in the past, you know I'm very good at worrying about people. Right now I'm worried about the lump on Clare's back. When Alli tried to convince Clare that she doesn't have cancer, I was like "Try harder, Alli! I'm still worried!" The random nosebleed freaked me out. I want Clare to finish high school and graduate and move to New York and share a studio apartment with Eli. I want that happy ending. (I cried typing that, so I guess I'm pretty worried about Clare's lump. Go away, lump.)

    Degrassi: The Time of My Life
    Let's talk about Jake and Mo, and their bromance (or as I like to say, "Momance"). I love-love-love the moment when Jake shows up at prom. When Mo realized that Marisol had paid Jake to be there, I was just as shocked and disappointed as Mo was. I understand why he ended up hanging out with other people, drinking too much, and throwing up all over. When someone tries as hard as Marisol tried to make prom night perfect, I think they're destined to be disappointed. Even if her expectations were way too high, though, nobody deserves to be puked on. (Poor girl.) I'm glad Mo won her over with the song at graduation, but I was even happier when Mo and Jake finally talked about wanting to stay in touch.

    Other moments that will stick with me:

    *The down-to-earth sex advice Alli and Jenna gave Clare.

    *When Principal Simpson started calling the names at graduation, it felt SO real. I think they're all going to miss each other on the show and in reality -- and they know we're going to miss them, too. We've been through so much together.

    *This line from Fiona's speech:
    "Don't be afraid of change, no matter how scary it seems. If I can make it through, so can you."

    I'm gonna miss this cast, but in Fiona's honor, I promise not to be afraid of change. If you're feeling the same way, sneak a peek at some of the new characters in this video!

    What did you think of "The Time of My Life"? Leave a comment below!

  • Best-Worst Prom Moments to Celebrate Prom Rules Week on TeenNick!

    Posted on 06/14/2013 by heatherlynnm22

    Prom Rules week starts Mon. 6/17 at 9pm. Don't miss House of Anubis and Degrassi premieres and a week of prom-themed episodes!

    Ah prom, it's the best of times--but can also be the worst of times.

    So In honor of all the nerves, drama, and favorable surprises that a high school prom has to offer, we're kicking the week off with our collection of "Best-Worst Prom Moments." This list is dedicated to all the moments that made you scream the night of the prom, and also to those that will leave you with bittersweet memories for years to come


    So here's to the many things like...

    Going dress shopping with your friends and realizing they have no idea what your fashion sense is.


     
    When your parents tell you renting that awesome Hummer limo is out of the question.


     
    So you roll up to prom in the ol' soccer mom minivan.



    Then there's always the school's poor decision to let the principal book the DJ.



     
    And realizing that dancing in front of a mirror doesn't always translate to the dance floor.



     
    Never forget that awkward moment when your freshman-year fling swoops in for a slow dance...



     
    and perhaps over reacting when your arch frenemy snagged your date.

       

    Here's to that moment when you think you're finally alone with your crush
     

     

    but your friends are still there cramping your alone time.





    And with prom over, you're ready to start the night like it's the first day of the rest of your life�



    But then you get a call from your mom reminding you about your curfew.



    Man, does prom ever happen like we want it to??
    Share your thoughts and best-worst prom moments with us, and check out the TeenNick Tumblr for some more awesomely hilarious GIFs.

  • Degrassi Dances: Through the Years

    Posted on 06/13/2013 by baileyb2112

    Next week, don't miss Degrassi's prom and graduation. The Time of My Life, an hour-long Degrassi special, premieres Friday, 6/21 at 9pm et!

    Even though you've already tucked away that prom dress in the back corner of your closet and your perfectly coordinated corsage is wilted and fading, prom doesn't have to be over yet! Reminisce about your prom with these wonderfully dramatic moments from the dances of Degrassi's past.

    Plus, enjoy this list of the songs that made all those years of Degrassi memories exciting, romantic and unforgettable. Turn to these tunes the next time you're feeling nostalgic about that special night.

