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Posh, Party & Prom Swish
Mon 5 June 2017, 19:00 – 22:00 BST
The prom season is almost upon us and if you’ve got Y11 or Upper 6th form children in your house, you may already know it’s a costly and, often, a stressful time!
Dresses have to be tried on and bought. There is make up and hair to style. And don’t forget the carriage….or limo to be booked!
Following on from our very successful Swishing Clothes Swap we’re launching a new event; the Posh, Party and Prom Swish.
A glitzy event, it’s the place to find a party or prom dress on a shoestring budget! As well as some gorgeous donated gowns, guests bring along pre-loved ball gowns, cocktail or prom dresses, sparkly shoes or bags to swap.
Swishing is basically an exchange event; everyone brings clothes, shoes or accesories to swap. It’s a great way to find that perfect party, have fun with friends and help a worth while cause
With a glass of elderflower presse on arrival there will be make up demos, ‘Colour me beautiful’ advice, a seamstress to show you how to make you own alterations (or to take bookings if needlework isn’t your thing!) plus delicious cupcakes!
How the Posh, Party & Prom Swish works…
Swishing is basically an exchange event; it’s a great way to find the perfect party outfit on a limited budget, have fun with friends and help a worth while cause. Here’s how it works;
CCPA swishing events are one of our most popular fundraising events. When you buy a ticket and bring items to swish you are helping raise money so that CCPA can continue its work to support families who children have cancer.
Clear out your wardrobe!
The average UK woman has 22 items in her wardrobe that she has never worn. Swishing is the perfect excuse to have a good clear out. Bring along your clean and good quality party or prom items that you’d proud to pass on, including clothes, shoes or accessories.
Bring friends and have fun!
When you arrive at the swish you’ll receive a ticket with the number of items (up to 10 items) you’ve bought along. Whilst we set everything out enjoy browsing fashion and beauty trade stands.
Once the swish opens browse the rails to find your perfect party outfit! You can try on items, ask friends or other swishers for their opinions and experiment with a new look without splashing out lots of cash.
Bring one Take one!
We operate a ‘bring one take one’ system so that you can take home your prom or party outfit with the equivalent amount of items you bought to Swish. If you find a cornucopia of items you love we encourage you to make a donation for additional clothes, shoes or accessories.