For many teens, prom is one of the biggest highlights of their high school years.
Creative promposal ideas for inviting someone has become one of the newest trends in the past few years. Find just the right one to ask your crush, your bestie, or your sweetheart to prom.
Any of these proposal ideas would also work perfectly for Homecoming, Sadie Hawkins, Spring Fling, or any other school formal and semi-formal dances.
If you just popped over from Hoco invitation ideas, you may see some of the same categories but none of them are the exact same ideas and I’ve included more categories – not just posters.
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Tips for a Successful Prom Proposal
Of course, you want the person you ask to the dance to say “yes”. While it’s no guarantee. Here are some ideas to help create the best promposal outcome.
Start With A Theme
First, the best thing to do is a brainstorming session.
You’ve probably had to do a brainstorming sesh in one of your classes at school. Remember, don’t think hard just quickly write as many words as possible that remind you of the person you want to ask to the prom.
Grab a paper and pen and let’s get some promproposal ideas.
Here are some prompts to get you started:
- Do they like music? What kind? Favorite song? Favorite singer?
- Are they into art?
- Do they play a sport?
- Are they funny or serious?
- Are they a good student? Love books? Science? History? Math?
- What’s their favorite movie?
- Favorite foods?
- Are they animal lovers?
- What other hobbies do they have?
- Inside jokes?
- Shared memories to riff on?
- Favorite meme?
When using the theme you’ve chosen. Pick words and create puns to match your theme. If you don’t know any, Google is your friend. Just ask – “What terms are used in …”. This tip will work with any of the themes.
Make Your Promposal Idea Unique
While it’s fun to look at the ideas I’ve included. Try to use these as springboards to inspire you.
Combine ideas, give it a little twist, and change it up to match both your personality and the person you’re asking. It doesn’t have to be exact and it doesn’t have to be perfect.
It just needs to be you!
⚠️⚠️ While it may sound old-fashioned and prudish, think before you choose a phrase that is in any way offensive. I was shocked at some of the terrible poster ideas I came across writing this. I used to have a saying with my kids when they were younger but it still applies.
” There is a difference between funny and fresh.”
⚠️⚠️No matter their sense of humor or personality, I don’t think any girl – (or her parents) would want to receive or accept an invite that was rude, mean, or threatening. JUST DON’T DO IT. Also, I hope it goes without saying, the ones that are fake to embarrass someone are also not a good idea.
Add Props to Your Proposal
Find props or small gifts that go with your theme. If you’re stuck, balloons or flowers can be add-ons to almost anything with color matching.
Pick a Place
Will this be at school? During a sporting event? At their home?
Keep in mind the type of person they are, not just you. You might like the attention of a public proposal but that’s not for everyone.
Prepare and Practice
Don’t wait until the last minute. They could already have a date. Also, no one wants to feel like you rushed and don’t care.
It doesn’t have to be perfect. Find a balance between the two. If it involves speaking practice in front of the mirror, your family, or your pet a few times.
They may say yes, or they may say no, but you’ll have no idea if you never ask.
Promposal Ideas Using Movies or Shows
Use their favorite show or maybe your first date was to the movies.
Promposal Ideas For Foodies
Does he love a certain candy or snack food? Is she always getting pizza? Show how well you know them by pairing their favorite food with your proposal. Attach bags of candy to the poster, create bouquets, or use its original box for your proposal message.
Promposals Using Sports Themes
Sports fans or athletes will appreciate a proposal that matches their favorite sport. Use words that go with their favorite game or team.
Musical Promposal Ideas
Maybe they’re part of a band, the chorus, or into musicals. Perhaps they’re a Swiftie or you just want to do a promposal using their favorite song or artist.
Promposals Featuring Animals
Who can resist when the proposal comes from a dog?
Using your pet or theirs is a surefire way to their heart. Dogs are generally more cooperative than cats. Test out your idea first with this one before Fido eats your props or Fluffy runs away.
But don’t forget horses, goats, or any other animals that might be a part of their lives can make for fun creative promposal ideas. Don’t buy an animal for this. If you don’t own one or have one to borrow, a stuffed, ceramic or other replica works.
Promposal Ideas For Best Friends
Besties make the best dates. It’s all about fun and none of the fuss.
Promposal Ideas for Him
Guys are “typically” into different hobbies than girls – though not always, here are a few promposals for asking guys.
Promposal Ideas for Girlfriend
Some girls like romantic “girly” things – just be sure to find the types of things she’s into for asking a girl to prom.
More Creative Promposal Ideas
These teens found some other cool ideas for prom invitations.
Promposal Ideas That Aren’t Posters
Not all dance proposals need to use a poster. Or at school.
Some people are shy and don’t like attention. Whether that’s you or the person you want to invite to prom, you should keep it in mind. The last thing you want is a promposal idea gone wrong.
Here are some fun ways to ask someone to the dance that doesn’t involve any public display that might be embarrassing. These can be done as quiet moments at home, on a date, or even during school but don’t bring tons of attention.
Make a video and send it privately. You could practice a proposal, read a poem, or sing a song. Create a slide show using pictures of the two of you set to your song or their favorite one.
- Gift Boxes
You can have a mini proposal poster inside, a poem, a book, or other favorite item. It doesn’t have to be expensive, just thoughtful.
- Say It With Flowers
Flowers are a great way to express your feelings. Attach a card with your creative proposal idea. Bring them yourself or have them delivered. Despite what anyone tells you, roses aren’t always a girl’s favorite – find out their favorite flower or their favorite color.
Are you a writer or do they love poetry? Are you creative? Use a poem already known and make it your own with a bit of a twist.
Can you sing? Even if you can’t are you brave? Their favorite song or a parody of a current one can make a great promposal.
So there you have it. Lots of ways to ask your favorite person to the hottest event of the year.
Which promposal will you try?
Still need more promposal ideas? Check out these ideas tailored for Homecoming but could be changed to work for a prom invite.