Paris Prom themes are popular choices for many schools. Everyone wants to experience the City of Lights, and creating a Parisian theme is a great way to do it. But, how do you create a fun, interesting, and unique French Prom theme that your teens will talk about for years to come? Here are some great ideas to get you started:
Divide your Prom space into several areas to represent some of Paris’s most popular tourist destinations:
• Champs-Élysées: Recreate Paris’s most famous street with replicas of the Arc de Triomphe, cafes, and lampposts.
• Montmartre: Capture the Rue Foyatier (Paris’s famous stairs) using with lampposts and tree wire structures. Recruit an art student to draw portraits or caricatures of Prom guests.
• Eiffel Tower: Choose a wire structure, cardboard structure, or even a neon version of the most famous Paris landmark.
• River Seine: Design a riverside park scene with fountains, trees, lampposts and benches.
Paris Café Theme
Turn your Prom space into a Paris street lined with cafés and bistros. Set out tables with red gingham table covers, candles, Eiffel Tower confetti, and Eiffel Tower centerpieces. Serve French foods like crepes, croissants, éclairs, and French fries (which are not really French but are always a teen fave).
Paris Art Theme
Display replicas of famous works of art from the Louvre, like the Mona Lisa and Venus de Milo, or by famous French artists like Monet, Van Gogh, Cezanne, and Renoir. Set up an area where Prom goers can create and display their own works of art. Supply paper, colored pencils, and markers. Hand out photo key chains as fun favors.
Moulin Rouge Theme
Create your own version of the famous Paris cabaret. Start with one of our complete dance hall themes and tweak it to create the look you want. Ask a parent volunteer to create a windmill structure out of cardboard. Drape red gossamer from the ceiling and use red and black decorations and feathers. Rent a karaoke machine and let students and chaperones provide the entertainment.
Paris Film Festival Theme
Design a fun film fest theme, reminiscent of the famous one in Cannes. Think Hollywood with a Parisian twist. Start with a red carpet and roped railings at the entrance, and be sure each couple gets their picture taken as they walk in. Line the walls with posters of famous movies. Turn your refreshment area into a Parisian sidewalk café and serve French desserts and beverages in glassware with Eiffel Tower stems. Hand out silver glitter Eiffel Tower and star key chains as favors.
Hopping a plane to France for Prom is probably not an option, but creating the perfect Parisian theme is the next best thing to being there (almost). These ideas, along with your own, can help you design a Prom experience your teens will never forget.
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