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Prom Party Planning

Nicole Steeger

Nicole Steeger


Prom season is here, which means it's time to plan the biggest social event of the school year. Whether you are part of the faculty overseeing prom or a student on the events committee, we can help with the planning.

When prioritizing your prom preparation, selecting a venue and quality entertainment should be at the top of your checklist. While we have a few tips that can help you select a venue, we really want to talk entertainment. DJ's and live bands are the most booked musical entertainment for proms. Both of these musical acts would bring a ton of energy and fun to any prom celebration! But, there are lots of DJ's and bands to choose from - how do you make the best choice?

Well, if you are having a themed celebration, you should consider hiring a live band that fits with that theme.  Having a tropical themed prom? Why not hire a steel drum band? Does your prom have a spicy fiesta theme? If so, a mariachi band or salsa band would make a great fit. If you are just looking for a band to play all the current hits and classic favorites, a cover band or dance band may be your best bet. Whether you book a band or a DJ - make sure you communicate with the performer(s) before the event.  Be clear about what kind of music you want them to play, and perhaps put together a song list with the tunes that yo would like to be played during the night.

Variety acts have become very popular entertainment selections for proms. For the past few years, hypnotists have been the most booked variety performers for prom celebrations. Magicians and caricaturists are also popular choices. Variety acts can add to a specific prom theme, or just bring some extra flair to the evening's festivities.

Prom is a night that guests will want to remember forever. For that reason, you should hire an event photographer to preserve each and every moment. Another fun idea would be to rent a photo booth - so everyone can take home their own keepsakes. Last but not least, you can't forget to book fabulous prom transportation! Whether you want to keep it classic with a Cadillac limousine, go trendy with a Hummer limo, or get wild with a Party Bus, we can find you a ride that will let you arrive in style.

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