Updated on: Jul 19, 2023
The most anticipated event for almost every high school student is prom. We’ve all seen the movies, where the main characters are in their best outfits walking into the venue and enter a new world full of amazing music and an incredible atmosphere. Of course, real life isn’t like the movies, but it’s not impossible to create the prom of a lifetime. With our Committee Checklist, you'll have a step-by-step guide that provides a personalized countdown and resources to cover all of your prom planning needs.
5. Reasons to Love Our Prom Committee Checklist
1. Automatic Timeline - How long does it take to plan a prom?
Most checklists on the web use general timelines that are set in stone and don't give you the chance to adjust. We understand how annoying it can be to feel anxious and behind on planning before you've even started. Knowing how to plan a prom starts with getting organized. That's why when using our checklist, you can account for when you need to have important tasks according to your schedule.
For instance, if you’re planning to have your prom in May and have been given 9 months to plan and fundraise money, all of the tasks that you input into the Preparation Checklist along with the ones that are already provided by us (which you are free to delete if you want) will autoscale to dates that will help you stay on schedule while planning. That way, you don’t have to worry about being behind on any of your tasks no matter how far into the process they may be.
2. Event - Specific
This checklist was made specifically planning a prom, so there's no need to worry about unrelated tasks in the template.
Our checklist is formatted to help you see and categorize your tasks through a simple color code.
- Finished making a major decor piece? Check the box in the row for that task, and it'll turn green.
- Approaching a task due date? Then the task's row will turn yellow.
- If you end up not finishing a task on its assigned due date, it will turn red.
This color code will help you have a better picture of which tasks have been completed, need to complete, and need to prioritize.
When planning such a huge event like a prom, it’s important to stay extremely organized to make sure that you have every single detail accounted for. If you haven’t made them already, creating subcommittees to handle different aspects like entertainment, decorations, promotions, etc. will help make planning your prom much easier.
Having different people in charge of different things can indeed get hectic, but with our Committee Checklist, it’s extremely easy for everyone to stay organized no matter what committee they’re on. Once you download the checklist from this page, you’ll be able to immediately access it as long as you have a Gmail account. Also, as long as your subcommittee leaders have active Gmail accounts, you’ll be able to share the checklist with them and add/delete whatever tasks you want them to complete, even at the same time! They can also check off whenever they’ve finished a task, so that way, all of you know what has been finished and what needs to be completed.
5. Helpful Links
Our checklist is resourceful - we've got you covered with different links and places that you can access instantly!
- Need to rent a photo booth? We've got you covered with any service that you may need - from vendors to caterers to DJs and more - all in one place!
- Need to easily organize a budget? Click here to access our Committee Budget Checklist.
- Need some theme or decor ideas? We'll direct you to articles that'll bring you inspiration.
Download our checklist and click here to access a guide with all of the instructions you'll need to use our checklist.
With the help of our Committee Checklist, the planning process will be much easier and efficient. Before you know it, you’ll be done with the planning, and after your hard work, you and your fellow students will get to walk into the prom of a lifetime.
Written by Jennifer Hoang; Contributor: Jack Leduc