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Written by Resident Events On  December 13, 2018   516   0
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Senior Citizen Prom Night

This fun event is a senior citizen prom! We often forget that the aging members of our communities also need recreation and a little festivity. This can help them de-stress from their daily lives and recapture a bit of their youth.

This event is designed for community members 55 years and older, but you may want to allow senior citizens to invite a younger family member as a “date” if they wish!

Planning the Event

Ask for input regarding the prom from a few outgoing senior community members. They will be able to guide you better about their preferences and how to makethe event enticing.

***TIP*** Ensure arrangements and space for wheelchairs and any other special needs your elderly attendees may have.


Arrange a DJ who can play a variety of recorded tracks from different decades. If possible, also arrange a live or tribute band to add to the excitement.

Select a Theme

Select a theme that the elderly citizens will love. For instance, a popular movie theme could be selected from the 1930s, 40s, or 50s. Masquerade balls and Mardi Gras are also timeless prom themes!

***Bonus*** Arrange for corsages and boutonnieres for all your guests.

Set the Mood through Appropriate Décor

Lighting, floral arrangements, decorations, scents, and other elements of the theme will help to pull off a wonderful prom party.

If the theme is from a movie (for example, Gone With the Wind) cut out life-size pictures of the actors and place them at the hall entrance. Also, cover the walls with old movie posters as well!

If the theme selected is something ornate like a masquerade ball; be sure to provide the guests with feathered masks, and serve snacks in silver trays!


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Prepare prom party appetizers for the guests. Here are a handful of excellent recipes for a prom party in addition to the traditional cookies and punch.

Making the Event Accessible


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Some seniors may not be able to dance, so other interesting activities should be planned for them. For example, arrange casino tables, card games, fortune telling, board games, and photo booths!

Karaoke is another potentially fun activity to add to the evening’s enjoyment.


***BONUS*** Remember to hold a prom king and queen vote throughout the event. You can announce your prom king and queen towards the end of the evening with a special ceremony and gifts for your winning couple!


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