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Prom prize ideas

Updated July 20, 2017

Prom is one of the most important events of the year for many high school students, and the event's planners can make the night as special as possible by paying attention to all of the details. Prizes help complete a prom experience since they help students remember the night long after it is over. It's important to be creative in thinking of prizes that can help complete your prom.

Gift Tokens

Gift tokens are a natural choice since they let the winner chose exactly what they want. Ask local businesses such as pizza houses, spas and clothing stores if they would like to donate a gift token in return for advertising on the events program or a sign in the space. Think about what the students at your school would most like when choosing which businesses to ask.

Donations From Local Businesses

Actual items from businesses are another option, although they are more tricky since the students don't get to choose what they would like. Items such as a pampering gift set, box of chocolates or flowers would be enjoyed by most of the student population (or their dates). If you decide to go with something more personal like a piece of clothing, make sure it is a one-size-fits-all item, like a scarf or a hat. Again, let the businesses advertise at the event in exchange for their generosity.

Creative Ideas

It's important to also think outside the gift token or gift box when considering prizes. Options that are customised to your school can be just as exciting for students to receive. PostProm, a website on ideas for after-proms, suggests giving away a personal parking space directly in front of the school. A prize for high school juniors could be free ice cream every week at the cafeteria for the next year. Think about what your school has to offer and use your imagination to create a memorable experience for the students at your school.

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Hallie Cranos is a freelance writer in Seattle, Wash. She has been writing professionally since 2007 and her work has been published in the award-winning newspaper "The Yellow Springs News" as well as on the blog Life at Earlham. She graduated from Earlham College with a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in women's studies and minoring in creative writing.