20 Ways to Ask a Girl to Prom
You’ve got the suit, you’ve got the car sorted. Now you just need to ask the perfect girl to accompany you to prom night. This can be the most nerve-wracking aspect of prom, so we’ve compiled a few classic, creative and out-there ways of doing it to help you out. You’ll see we’ve graded them from Out There, all the way down to Classic – so you can choose the one that suits you and your personality. And if the Ones Out There aren’t for you, you can at least marvel at the lengths real people have gone to in order to get the girl. If you’ve heard of a crazy and creative way of asking a prom date out, we want to hear about it, so contact us and let us know. Here we go…
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How To Ask A Girl To Prom – Category 1 – Totally Out There
How To Ask A Girl To Prom #1 – The Candle Trick
This one blends the romance of candles with the big romantic gesture. To do it, get a load of tea lights or mini candles, plus a bunch of flowers. Go to her house at night and spell out the word “Prom?” with the candles. Grab the flowers and stand next to the candles, call her up and ask her to look outside. Then sit and wait for her reaction. Note: The Warnings with this one are that you need to first of all confirm that she’s at home before you go to all the trouble. You also need to be fairly certain that this girl is going to say yes or it can come across as a bit stalky.
How To Ask A Girl To Prom #2 – Gorilla-gram
This one blends humour with audacity, so gets kudos points for that. The idea is that you get a gorilla suit and a bunch of bananas. Put the suit on, approach the girl you have your eye on, present her with the bananas and say: “I’m gonna go bananas if you don’t go to prom with me.” Hopefully she will laugh and say yes. Girls love a funny guy after all. Note: The warning with this one is that they might not know who the hell you are with a gorilla suit on, so it might be worth putting a name tag around your neck.
How To Ask A Girl To Prom #3 – Smooth as Ice
This is yet another one that plays on humor, then blends in a classic saying. Here’s how it works. Fill a big container with water and put a note in it that says: “Now that we have broken the ice, will you go to prom with me?”. Freeze the container and give it to the girl. When she gets it, she will have to break the ice to read the note. Note: The warning with this one is that you don’t want the ice to melt so that all the girl gets is a bucket of water. You want the container you choose to be fairly shallow, and I’d laminate the note you put in the water so that it doesn’t get ruined.
How To Ask A Girl To Prom #4 – Barbour Shop Band
This plays on the idea of the good old Boy Band or Barbour Shop Quartet. Get four mates together and give each of them a shirt with a letter on it: one P, one R, one O, and one M. Be at the end of the line with a T-shirt with a question mark on it and present her with a box of chocolates. To add even more gravitas to the set-up, get your mates to sing a song.
How To Ask A Girl To Prom #5 – Home Run
This one is less of a grand gesture and more of a subtle humorous one that you can try. The idea is that you walk up to the girl you like holding a baseball bat. Then casually say: “You’re a real home run! Would you like to go to prom with me?” What’s great about this one is that if it backfires you can stroll off casually as if you were only joking anyway.
How To Ask A Girl To Prom – Category 2 – Make a statement
How To Ask A Girl To Prom #6 – Ask Her On The Radio
This one is less demonstrative and more reliant on the public nature of your declaration, and works because of that confidence rather than crazy humor. Call up a radio station and ask them to play a song dedicated to the girl you are interested in, then asking if she would accompany you to prom. If you are unsure if she will be listening, give her a ring and tell her that there is something that she really needs to listen to on a certain radio station – about her best friend, school project etc
How To Ask A Girl To Prom #7 – Football Game
Take the girl you like to a football game or other public sporting event, then get the tannoy guy to ask her at half time. Note: I’d only do this one if you’re fairly sure she will say yes as it can be really embarrassing. You also don’t want her just saying yes because she has thousands of people staring at her.
How To Ask A Girl To Prom #8 – Chalk it up
A creative, demonstrative way to ask a girl to prom is to write her a message inchalk outside her house. It could be something as simple as “Prom?” with your name, or you could write the full question, “Will you go to prom with me?”
How To Ask A Girl To Prom #9 – Because girls love cupcakes
Bake a batch of cupcakes, write a message on the top in icing and deliver to the girl you have your eye on. If you aren’t much of a baker, take cues from the suggestion above and only bake 5. That way you only have to have enough to write the letters – P, R, O, M, ?. You can maybe stick a note in the box with your name and a short note saying why you would really like her to accompany you.
How To Ask A Girl To Prom #10 – Not just a load of hot air
The simple version of this trick is to have a box of balloons with an invite attached, with the note attached saying why you would really like her to accompany you. We heard about this one through a Yahoo! Forum, so just had to share. To add humor to the idea, order a large box of helium balloons with pigs on them – like a guy in Kentucky did. On the outside of the box, write: “The day I ask you to prom is the day pigs fly.” Give her the box. When she opens it, the balloons with pigs will float up – and that signals that you’re asking her to prom.
How To Ask A Girl To Prom – Category 3 – Simple but creative
How To Ask A Girl To Prom #11 – Write Her A Poem
Simple, creative and effective. Write a poem. Girls love literary grand gestures and the idea that you have channeled your creativity into something all about her.
How To Ask A Girl To Prom #12 – Make A Treasure Hunt
This one is quite fun. Make up a load of clues to various places, with the idea being that when the girl gets to the end she gets to enjoy the prize of finding you. You can then be the prize at the end and be ready and waiting to ask her to go to prom.
How To Ask A Girl To Prom #13 – Video – with song
If you and the girl you want to ask to prom have phones with video, use that to record a message. To add even more creativity to the idea, go to i Tunes and download “Will You Go To The Prom With Me” and play it for her in your video clip.
How To Ask A Girl To Prom #14 – Bear-faced cheek
Buy her a teddy bear or other stuffed toy that has a tuxedo on. Ask if she can take him to prom, but insist that you have to come along, too. This blends cute factor with a keepsake and humor and isn’t too public, so is well worth a punt.
How To Ask A Girl To Prom #15 – Golden Ticket or M&M box
This one blends a girl’s love of sweet treats with creativity and a touch of humour. Buy a box of chocolates, stick an invite that’s cut to fit the shape of the bar on top of the chocolates and simply hand it to her. When she opens it, she will see the message.
How To Ask A Girl To Prom – Category 4 – Classic… for a reason
How To Ask A Girl To Prom #16 – Take Note
Slip a letter or note asking her to prom in one of her school books, her locker or even her car. If you go with the car option, you could even dress the note up so that it looks like a parking ticket on her windscreen – when actually it’s a prom night proposal.
How To Ask A Girl To Prom #17 – Say it with flowers
One sweet and romantic way to ask a girl to prom is to present her with a real prom corsage from the local florist. Present her with the corsage and ask her if this is the kind of flower that will go with her dress. She may ask, “What dress?” Then you can say, “Your prom dress – and when can I take you?”
How To Ask A Girl To Prom #18 – Movie Night
Have a movie night with the girl you intend to ask and tell her there’s a theme that she has to guess. Rent some classic prom-themed movies (Napoleon Dynamite is a classic). We’d recommend that you probably steer away from the gore-fest style ones – like Carrie… When she tries to guess the theme it’s your cue to ask her.
How To Ask A Girl To Prom #19 – Ask her dad
If you get dad on side, you usually get the girl onside, so do the assumptive and mature thing of asking her dad first. If you’ve got his seal of approval, you’ll no doubt get hers too.
How To Ask A Girl To Prom #20- Just Ask Her
There’s a reason why the old ways are sometime deemed to be the best. Because sometimes they just work. Ask her straight out and you get your answer there and then, it shows confidence and that you mean business and will no doubt get her heart fluttering.