Friday, March 14, 2014

Perfect Promposal

Back in the day, it used to be when you asked a date to prom, you just asked the question, "Do you want to be my date to prom?" That is no longer the case! Teens now try to really out-do themselves with the most Perfect Promposal they can think of. Whether it's a huge poster at lunch break, popping the prom date question, or an elaborate date with a well-thought plan. These are now prom-posals, not just a date inquiry. Not anymore.

So, for the guys and girls...What's the perfect promposal? Let me first show you what my daughter did. That's one thing already: Girls...You don't have to wait for Prince Charming to ask you to prom. Want to be sure you have a date? Ask him. 

She's a junior in high school, and Junior Prom is in March - way before the Senior Prom. As a matter of fact, it's this weekend. Being that it's Junior Prom, and she wanted to ask a guy friend to go along with her (who happens to be a senior), she decided to ask him to the dance. Take a look at how she popped the big prom question.

Here's the thing...If you want your promposal to be a memorable one, you've got to take the time to think and plan it out. Here are some tips:

1. Don't wait until the last minute!
Firstly, you want to be sure you ask the person you want to ask. Don't wait until the last minute or your date might have been asked already. Asking early let's everyone know you put some thought into it.

2. Do your research.
Find out what your potential date likes. What are his/her hobbies and interests? You can use this information to cater your promposal to your potential date!

3. Plan it out.
Think about how you want it all to go down. Do you want an audience? Or do you want to do it privately, just you and your hopeful date? Will you need props? Will you be at school? These are just a few of the details that you might want to consider.

4. Be creative.
What can you do that's different than anyone else? Being unique to you and your qualities can really play to your advantage.

5. Ask a friend.
When all else fails, if you have no ideas, ask a friend! You can ask your friends what they think would be a good idea, especially if your friend knows your hopeful date as well. Never be afraid to get someone else's opinion. Brainstorm together. You might come up with a perfect plan with just a little help or advice.

6. Practice.
Once you have it all planned out, practice your promposal. This can be as simple as going over it in your head. Or, you can literally practice in front of a mirror, depending on what you're choosing to do as your promposal. It might feel silly to do, but with practice, your promposal can be the best ever. And you know what they say...Practice makes perfect!

7. Just do it.
The people at NIKE really know how to say it when they say that line! You might be nervous, and you might not feel ready for it, but when the time comes to the actual promposal itself - take a deep breath, and just do it. Good luck!

And for the ladies...Another tip for Prom in general. Start looking for a dress early. We did cyber searches to find the style that my daughter was interested in. You can read about those searches here and here.

Wait a minute! Wanna know how to do that card trick? Here's the DIY Tutorial for you, in case your future prom date likes card tricks and magic. =0)

Please excuse the videos. They were my first attempt - on the phone, and then I realized I wasn't even holding the phone the right way. Oops! I'm still trying to get used to the whole "I have a smartphone" thing. By the time I saw the mistake, it was too late to re-shoot. Next time I'll do better. I promise.

** This post was a joint effort of both my daughter and me.

Pin It


Marsha said...

Great tips! Happy Friday from Jeanpatch Holistics on Etsy!

katiecupcakes said...

I can't even imagine getting some crazy display being asked to prom! Both years I went I was dating someone already so I didn't even get officially asked. It was just a "oh, I bought the tickets" and that was it. Now I feel jipped! LOL

The Art Bug said...

Great tips!

The Art Bug said...

Great tips!

Natalia Khon said...

Awesome trick! Very creative! Thank you!

Jonealle B. said...

I went to my junior and senior prom all 4 years of highschool. The best was going with a group of best friends and no real dates it was awesome.

Erica D said...

Cute tips! I remember my prom itself being boring but the after parties were fun! Here in Canada prom isn't like the U.S it isn't such a huge deal. We didn't have a king and queen and all the traditions that go along with it.


Francesca said...

BYU was all about the creative date-asking. I haven't heard the term "promposal" before, but it fits the bill perfectly!

Kristin Aquariann said...

Cute post! I was so shy in high school that no one asked me - I just went with my friend's brother.

vintagebyrachel said...

Cool tips !!! In my country we do not have this Prom thing... I wish we do its sound so nice :)
New visitor from Etsy XO