As a mom, you want to be involved in your child’s life as much as possible, but as they grow up and grow older, that can become harder and harder. If you have a daughter who will be attending prom in 2019, this lends for the perfect opportunity to get involved and help them plan for a memorable occasion. There are all kinds of big and small ways that you can take part in the planning and make sure that it is exactly what they envisioned.

So, rather than sit on the sidelines and long for that feeling of closeness, here are some great ways moms can get involved in helping to plan for their daughter’s prom.

Help Them with Dress Shopping

When it comes to the most important aspect of the prom, often the dress is at the top of the list. Let’s face it, if they don’t have a dress that they are happy with, then the whole night will be a bit of a let-down. Prom dress shopping is also a really easy and natural way for moms to get involved. You can start by checking out all the latest prom dresses for 2019, what’s hot, what’s trending, and what is in style. This is a great way for your daughter to start to get an idea of what it is she likes, and narrow down the options.

From there, the search can begin. Keep in mind that today you can find prom dresses in just about every color, textile, length, and style that you can imagine.

The one tip to remember when helping your daughter shop for that perfect prom dress is to remember that it’s about them. It is all about what they feel comfortable in and what they like, so you’re basically there to offer support and confidence.

Lend a Hand with a Hair Consultation

If your daughter plans on having her hair professionally done for prom, then you can suggest treating her to a hair consultation first. This is a chance to meet with the stylist so she can share her thoughts and ideas, and then have a mock style done. This helps to prevent any drama or issues on the day of prom.

Book a Mani and Pedi Appointment Together

Getting a manicure and pedicure together is another fabulous way to get involved. You can book an appointment the day before, or the day of prom for the two of you to be pampered together. You can look around and find a salon or spa that goes that extra mile and offers a relaxing and serene environment.

Offer to Host a Gathering for Friends Before or After the Prom

Another big aspect of the prom is that typically friends will gather before and/or after to celebrate. Why not offer your house as a venue for the celebration? You can serve up appetizers and punch, and really make it a special gathering for all.

To help make it a bit more memorable, you can make it an “upscale” gathering if you will, and decorate with elegant décor, serve items you may not typically serve and that are a bit classier, and even have you and a couple of family members act as the wait staff and really pamper everyone that attends the party.

Arrange for Transportation to and from Prom

This particular tip is not only a simple way to get involved, but it’s also a smart way. The last thing you want to be doing is worrying about how your child is getting to and from prom, if that person is a safe driver, and is sober. To eliminate all your worries, you can hire a limo or even a party bus for the full group of friends.

You can always chat with the other parents in the group of friends and all pitch in on the rental. The other parents will likely be just as relieved as you to know that they won’t have to worry about how their child is getting to and from the venue.

The Perfect Balance of Getting Involved without Taking Over

Each of these tips offer a very simple and natural way for moms to get involved in their daughter’s prom without feeling like they are over-stepping or taking control of the situation. This is their night, their special moment, so your job is just to make it as smooth and memorable as possible.