90 Creative Prom Proposal Ideas That Are Sure to Make Your Date Say Yes (2024)

It's already that time of year when prom has taken over all our thoughts. As we're on the hunt for the perfect prom dress or suit, gathering inspo for hair and makeup, and curating the *perfect* prom playlist, it's also time to secure a date to the big dance if you're not riding solo. Whether you plan on hitting the dance floor with your bestie or finally worked up the courage to ask your crush out, you may want to pull out all the stops and create a prom proposal they'll never forget. Even if you want your ask to be a little more lowkey, a thoughtfully planned-out approach is the way to go, as it shows you truly care about the person you're asking.

The best way to secure that "yes" is by personalizing the proposal theme and message to your potential +1's interests. Are they a Stranger Things super fan? Bring in the dancing demogorgons, or give them an Eleven-approved stack of Eggos with a message. Or maybe they spend a lot of their time on the court, field, diamond, or rink — score major points when you incorporate the sport they play into your promposal. 😉

Get ready to be the talk of your school after you pull off the most creative prom ask ever. Ahead, find the best promposal ideas to use when asking your crush or friend to be your date.

Movie and TV-Themed Prom Proposals

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Calling all film buffs! We've rounded up the best ways to ask your movie and TV-loving crush to prom. A cute video reenacting their favorite scene is a perfect way to ask, but if you don't have time on your hands to edit your own feature film, you can pair these motion picture puns with a gift of theater tickets or a movie marathon.

Message Ideas:

  • Do you Wanda complete my Vision for prom? — (WandaVision, 2021)
  • This might be Sully, but would you go to prom with me? (Monster's Inc., 2001)
  • I'm "seeking" a prom date and I think you're a "keeper"! Prom? — (Harry Potter)
  • Together, we can rule the galaxy prom dance floor. — (Star Wars)
  • It would be "strange" if you weren't my date to prom. — (Stranger Things)
  • Searching the galaxy for a Prom date, but Yoda Obi-Wan I want. — (Star Wars)
  • Will you be my Spider-Man and swing into Prom with me? — (Spider-Man: No Way Home, 2021)
  • Fulfill my hopes and dreams. Give me the "Green Light" to bring you to prom. — (The Great Gatsby)
  • Every Beast needs their Beauty. Prom? — (Beauty and the Beast, 2017)
  • On a scale from one to 11, how likely are you to come with me to prom? — (Stranger Things)
  • I "Loki" think people would Marvel at us together. Prom? — (Loki, 2021)
  • I may not be the diamond of the season, but I can be your diamond on the dancefloor. Prom? — (Bridgerton)
  • It would be Marvel-ous if you'd go to prom with me — (Marvel Cinematic Universe)
  • Do you "Moana" go to prom with me? — (Moana, 2016)
  • Will you fly Up to prom with me — (Up, 2009)
  • "It" would be scary if you said no to prom with me — (It, 2017)
  • In a galaxy far, far away, I see you and me dancing the night away. Prom? — (Star Wars)
  • I know I'm not Harry Potter, but can I be your "Chosen One" at prom? — (Harry Potter)
  • Before we're stuck in the Upside Down, prom? — (Stranger Things)
  • "I'll be there for you" at prom. Will you be too? — (Friends)
  • I'd be "Frozen" if you didn't go to prom with me because some people are worth melting for. — (Frozen, 2013)
  • Adventure awaits — are you "Up" for prom? — (Up, 2009)
  • Prom would be "Super." I just need a "Man." — (Superman, Man of Steel, 2013)

Food-Themed Prom Proposals

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One of the most popular ways to pop the prom question is through food, because who doesn't like receiving a surprise snack? It's super easy to find out what food your potential date loves. All you have to do is pay attention to what they grab in the cafeteria and pull out of their backpack during study sessions. Or, enlist the help of their BFFs and ask what your date's go-to snacks are. Present them with all the options in a box and let them open the container, which contains one of the sweet messages below written inside.

Message Ideas:

