Sweet 16 Party

Sweet 16

All birthdays are special, but there are really very few that qualify as milestones. Your sixteenth is definitely one of them, so now is not the time for a cookie-cutter celebration!



Can you feel it in the air? It’s almost time for Prom! From a pre-Prom timeline to the perfect post-Prom breakfast party, we’ve got everything you need to get ready for your best night of the year! more

Feb 21, 2017 3:26 PM events/parties

After they’ve dressed up and danced the night away, why not host your teen’s friends for a late night/early morning breakfast? Here are a few delicious recipes from SUDIA that are perfect for your favorite hungry crowd! more

Feb 21, 2017 3:23 PM events/parties

Most default to renting, but is that really the smartest choice in the long run? If you plan on attending more than a couple of formals in your high school and college years, it may be smarter to buy! more

Feb 21, 2017 3:19 PM events/parties

Prom is an event with lifelong memories. So, how do you decide whether to wear a tux or suit? You can’t go wrong with either, as long as you go by three important fundamentals: keep it classic, timeless and tasteful. more

Feb 21, 2017 3:17 PM events/parties

You are nearing the end of your high school career, and with it is coming a night you have either been dreading or dreaming about the whole time: prom night. Excited or not, here it comes, because not going isn’t an option. more

Feb 21, 2017 3:11 PM events/parties

Going through Rush is a special time for girls as they begin their college career. Looking polished and confident is the key to being a winning recruit. Here are some tips for what to wear during rush week. more

May 11, 2016 1:17 PM events/parties

College football season will soon be here, and the most important part of every game day isn’t kickoff. It’s when you go to your closet to choose an outfit! more

Aug 21, 2015 3:00 PM events/parties

Celebrate your grad and send them off to college in style with these fun and functional gifts. more

May 7, 2015 11:16 AM events/parties

Hosting your teen’s friends after the prom and looking for ideas to feed a hungry group? Forego the usual chips and dip and throw a late-night breakfast party instead! more

Mar 26, 2015 12:16 PM events/parties

Christmas is a joyous time, filled with festive celebrations and so many reasons to count our blessings. But for some families, the holidays can be difficult. more

Nov 19, 2014 11:14 AM events/parties

A handwritten expression of gratitude is always in season. Find out the best way to say thanks! more

Nov 17, 2014 11:55 AM events/parties

When it comes to tailgates, wearing your school colors is always the right style choice. Dress things up a bit and go beyond the jersey or team-themed T-shirt with these fashionable and versatile pieces, perfect for the big game and... more

Sep 19, 2014 3:33 PM events/parties

College football means tailgating, and schools across Alabama and the South take the practice pretty seriously. It has evolved from its original incarnation (hanging out around an open pick-up bed) into full-fledged parties. more

Sep 19, 2014 11:59 AM events/parties

I think it’s a fairly well known fact that boys are not interested in the preparation and planning part of prom. more

Mar 11, 2014 5:49 PM events/parties

To help all of the mothers out there who are just now beginning the process of helping their daughter find the perfect everything, the staffers here at Potential Magazine have come up with a “to do” list to help. more

Mar 10, 2014 2:22 PM events/parties


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The Distinguished Young Women program and pageants like Miss Alabama USA are recognizing far more than physical beauty and rewarding their winners with a lot more than a crown. more

Jan 24, 2014 5:24 PM events/parties

With pre-party get togethers, prom after-parties and breakfasts, parents are and can be involved more than ever to help create a memorable and fun night for their teen. Here are some pre- and after-party ideas. more

Feb 15, 2013 11:36 AM events/parties

Parents guide to Prom

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A Parent's Guide to all things prom— from "Promposals" to hosting Pre-Prom Dinner Parties, here are all of the tips that you will need.

Get Set to Celebrate: Graduation

Celebrating Graduation

Savoring this special and exciting time with your soon-to-be graduate by hosting a graduation party can be exciting for you both. Here are some tips for throwing a memorable graduation party.