10 Insta-Worthy Prom Proposal Ideas

Bonus points for creativity. And cannolis.

March 18, 2019

Gone are the days when it was deemed acceptable — nay, romantic — to ask one’s peer to prom via a cologne-spritzed note passed during fifth-period biology class. We live in a new era where high schoolers tap into their creativity and ask classmates to the prom with grand, romantic gestures that, at times, include baby animals and occasionally rival actual marriage proposals.

From sweet signs and scattered rose petals to hand-lettered pizza boxes, these unique prom proposal ideas are guaranteed to earn you a resounding “yes!” and tons of likes on IG.

Sweet Delivery

How could anyone say no to this sweet proposition? The gilded macaroons and pale pink and white cookies make quite the glamorous alternative to typical iced cookie cakes from the mall. Also, can we talk about the adorable interactive puzzle aspect of the question cookie? So so cute.

Healthy Relationship

Skip the sweets and pop the question with a colorful (and photogenic) acai bowl instead. The trendy superfood is all the craze on social media right now and your date will love taking snaps of the "promposal" bowl for Instagram and Facebook.

That's Amore

Fact: no one can refuse an offer made with fresh cannoli cream and powdered sugar. This bakery upped the ante for this prom proposal with a sweet, handwritten note on the box and a pretty, purple bloom accent.


Spell It Out

Make all their chick-flick movie dreams come true with a little white chalk and a lot of tea light candles. Pro tip: get parental permission for this plan before making a grand gesture with flammable props on their driveway.

Puppy Love

The only thing sweeter than a bouquet of their favorite flowers is a bouquet of their favorite flowers from their favorite pup. This golden guy has the right idea with a punny sign, pink blooms and a dapper bowtie.

Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner

It’s my pleasure to serve you with this tasty promposal. There are few gestures more romantic than popping the question on her favorite restaurant’s letter board while wearing a cow suit and carrying festive balloons. Add on a delicious meal of chicken nuggets, waffle fries and a handspun milkshake, and this plan is foolproof, pals.

Sugar Coat It

Okay, donuts may not be the most creative idea out there, but hear me out. These sugary sweets are delicious and they come in so many different creative toppings and flavors. Personalize your donuts to your date’s taste (read: aesthetic) and use geo-print craft paper to recreate this proposal on your box.

Sweet Socks

You don’t need to worry about your date getting cold feet before the big dance with these adorable socks. I’m obsessed with this idea because, unlike the sweets, socks don’t expire and your date can keep them as a keepsake for years to come.

Lay on the Charms

This sign is guaranteed to charm any Harry Potter fan into being your prom date. Add a magical movie marathon to the plan and you’re sure to melt their little muggle heart.

Pop the Question

Swing by their house after school with a bouquet of blooms and a colorful balloon for them to pop to find your question. Don’t forget to have their bestie take a picture beforehand and film a video of them popping the balloon for their IG stories.

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