Ideas to Arrange the Perfect After Prom Party in London

Prom night is supposed to be the most special night of high school. So, when the official party is about to over, what should you do to ensure that the night goes off with a bang? Here’s a list of fun things that you can try to throw the perfect after prom party that’s bigger than your prom itself.

Have a Memorable Photo Session

One of the most common post-prom activities is to have a photo session with your best buddies. All you need to do is to set up a digital camera on a tripod and attach it to a colour printer. Don’t forget to arrange some unusual or shocking props on hands such as long hats, fake moustaches, signs, and random objects for everyone to pose with. The pictures will be the perfect keepsake for everyone.

Catch a Hypnosis Show

From well-known hypnotists to the new resurgence of street performance, London has a wealthy background of magic and illusion. They could turn your peers into instant smiles. You can contact or request your local comedy club or improve theatres to host a hypnosis show. If your local theatre entertains the audience regularly, then it is often available for private parties.

Arrange a Bonfire

Since the high school prom usually happens in the month of May, which is the summer season in the country. An after party bonfire is the wonderful way to get excited for the relaxed summer days spent outside. A fun alternative to dancing, bonfire night is an event especially dedicated to fireworks and celebrations. It is suggested to keep the fire down, even if you are going to have party all night.

Head to a Party Venue

When the prom is drawing to a close, but your desire of dancing and partying is not coming to an end, all you need is a party venue that plays loud music after hours. Luckily, London has some of the best prom party venues where you can keep the beat going and the dance floor full with another post prom bash.

Hold a Bowling Competition

Fortunately, London has no shortage of bowling alleys where you can play a leisurely game or two with your closed friends. Brooklyn Bowl is one of the great venues where you can not only show off your bowling skills, but also catch variety of musical acts. Head to this venue and try to hold a competition to find out who can bowl the weirdest. Bowling through the legs and standing on a foot are just of the extremely enthusiastic challenges that you can add to your competition.

Have a Movie Marathon

If you have exhausted all your energy at prom party, then don’t feel bad about hanging out and seeing a movie with your colleagues. Ask everyone to dress up to their nines, get ready for a movie night out. Once the movie gets over, you can arrange a dinner party for all your friends.

Have A Blackjack Tournament

Are you a James Bond fan? If so, then you can hire a bunch of blackjack tables and hold a tournament in a pub or bar. Those who don’t like gambling can enjoy other things (like dance, play video games or drink mocktails), but every guest should bring ten pounds – five to cover the payment and five to put in the jackpot. The person who will win the blackjack contest goes home with £200 jackpot.

These ideas will help you to throw a perfect after prom party in London. Choose any one of these to have lots of fun with your friends.

Pre-Prom Party Ideas in London to Kick Start the Biggest Night

Celebration of the prom begins way ahead of the actual event. If you are getting ready to take friends to take pictures and have fun, make it a party in itself. These exciting ideas will help you in kicking off the prom night in style.

Don’t Be Late

You don’t want to be late for prom! Make sure to tell everyone to come a half hour before your pre-prom party. Chances are that girls will be late so make sure to ask them to come a half hour early so that they at least come on time. It will help you avoid rushing and allow plenty of time for pictures with group.

Plan Your Pictures

If you are hosting the party at home, look for a photogenic place in your courtyard. Nature always serves as a perfect backdrop. And the natural light helps get some candid shots you can’t have in the indoor prom venue. Although you should keep it a low-key affair, but you can book a PDR to have a private meal together before the actual event starts.

Use Props

Teenage is all about fun and silliness. And photo props help you bring that fun quotient into your party. Buy some exciting props like Victorian hats, moustaches, hair wigs, wooden frames, funky goggles, and lips made from cardboards. You can make these crafts on your own. Buy some cardboard and card stock paper, cut into different shapes, attach sticks, and you have the perfect props. These are the moments you’ll cherish forever, so do everything to make them perfect.

Lighting is Everything!

Natural light is the best source to get some natural photos with your picture perfect look clearly visible. Although most cameras come equipped with flash but it can sometimes create side shadows, reflect on face, or distract people. A better option is to opt for a well-lit indoor space. Proper lighting will help you get wonderful photographs without having to use any artificial sources like strobes and off-camera flash.

Snacks and Refreshments

You will no doubt feel hungry while getting ready for prom. So make sure to serve small non-messy snacks to the guests. It will fuel them up to rock the dance floor without feeling peckish. But make sure that you serve light snacks only as it is difficult to dance after a full meal. To save yourself the hassle, book a Private Dining Room in London. To be a little fancier, serve mocktails too!

Some Food Suggestions
  • Salad
  • Cheese Platter
  • Chicken Skewers
  • Meatballs
  • Cut Fruit
  • Bread with Dip
  • Chips and Dips
  • Vegetables with Dips
  • Cookies
  • Brownies

Mocktail Suggestions

Set up a mini bar to serve non-alcoholic cocktails – the Mocktails. Make sure to decorate the drink glasses with miniature paper umbrellas too.

  • Ginger ale with pineapple, orange, and cranberry juice
  • Lime soda topped with raspberry juice
  • Lemonade with cranberry juice
  • Apple cider with pomegranate juice

Decorating and Music

You don’t need to plan a formal affair, as the main event will do, so keep the pre-prom party low-key and casual. Create a festive vibe with balloons, confetti on tables, helium balloons on the ceiling, and ribbons at the back of chairs. Line the doorway with twinkling fairy lights and suspend a disco ball from the ceiling of the room. This will help you set an immediate party vibe.

Primping Area

Whether your own home or a party venue, wherever you want to plan the pre-prom party, make sure that guest bathrooms are stocked with all the essentials. Guests want to look and feel their best so it would be a nice gesture to provide some priming essentials like hairspray, hair brush, hand lotion, perfume, makeup remover, curling iron, breath-mints, hair gel, small sewing kit, and blow dryer.

