Your official guide to the dreamiest pre-prom party

Prom szn is *finally* here! Prom is so much more than fancy dresses and gorgeous updos—it's a super special evening full of memories! And you can totally get your epic prom night started with a pre-prom party. It guarantees that you and your besties will get the best pics with the cutest decorations. Keep reading, and we'll help you plan the dreamiest pre-prom hangout *ever*. P.S. We also made you the best playlist.


First and foremost, set the vibe for the night with some shiny decorations. You're going to need balloons, streamers and some cute signs to take pics with. Also, consider a red carpet to give you and your besties the ultimate movie star moment!

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One of the best parts of prom is all the glamorous pics you'll take. We highly recommend a polaroid or disposable camera to srsly level up your photo shoot game. Physical copies of your photos will have you remembering these memories for the rest of your life.

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What's a party without some finger foods? Your prom might have a delish dinner, so you'll only need some snacks at your pre-prom hang. Check out these recipes below for some easily prepared appetizers.

Charcuterie Board

Guac & Chips

Pigs in a Blanket

Last but not least: An *amaze* playlist

A killer playlist is a total must at a pre-prom party! This is your chance to set the vibe for your night ahead. We've put together a list of songs that will hype up your friends and have you all singing and dancing along all the way to your prom.

The Ultimate Pre-Prom Playlist:
"Mr. Brightside" by The Killers
"Live While We're Young" by One Direction
"...Baby One More Time" by Britney Spears
"Teenage Dream" by Katy Perry
"Don't Start Now" by Dua Lipa
"You Belong With Me (Taylor's Version)" by Taylor Swift
"Hey Ya!" by OutKast
"The Night Is Still Young" by Nicki Minaj
"Watermelon Sugar" by Harry Styles
"A Little Party Never Killed Nobody" by Fergie, GoonRock & Q-Tip
"Best Song Ever" by One Direction
"Good Girls Go Bad" by Leighton Meester & Cobra Starship
"Blinding Lights" by The Weeknd
"Shake It Off" by Taylor Swift
"Shut Up and Dance" by WALK THE MOON
"Party In The U.S.A." by Miley Cyrus
"Midnight Memories" by One Direction
"Girls Just Want To Have Fun" by Cyndi Lauper
"I Gotta Feeling" by The Black Eyed Peas
"Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" by Katy Perry
"Love Story (Taylor's Version)" by Taylor Swift
"thank u, next" by Ariana Grande
"Wannabe" by The Spice Girls
"Say So" by Doja Cat

Planning another party?! Check out these guides below:
✨ Here's how to throw the Swiftie party of your dreams
✨ The do’s and don’ts of the *ultimate* birthday bash
✨ Add these pump-up songs to your party playlist ASAP

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by Olivia Brown | 4/21/2022