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Prom Theme Ideas to Wow the School


The prom is such a wonderful time. You can all celebrate together the successes of the students, the teachers and the school as a whole. Everyone gets dressed up and you can all say farewell to those years in a fun and dignified way that shows students how much they meant to the school. To help get you started, here are some prom theme ideas.

Go glamorous for the prom

Glamorous prom ideas

Masquerade ball

A masquerade ball is good fun and with everyone out of their uniforms and in their prom clothes, you may actually have trouble recognising everyone. Encourage the students to wear masks and you can even decide on a time when everyone is supposed to unmask themselves!

Starry night

The starry night prom theme is a popular one, as you can incorporate fairy lights and other lighting effects into this idea. You can even include some planets too, as on a very clear night, you might get to see those too.  The lighting effects might also be great lighting for some group photos so don’t forget that!


What could be more glamorous than Hollywood? Encourage students to sign their names on your very own Walk of Fame and give everyone an autograph book that they can get their favourite stars (students and teachers) to sign. You can also add a movie poster or two to add to the prom theme.

Fire and ice

There are many ways you can go with this prom theme. Assuming you don’t get the students to dress up in only those colours, you could split the room in half so that half are on the fire side and half the ice and decorate accordingly. Best not to mess with the temperature though, as this will make for some rather unhappy party guests. You can even have spicy food and frozen desserts to play into this prom theme idea.

Visit a fantasy land for your prom theme idea

Enchanted forest prom theme

Enchanted forest

The enchanted forest prom theme is fantastic, as it can be taken to whatever level your budget allows. You can set up mini houses for photos, as well as having flower and toadstool centrepieces. You could even invite a fairy along to give out prizes during the celebrations.

Under the sea

This is a classic among our prom theme ideas and that’s because so many people have enjoyed it. Set up an under-the-sea-themed photo booth and decorate with (fake) aquatic life. Blue-green tablecloths and shell centrepieces will help to seal the deal too.

Yule Ball

If your year happens to be big fans of the Harry Potter series, why not use the Yule Ball as your inspiration? You could even include few pointy hats and (fake) familiars in the prom decorations. If you’re not sure how many students are fans, ask them to vote for a theme. With so many prom theme ideas, it’s hard to choose just one!


Candyland works for decoration and the food. Edible centrepieces and some gingerbread houses covered in colourful sweets will be well received. Colourful drinks would also be a good idea for this theme and will look (and taste) fantastic.

Visit a place with your prom

Fun party ideas


Carnivals have long had a history of being fun and out of the ordinary, which is exactly what prom is. Why not take advantage of that and add some elements of the carnival to your prom? This is a great one for fun decorations and you could even add some performers if the budget will stretch.


As long as you’re careful, a casino theme can be a lot of fun. Rent some roulette, blackjack and hazard tables (with croupiers) and let the students (and teachers) loose with some fake money. You may even find that some of the probability and statistics lessons really paid off!

Round the world

Make your theme multicultural with foods from around the world and include different areas with different decor. You could pick major cities and there landmarks (like the Eiffel Tower) or classic items from those countries. If you want you could even take one last opportunity to test the students’ knowledge and offer a prize to whoever can identify the most countries correctly.

Your school could be your theme

school prom themes

You may have school colours that you’d like to incorporate into a theme and why not? It’s a celebration of the achievements at your school so it makes sense. If you have a memorable moment as a school, for example, the production that the year group put on or perhaps the story or genre that was studied for the end of year exams (assuming it was popular with the students) why not go for that? While themes are fun, you’ll need to make sure that they fit into your budget and that they are still going to fit in with the ballgowns and eveningwear that the students will be wearing.

What do you think of these prom theme ideas? Would one of these suit your school or college? When you’re ready to book your prom night in Nottingham, get in touch with our friendly team.