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Trending Ideas for Prom 2018


Prom is a big day, and you want to make sure it’s on-trend. So, what’s "in" for 2018? Check out these ideas!

1. Candy Buffets

Trade the traditional "punch and cookies" for a full line-up of yummy candies. There are three keys to making sure your candy buffet is sweet as can be:

2. Swag Bags

You and your classmates love free stuff, right? Make your favors swag bags this year! These are full of a variety of items so there’s something for everyone. Pack one with on-theme goodies like key chains, picture frames, mints, tumblers and sunglasses. Some local businesses wanting to reach teens may also be willing to donate more treats. Ask ahead of time and give them a rough headcount.

3. Photo Booths

Of course you need the traditional photographer to take a lovely shot of you and your date, but take it to the next level with a photo booth! Your classmates love snapping selfies and posing for fun photos. Here’s how to make an Instagram-worthy photo station in seconds:

  • Backdrop – Quickly set the scene with a background illustration, flat paper, fabric or curtain. If you plan to add embellishments to the booth, keep this simple. You could also purchase a personalized, themed background for easy set-up.
  • Decorations – Add dimension with standees, balloons, paper fans, flowers and tissue poms. Make them coordinate with your theme and colors. Be careful not to overdo it, though; you want there to be room for friends!
  • Props – Get fun signs or objects to hold up while taking pics: lips, top hats, sunglasses, sayings, mustaches and the like. A simple prop might be a large picture frame for students to hold up as if they’re the picture inside.

4. Metallic Decor

Metallic decorations are all the rage this year! Use them in every area for a little sparkle:

5. Snapchat Filters

Sure, the filters on Snapchat are cool, but having your very own is even better! Send all your friends and family members snaps from prom with a personalized filter. This is the perfect way to let everyone know you’re having an awesome time at the big dance.

6. Decorating with Letters/Numbers

Using letters, numbers and symbols in your décor is sure to be a S-U-C-C-E-S-S. You can spell things like "PROM 2018", "#PROMNIGHT" or something that fits your theme like "PARIS". There are so many ways to express yourself:

  • Balloons – Letter megaloons in gold, silver or rose gold can float in a focal point area or be hung as part of your photo booth background.
  • Standees – With so many colors and styles available, these free-standing figures are perfect for photo ops.
  • Light-Up Letters – Marque letters are great for a rustic motif, or you could use a light box to spell something like "Grab a Prop" at the photo prop table.

Now you’re ready to decorate and celebrate! Find more ideas on our prom blog, or check out our website.

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