Hold a formal dinner, dance (okay . . . some of us can't do that!), or Ball for students. You can rent a facility or just fix up the youth room, teen center . . . wherever you normally meet!
Sell tickets ahead of time for promotion, and to give yourself an operating budget. Get staff or student leaders to be the DJ, waiters, etc.
A fun twist is to have everyone dress up and then just serve pizza or fish and chips (those of you in the UK).
This can also be used as a fund-raiser or prom alternative (“Grad Nite”).
Submitted by Sally Anderson
Also see Prom A La Mode (Post-Prom Party) and Ten Dollar Prom, both on Events page.
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