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.
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
- Cheese Platter
- Chicken Skewers
- Cut Fruit
- Bread with Dip
- Chips and Dips
- Vegetables with Dips
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
- Lemonade with cranberry juice
Apple cider with pomegranate
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
- Beauty and a Beat – Justin
Bieber ft. Nicki Minaj
- Feel This Moment - Pitbull ft.
- Taylor Swift – I Knew you Were
- Taylor Swift – 22
- Kelly Clarkson – Catch My Breath
- Suit and Tie - Justin
- Mirrors – Justin Timberlake
- Cruise - Florida Georgia Line
- 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!