How to Decorate for Prom

The big night might be a year away or just a few months down the road. Whenever it is, there is a lot that goes into decorating a venue for prom night.

Pick a Theme

Before you can begin decorating, you must decide on a theme. Prom themes are practically endless, and new themes show up every year. Your theme isn’t for teenagers across America, it’s for teenagers at one specific high school. Make sure the theme will appeal to the majority of the students attending. The prom theme is a huge deal to attendees. Put a lot of thought into picking a theme.

Buy Decorations

Don’t put this off. If you’ve selected a popular theme for the year, there’s always the chance that companies will be out of the decorations you desire. Plan early, and order early.

One of the best ways to save money is to purchase a kit filled with most of the decorations you need. For example, say you have decided on a Paris theme. This Toujours Paris Decorating Kit includes nearly  everything you would need for a Romance in Paris theme. It includes an awning, café stand, sign, Eiffel Tower mural, Arc De Triomphe mural, Notre Dame mural, European skyline, a street light and a paradise fountain. There are many kits like this that include practically everything you need to decorate.

Make sure the bases are covered

A great prom will have an exciting entryway, eye-catching focal point, elegant tables with themed centerpieces, and perfect mood lighting. Be prepared with all of these things in advance. Have a plan before you dig in and start decorating. Make sure you have all your bases covered before you start assigning people to help get the job done.

It’s crucial that you know the rules of the venue where you are having your prom. You don’t want to spend hundreds of dollars on decorations that aren’t allowed. Go over the rules with the owner of the venue, or if it is at your high school, get in touch with the principal and custodial staff to make sure your decorations are acceptable.

Round up the helpers

Make sure you have an ample amount of students who will be helping decorate. It is, after all, their prom. Send notices home so parents are aware that students are staying to decorate. It’s also a good idea to recruit parents to help.

The most important decoration of all

All of the beautiful decorations at prom will eventually be torn down, many of them thrown away. The one decoration that prom attendees get to take home with them is the prom favor. Put a lot of thought into this, as it will be kept for years to come. It should reflect the mood and theme of the night and have a lasting impression.

Having trouble deciding on the perfect prom favor? Try using the Favor Finder to figure out the perfect gift for your prom guests.

2 responses to “How to Decorate for Prom

  1. I been for the first time put n charge of a small christian school prom. We are doing Hollywood theme. I need ideas about lighting. I have a disco ball that turns on battery power. But, once you hang it how do you turn it on ? Seems like they should have remote controls but I haven’t found any. Do most of the light go off and use up lights? I need any idea’s.I have already ordered my gossemer from you and waiting on a number to finsh with favors and other decorations. PLEASE HELP FIRST TIMER. I order from you each year for selveral other events but never done prom.

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