The only thing better than the actual prom is the after parties and prom weekend. From a beach getaway to a night on the town, here are some hints to help you help your son or daughter plan their perfect prom 2011 weekend. By Jenn D’Imperio.
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Webster Hall, the infamous four floor NYC mega-venue, continuously throws one of the most popular post-prom parties year after year. It usually sells out quick. It’s a good bet for teens in the Tri-State area, as the venue is easily accessible by mass transit – making in convenient, and safer than driving. There are numerous lounges, plenty of space to dance, and pulsating beats. Guest DJ’s include Cipha Sounds and DJ Precise. VIP sections and tickets are available for groups.
Another great NYC party for prom this year will be held at Mix Nightclub. Featuring Mix’s classy and trendy lounges while special guest DJ’s spin hip-hop, house, and and pop music all night long, the kids can dance the night away after the dance is over. Special VIP packages are available.
To extend the partying for the entire weekend, the Hamptons can be a fun – albeit pricey – option. Perhaps it’s more comforting to know that your kids are spending the weekend in a house, and not a New York City nightclub, even if it’s a little tougher on your wallet. The beach house offer prime opportunity to for beach-going and barbecuing after the night is over.
The Jersey Shore
A favorite for many Tri-State students is the Jersey Shore. Towns like Seaside, N.J. provide affordable weekend accommodations (even if they’re not exactly “four star”). Hang out at the beach, grab a cheese steak at Steaks Unlimited, and stroll the infamous Seaside Boardwalk. Who knows, maybe there will even be a Snooki sighting.
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Jenn D’Imperio is a NYC-based freelance writer. She blogs at Just Act Like You Know.