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!