For Fun

For Fun is just that! Bring you the best of the best fun happenings that we can find. Outrageous promposals, tear-jerker promposals, awkward crush moments, crazy themed proms, celebrity surprises, and more. Stay tuned, plug-in and enjoy what we have in store for you.
  • Special Debut: Our Homecoming 2014 TV Ad!

    Did you catch the Mid Season Finale of Pretty Little Liars Season 5 last week? It was such an intense ending to such a great TV series, and we can't believe we are now on hiatus until December to follow the Pretty Little Liars girls further down the rabbit hole! But, the mid season finale wasn't the only reason we were excited to watch Episode 12, "Taking This One To the Grave" of PLL at Rissy Roo's. It was also the debut of our Homecoming 2014 ad, which debuted for our local Roo Girls in the Atlantic, Cape May, and Gloucester Counties in New Jersey and included a special promo.

    Now that Labor Day has passed, and it's officially Homecoming 2014 season, we want to share the TV ad with you, in case you are a local Roo Girl that missed the finale, or one of our national...or international Roo Girls! While the ad will be running for our local Roo Girls on ABC Family and MTV through the week before Thanksgiving, you can not watch the ad right here! Check it out:

    http://youtu.be/kne3Bd263yU

    We hope you love it, and that it inspires you to find your perfect Homecoming dress for your upcoming back to school dance! Just like the ad says, whether you want classic or casual, long or short, we are happy to help you find your perfect casual, semi-formal, or formal dress from our large selection of top dress designers, including Sherri Hill, Blush, La Femme, and many more. We have even added a new dress designer this year: Rachel Allan! So, feel free to contact us with any questions that you may have.

  • Rissy Roo's on the Mid Season Finale of Pretty Little Liars Season 5!

    We can't believe it...the Tuesday of all Tuesdays is here...it's time for the mid season finale of Pretty Little Liars Season 5, dubbed the ominous #FatalFinale because this episode isn't a matter if IF someone will end up dying, but WHO will die, and when/how. ABC Family has been sending the teasers out non-stop this past week, and the day has finally come: tonight at 8pm EST. Brace yourself for Episode 12, "Taking This One To The Grave," because there will be One Less Liar!

    Watch out for One Less Liar during the PLL Season 5 Finale!

    That's not the only reason that we are excited for this destined-to-be-intense PLL episode, though! For all of our local Roo Girls in the Atlantic, Cape May, and Gloucester Counties in New Jersey, you will be able to see the premiere of our Rissy Roo's TV ad! We are so excited to be premiering our ad during one of our favorite TV shows, especially since one of the main actresses in the show, Ashley Benson (who plays Hanna Marin on PLL), is the face of one of our favorite dress designers, Faviana!

    Rissy Roo's on the Mid Season Finale of Pretty Little Liars Season 5!

    The TV ad is all about getting you ready for Homecoming 2014, so we hope that you like it! There's also a special promo within the ad, so keep a look-out for it to get a special deal with your dress purchase! If you miss the ad premiere tonight, though, don't worry - there will be plenty of other times to see it, as it will be airing on ABC Family and MTV through the week before Thanksgiving.

    We hope you LOVE both the PLL #FATALFINALE episode and our TV ad! If you see them tonight, leave us a comment here and tell us what you think!

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  • Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte Before The Summer's Gone? Yes Please!

    We love summer...but we're also huge fans of the fall months because of Homecoming, and because while it may be a littler cooler out, the fall is still perfect weather for dresses. So, we were happy to hear of some exciting news from Starbucks to help us get into the fall (and Homecoming) mood! Although autumn doesn't technically start until September 23rd, the Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte may be coming sooner than you think! Nothing says fall like everything pumpkin, afterall!

    Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte

    The infamous drink (it even has it's very own Twitter handle!) isn't set to return until September 2nd, but a Starbucks representative recently hinted at an early release: "As in previous years, there may be an opportunity for customers to gain early access to this seasonal favorite."

    That's not the only clue that Starbucks has revealed, though. The official Twitter account for the Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte (@TheRealPSL) has been hinting that the drink will be back next week! Check out some of the hints Starbucks tweeted:

    We can definitely second that "YAAAAAS" and will be following @TheRealPSL with eager anticipation! After all, what's better to pair with fall dress styles than a warm drink in your hand like apple cider or a Pumpkin Spice Latte?! We can only hope that Starbucks offers a special Summer Pumpkin Spice Latte on ice! Bring on the pumpkin!

  • College Dorm Room Must Haves!

    For those girls getting ready to take the giant leap off to college in the Fall, you have a million things running through your minds. From picking out your classes and trying to get to know your new roommate, to shopping and attempting to pack the 18 years worth of stuff you have accumulated in a few boxes, your head is spinning. Now is the time to put everything aside and really make sure you have the most important, absolutely cannot live without, items to take with you in order to help make your dorm room a livable space. It is better to be prepared so you can arrive in your new environment as stress free as possible! We did some searching and thought these were the top college dorm room must haves for any new girl on campus!

