A fairy tale theme is a wonderful choice for a prom as it gives a lot of room for creativity and stunning décor. This theme is also both beautiful and fun and can be perfect for a very formal or casual prom. Here are some enchanting fairy tale prom themes to help you choose the perfect fairy tale theme for your prom.
Fairy Tale Themes For Prom
You can always use time-tested fairy tales themes like Cinderella and Snow White. For example, a theme like Cinderella can be creatively used to create awesome décor, and you can also add a cute twist to the theme by making your selected prom king and queen a “Prince Charming” and “Princess Cindy”. Incorporating your own ideas and little twists to the fairy tale theme can make it really interesting and unique.
For instance, if you want to use Cinderella’s carriage as part of your décor, you can make it out of cardboard and spray paint it in fluorescent colors and decorate it with funky balloons if you like. You can also make things like Cinderella’s glass slippers, pumpkins, magical trees and other items out of cardboard and other craft material for decorative purposes. You can also purchase Cinderella themed merchandise like slipper candles and miniature pumpkin carriages and more online at stores like Amazon and eBay.
Just make sure the decorations complement each other in terms of color and theme. The decorative items should also be age appropriate so it is best to avoid any Disney merchandise for this theme unless you can make it work for a teenage or young adult gathering.
A movie based fairy tale prom theme like Shrek would also be a great and fun choice especially if you are interested in a humorous fairy tale with a touch of the modern. A Shrek theme gives you plenty of choices when it comes to decorations and also, with this theme, you can change the prom king and queen titles to something cute and theme-based like “The King and Queen of Far, far away”. Once again it is best to avoid purchasing the actual movie merchandise, but rather go in for custom made items and décor for your prom to make it more age appropriate.
You can make or purchase items that fit into a green color scheme, and to add a bit of authentic fairy tale charm to the prom venue, you can get the most gifted artists you know in your school or college to create a fabulous wall mural or wall hanging that features plenty of greenery and hills with the castle of ‘Far, far away’ in the distance. You can also use things like miniature dragons and candles as centerpieces and decorative items.
General Fairy Tale Theme
A general fairy tale prom theme is a good idea especially if you and your friends find it difficult to stick to one single theme. Make use of various fairy tale themed items to use as décor like miniature castles, cardboard trees or plastic trees decorated with gauzy material, fake snow and glittering fairy tale themed baubles, beautiful enchanted forest tapestries, delicate glassware, lacy slip covers and tablecloths, etc.
You can also add a few unique touches like laying down a fairy ring carpet ( a green carpet with a fairy ring painted on it) to not only keep your dancing shoes in shape but also to enhance the fairy-like feeling of the prom. Prom attendees and organizers can make some of these items themselves to stay within the budget while creating a memorable prom experience.