  • I'm a sucker for you — prom? — (Lollipops)
  • I would be soda-lighted if you'd go to prom with me! — (Soda)
  • I "lava" you a lot. Will you let me "cake" you to prom? — (Chocolate lava cake)
  • What's the "pasta"-bility that you'd go to prom with me? — (Pasta)
  • Please "donut" say no. Prom? — (Donuts)
  • I would be "fortunate" if you'd go to prom with me. — (Fortune cookies)
  • This is kind of cheesy, but will you go to prom with me? — (Pizza)
  • I'd be one lucky nugget if you went to Prom with me. — (Chicken nuggets)
  • I may not be smooth(ie), but will you go to Prom with me? — (Smoothies)
  • I'd be berry happy if you'd go to Prom with me! (Chocolate-covered strawberries)
  • I'd go bananas if you went to prom with me. — (Bananas)
  • Will you roll with me to prom? — (Sushi rolls/Spring rolls)
  • I'm gonna "wing it" and ask you to prom! — (Chicken wings)
  • Let's "taco" 'bout Prom. — (Tacos)
  • I "cannoli" ask one person — so prom? — (Cannolis)
  • I would "fry" if you didn't go to prom with me. — (French fries)
  • Of all the fish in the sea, will you go to prom with me? — (Swedish Fish)
  • Roses are red, cinnamon is bomb, will you roll with me, to the prom? — (Cinnamon rolls)
  • "Dew" you want to go to prom with me? — (Mountain Dew)
  • I'm not "waffling" around the question. Prom? — (Waffles)
  • It'd be "Kool" if you went to prom with me. — (Kool-Aid)
  • Let's make everyone peanut butter and jealous at prom. — (Peanut butter and jelly sandwich)
  • We are "mint" to go to prom together. — (Mints)
  • You're a cu-"tea" — will you go to prom with me? — (Tea)
  • I need to "pop" a "corny" question — prom? — (Popcorn)
  • "Dill" you go to prom with me? — (Dill pickles)
  • You are one in a "melon" — prom? — (Watermelon)

    Animal-Themed Prom Proposals

    If you making puppy dog eyes at your potential date doesn't work, perhaps a real dog's stare will! Get you or your crush's pet involved by securing a message onto their collar (gently, ofc). If your pet isn't thrilled with the idea (or only lives in the wild), gift your date a stuffed animal or throw on your emergency cat ears you use every other Halloween.

    Message Ideas:

    • It would "giraffe" me crazy if you said yes to prom. — (Giraffe)
    • If my puppy dog eyes don't work, maybe theirs will. Prom? — (Dog)
    • It would be purrr-ty cool if you went to prom with me. — (Cat)
    • Whale have a sea-riously good time at prom together. — (Whale)
    • How could you paw-ssibly say no to prom?
    • Don't make me feel irr-"elephant" — go to prom with me? — (Elephant)
    • Prom? Check "Yay" or "Neigh." — (Horse)
    • Will you make my day and waddle to prom with me? (Penguin)
    • Prom would be un-"bear"-able without you. — (Bear)
    • I need your seal of approval — will you go to prom with me? — (Seal)
    • Would you be a deer and go to Prom with me? — (Deer)
    • I'd be a lucky duck if you'd go to prom with me! — (Duck)
    • It would be Golden if you were my Prom date. — (Golden Retriever)
    • MOO—ve it on the prom dance floor with me? — (Cow)
    • Will you goat to prom with me? — (Goat) Prom would be ruff without you! — (Dog)

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    Sports-Themed Prom Proposals

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    Chances are that if you're asking an athlete to prom, a sports-themed proposal would be an absolute home run with them. Writing a punny message on a poster board is a classic way to do the deed, or you can write out your message on their sports ball of choice. That way, they'll have a practical gift that makes them think of you every time they hit the court or field. It'll also show that you're a total catch.

    Message Ideas:

    • I'd rather not pass on a shot to score you. Prom?
    • Let's have a BALL at prom.
    • My biggest goal is to get you to go to prom with me. How about giving it a shot?
    • You'd be a real MVP if you'd go to prom with me.
    • Will you kick it with me at prom? — (Soccer)
    • It's my goal to go with you to prom. — (Soccer)
    • No need to play the field — score a goal with me at prom. — (Soccer)
    • I think we would have a chil—LAX time if we went to prom together. — (Lacrosse)
    • I might strike out asking, but will you go to prom with me? — (Baseball/Softball)
    • Can I steal you for a date to prom? — (Baseball/Softball)
    • Let me pitch you an idea — how about we go to prom together? — (Baseball/Softball)
    • You've caught my attention, so let's "swing" to "home"—coming together. — (Baseball/Softball)
    • You strike me as the batter I want to take to prom. — (Baseball/Softball)
    • Will you round the bases to prom with me? — (Baseball/Softball)
    • I would be so XCited if you would run to prom with me! — (Cross Country)
    • Scoring a date with you would be "pucking" awesome. Prom? — (Field Hockey/Ice Hockey)
    • Wanna go the extra yard and tackle prom with me? — (Football)
    • You intercepted my heart — will you go to prom with me? — (Football)
    • When you're done shooting 3's, will you go to prom with me? — (Basketball)
    • On your mark, get set, and go to prom with me? — (Track/Cross Country)
    • Trade your running sneakers for dancing shoes at prom with me. — (Track/Cross Country)
    • You don't need goggles to see that I want to go to prom with you.
    • Wanna take the plunge with me? — (Swimming)
    • I don't know what to say, so I'll "Freestyle" — want to go to prom with me? — (Swimming)
    • Forget fly, back, breast, and free — will you go to prom with me? — (Swimming)

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