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.
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.