Every Prom advisor needs help to plan the perfect Prom for their students. Prom planning can be easier and more efficient if you create sub-committees to cover every detail. While the number of sub-committees can vary depending upon your needs and school size, we have created a handy list of possible Prom sub-committees to get you started.
Prom Budget Committee
The Budget Committee manages the entire Prom budget and works closely with the Fundraising Committee to ensure that there is enough money available for all things Prom. Students and volunteers who are good with numbers are great fits for this committee.
Prom Fundraising Committee
This committee is responsible for planning and executing fundraisers throughout the school year to raise money for this year’s (or next year’s) Prom. Student leaders and volunteers with organizational skills are perfect for this committee.
Prom Decorations Committee
The members of this committee choose the Prom theme and colors, usually by taking surveys and polls of the student body and researching trends. This committee is also responsible for ordering decorations and setting up theme kits and structures for Grand March and Prom. Creative students and volunteers will do a great job on this committee.
Prom Food Committee
This committee selects food and beverages for Prom night, selects and communicates with the caterer (if needed), orders food and utensils, and organizes the set up and serving of all refreshments, from snacks to a full-scale, sit-down dinner. Any volunteer who is in tune with teens’ food tastes is perfect for this committee.
Prom Entertainment Committee
Students and volunteers on this committee is in charge of choosing a band, DJ, and other entertainment, arranging for an emcee or Master of Ceremonies, making announcements during Prom, and following the program for the night. If you have musically-inclined volunteers and students, make sure they are on this committee.
Prom Advertising/Publicity Committee
Recruit artistic students and volunteers to join this committee. They can create and display posters and banners, put ads in the school paper, make announcements over the PA system, and post ads and information on your school’s social media sites to get the word out about Prom and associated fundraisers.
Prom Favor/Prize Committee
This committee researches, chooses, and orders Prom favors and prize donations. It works closely with the Decorations Committee to make sure keepsakes match the prom theme and colors. Students and volunteers who are into the latest trends are great fits for this committee, because they know what teens want.
Prom Invitations/Tickets Committee
This committee is optional; it could stand alone or be part of the Advertising/Publicity Committee. This committee is responsible for determining the wording for Prom invitations and tickets, ordering invitations and tickets, and ticket sales. Be sure students with strong writing and communication skills are on this committee.
Prom Royalty/Coronation Committee
This committee determines the voting method and conducts student voting for your Prom Royal Court. They also tally votes, order tiaras, crowns, and royalty accessories, and announce the winners at Prom. Students and volunteers who are leaders or are good with numbers are great for this committee.
This committee is in charge of planning all school-sponsored post-prom events. This can be as big of a job as planning prom is, so students and volunteers who have good organizational skills are perfect for your After-prom committee.
Use this list of Prom committees as a jumping off point, and add or subtract committees as needed. For more help in planning your Prom, download our Prom Planner now at promnite.com.