How to Be a Cool Prom Mom

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6 Weeks Before

Book beauty appointments. Schedule hair, makeup, nails, waxing -- the whole nine yards. Prom is the busiest time of year for salons, so nag your daughter to call in advance.

Hint: Book makeup after the hair appointment; blow-dryers melt makeup!

Reserve a limo. Persuade your daughter to book a limousine early, or you'll be stuck bussing a group of shrieking teens. Help the group to divide costs and ensure they found a responsible company and driver. Call the limo company and ask for prices -- they'll give a more honest answer to an adult.

Offer to host a pre-prom party. Organize a pre-prom bash to involve yourself in your daughter's prom experience. Invite your daughters' friends and their family members to your house one hour before the limo arrives. Serve chips and veggies with dip, fresh fruit, and other easy snacks. You can make the occasion even more festive with virgin pina coladas and strawberry daiquiris.

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