    1. Extra Long Sheets and Bed Raisers

    There is nothing worse than seeing the bed you will be sleeping in for the next year and realizing the sheets you bought were for a regular twin size bed. Be sure to get extra long (soft) sheets and probably a mattress pad if you want to sleep well. Bed raisers are a space and life saver when it comes to dorm rooms. Some raisers now come with other functionality like power and USB outlets included in one of the raisers! Brilliant!

    Dorm Room Must Haves-7 Inch Power Bed Raisers 7 Inch Power Bed Raisers Available at Bed Bath & Beyond

    2. Flip Flops and Caddy for the Shower

    Yes, sharing a bathroom with several people can be a horrifying thought at first, especially if you were privileged enough to never have to. However, you can avoid feeling any discomfort by buying a pair of non-slip flip-flops to shower in, and a cute shower caddy to conveniently carry all of your rub-a-dub goodies so nothing gets lost or goes MIA. Don't make the mistake of leaving your expensive products in the communal bathroom!

    3. Over the Door Vanity with Mirror and Extra Hooks

    We promise, this is one dorm room essential you may not have thought of, but will save you so much hassle! You will have a place to do your makeup, organize beauty supplies, hang jewelry, scarves, keys, or whatever you would like! The over-the-door feature will keep everything securely in place, while saving space and allowing your desk to be clutter free and used for what it's supposed to...studying!

    Dorm Room Must Haves-Over the Door Vanity with Mirror and Hooks Over the Door Vanity with Mirror, Shelves, and Extra Hooks

    4. Mini Fridge and Personal Utensils

    Having a miniature fridge and eating utensils in your dorm room is a necessity! Even though you may be eating at the dining hall when you can, it is important to keep healthy snacks on hand at all times. Having a fridge will save you money because you can go to the local market and buy bottled water, fruit, yogurt, or any of your favorites and keep them in your room instead of running to a vending machine or local pizza place whenever you get hungry. The dining hall may not be open all the time so keep this dorm room must have on your list, especially if you play sports or stick to a particular diet.

    College Dorm Room Must Haves-Mini Fridge Mini Fridge with Dry Erase Markers

    5. Organizational Dry Erase Board

    With so much going on in your new college lifestyle, it can be hard to keep track of exams, papers, socials, and everyday stuff. This is why we suggest getting some type of organizational board to hang on your dorm room wall to keep track of your busy schedule. Something with a dry erase board is perfect because you can easily keep track of daily tasks like tests or meetings, as well as weekly things like parties, laundry, shopping lists etc. Having one of these is having your schedule mapped out right in front of you, so no task will be missed.

    Now that you have the essentials for your dorm room, you can focus on the fun part of Fall, like shopping for your first homecoming dress for your new school! With so many parties and socials ahead, you will be busier then you can ever imagine, but you will be happy you have these dorm room essentials in your arsenal to keep you organized and stress free!

  • Joe Biden Gets Asked to Prom By Connecticut Teen

    It looks like not all dream prom dates consist of hot hunk musicians and A-list actors! One Connecticut girl had her eyes on taking someone else to her prom, and he was definitely more than the average person to appear randomly on Page Six...it's Vice President Joe Biden!

    Joe Biden Vice President Joe Biden

    It turns out Talia Masseli, a student at Newington High School in Newington, Connecticut had a deep desire to have Biden escort her to her Senior Prom. She made this decision back in the Fall and took priority in writing him as soon as possible explaining, “I am inviting you so far in advance because I’m sure many 17-year-old girls send you prom invitations, and I had to beat them to it.” She later cheerily announced, “I could only tolerate a high school dance if I was to be escorted by the most delightful man in America.” Way to go Talia! If this was an election for sweetest and most confident promposal, you would have our votes!

     Even though the Vice President attending Talia's prom would have been the ultimate fairytale, Biden had a scheduling conflict that did not permit him to be in Connecticut at the same time as the event. However, Talia did receive a sweet ending! Talia got a package at her home before the prom with a beautiful corsage made of red, white, and blue flowers along with a note from Joe Biden on official White House stationary. He expressed,  “I am flattered, but my schedule will not permit me to be in Connecticut on Friday evening, but I hope you will accept this corsage and enjoy your prom as much as I did mine.” Wow, what a guy!

    Talia With Her Special Corsage Talia With Her Special Corsage

    Even though Talia didn't get to go to prom with her dream guy, she still has a wonderful story and an extra special gift! Vice President Biden invited her to visit Washington, DC this summer, which she plans to do!

    Do you have a special promposal story you are dying to share? Please write and let us know your story!

