Prom

40+ Fun Prom Theme Ideas 

Prom Queen
Updated June 14, 2019 31.1k votes 5.8k voters 2.6M views 42 items

The best prom theme ideas incorporate classic elegance with whimsical fun, making for a memorable evening for everyone. Prom themes can be tricky: You've got to please a whole class of students, and not everyone will agree. Prom committee meetings can involve heated discussions about whether Under the Sea will make for prettier decorating than Enchanted Garden. This list includes some of the most popular prom theme ideas.

A great prom theme is all about the atmosphere, and once you've found the right theme for the dance, decorating is a breeze. Some prom themes will involve more elaborate decorations, and they'll certainly be more costly. If your prom budget is big, then go big, by all means! But if you're on a budget, sticking to something fairly simple is always best. A Black and White prom theme, for example, is classic and elegant, but decorating won't break the bank. Dancing With the Stars is also popular and easy, really, you just need a nice ballroom and a ginormous mirror ball hanging from the ceiling.

Each year, newer, contemporary prom themes emerge. Usually, these are prom themes based on movies, television shows, or specific songs. Empire State of Mind, for example, is a great way to combine an incredibly popular song with a New York City theme for prom. Some prom themes based on movies are now classics, such as My Heart Will Go On giving a nod to Titanic or The Time of Our Lives bringing those great Dirty Dancing inspiration. There are also cool and unique themes, like Starry Night - turning the evening into a work of art. Prom really is one of the highlights of high school, and the big dance's theme is one you'll remember for a lifetime. Another huge prom deal? The dresses! If you're looking for great ideas, check out these lists for the best prom dress designers, mermaid prom dresses, and vintage prom dresses.

Hopefully, this list of prom theme ideas will inspire you. See your prom themes on the list? Vote it up - unless you hate it. Then, of course, vote it down. Way down. Down under the enchanted sea, where your heart goes on and on. You get the idea. If you have a great prom theme idea that isn't listed, definitely add it. Prom committees everywhere will thank you.


 

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Black and White Ball is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 40+ Fun Prom Theme Ideas
Black and White Ball
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Masquerade Ball is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 40+ Fun Prom Theme Ideas
Masquerade Ball
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Midnight in Paris is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 40+ Fun Prom Theme Ideas
Midnight in Paris
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Enchanted Garden is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 40+ Fun Prom Theme Ideas
Enchanted Garden
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Once Upon a Time is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 40+ Fun Prom Theme Ideas
Once Upon a Time
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A Midsummer Night’s Drea... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 40+ Fun Prom Theme Ideas
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
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As Time Goes By is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 40+ Fun Prom Theme Ideas
As Time Goes By
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Broadway is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 40+ Fun Prom Theme Ideas
Broadway
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Starry Night is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list 40+ Fun Prom Theme Ideas
Starry Night
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Evening in Venice is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list 40+ Fun Prom Theme Ideas
Evening in Venice
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Hollywood Nights is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list 40+ Fun Prom Theme Ideas
Hollywood Nights
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Fire and Ice is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list 40+ Fun Prom Theme Ideas
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Casino Royale is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list 40+ Fun Prom Theme Ideas
Casino Royale
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Eternal Elegance is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list 40+ Fun Prom Theme Ideas
JesimielJakeGarcia added Eternal Elegance
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Wish Upon a Star is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list 40+ Fun Prom Theme Ideas
Wish Upon a Star
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One Enchanted Evening is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list 40+ Fun Prom Theme Ideas
One Enchanted Evening
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Empire State of Mind is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list 40+ Fun Prom Theme Ideas
Empire State of Mind
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Ice Castle is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list 40+ Fun Prom Theme Ideas
Ice Castle
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Roaring 20s is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list 40+ Fun Prom Theme Ideas
Roaring 20s
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Alice in Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list 40+ Fun Prom Theme Ideas
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Teenage Dream is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list 40+ Fun Prom Theme Ideas
Teenage Dream
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The Time of Our Lives is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list 40+ Fun Prom Theme Ideas
The Time of Our Lives
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A Whole New World is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list 40+ Fun Prom Theme Ideas
MadameLil added A Whole New World
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A Night at the Oscars is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list 40+ Fun Prom Theme Ideas
A Night at the Oscars
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Enchantment Under the Se... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list 40+ Fun Prom Theme Ideas
Enchantment Under the Sea