If you’re looking for the perfect promposal ideas to ask a lucky girl to the biggest school event of the year, these will work perfectly for you.
Prom is such a fantastic part of the year. Everyone gets super excited, couples come together, and everyone makes an extra effort to look fantastic especially since they normally only are seen in their regular, lazy school attire. And sweet and cute promposal ideas are really the perfect way to impress your crush.
Everyone wants to have the perfect date for prom. Sometimes having a great date is even more important than getting dressed up and looking fantastic! Depending on who your date is, they make or break your entire night. So, getting that one special person to say “Yes!” makes all the difference.
The history of prom
The word prom is actually an abbreviation for the word promenade. A promenade is technically the act of introduction when couples enter the party. Many schools now call this the grand march, while the entire get together is referred to as the prom.
Prom was established as far back as the 1800s and held as a coed banquet at the end of the school year for the graduating class. Now a tradition in American schools. And many other countries host something similar by another name.
Promposal ideas to ask a girl to prom
Much like “proposing” to someone, many guys—and sometimes girls—make a very grand gesture in asking a date to prom. Hence, the name “promposal” has become a trend in a cute play on words.
When you’re asking a girl to prom, you want your promposal to be extravagant. The bigger, the better. Girls expect something very grand and creative in order to go to prom with you—just like when you’re asking a girl to marry you.
If you’re not the creative type or just have no idea what to do, these promposal ideas will get you a “yes!”
#1 Pizza promposal. If you want to ask a girl to prom that LOVES pizza—which, truth be told, we all do. Then this is the way to do it. All you have to do for this one is order a pizza, open the box, and write, “Will you go to prom with me or is this too cheesy?”
The play on words will be really cute and funny. She’ll love being able to eat the pizza, too! Use that phrase exactly, or get creative with your own play on words with pizza, cheese, and asking her to prom. [Read: 20 ingeniously crazy ways to ask a girl out on a date]
#2 Balloons in her car. This is a super cute and fun way to ask a girl to prom. For this one, fill up her car with a bunch of balloons. Find a way to get to her car. This is a better technique if you’re close with her already so you can easily snag her keys.
Next, write “Yes” on all the balloons—ALL of them. Then write a note on her dash and say, “Give me the balloon that reflects if you want to go to prom with me.” She’ll have no choice but to give you a “yes” balloon.
#3 Flowers in her locker. Every girl likes flowers. No matter what she says, she loves them. Fill her locker up with flowers. Pick a flower with big petals that face outward. Now, write with a thin marker, “Will you go to prom with me?” all around them so she sees the question when she looks at each flower.
#4 Donut promposal. Who doesn’t love donuts? I know most girls LOVE them and happily indulge in some free donuts. Get a little box of donuts and write on the top inside of the box, “I DONUT want to go with anyone else to prom. Will you be my date?”
#5 DIY puzzle. There are a lot of different places to buy blank puzzles allowing you to write on yourself. If you can’t find any, purchase a child’s puzzle, paint over the picture, and write your promposal on top of that.
Mix all the pieces up and give them to her in a small bag or box. When she puts them together she’ll see the question. You can also write “yes” or “no” on two pieces at the bottom of your question so she answers you by giving whichever puzzle piece back!
#6 Scrabble promposal. If you know your girl is into board games and likes to play Scrabble, this is a really cute way to ask her to prom.
Either spell out each word, if you get the opportunity, or begin the game by already setting the board up with the question. She then spells out her answer for you!
#7 Build a Lego tower. Legos may be a kid’s toy, but they’re still fun no matter what. Build a Lego tower on a slab of cardboard or something transportable. Then spell out, “Lego to prom together,” at the bottom.
#8 Pigs flying promposal. This one is something I’ve seen one time and thought it was super, super funny and creative. Buy some pink balloons, fill them up with helium so they rise in the air, then draw a pig’s face on them.
Put them in a big box and give it to the girl you want to ask to prom. When she opens the box they’ll all fly out, and then give her a card or note that says, “When pigs fly, will you go to prom with me?”
#9 Write a poem. Poems are always cute and creative, especially if you’re the shy type. Sometimes it can be hard to gather the courage to ask a girl to prom if you’re just not that outgoing.
This way, all you have to do is write them a little poem. Something like, “Roses are red, I think you’re great, It would be amazing, If you’d be my prom date,” works perfectly. [Read: 40 best romantic quotes to melt her heart]
#10 Make a fill-in-the-blank poster that fills up with the question. Get really creative with your promposal ideas. Create a series of questions with fill-in-the-blank answers, so all the answers line up and say, “Will you go to prom with me?”
Tips to make the most of your promposal
You can have the best promposal idea in the world but if you don’t have the skills behind executing the ask, then you might fall flat. Follow these tips to make whichever promposal idea you use the best it can be.
#1 Don’t copy what someone else at your school has done. If you see the whole school get excited by a promposal, you might want to copy that. Don’t. Girls like to be treated like they’re special so make sure your promposal is unique in the school. [Read: 15 hilariously unique ways to ask someone on a date]
#2 Make it unique to her interests. If she’s into sports, food, farm life, or anything that’s very specific to her, tailor your promposal so it meets her interests. If she knows you’ve taken the time to get to know her she’ll be more likely to say yes.
#3 Be confident. Don’t be so nervous. If you’re nervous she’s going to see that and not be confident in her own answer. Having confidence also makes you seem fun, and she’ll want to spend that night with you.
#4 Do it somewhere they feel comfortable. Not everyone wants to have attention on them. If this is the case for her, don’t make a big scene by asking her to prom. Do it in a way that’s subtle or just do it when the two of you are all alone. [Read: A gentleman’s guide to successfully asking a woman out]
#5 Make sure she doesn’t already have a date. This can be difficult if you don’t know her all that well, but don’t ask her if she already has a date. It puts her in an awkward situation, and you’ll be disappointed.