How to Get Prom Ready: The Boys Edition ~ #AmazonProm #MyAmazon

Prom! Probably bigger than you dropping your son to his first day of Kindergarten. Today in collaboration with Amazon we share how your teen son can get prom ready

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Amazon. All opinions are my own.


I just can't believe that my 17-year-old is getting ready for prom? Wasn't it just the other day I dropped him off at Kindergarten? While this is one of the grandest achievement of your child's life, a day that you have been looking forward to, along with their entrance into their university of choice, it may also be a day of dread.

While you may think that boys have it easier than girls, you couldn't be further from the truth. See, I already had a daughter who went through her high school prom; just four years prior and I have to admit that it was a much easier time. So how do you get your son prom ready? It's really simple and it gets even easier if your teen has an Amazon Teen login.


With Amazon Teen, your teenager (ages 13-17) can shop independently using the Amazon app while us parents are still informed of their spending habits. I'm able to set up a payment method with a pre-approved spending limit and designated shipping address that my son's packages can be shipped to.

For prom, I gave him a spending limit of $300, because after shopping around at our local stores, I noticed that the price of suits was just a tad overpriced, but it wasn't just the prices. This was his big day, a giant step into adulthood, and one that we were going to remember together, forever. I also knew that Amazon had a great selection and that he'd find something that he would really love and feel comfortable wearing to prom.

What's great about this is that I can approve each item before it ships since I get a notification for his orders. I can also cancel and return any items in accordance with the Amazon A-to-Z Guarantee. And being a Prime member sure has its benefits where my son is concerned because he has use of my Free Two-Day shipping, Prime Video, and Twitch Prime at no additional cost, and so will your teen if you're a member of Amazon Prime.


So how can you get your son prom ready?

Here are 5 easy ways!


Get an amazing haircut
While a suit may make the man, a great haircut makes the world of difference. Fix up those sideburns, trim that mustache and beard and get your swag on. An excellent haircut can totally boost your self-esteem and make you feel on top of the world as if prom wasn't already doing that for you. Remember, this is your big day and you want to rock it!

Get a good suit
For this, I say to each his own. I knew that renting a suit was not an option for me. I didn't want my son to be in a suit that others had worn before, and since Kyle and I weren't happy with the suits that we saw at our local stores with the prices that were just a tad ridiculous for a single day. I set up a budget and had him use his Amazon Teen login so that he could choose the one he liked and wanted, starting his search at amazon.com/teenshop. I have to say that the suit he chose was a really good choice, and he looked rather dapper on his big day.


Spiff up those shoes
Now is not the time for sneakers and boots, you've got your suit, and you're going to need nice dress shoes, and Amazon has you covered in that area as well. Once again, the selections on Amazon truly can't be beaten. Kyle was able to find a Calvin Klein shoe to match his suit, and they both came in record time thanks to Amazon Prime. Free Two-Day Shipping!!


It's all about the cologne and deodorant
While it could totally be about the bass you'll be dancing along to while at your prom, you have to remember it's not just about you. You have to also think about your date and you want her to remember your smell for years to come. However, think about it, not only will you be dancing the night away, having a deodorant that will keep up with your nighttime moves is a must. Luckily for you, Amazon both the cologne and deodorant that you need and so much more!

Don't forget the tickets and corsage
You have everything now that you need for the big night, but please don't forget that corsage or those tickets. Get a corsage that matches your date's dress because you don't want them to clash, but what is the good of all that if you forget your ticket at home. Not only will you not be able to enter your prom, but you'd have wasted all that time getting ready for nothing. Be sure to bring your ID along as well as some cash.


I can't thank Amazon enough for making Kyle's big day special. He was able to find everything that he needed for prom, at great prices with superb shipping. Remember, prom is a once in a lifetime event, and you want it to be perfect for your son (and daughter too). He totally rocked his look and I was extremely proud of him.


Having Amazon on hand and allowing him the chance to choose whatever he wanted made his prom, his, and not mine. I know as parents we can get caught up in the big day and essentially take over with most of the decisions, but we have to realize that prom is truly about the kids. So, let them make their choices, give them their own Amazon Teen login, but this way you'll still be involved. Set a budget, talk things over with your teen about your expectations, approve their purchases and watch your teen have an amazing prom night.


Remember, Amazon has all that you need to make prom an amazing night. From suits to prom dresses, shoes, colognes, perfume, you name it, and Amazon has it!

24 comments

  1. Congrats! Gonna keep those tips for my boy! Looking so handsome!

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  2. Love the pictures , wish I had a prom but they did not do them then when I was at school.

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  3. It's that time of year again....PROM. We don't have a son old enough to attend prom yet; but, these tips will come in handy some day.

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  4. This is such a great service for our young adults to be. They get t choose and we are able to review everything before it is final. Your son looks great and the corsage he chose was so classy, I can't wait for my daughter's next year.

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  5. Oh yes, that's right! It's prom season! I love how you have given tips for getting the guys ready for their prom. The focus is always on the ladies but for guys, this is their day too!

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  6. He looks amazing! Prom is such a fun rite of passage, but shopping on his own made it a unique learning experience.

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  7. That's wonderful he was able to get his prom attire on Amazon. My daughter's date spent about the same on a rental suit locally. I think his mom would have loved to have let him just outright buy a good looking prom suit on Amazon. I'll remember this for when my other daughter has her prom.

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  8. Oh I love this post so much! I can't believe he's getting ready for the prom. Amazon is seriously the best for everything!

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  9. It's so awesome that Amazon has this kind of feature for the teens. It's even better that parents can track their spending and approve of it or not. I love the suit that your son chose! He looks great in it. Also the tips are perfect for anyone who's going to the prom!

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  10. I love how Amazon is helping to make a boy's special day even more special. Glad this post focuses on guys and the prom, since most prom posts only focus on the girls.

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  11. What a dapper young man! Love how easy it is to prepare for these memorable moments with Amazon! Plus, he gets so much freedom. I'm sure that felt great.

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  12. That’s so cool that you can do pre approval for amazon and let your kids choose your own things x

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  13. A prom is a right of passage, and I feel boys have less of those than girls. He will be so grateful you made this right of passage so special for him.

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  14. Do you know I would never have thought of using Amazon for prom things, but then they really do have everything! What a great post on a helping hand to get boys ready for prom. .

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  15. Kyle looked so handsome and truly so happy to see he had the best time at his prom. Also love this service by Amazon and going to have to keep it in mind as my girls get older here now, too!

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  16. That is inspiring! I already try to use Amazon for literally everything else.. I like the way this works and the spending limit seems crucial.
    I love the photo with his date! They look so good!

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  17. Aw he looks adorable! I love that they can place orders but you have to approve of it, that's very cool. He chose some nice looking shoes there too!

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  18. Oh your son and his date looked so sweet for their prom. Brings back memories of my senior prom back in the 90's!

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  19. Oh he looks fab! I'm a mum to 3 girls so have never given dressing boys for proms a second thought. The Amazon App looks fantastic especially as you get to authorise the purchases first.

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  20. Amazon Teen sounds like such a great app for teenagers especially since they want to be able to order things online for themselves. That being said this is such a fabulous post on what is needed to get ready for the prom.

    Yeah Lifestyle


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  21. He looks very smart. I loved prom shopping for my kids although son #2 refused to go to his :(

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  22. These are some great tips and this amazon Teen method sounds really useful.

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  23. I love this! I think it is a great way to give kids a little independence. Also, you son looks very handsome!

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  24. Awww, he looks so nice!! We will be doing prom in a year or so, so THANK YOU for the great tips!

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