How to Organise a School Prom

If there’s one thing that American teen movies have taught is all, it’s that your school prom is the MOST IMPORTANT THING IN THE WORLD. This may be a slight exaggeration, but it will definitely be a memory to treasure for the rest of your life. So how can you make sure it’s a magical night for everyone? No pressure, right?

No problem. Here are some tips to get your big night off to a good start.

Start early. The earlier the better, really. Leave lots of time to get everything organised. If you’re hiring a venue, you want to make sure it will be free on the night you want it.

Ask for help. Organising an event is a huge job – you’ll need a team. Form a prom committee and assign roles. Set deadlines and have regular meetings to check on progress. 

Keep ticket sales organised. Appoint someone to keep track of how many tickets have been sold so you know exactly how many people are going to show up and you can be absolutely sure you won’t run out of Monster Munch and Fanta (can you imagine?).

Pick a theme. Even if it’s something as simple as ‘dress to impress’, a theme will help keep your plans for venues, decorations, refreshments and music on track. How about a casino theme, an 80s theme or a Great Gatsby theme?

Advertise. It’s no good throwing the perfect prom if no one shows up! Get the word out on social media and around school. Posters are a great way of building excitement for the big event. Why not get a poster to match your prom tickets? We can provide you with one for no extra charge! 

Get some prom tickets. Speaking of no extra charge, how about some FREE prom tickets? If you order your yearbooks with SPC Yearbooks, you get your prom tickets for free. Choose one of our ready-made templates or request a bespoke design. 

Make sure your music is on point. After all, this is a dance! You could start an online poll and get the whole school involved in finessing your playlist. 

Get your logistics down. This is the boring stuff, but without it things can go way wrong. Start/end times, catering, transport, who’s bringing what, who’s decorating, who’s cleaning – again, leave loads of time and go over these details again and again. 

And most important of all…have fun! This is your night just as much as everyone else’s, so make sure you enjoy planning it. You’ll get an extra buzz on the night knowing that you made it all happen.