Romantic Prom Themes

Romantic Prom Themes

by Sarah Freeman

With fancy dresses, elegant dinners and slow dances, prom is a romantic occasion. Help set the mood at your prom with a romantic theme. Fairy tales, Paris, stars and roses will all create a dreamy affair, and can be highlighted through the event's decorations, centerpieces, linens and other one-of-a-kind details.

Under the Stars

The stars provide beauty, mystery and allure -- all of which can create a romantic theme for your school's prom. Create a night under the stars with twinkle strand lights strung over the dance floor and dining area. Continue the theme with star-shaped centerpieces and sparkling confetti. If the venue has a balcony or garden, set up a telescope where couples can gaze up at the real stars in between dances.

Paris

Many consider Paris to be the romance capital of the world, so harness its energy by creating a Parisian prom. Many online retailers sell large Eiffel Towers that can be used as a decoration, or invite students to get involved and make your own. Drape fabrics all around the room, including across the ceiling and tables. Twinkle lights, indoor fountains and cafe-inspired chairs and benches can add to the Paris theme too.

Fairy Tale

Make every guest at prom feel like royalty with a fairy tale theme. Focus on a certain fairy tale, such as Cinderella, that you can bring to life with pumpkins and glass slipper decorations. You might also create a more general fairy tale focus by creating a castle and enchanted trees. Drape garland and tulle around the room, and add glitz to each table with plastic gems and colored glass stones. Consider renting a horse and carriage to escort couples on a romantic ride around the venue.

Roses

Roses are a symbol of love, so use this flower as a romantic prom theme for your school. Start by creating tall and lush centerpieces with long stem roses in vases or rose-lined topiaries. Table decorations should compliment this color theme with black and white linens. Create a romantic entryway into the dance using sprinkled rose petals to guide the way. Green ivy will complement the red rose theme, so string this garland around archways and the stage.

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