Post- or after-prom parties are extremely popular for many schools as a way to keep the prom fun going under supervision. After-prom parties are casual events and activity-based, keeping students occupied throughout the evening. Here are 7 epic post-prom ideas that are sure to keep the party going!
1. Throw Another Dance Party
2. Host a Movie Night
Transform your venue into a movie theater. Set-up a projector in your school gym and watch the movie with your students in the stands. Try to narrow down movie selections to relate somehow to your prom theme: Pirates of the Caribbean to follow a Treasure Bay theme, Wizard of Oz to follow a Night in Oz, a western movie to pair with Wild West Fest, etc. Encourage students to dress on-theme with the movie!
3. Head to a Game Night
Prom tip: Set up standees and banners around the venue to help students know what games are where! For example, display a Candy Land standee by Candy Land, an Operation standee by Operation and a Sorry standee by Sorry. Also, if you want to make it even more interactive, create a lifesize Clue game with this awesome kit, which includes standees that look just like the board - like the Dining Room, the Study and the Living Room.
Host a carnival in an arcade, amusement park or a school gym. Whether you paired this with a Casino-themed prom or have a Carnival theme throughout, this is a great option to keep the fun going! Be sure to pass out tickets at the beginning of the night so students can play games, buy food and earn prizes!
Prom tip: Interactive games are a necessity for a carnival party! Be sure to incorporate a plink disk drop game, a prize punch game, a ring toss and more! Add on-theme, personalized favors, like candy or mugs, as prizes for students. Another great option is to provide personalized school spirit gear for students to use at sporting events.
Looking for more ideas? Here’s a few other options that you can do with your students!
- 5. Go to a Bowling Alley - This is a fun and affordable way to keep students occupied throughout the evening. You can even give away fun bowling pin water bottles as a prize and incorporate a bowling stand-in so students can capture the moment!
- 6. Skate at a Roller Skating Rink - Students can skate, play games and eat food! Talk to your local rink to see if you can decorate the space. Pick a decade and have attendees dress up to match the theme!
- 7. Spend the Evening at an Arcade - Arcades allow students the ability to spend as much or as little money as they’d like. Set-up a fun photo booth by the entrance so students can snap pictures as they arrive!
Have a fun and safe after-prom!