by Geneva Gleason
All right, boys, the countdown has begun. If you have yet to stage the perfect promposal to woo the lady of your dreams into accompanying you to the best night of your lives, it’s time to get to work. At this point, a lot of the best promposals have been done already, so I’ve compiled the following guide to ensure that you have all the key components to embark on Mission: Prom Date.
Step 1: talk to her friends. If you’re asking a girl to prom, you should know who her closest friends are, and it’s important that you include all ten of them in every step of the process. They’ll know where she eats lunch, what she eats for lunch, what her favorite candy is, how many roses are appropriate and whether you’re really a good fit to be her date. If you really want to make the promposal a home run, you should consult her first cousins, second cousins and best friends from kindergarten as well.
Step 2: flowers, flowers, flowers! Prom is a spring dance, so it’s important that you incorporate flowers into the promposal—the more the better. Giving her a bouquet when you ask her is a good idea, but dressing up like a flower and covering her car in rose petals is even better. Don’t be afraid to bring in other types of greenery as well. To really wow a girl, give her flowers complemented with an elm or sycamore tree.
Step 3: make it personal. No girl wants to feel like you could have used this promposal on anyone! If you know she’s wanted to be a doctor since she was three years old, dress up in scrubs and feel her heartbeat, then give her a lollipop that says prom, just like the good old days at the pediatrician’s office. This idea also works if she likes Grey’s Anatomy or has ever visited a doctor’s office.
Step 4: visual elements. A sign that says prom gets the point across, but mowing “Prom?” into her lawn shows that you’re proud to be her date and that you’re not afraid of her dad. Another fun idea is shaving the word into the back of your head or into her dog’s back. Get artistic with body paint and full back tattoos, and if you do don’t forget to be shirtless when you ask the big question.
Step 5: if she can eat it, she’ll like it. Everyone loves food, and incorporating cookies or a cake into the promposal gives her a shareable element to bring back home to her friends or family. Plus, cakes just look really good on Instagram, and if you get it from a professional bakery, she’ll know that you have good taste and are the perfect match for the big night.
Prom is an important night, but the promposal is really what matters. Following these tips will definitely earn you the answer you want, but make sure you pull out all the stops and use all the creativity you’ve got to put together the perfect event. I look forward to seeing all your Facebook Picstitch posts with “She said yes!” captions. Best of luck, boys!