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The season is upon the high school teaching community to organise school proms. And with it comes the thrill of dazzling dresses, sharp suits, cute corsages and making lifetime memories. But there’s just one small catch…

If it’s your turn to organise school proms this year, the run-up can feel less like a slow dance and more like a sprint. The PTA sum up the reason for pre-prom jitters in their Step-by-step: leavers’ prom article: “Forget the humble disco – today’s school leavers want to let off post-exam steam with a US-style prom.”

Indeed, today’s discerning teens expect you to organise school proms with mind-blowing flair. But fear not! A stellar event hire partner like Co-ordination Event Hire helps you effortlessly organise school proms, leaving nothing but style and smiles for the big night.

Tips to Organise School Proms from First Glance to Last Dance

A+ first impressions matter when you organise school proms. This is why it’s crucial to set the stage with the perfect ambiance, ensuring those first Instagram snaps are nothing short of spectacular.

Here are a few fundamentals for dazzling from the moment the doors open:

  • Captivating table settings – Elevate the entrance for this your high school hero/ines, with perfectly pre-planned enchanting table settings, coupled with chic Chiavari black or gold wash chairs, and adorned with linens in dreamy hues.
  • Finishing touches – Level up your tables with striking table runners and napkins for an added sprinkle of elegance.
  • Top of the class glass – And for the cherry on top? Bouquet champagne flutes and hi-ball glasses await, ready to be filled with faux fizz and vibrant mocktails. There’s a photogenic moment at every sip!

But beware getting so carried away with the more glamourous elements you forget about the essentials.

Tables set with crockery, cutlery and glasses with glittering lights in the background.

Practicalities as Easy as ABC

Let’s get down to brass tacks. Practicality plays a vital role in the prom’s success, beyond the glitz, the thrills, and the dance moves. That means drawing up a list of essential items you need, such as:

In contrast to the basic details, there’s also the showstoppers. This is where you can really go to town.

A young black woman in a gold cocktail dress holding a champagne flute.

Dancing Fit for Prom Kings and Queens

What’s a school prom without a dance floor? It’s the heart of the night, where laughter is shared, shapes are thrown, and once-in-a-lifetime moments are made.

So, think about your event space and theme. You can hire dance floors to fit the shape and size of your space, in a range of stunning finishes, including:

  • Classic parquet
  • Boogie-licious black and white
  • Wonderland white

In short, there’s a dance floor for all your excited school leavers to bust some moves or share a sneaky smooch.

A young couple in evening wear in dance hold.

Transform Prom Night Dreams into Reality

There’s no question it can seem daunting to organise school proms, especially with today’s stellar standards to content with. But it’s easier than you think with a trusted event hire partner handling the logistics from set up to break down, whether you’re converting the gym into a ballroom or decking out a marquee.

After all, school proms and end-of-year balls are rites of passage in every student’s journey. They deserve nothing but the best. And you can exceed expectations without the headaches, with the right touches of style, practicality, and attention to detail.

A group of smiling students holding up silver balloons spelling out PROM.

At Co-ordination Event Hire, it’s our goal free you up to focus on what truly matters – organising a prom a night to remember. So, get in touch with us to organise school proms full of razzamatazz and joy, minus soaring stress levels. We’ve got all the fabulous furniture, glittering glassware, lavish linens, and everything you need to make this year’s school prom the best yet!

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