Proms are back with a bang, and it's time to plan yours for 2023.
You'll want your prom to mark the end of a school year with the success and style your students deserve. But looking at different prom party venues, choosing on-trend themes and coming up with those social media savvy ideas can feel like a big challenge when your options are endless.
We're here to help. With Marriott's Memory Makers on hand, you'll stay ahead of the upcoming trends, not follow the crowd - and there's no limit to your creativity.
To get started, take a look through the top trends of 2023 with our step-by-step guide to planning your hotel prom party.
Think through your theme
After a few years of missed events, there's plenty to catch up on – and lots of options to consider to make your school's prom an event to remember. But where do you begin?
Avoid the overwhelm by starting with a clear theme. Maybe you love the idea of a red carpet arrival and Chiavari chairs, turning your prom function room into an award-ceremony spectacle? Or perhaps you're sold on a balloon arch and dessert table for a party garden theme? Simply let your Memory Maker know what you're thinking, and they'll do the rest.
Match your venue to your vision
Gone are the recent limits on locations. Now, you're free to bring your prom indoors and choose the venue that's right for your vision, style and school.
When you're staying ahead of trends, you want to steer clear of venues with pre-determined themes that might restrict your options. Marriott prom function rooms are often blank canvases, where you and your Memory Maker can make your mark. All you need to do is choose your venue and we'll be ready with tips to takeover styling your setting.
Capture colour craze
Colour experts predict leading colour company Pantone will announce ‘Digital Lavender' as its colour of the year, with designers and stylists following suit. Put your school one step ahead on style with an on-trend colour scheme to transform your prom function room.
You can really get creative here. From décor to dresses, steal some inspiration from our purple prom party space below that uses colour to make a statement. Think bold styles mixed with muted shades, like magenta chair sashes matched with lavender flower walls so everything is on brand and on trend.
Dazzle your dress code
Already hearing a buzz about dresses? Of course you are. Take a look at the upcoming 2023 trends, and you'll be spoilt for choice with flowy, long and feminine gowns that scream elegance and glamour.
Naturally, you can bring the purple trend to your dress code, showing off your knowledge and putting a really regal spin on your space. Then, pair these award-winning styles with Oscar-worthy tuxes and transform your prom function room into a truly Hollywood-worthy setting. You could even add candle and lantern centrepieces, table disco balls and a dance floor to really put on the glitz.
Snap on social media
Step into the photobooth and smile for your photographer to create those Insta-worthy posts. Why not show off how you've taken on the trends and come up with a bespoke hashtag for your school? That way, you can share special moments and students can keep in touch through their memories on Instagram and TikTok.
Of course, thanks to Marriott's Memory Makers, you'll be sharing snaps from a prom venue styled to create serious social media envy. They'll help you bring your vision to life, take on the practical planning, and leave you free to enjoy your evening and make those memories for you and your school.
Sit back, relax and let us do the hard work to create the prom party space where you and your students will celebrate in style.