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The SparkLife Guide To Prom Bag Essentials

The SparkLife Guide To Prom Bag Essentials

By Bailey_Swilley

As the big night inches closer and closer, you’ve probably gotten more prepared—sure, you’ve got your dress picked out, a hair appointment booked, restaurant table reserved, date prepared, and boutonniere ordered, but do you know what you’re carrying with you? Emma Watson carries a Tide To-Go pen with her, Kristen Bell hid an entire burrito in her purse at the Oscars, and JLaw kept a Slim Jim close at hand. We have used their celebrity insight to create our ultimate Sparkler guide to prom-bag essentials, from the uber important to the somewhat extravagant. Enjoy, and always be prepared!


If you’re carrying a small clutch:

  • prom ticket
  • mini peppermint toothbrush
  • five bobby pins
  • two safety pins
  • 1-2 floss picks
  • mirror
  • lipstick/lip stain
  • I.D.
  • cash
  • credit/debit card (just in case)
  • keys
  • phone

If you’re carrying a small purse:

  • Everything listed above
  • blush
  • eyeliner
  • concealer
  • stain-removing pen
  • snacks, like seaweed papers and trail mix
  • hand sanitizer
  • a cool camera for video and photo

If you’re carrying a carpet bag:

  • everything listed above
  • all your makeup
  • a curling iron
  • a hair straightener
  • a blow dryer
  • a round brush
  • a submarine sandwich
  • a bag of chips
  • a bottle of water
  • lotion
  • nail polish strips

If you’re carrying a large box:

  • everything listed above
  • your Spanish homework
  • an old-timey camera
  • a karaoke machine
  • a puppy
  • a cake
  • a yoga mat

And that covers it! What are you carrying in your bag to prom? What did we miss?

Topics: Advice, Beauty
Tags: prom, kristen bell, essentials, emma watson, jennifer lawrence, purse, handbag, packing list, packing heat

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Bailey Swilley is a writer, web production editor, and comedian living in Brooklyn. She loves to talk about dogs, musical theatre, and celebs... especially Beyonce.

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