    Fefe Dobson – "Can't Breathe"
    Natasha Bedingfield – "Unwritten"
    VV Brown – "Shark in the Water"
    Oceanship – "Hotblack"
    Ellis –"Brace Yourself"
    Nini Camps –"Come Away"
    The Daylights –"I Hope this Gets to You"
    Papermaps –"Reunion"
    Jill Barber –"Chances"
    Crystal Castles ft. Robert Smith–"I'm Not in Love"

    What's YOUR all-time favorite slow dance song?

  • Degrassi: "The Time of My Life" Is Coming!! Watch the Exclusive Promo!

    Posted on 05/31/2013 by Lisa

    Degrassi's senior class is graduating, but before they do, they'll share one last drama-filled night: Prom. Here's a new promo for the one-hour special event that premieres June 21st at 9pm.



    Degrassi: The Time of My Life
    Degrassi: The Time of My Life

    SO MUCH IS HAPPENING IN THIS PROMO!!!! I just watched it a bunch of times and I'm tearing up a little. I'm really gonna miss these kids!

    Let's talk about it in the comments. Which clip is your favorite?

  • Tell us your prom stories

    Posted on 06/02/2010 by Mary

    If anything embarrassing, tender, funny, awesome, horrific, or otherwise interesting ever happened to you at -- or because of -- prom, we want to read it in the comments. Because that is how we entertain ourselves.

    I'll show you mine if you show me yours.

    Luv,
    Mary

  • How to make your own bubble skirt

    Posted on 05/30/2010 by Mary

    Bubble skirt for promKelly Henderson from Harsh Designs gave me this tip at the Degrassi carnival shoot -- if you find a cute vintage or thrift prom dress and want to customize it, you could always turn it into a bubble skirt (kind of like Zoe Saldana's wearing in that picture). Here's how:

    1) When you have your dress (probably one that's not already super short), buy a shorter skirt made out of jersey fabric -- a somewhat fitted one, rather than a circle skirt.

    2) Then sew the bottoms of the skirts together, gathering the fabric of the outer dress to fit the jersey skirt (somewhat symmetrically -- kind of like pleats, but you don't have to be militant about the measurements). Experiment with pins first to make sure you like how it bubbles out.

    3) You just wear the jersey skirt waistline around your waist with the dress over it; the bottom of the outer dress will be pulled into a bubble shape.

  • Prom hair tips from a Degrassi stylist

    Posted on 05/26/2010 by Mary

    At the Degrassi carnival shoot, since everyone was looking so gorgeous and all, I decided to ask some of the hair and wardrobe stylists if they had any advice for prom. The hair the cast was wearing that day was all a little too high-maintenance for a night out dancing, but I did find out about:

    A simple, elegant, danceable prom hairstyle

    A low side chignon for prom Hair stylist Heather Fox recommended a low, loose chignon for prom, because:

    1) It's beautiful and elegant. (Here's a pic of Amy Adams wearing the same style to the Oscars last year.)

    2) It's simple enough that if it falls out 'cause you're dancing too hard, you can go into the bathroom and do it again, no sweat.

    3) Since it's a loose, soft look, you don't have to put a tube of gel and two cans of hairspray on it. So your hair will be touchable.

    Here's how:

    1) After your hair is thoroughly dry, pull it gently into a low side ponytail. Don't pull it tight... just gather the hair and secure it gently with a ponytail holder.

    2) Back-comb the ponytail (also known as "teasing" it), but don't be rough with it. Just enough to give it a little volume.

    3) Twist the ponytail around loosely once or twice, roll it into a very loose bun, and use as many bobby pins as you need to secure it. Then finish with a light coat of hairspray.

    4) Don't worry about every little flyaway hair. If you plaster them into submission, this hairstyle loses its charm.

    Awesome. And next time... one of the wardrobe stylists told me how to make a cute DIY bubble skirt out of any ol' thrifted prom dress. Coming soon!