Colten was his Class President this year, as such I automatically became President of After Prom. We worked all year to raise funds for After Prom and it was exciting to see everything come together with the help of all of the student’s families.
Early in the year the parents got together and had all of his class come to a meeting to discuss what they wanted to do for After Prom. Each student wrote down a list of activities that they thought would be fun, thankfully most of the kids had the same ideas.
Colten’s class was in charge of raising money for the actual prom itself and the school assigned two staff members to organize everything. Colten said they spent most of a day working to set up the prom decorations for Grand March which turned out pretty cool.
The most important things that the kids wanted to do were inflatables. I found that Fun Services in Omaha had all of the activities that were on the top of their list: (left to right) a large inflatable Obstacle Course (part of it wasn’t inflated here yet), Pedestal Joust, Human Hamster Balls, and a Mechanical Bull. The Hamster Balls were actually on a course and you had to race against the other ball on the course. Jim and I tried them out before the party started, like the chaperones pictured here, and it was lots of fun!
When you have all of the space within a school gym you’d think there would be enough space for everything you could ever want. It’s a good thing we didn’t order anything else because there wouldn’t have been enough room, what we had filled it perfectly. We also had Karaoke, prizes, and lots of food. We had a sweets station consisting of cupcakes and a candy “bar”, Walking Tacos and Nachos, Cocktail Sandwiches and lots of pop and water. There were enough beverages for the chaperones and students to have about 5 waters/pops each and they went through almost all of it and there were very few open containers left to clean up when it was over.
With as much as I love photography the kids had to have a photo booth, because the theme was Hollywood I thought a red carpet with the logo backdrop would be really cool. This was more of a selfie booth though because they had to use their own cameras. I found the backdrop here and it turned out great although it was difficult to mount, one of the fathers used wire that he had and ran it around the ceiling tile frame to hang it. I bought the props individually from Amazon as there weren’t many “kits” that really had what I was looking for.
We were happy to hear at the end of the night that the kids had a great time. There were enough activities to keep everybody entertained and enough food to give them the energy to enjoy it. Even though I had a great group of parents to work with I was happy to see After Prom done.
Lizzie was a big helper setting everything up so we had to get a picture together:)