Make a Rocking Playlist

Nothing gets the party going and rocking like music. So make sure to set the party mood with playing some party songs. Create a playlist of songs that get you excited to tap on the dance floor. Here is a list to begin with.

  • Cruise - Florida Georgia Line ft. Nelly
  • Beauty and a Beat – Justin Bieber ft. Nicki Minaj
  • Feel This Moment - Pitbull ft. Christina Aquilera
  • Taylor Swift – I Knew you Were Trouble                               
  • Taylor Swift – 22              
  • Kelly Clarkson – Catch My Breath
  • Suit and Tie - Justin Timberlake                                                                                 
  • Mirrors – Justin Timberlake        
  • Cruise - Florida Georgia Line ft. Nelly      
  • Diamonds - Rihanna       
  • Let me Love You – Ne-Yo

Make sure to get all these things right and you’ll plan an amazing pre-prom party that you all will treasure for years to come. Create memories that last forever! Happy Planning!

6 Money Saving Tips for Proms in London

Proms turn out to be both outstanding and outlandish night of your life. It’s equally a budget blowout as it is fun. Recently we read on the that American families spend around $1,139 on proms and Britain too is treading on the same road.  And keeping that in mind, has come up with 6 tips that’ll help you keep your budget on track. One thing that you have to keep in mind is it’s just one night of the year so if one night leaves you with an empty wallet, it just doesn’t make sense. Although if you have the budget, there’s nothing wrong in taking things up a notch. Here are the top money-saving tips for both prom goers as well as the organizing committee.

For Prom Goers

Look for a Once Worn Dress
First, peep into your sister, mother, or cousin’s closet. Voila! May be you have found a dress you ever wanted FOR FREE! But if not, you can look for more once worn prom dresses at ebay where you can find dresses for around $50 but if you have the budget of $100, don’t forget to check out as you’ll find a beautiful once used dress for around $100 to $150. And if you are still keen to buy a new dress, try to purchase during off-season to get a nice discount. And think like a tailor when you choose a dress. A glittery embroidery patch can be detached, length can be shortened, sleeves can be removed, and if it’s a one size big bargain dress, all you need to do is go to the tailor for a little tweaks. Also, make sure to buy something that lasts. Don’t go after something that’s too trendy. Find a classic fit and fabric like silk and satin than something flimsy that won’t last and can’t be worn again.

Do Your Own Makeup

It can be risky as long as you don’t have the right tools and don’t know what blunders to avoid. First mistake to avoid is, don’t highlight both your eyes and mouth. Thinking what to pick? It’s simple! What do your close ones complement you on. Choose that part and make it look the best and downplay the other one. If you want to spice up your lips, make sure to use red or dark pinks for prom. Keep the brown and golden ones for your grandmother.  If you plan to play up your eyes, use mascara, shadow, and eye liner. Go for a matte pencil eye liner instead of the liquid one if you are not a practiced user. This is not the time to experiment, so make sure you don’t go for faux eyelashes or lenses if you haven’t used them before. Here is a prom makeup tutorial by Lauren Curtis to ensure you look prom perfect. If you don’t want to do the makeup yourself, don’t go to the salon. Visit the local department makeup store for a free makeup application. You may have to purchase one or two products but it’s probably one of the cheapest ways to get a professional makeup done.


Skip the Limo

Yes, it looks cool but it will eat up a large amount of your prom budget. If you have a group of friends to share the costs, good. But if not, do not opt for a limo. Carpooling is as much fun as limo pooling is. And when you’ll look back upon prom, all you’ll remember is the good times you have had not how you rolled up to the venue.

For Organisers

Look Prom Venue Deals

First, look for something simple like a banquet hall or a nightclub venue. If you don’t have the budget, choosing a rooftop bar with views or a historically significant place is not the right choice. And make sure to start looking for a venue months in advance. Advance booking always ensures you’ll get your prom venue at discounted rates. Go for a week day prom than a weekend. A few decorations will help you achieve the look you want. So don’t worry if the venue looks plain and boring. We have a few ideas for you to jazz it up.

DIY Décor

Instead of paying a hefty price for prom theme set-ups, do it yourself. To make the venue look prom worthy, set a wow-worthy backdrop with ribbons. Attach ribbons to the hula hoops to make big chandeliers or to small rings to make smaller ones. Attach a chain to opposite ends of the hula hoop and a hook in the centre of the chain to hang the chandeliers from the ceiling. It’s an easy craft you can assign to the decoration committee. You can also tie ribbons at the back of the chairs. Another great idea is to use helium balloons. Attach streamers to the balloons and leave them to float on the ceiling. And make sure to put a stone in each before blowing them up to make sure they stay in place on the ceiling.  Tie threads to the balloons, attach the end of the thread with something heavy, and place on tables to make extraordinary centrepiece.

Light It Up on a Cheap

If the school already uses fairy lights for Christmas decoration, bring them into the venue. Hang them from the middle of the ceiling to the walls making a tent like structure. If the number of strings is less, pair tulle strings along the lights. You can also put the lights under the tables to create a fairy like effect. When booking a venue, check whether the venue offers ambient lighting or not. It can truly set a romantic backdrop and create a party vibe. Go for an intense colour like blue or green for the dance floor and soft pink or violet for the overall venue.  Candles are another cheap and easy option to set a romantic aura without spending too much. Place glass bowls with floating candles to make amazing centrepieces.

Hopefully these ideas will allow you to have more fun while spending less on your prom. With these tips kept in mind, you can definitely create a prom that’s perfect yet budget-friendly.
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