    Source: New York Post

  • Rissy Roo’s Prom Dress Testimonial: Tori Springer & A Prom Dress Surprise

    We have such an exciting prom dress story to share with you from one of our customers! Roo Girl Tori Springer had her senior prom this year, and on her search for her perfect prom dress while on a serious budget, she came to Rissy Roo's for help. Here's her story that her mom and dad, Mary and Vince, sent to us about them having some prom fun with her daughter:

    Dear Shelly,

    My daughter Tori's senior prom was May 17th and with her father's recent operation and all that goes with that, we were on a serious dress budget. We looked all over (but knowing you had the best dresses) we went in to check your sale items and then she tried on the Papparazzi dress and fell in love with it. Sadly, we left without it and although she was understanding, I knew from that moment on, no other dress could compare for her. Thinking about this being her last prom and her upcoming scoliosis surgery, it was only right that we do something to make her night extra special. I just want to thank you so much when you came over to us that day, and offered the 10% discount, that really made a difference. Below is a link to how we presented it to her (had to trick her a little :) and some photos of her in it. We also have a 13 year old daughter, and I know there's only one dress shop we'll be going to in the future,

    Sincerely, Mary & Vince Springer

    Mary and Vince's "trick" for presenting the prom dress to Tori was so cute - it brought us to tears! Watch it here:

    http://youtu.be/YaYQqsLvHJI

    And, check out Tori looking gorgeous in her prom dress below! She chose Mori Lee style 95051 for her dress, an elaborately beaded ball gown with a corset back and a full tulle skirt. It's one of our sale dresses - it used to be $478, but is now only $334.60!

    Tori Springer Prom Dress 3 Tori looking like a princess in Mori Lee 95051!
    Tori Springer in her prom dress We LOVE the gorgeous tulle on this ball gown!
    Tori Springer and her prom date Tori and her prom date!

    Thank you Springer Family for sending us pictures of Tori in her prom dress! Tori, we hope you enjoyed your prom dress surprise and hope there was much more prom fun to come this year for you!

  • A Promposal Car in front of Rissy Roo's!

    We were so excited this week to see a promposal...right in the parking lot of our store at Rissy Roo's in Linwood, NJ! Highschooler Tyler had the creative idea to make his date's car into her prom proposal by using car paint to write the promposal on her windshield. The promposal said:

    "Will you go to Prom with me?

    --  Yes!  --  No  --  (Choose 1)  -- Love, Tyler."

    Car Promposal

    We especially loved all of the cute hearts that were drawn all around the windshielf! The lucky date clearly said YES, since the "Yes!" was circled on the car, and she's now already at Rissy Roo's picking out a dress!

    If you're still trying to find a cute way to ask your date to prom (whether you're the guy or the girl), this is a really easy and fun way to do it. It will definitely help to keep any feeling of pressure or anxiety to a minimum! Plus, once the date says "yes," they'll get to show off the promposal to all of their friends for weeks to come, which is always fun. If you want other great prom proposal ideas, just search for keyword "promposal" on our blog, or click here for our promposal blog posts (there's even promposals with celebs Bryan Cranston, Miley Cyrus, and Dwyane Wade!). And, of course, if you're still searching for that perfect prom dress, get searching on RissyRoos.com - it's not too late, and we're definitely here to help!

    Congrats on getting your date with your promposal car idea, Tyler! We hope you two have an amazing time at Prom this year!

  • Our Favorite Google Easter Eggs to Celebrate Easter!

    Happy Easter Sunday to all of our Roo Girls! To celebrate, we did a little Easter Egg hunting...but not with the traditional Easter colorful eggs! Our Easter Egg Hunter was online with Google! Did you know that Google has created a bunch of "Easter Eggs" that you can search for online?

    If you're new to the concept of "Easter Eggs" in the media, they are an intentional inside joke, feature, or hidden message. Over the years, Google has created their own "Easter Eggs" that are so fun to search for...and even play with! Check out the image below for our favorite Google Easter Eggs and start searching for some Easter fun!

    Google Easter Eggs 2014

     And, here's our Google Easter Eggs list in text form to make the searching a little easier (you can just copy and past the terms into Google and hit "search!"):

    1. Type any actor's name followed by "bacon number" and Google will give you the "Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon" value.
    2. Search for "askew" or "tilt" using Google and the search result will be displayed on an angle.
    3. Searching for "do a barrel roll" will cause the search result to rotate 360 degrees when displaying.
    4. Doing a Google Image Search for the term "Atari Breakout" will launch a playable version of Breakout.
    5. Searching for "Festivus" places a Festivus pole in the left side of the window.
    6. Searching for "Google Pacman" leads to a playable version of the game. Inserting 2 coins adds Ms. Pacman to the game for a 2 player version.
    7. And, of course, search for "RissyRoos.com" and find the best site for authentic designer dresses at guaranteed low prices!

    And, don't forget - we have our very own Rissy Roo's Easter Egg this year: in our Easter Weekend Sale, you can get free lip gloss and a garment bag with your dress purchase! Just use promo code EASTERGIRL at checkout. The deal ends today, so get shopping!

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