Wednesday, July 6, 2016

The after-prom party is just as essential as the prom itself, and is often where many students get into trouble. A big trend for 2014 is the school hosting the after party as well as the prom. These larger than life events are on par with graduation lock ins schools have been hosting for years. To entice all the prom-goers into showing up, the entertainment had better be appealing. The more variety your event has, the broader its appeal will be. Think big and you could throw a party that’s bigger than prom itself!
Sketch Comedy Group or Improv Troupe: Your after prom party could get laughs like Saturday Night Live or MAD TV. Contact comedy clubs, improv theaters or a nearby college. If comedy acts perform regularly in local theaters, they’re often available for private parties.
Game Show:  Hire a host to emcee a popular game show tailored to your high school. It could be Couples Trivia Challenge (quiz couples or best friends to see who knows each other best), The Amazing Race, Who Wants to be a Millionaire, or any version of a popular game show. A little competition, an engaging emcee and enticing prices could make your after prom party a smash.
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Instant Photo/Video Booth:  Set up a digital camera on a tripod and connect it to a color printer. Have some outrageous props on hand like silly hats, signs, and random objects for everyone to pose with. It’s the perfect keepsake. Set up a video booth where friends can record messages to each other and recount their favorite high school memory. Create a DVD for a party favor after it’s edited, or save it for the ten year reunion.
Mocktails:  Have a mixologist behind a juice bar conjure up tasty drinks in fancy glasses. Hold a 2 a.m. toast.
Stand-Out Door Prizes:  Give out raffle tickets at the door for killer prizes. An iPad, PlayStation, gift cards to Urban Outfitters and Abercrombie or season passes to an amusement park are much more appealing than say, stuffed animals. Ask local stores to donate.
Larger-Than-Life Games:  A velcro wall, human bowling, sumo wrestling in giant suits… these aren’t games you can play every day, but they’re perfect for an after prom party.
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DJ/Band:  Dancing at the prom isn’t enough. The after prom party needs music, too. Keep the beat going and the dance floor full with another set post prom. To make this party extra-appealing, hire a DJ that has a following at local clubs. See which bands are touring near your town during prom and ask if they have a free night to play your after prom party. Or, book a popular local cover band.


Wednesday, July 6, 2016

The following is a guest post from JAMM Entertainment.


It’s hard to believe that not only is 2013 less that 2 weeks away, but that its time to plan for Prom. Yes, already. The dates have been set, the venues are booked, and although dresses may not have been bought yet, its definitely time to reserve entertainers.

Whether, your Prom has a specific theme or you just want to set yourself apart by being the best party in town, the following 3 things will start you in the right direction: Professional Entertainers, Unique Lighting, and Awesome Extras.

Professional Entertainers will serve as upbeat hosts of your Prom, accepting student requests that keep the party going while making sure their playlists are edited to comply with school rules. Professional DJ’s and Emcees know how to set your Prom apart from last year’s with personalized extras like scripted prom court intros and song selections that may be special to certain student and faculty groups.

Unique Lighting is the key ingredient to creating your Prom’s desired atmosphere. Lighting effects like Intelligent Lighting and Hazers will set your dance floor space apart from the other party areas. Custom GOBOs can be used to enhance a theme and/or personalize the event.

The use of awesome entertainment extra items give students alternative activities to participate in when not on the dancefloor. Gaming stations, Photo Booths, and other interactive areas like our Grafitti Wall keep students at the Prom longer by breaking up the evening.

If you need help planning your prom this year, please call our experienced staff at 205-856-5266.  Happy Planning!