Monday, May 24, 2010

Prom Season

Now is about the time when many schools have their annual prom. Often creative guys (or girls) will find cute or funny ways to ask a potential date to the dance.
Looking for some ideas yourself or just plain curious? 
Here are some funny ideas we’ve heard recently, taken directly from:
Inflate Your Date's Ego

Write your date information on small slips of paper (time, place, date, type of dress, etc.) then slip each one into a different balloon. Inflate the balloons and tie them together with ribbon or make a bouquet out of them. Deliver to your date's house, classroom, or work.

Kid's Stuff
Borrow a remote control car from a younger sibling or neighbor (or did yours out of the closet) and tape the invitation to it. Knock on your date's door and then hide. When your date answers the door, drive the car up and deliver the invitation.

Good Fortune

Slip the date information into a fortune cookie. You write it like a fortune cookie message (i.e. "You will have fun time in near future" on one side and "will you go to the prom with me?" on the other). Just get a small takeout box from a nearby Chinese restaurant and deliver it. You could also take your date out to Chinese food and work it out with the restaruant ahead of time to give your date the "prepared" fortune cookie (if you do it that way, you should have an unwrapped cookie for you too so it doesn't seem too obvious).

Treasure hunt

Scope out the girl or guy's yard and find three to five hiding places for messages. Map it out and be creative in how many steps and what kind of steps to take from place to place. Leave a piece of candy and a "good job" note at all but the last place. Leave the the invitation at the last one. You can make the map look like a treasure map and write something on it like "Follow this map. Your Friday night may depend on it."

Go Fish!

Leave several goldfish in a small aquarium or in her/his bathtub. Leave a note saying, "Of all the fish in the sea, I chose you to..." (Go to the Prom, spend my Friday night with, etc.)

A Piece of Cake

Wrap the invitation in aluminum foil and bake it in a cake. Put a clue in writing (in frosting) on the cake so they eat it quickly and find the invitation on time.

Don't Be Cold

Put the invitation in an ice cube. The message could say, "Please don't leave me out in the cold. Say that you'll go out with me to homecoming/prom/whatever" or "It would be really cool if you'd go with me to..." You could also put the message on a popsicle.

S-p-e-l-l i-t o-u-t

Spell out the invitation using plastic knives and forks poked into your date's lawn. Leave a picture so your date knows who it is from.

Use Alpha Bits Cereal or alphabet pasta to write out the invitation.


Put the question in a piñata with lots of candy.

Mission: Impossible

Deliver a tape with this message, "Your date, should you choose to accept it, will be with ________ at _________ time on ________(day).
You will be picked up by a person wearing ________.
Your date will feel like s/he may self-destruct if you do not reply by ________."

10 Commandments

Have someone dressed up like Moses deliver the invitation worded like the 10 commandments--e.g. Thou shalt have no other dates before me, Thou shalt be ready at 7 pm on the 23rd of May, 1999, etc.
(To answer this invitation, you could make a pan of Red JELL-O with the answer at the bottom in the middle--so that the person would have to part the "Red Sea.")

Wanted: Alive

Make posters around the school, neighborhood, or home of your date that has his picture on it. Offer a reward to him when he comes to your house. Dress up like a sheriff when you ask him.

Fatal Attraction

Draw a chalk outline of yourself outside the person's house. Then leave a note with your name and all of the information on it that says, "I'd die to go to ________ with you."

You're Eggstra Special!

Put the invitation cut into strips in plastic Easter eggs.

In the Still of the Night

Serenade under one of their windows. Make up new words to a song you and your friends know. The new words give the information about the date. For example, new words for "In the Still of the Night." "Come with me, Friday night. Seven o'clock until midnight. Dinner first, then a dance. Come on baby. Give me a chance. Come with me Friday night (Come with me Friday night-----)"

Come Fly With Me

Write the invitation like an airplane itinerary and deliver with a bag or peanuts or pretzels and an toy airplane.

String them Along

Tie a long piece of string to their front door. Tape messages along the string such as, "I'm not just stringing you along. Keep going" until they reach the location where you left your answer. Or give your answer in pieces along the way.

Just have ELVIS to it
Go somewhere where you know they are dressed up like a bag lady, a polka king, Elvis, a hippie, a mother in her bathrobe and curlers with a lunch box, or some other embarrassing costume and ask them out like that in front of everyone.

Make carrot cake or carrot-shaped cookies with a message, "Somebunny wants you to __________ with them. If you carrot all, you'll say yes."

Decorate your date's car and leave the invitation on the windshield wiper.

Another unique option we found, from was this idea:

The Shirt
1. Get the shirt and write on the front.
Write in permanent marker, "Will you go to the dance with me?" Also write, "Wash this shirt and look on the back to find out who asked you to the dance."
2. Now write on the back.
Write a bunch of random guys' names in washable marker.
Then put your name in permanent marker!
She'll wash the shirt and your name will be the only one left :)


Here’s some crazy duct tape prom dresses we found as well. These are current and past winners and contestants from the annual college scholarship “Stuck at Prom Duct Tape College Scholarship”.


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