Promposals: asking to prom in a unique, creative way

Equipped with props like balloons, flowers, light-up letters, post-it notes, cookies, and question marks, students set out to ask the all-important question: Prom? Students began asking as early as three months prior to the actual date of the boys’ choice formal dance. Held by “tradition,” the asking/answering ways of dances around Kaysville, Layton, and Farmington generally include hand-written notes, puns, food, and porch scenery.

Students attempt to ask each year in a new, unique, and creative way. Generally these “creative” ways are things like an orange, mushy fruit with a note next to it that says, “since we ‘cantaloupe,’ will you go to prom with me?”

If you need any ideas on how to ask to prom, here a few other popular ways:

-Get a pizza, write on the lid: “I know this is cheesy, but will you go to prom with me?”


-Accompanied with a bag of Swedish Fish, write a note that says, “Out of all the fish in the sea, I choose you! Prom?”


-Cover a shirt in a names of other people and your name. Write your name in Sharpie and everyone else’s in washable marker.

-Place a line of Hershey’s Kisses on the prospective date’s driveway. Put a note at the end of the line that says, “Now that I’ve kissed the ground you’ve walked on, will you go to prom with me?”


Although these ideas are easy, it’s always fun to respond to a unique way of asking.