You’ve spent what feels like a lifetime waiting for this night and now it’s finally here!
You have the dress sorted, your hairstyle picked out and you’re happy with your date situation. Now it’s time to just enjoy the night. Here’s how to have a great Debs…
Have everything planned out and organised before the day of the Debs rolls around. Have all of your makeup, accessories, underwear etc. set aside and ready to go. Pack your handbag in advance so you’re not running around like a headless chicken as the car waits for you. If you have a thing about being organised (us too!!) have a “run through” the week before. Try on the dress and make sure that you have everything you might need to ensure that there are no issues with the dress or your accessories. The early bird may catch the worm, but the organised gal has a great Debs!
Realise It’s Not The Be All, End All
The Debs can be great craic, but don’t hinge the rest of your life on it. You have so many nights out and college balls ahead of you. It’s not your wedding and at the end of the day the whole idea of the Debs is to celebrate finishing school and surviving the Leaving Cert. It’s also the last time that you and all of your classmates will ever be together again (sob!). Enjoy the night and just go with the flow. You’ll find that if you go in with zero expectations you’ll have a great time.
No More Drama
There’s always dramatics when you throw a few hundred people into one room. Don’t get dragged into anyone else’s drama or bitching. There will always be those who try to make themselves the centre of attention or drag people down because they’re unhappy. Avoid it all. Smile and nod and then get yourself out of the situation ASAP. The Debs slips away in the blink of an eye, so don’t wast any time on negativity or bitching about people who you will struggle to remember in a few years.
You’ve spent all this time planning this night, so it would be great if you could actually remember it in the morning. Don’t be that girl who has to be carried out before 12am. Have a light meal in the afternoon before you ramp up the preparations, that way you’re not drinking on an empty stomach. Pace yourself throughout the evening by drinking water along with your poison of choice. Don’t forget to give our tips on how to stay safe on a night out a read in advance!
Have you any tips on how to have a great Debs? Let us know in the comments!