The night was surely filled with romance. Prom guests put on their formal dresses and tuxedos and danced the night away to their favorite love songs. There was probably handholding and maybe even a kiss here and there. The romance was surely impossible to ignore!
And then comes After Prom, and everything changes. Let’s face it, the teens who attend After Prom are there for a good time. The lovey-dovey stuff from the dance is over, and prom goers are ready to get comfortable and let loose. One sure-fire way to get them to show up is to pick a popular theme, and nothing is more popular right now than zombies. Turn your After Prom into a zombie theme, and you’ll have a packed house!
A Spooky Scene
The decorations for your zombie After Prom should be creepy, eerie, spooky, however you want to describe it, it should send chills down your spine. Zombie Silhouettes are a must-have, since you can’t have a zombie theme without zombies! Make life-size tombstones with the names of teachers and administrators and write funny epitaphs about each one. Consider having a fog machine continuously rolling out an eerie fog throughout the room.
One of the toughest parts of After Prom is keeping the students entertained. Have a good selection of game stations that will keep them satisfied. Some ideas of popular games are cornhole, throwing darts at balloons, charades, cards, tricycle races, and karaoke contests. Be sure to add a zombie twist to some of the games. Maybe your cornhole boards look like tombstones, or your balloons are filled with fake blood.
After a night of dancing at the prom, students will be hungry. Be sure and have some zombie-specific snacks at the After Prom. Use a Gory Brain Mold to make some gelatin snacks that are also super creepy. Consider having a “Candy Bar” for those with a major sweet tooth. Cover a table in black and place plastic flutes filled with different types of candy all over the table. Add some severed fingers to the table to keep with your zombie theme.
For those who just want to veg out at the After Prom, have a zombie movie projected on a wall for a “Zombie Theatre.” Some good zombie moves are “Night of the Living Dead”, “White Zombie”, and “Zombieland.” (Be sure you know your school’s policy on showing movies.) Go all out and serve popcorn and snacks at the movie.
A zombie After Prom is a great idea because it’s fun, doesn’t require fancy or expensive decorating, and is a really popular theme idea. So pull out your Halloween decorations and start planning!