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Prom Night is easily one of the most memorable nights of your high school life, it is important that everything goes right on the night of prom, even the refreshments. What fun is prom if you can’t enjoy some finger licking foods as well? 

Selecting the perfect menu for prom is one of the most important aspects of prom planning, to impress all the prom-goers and it ensures a memorable evening for all the youngsters and as they look back to this memory after a few years give them a chance to remember the remarkable food served as well. 

The food and drinks part of prom is just as exciting and something one should look forward to. Here are some ideas for food and drinks for the perfect prom night. 

Prom Munchies: Appetizers for Prom

Before you hit the dance floor, fill up on some delicious appetizers for the energy to dance all night. Snacks and appetizers are an essential part of a prom refreshment menu. 

Prom is a large gathering, with a lot of students, so your prom menu must include a variety of appetizers that suit various dietary preferences. 

Here is a list of finger food for prom. 

  • Mini Burgers (both vegetarian and non vegetarian) 
  • Mini quiches (both vegetarian and non vegetarian) 
  • French fries
  • Cold sandwiches (both vegetarian and non vegetarian) 
  • Grilled vegetable skewers
  • Fruit skewers 

Prom Meal Ideas: An Elegant Dinner Affair 

The dinner part of prom night is often a sophisticated affair, and requires planning, you can approach it with either a buffet-style dinner or a sit-down dinner. A unique and interactive way to ensure an above-average and delicious prom menu is to match the menu with your prom theme! This way, the food will not just be delicious but interesting as well.

Ideas for a Sit Down Dinner

Serving a plated meal is one of the most formal and elegant options, they are also easier to serve and manage as the meal portions are already portioned. A plated meal also ensures less of a mess compared to a buffet. 

Here are a few options for a plated meal:

  • Lemon based pasta dishes
  • Baked chicken cordon bleu
  • Creamy mashed potatoes 
  • Vegetarian Lasagna 
  • Caesar salad 

Ideas for a Buffet Dinner 

An elegant and sophisticated plated meal is perfect for prom, but if you want to provide more options and portions. Having a buffet open all evening can ensure that late arrivals also get to eat. 

Here’s an example of what your buffet menu can include:

  • House Salad
  • Roasted Vegetable Alfredo
  • Encrusted Roasted Pork Loin 
  • Pasta Tortellini With Roasted Tomatoes

Sweet Treats for Prom: Festive Dessert Ideas

Sweet treats are a must have at prom. Indulge in your sweet cravings and add fun options to the dessert menu that everyone will enjoy. I mean, who doesn’t love dessert?

 Prom cupcakes, cake pops, brownies all of these are beloved by all. Get creative with the dessert section, set up a candy bar, or ice cream bar to make the experience of dessert more interactive and fun for the students. 

Chocolate fountains or fondue stations are also a great addition that the students would adore. 

Prom Drinks: Hydrate Yourself Before Hitting the Dancefloor

It’s time to get creative with the drinks! A bowl of punch is boring and basic, why not get creative with the drinks as well? Students are going to be dancing all night so they will be looking to hydrate in between. 

Serving a small assortment of mocktails like, virgin mojitos, virgin pina coladas, especially if your prom is Hawaiian themed these options are so much better than a plain bowl of punch! 

A really cool recommendation would be to serve mock champagne (ginger ale) in champagne glasses so the students can enjoy a toast to their high school life, and feel fancy in their dresses and tuxedos. 

Indulge in a Late Night Snack: After Prom Food

A late night snack is just what the students can enjoy to keep the night going and energy levels high, prom is certainly made more fun if it is an all night event. 

All the dancing, prom games will certainly make you feel like you need an energy boost. 

Students can easily find themselves at fast food joints like McDonalds or Cane’s to keep the night going, the cravings fulfilled and lovely memories to look back on as well.

 And let me tell you fast food makes for the best after prom party food, there is nothing better than carbs after a night of dancing. 

There is nothing more fun than going to a fast food restaurant dressed up in fancy clothes late at night with your friends just enjoying some cheap junk food. It can end up being the memory you look back to most fondly! 

You can also always make a stop at a grocery store and enjoy the snacks and drinks provided, just having plain fun among peers.  

Winding Up

Food and refreshment is an integral part of prom, with the right ideas and proper preparation, you can help create some amazing memories.

Options like mocktails, candy and ice cream bars are bound to reach the excitement of students, no matter how old and mature they pretend to be! 

Prom night will surely be a hit with these recommendations, just make sure you also take into account dietary restrictions and allergies before making any final arrangements. 

And remember that the more creative you are the more happy the attendees will be! Prom will certainly be a memorable and mouth watering event for all. 

If you are looking for some unique and beautiful outdoor prom venues in the Poconos, check out HolidayKeepers, we offer stellar properties suitable for prom venues. 

Get in touch to book your prom venue now! 

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