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How To Prep For Prom Last Minute In OC

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While prom is one of those special rights of passage for teenagers, it's no longer the stuffy, super formal event it once was. Prom is now an eclectic and expressive fun night out. If you're running out of time to get the gear you need for prom, think outside the box, have fun with it, and check these suggestions out.

The Dress

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Macy's Prom Shop

Multiple Locations

Mr. Kate, an eclectic fashion blogger suggests looking in other sections of the store besides the formal dress section to find the perfect last-minute prom dress. Purchase a plain black dress and glam it up with accessories such as a belt, a brooch or two and a fun hairstyle.

The Tuxedo

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Friar Tux Shop

Multiple Locations

Friar Tux Shop has been a So Cal staple for tuxedo rentals since 1974. With the largest selection of tuxes available in all sizes and colors, including designer brands, Friar Tux Shop is sure to have your last-minute tux on hand.

Related: Coolest LA Prom Locations

The Ride


South Coast Limousines

Laguna Niguel CA, 92677
(949) 831-5466

South Coast Limousine's has drivers on hand for last-minute, luxurious prom rides. South Coast Limousines are competitive in price, respectful and friendly in service and offer classy limousines and fun party buses for every occasion.

Related: Best Limo Services In Southern California

The Flowers

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The Flowery

17787 Santiago Blvd.
Villa Park, CA 92861
(714) 637-1586

You can't forget the traditional corsage and matching boutonniere. Once a fragrant symbol of courting, the corsage and matching boutonniere can be a fun, funky way to match your date and show some style. The Flowery offers colorful, traditional and unique corsage and boutonnieres with same day delivery.

The Dinner

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Olive Garden

Multiple Locations

Not only is Olive Garden a great option for dinner before the big dance, they are also offering a "Picture-Perfect Prom Instagram Contest" with a weekly grand prize of a $500 prepaid credit card to go toward prom expenses. Guests can enter now through May 14 by sharing their prom-themed photos and tagging it with #OGProm via Instagram.

Last Minute "After Party"

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Lucky Strike

20 City Boulevard
Orange, CA 92868
(714) 937-5263

You got dressed up, you danced, you ate, you had fun but you're not ready for the night to be over? Go bowling! Lucky Strike is a bowling alley with a cool nightclub feel. The Orange location is open until 2 a.m. on the weekends.

Desiree Eaglin blogs at Sarcastic, Funny and Brutally Honest. You can find her on Twitter too.


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