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Prom is an event that most high school students look forward to since the day they began their high school journey.There are so many memories to make and prom is often regarded as the most magical night of a teen’s life.

So we know it’s exciting and we know it’s fun! But how do you choose a prom theme? The possibilities are almost endless and it can be hard to know what to pick. The decor, prom venue, and entertainment are the fun parts of planning but you still need that theme to know what to buy.

Read on for more prom theme ideas and examples of our favorites!

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Prom Theme Ideas

A dance is just a dance right? Wrong! Your prom is supposed to be one of the most memorable nights of your life so you definitely need to give it all you got when it comes to planning.

1. Hollywood Stars

The Hollywood Stars prom theme is perfect for a glamorous night out!

For décor, think red carpets, starry lights, and Oscar statuettes. Use a red carpet to lead up to the dance floor and string white lights around the room for your decorations. Gold stars and Oscar statuettes make incredible table decorations. You can even hang a Hollywood sign up as a photo backdrop!

For an elevated prom experience, the Vogue Photo Booth or Glam Photo Booth can capture everyone’s sleek celeb look!

2. Around the World

This theme incorporates decorations and themes from different cultures. For example, you could use Japanese lanterns, Chinese lanterns, and Indian saris as part of your decorations. You could also use a world map as a backdrop and have different food stations around the room, representing different cuisines from other countries.

3. The Enchanted Forest

The Enchanted Forest prom theme is perfect for a high school prom because it's a place where you can let your imagination run wild.

You can add fairy lights and lanterns to create a magical atmosphere. Our Faux Vine Backdrop would perfectly match this theme’s vibe!

4. Starry Night Prom Theme

A prom from another galaxy is a popular choice among high school students, especially sci-fi fans!

For an out-of-this-world prom, decorate the space with stars, planets, and other space-related items. You can hang stars from the ceiling, put planets in the corners, and use string lights to create a twinkling effect.

If you want to get really creative, you can create a black light effect by hanging black sheets around the room’s perimeter and using black light bulbs.

5. A Night In Greece

Looking for an amazing and elegant theme for prom? Picture beautiful décor inspired by Greek culture, delicious food, and entertainment that would transport you to the Mediterranean. This would be a night that you and your friends will never forget!

6. On Cloud Nine

On Cloud Nine is a sky-high theme that will have everyone feeling like they're on top of the world.

To decorate, you can hang clouds from the ceiling and use a blue and white color scheme. Silver stars can be sprinkled throughout the room to add a touch of magic. For a “party vibe,” our CO2 Blasters will fit the theme and get the party started in a big way!

This will be a night to remember, so take lots of pictures!

group of friends dancing together at prom

7. Comic Books

A Comic Book theme is a fun and special way to celebrate your favorite characters. Whether you're a fan of Marvel or DC, there are plenty of ways to show your fandom with this unique prom theme.

Decorate the venue with posters and memorabilia from your favorite comics and dress the staff as superheroes. Our Green Screen Photo Booth is a great way to let your guests immerse themselves in the theme and make lasting memories!

No matter how you celebrate, this prom theme will surely be a hit with all the comic book fans in your school.

8. 1950s Sock Hop

Step back in time and have a fun, unique prom experience. This theme is about creating an old-fashioned sock hop complete with vintage décor, classic menu items, and, of course, a jukebox.

To add to the fun, guests can dress in their best 1950s-inspired attire.

9. Dripping In Luxury

This theme is perfect if you want to go all out for your high school prom!

To capture the luxurious feel, go for decadent decorations like black and gold streamers, glitter tablecloths, and chandeliers. A black and white with gold accents color scheme would be perfect. For an extra touch of glamor, have your venue's staff dress in tuxedos and gowns.

For an aesthetically pleasing photo booth to add to your luxury prom, look at our Mirror Photo Booth!

10. An Evening In Paris

If you're looking to bring the City of Love to your high school prom, an "Evening in Paris" theme is perfect! Decorate the venue with classic Parisian landmarks like the Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. You can even do a masquerade ball! Don't forget to add string lights and candles.

11. Hawaiian Paradise

A Hawaiian Paradise prom is a chance to let loose and have fun with your friends while also enjoying the beauty of Hawaii.

This prom will be filled with tropical flowers, palm trees, and the sound of the waves crashing on the shore. You can wear your best Hawaiian shirt or dress and dance the night away to the sounds of the island.

12. A Safari Adventure

A Safari Adventure-themed prom would be a unique and exciting way to enjoy the evening. Use props such as trees, bushes, and vines to decorate. You could also use animal print tablecloths and centerpieces.

13. The Wizard of Oz

Transport you and your classmates to the Emerald City! Decorations could include a giant Emerald City backdrop, green and silver streamers, a yellow brick road, and glittery green balloons. You could even have students take pictures with a Wicked Witch of the West cutout!

Our Open Air photo booth lets guests take home memories with high-quality, instantly developed photos!

14. That 70s Prom

The 70s were a decade of big hair, disco balls, and bright colors. To capture the decade's feel, a DJ could play disco music throughout the evening.

For a high school prom with a 70s theme, hang disco balls from the ceiling, have plenty of streamers and balloons, and tables with tall and dramatic centerpieces. Forget the classic color palette of mustard yellow, and avocado green. Instead, think “disco” and incorporate plenty of silver, blue, and pink.

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Prom Planning Tips

The best way to choose a memorable prom theme is to select one unique and personal to your school. This way, you can be sure that your prom will be unforgettable! You can do that by hosting a vote for the theme or gathering your prom committee to come up with ideas.

First, consider the atmosphere you want to create. Do you want it to be formal or relaxed? Is it romantic or wild? Once you've decided on a general atmosphere, start brainstorming specific themes that would fit that atmosphere.

Once you've come up with a few ideas, start narrowing them down by considering things like your school's colors, mascot, and location. For example, if your school is near the beach, a "Summer Luau" theme might be a good prom idea!

Finally, consider how you can personalize a theme once you've decided on it. What decorations, food, and music will you need to make your prom truly one-of-a-kind? You can throw a prom that everyone will remember for years with some planning and creativity!

Rock Your Prom

Once you’ve got the theme down, you can begin planning the fun stuff! Will it be at school, a local hangout, or an elegant hotel? What type of music will you have? A funky DJ who knows all the latest hits, a live band, or cool entertainment like a green screen or video photo booth? With a green screen booth you can let your prom take you anywhere, or with a video photo booth you’ll be able to live those memories over and over again for years to come.

Need help with ideas? We’ve got you. Give us a call to book your photo booth early and we’ll help you get the party started!