There is no shortage of fabulous, elegant, and innovative ideas for fancy Prom tables these days. From the basics (table covers, runners, skirts, and chair covers) to the extravagant accessories, there are lots of incredible ideas out there for Prom table decorations. Use our list of 34 decorating ideas to create Prom tables that reflect your Prom theme and look amazing.


Prom Table Decorations: The Basics

Begin your Prom table decorating with basic must-haves for Prom tables and displays, like the ones listed below. These will be the base of your Prom table displays, so make smart choices that reflect your Prom theme and/or colors. For instance, instead of typical table covers, choose a “fun,” textured decorating fabric like spangle fabric for a Hollywood theme, or glitter organza for a Vegas theme. (Other textured fabrics include flocked or engraved fabrics, zig zag fabrics, wavy satin, and petal taffeta.)

Prom table decorations table skirt








1. Table Covers

2. Table Runners

3. Banquet Rolls

4. Table Skirts

5. Chair Covers


chair covers and sashes for Prom table decorations








Prom Table Decorations: Accessories

Once you have the Prom table decorating basics, the fun begins because you get to choose your table accessories. Many schools like to create super fancy displays. While there are many decorating table accessories out there (see the long list below for evidence), your Prom tables can be as embellished as you want them to be. And, though may sound repetitive, the best advice we can give regarding table accessories is to select items that match your Prom theme.

1. Centerpieces

2. Full-color centerpieces

3. Centerpiece lights for a dramatic effect

4. Crystal pedestal centerpieces

5. Candelabra centerpieces

6. Vases

7. Feathersfeathers for Prom table decorations

8. Branches

9. Table Mirrors

10. Beads

11. Water Beads or Fake Gems for containers

12. Crystals

13. Pearls and ice stones

14. Rose petals

15. Wisteria

16. Hydrangeas

17. Rose garland

18. Boston ferns

19. Glitter and/or confetti

20. Fiber optics

21. LED candles

22. Lanterns

fiber optics for Prom table decorations






Prom Table Decorations: Other Ideas

Basic table decorations and accessories will go a long way in creating table displays. However, there are other unique ideas to complete the elegant or trendy look. Check out some of these ideas.

1. String some Mini Lights under a layer of fabric for a light-up table skirt

mini lights for Prom table decorations








2. Wrap a Sash or Table Runner around chairs for dramatic flourish

3. Add Green Garlands or Red Rose Garlands to your chairs to match a garden Prom theme

rose garland prom table decoration








4.  Wrap a Metallic Curtain around your table and trim it (matches a Las Vegas theme)

5. Order lots of Tulle in different colors (purple, green, blue, red, yellow, orange) and create a rainbow/circus effect around the table edge for a skirt to match a carnival Prom theme

6.  Drape lengths of crystal bead garland over table skirts

bead garlands for prom table decorations






7.  Add fabric brooches to fabric table skirts for a “quilted” or fancy look






We hope your creative wheels are turning. With all of these Prom decorating ideas as inspiration, you’re sure to find the perfect combination to create your own unique table displays.

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