Stuck on ideas for prom themes? If your prom is taking place in a nearby hotel but you'd rather be somewhere more alluring, suggest one of these locations to your prom committee.
Note: Some of our decor suggestions are pretty extravagant. While your school probably won't let you import live parrots or build a real drawbridge, they probably will allow plush or inflatable animals, painted murals, small sets (like something you'd see in your school play) creatively fashioned balloons, and cleverly-strung lights and streamers. Use your artistic side to interpret our suggestions and recreate them for your prom.
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Suggested Decor: Palm trees, sand, parrots, beach balls, surf boards, bamboo, a tiki bar, leis, coconuts, tropical flowers.
Color Scheme: Sunset colors like yellow, red, orange, pink and violet.
Deep in the Forest
Suggested Decor: Trees, twine, stones, flowers, animals like deer, birds and butterflies.
Color Scheme: Shades of green from light to neon to dark, deep brown, black.
Royal, Medieval Castle
Suggested Decor: A stone wall, a drawbridge, castle, torches, horses, armor, royal banners and pennants, crowns.
Color Scheme: Shades of purple, gray, gold and silver.
Outerspace or Among the Stars
Suggested Decor: The moon, stars, planets, a spaceship, a moonwalker.
Color Scheme: Silver, black, dark blue, deep purple, dark red.
The Amazon Rainforest
Suggested Decor: Hanging vines, oversized leaves, frogs, butterflies, snakes, birds, a river.
Color Scheme: Shades of green from light to neon to dark, purple, pink and brown.
Under the Sea
Suggested Decor: Seashells, starfish, coral, anchors, buoys, fishnets, fish, dolphins, coral, colorful seaweed, mermaids, treasure chest, a sunken ship.
Color Scheme: Various shades of blue from light to royal, violets, white, beige.
On the High Seas
Suggested Decor: Pirate ship or cruise ship, waves, clouds, buoys, lobsters, whales, seagulls.
Color Scheme: Aquamarine, sky blue, white, red, orange.
Carnival or Circus
Suggested Decor: Balloons, tent, triangle flags, performer and carnival posters, carnival games, kissing booth, popcorn, ferris wheel, fortune teller, carousel, exotic animals.
Color Scheme: Red, gold, white, tan, green, blue.
Suggested Decor: Paper lanterns, pagoda strung with lights, bamboo trees, paper parasols, paper fans, Chinese dragon
Color Scheme: Red, gold, black.
On the Nile in Egypt
Suggested Decor: Magic carpets, magic lamps, pharaoh jewels, hieroglyphs, pyramids, sphinx, obelisk columns, camels, pharaohs, mummies, Cleopatra.
Color Scheme: Sandy beige, gold, purple, black.