Under the Sea is a classic prom theme, but you can add a new twist to your Under the Sea prom for 2008! The Depths of Forever prom theme features a ship wreck on the ocean floor complete with dolphins and other sea creatures.
Create the entire look with the Depths of Forever Decoration Kit. The kit includes an arch, ship standee, a pair of coral standees, a large anchor standee, a school of fish, a turtle, a pair of dolphins and a sting ray.
A background is essential to this theme. If you simply set up the theme kit in your venue it will look out of place, but create an ocean around it and your venue will look like a magical world! Use various shades of royal blue gossamer and/or water patterned gossamer to decorate the ceiling and wall.
Strips of gossamer of any length can be swagged across a room from one side to the other. If you cannot fasten the gossamer directly to the walls, attach wires along two opposite walls. Use screw eyes to hold the wires. A wire on each side of a room will allow you to create a single swag of gossamer from one side to another. An additional wire down the center of the room, parallel to the two side wires, will create a double swag. Three equally spaced wires will create four swags in the gossamer from one side of the room to the other.
60″ or 107″ wide gossamer make the most successful ceilings. At the outside wall, pleat or gather the gossamer to 1/2 its original width for the best appearance.
Strips of any width gossamer can also be attached to all four walls and woven in and out (basket-like) for an unusual ceiling treatment.
Use gossamer and twinkle lights to create gorgeous sails on your Depths of Forever ship.
Silver and blue balloons make the finishing touch to your theme kit. They look like bubbles under the sea. Use balloon tape to create columns of balloons up your backdrop and scatter balloons around the ship and on the floor.
Accent your theme kit with touches like fishnet, customized vinyl banners and under the sea photo murals.
Create a stunning photo setting for keepsake prom photos. Hire a photographer to take students’ pictures as they enter the prom! The Mermaid and Neptune Photo Op is a great choice for funny prom photos. Students can stick their faces in the cutouts for fun pictures from their prom.
Metallic Bubble Memory Booklets are another great way to capture prom memories. You can add your own wording and logo to the cover and customize the inside of the booklet with your own content and layout. Check out our Booklet Ideas for tips on what to include.
Plus, favors are a favorite for prom. Send students home with beautiful customized glassware, candles, photo albums, picture frames or other favors.
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