How to Throw an After-Prom Party

Make memories that will last a lifetime by having an after-prom party that is fun and safe.


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Make sure you have the perfect prom by checking out the advice in these Howcast videos, including how to get a date for the prom (even a last-minute one); how to pick a prom dress; how to go to the prom alone; how to stand out at the prom (in a good way!); how to throw a post-prom party; and much more.

You Will Need

  • Invitations
  • Theme
  • Rules
  • Entertainment
  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Music
  • Transportation
  • Camera
  • Finger foods (optional)


  1. Step 1

    Send invitations

    Send invitations with the start and end times of the party along with a phone number to welcome calls from parents.

  2. Step 2

    Choose a theme

    Choose a fun theme, such as Mardi Gras, Hawaii, or a dance party to make for a fun-filled event.

  3. Step 3

    Stress to your friends

    Stress to your friends that drinking alcohol, taking drugs, and smoking cigarettes will not be tolerated.

  4. Step 4

    Coordinate entertainment

    Structure the party so the fun never ends by having entertainment, such as games, a karaoke machine, or a palm reader.

  5. Step 5

    Serve food and drinks

    Serve plenty of food and beverages throughout the night.

  6. Finger foods are a great choice for the host and the guests.

  7. Step 6

    Play music

    Get your friends moving by playing a variety of music everyone will love.

  8. Step 7

    Make driving arrangements

    Make sure your friends get home safely. Don't forget to take lots of pictures to remember this amazing night.

  9. According to a 2009 report from the American Association for the Advancement of Science, parents should teach kids the chemistry, biology, and neuroscience of alcohol to keep them from drinking at the prom.