15 Prom Party Decorations That Will Guarantee Your Prom Photos Are The Cutest Ever

There’s no use fighting it — as much as prom may be about the memories, the promposal, and the celebration of the end of high school, it’s also about the photo opportunities. And prom party decorations can really add some oomph to your photos, even before the night starts. With a cool set up, your Instagram of you and your date is bound to look even better.

So, you found the perfect prom dress. You asked someone to prom with an epic promposal — or you decided to go to prom with friends, because that’s totally cool too. There is so much planning that goes into prom months ahead of time, and as it gets closer and closer, it’s time to think about smaller details.

Having a pre-prom party is a great way to ensure you get plenty of photos before heading off to prom itself. Plus, there’s nothing quite like riding in a limo to prom. From banners to balloons to plenty of fun photo props, these decorations will make any backyard feel absolutely festive. Stick to one color scheme to make things feel cohesive — gold is always a fail-proof option. Thanks to Etsy, your pre-prom party can look totally unique — and Instagrammable.

1. Prom Balloons

Whether you and your friends hold them up in a photo or you set them in the background, these balloons are picture-perfect.

Prom balloons, $9, etsy.com

2. Disposable Cups

Gotta stay hydrated! These cups make soda and punch extra festive. The lids prevent spillage on your dress, too.

Disposable cups, $9, etsy.com

3. 2016 Glitter Numbers

Celebrate senior year and prom all in one.

Glitter numbers, $35.46, etsy.com

4. Confetti Balloons

What could be better than rainbow-speckled balloons?

Confetti balloons, $12, etsy.com

5. Photo Booth Props

Who says prom photos have to be traditional? Photo booth props spice things up.

Photo booth props, $22, etsy.com

6. Pom Pom Photo Arch

This weather-proof photo arch guarantees magical memories.

Pom pom photo arch, $81.25, etsy.com

7. Jumbo 2016 Confetti

Prop this confetti up on some cupcakes, and you're in for a truly Instagrammable dessert.

Jumbo confetti $8, etsy.com

8. Bunting Banner

Metallic gold accents give this playful bunting a more mature elegance.

Bunting banner, $14.99, etsy.com

9. Tissue Paper Flowers

Giant paper flowers are sure to make any backyard way prettier.

Tissue paper flowers, 22.63, etsy.com

10. Prom 2016 Banner

Hold it in a photo or hang it up outside — this banner says it all wherever you place it.

Banner, $14, etsy.com

11. Heart Confetti

Yes, it is totally possible to make your snack table instantly glamorous. Just add plenty of glitter hearts.

Hearst confetti, $3, etsy.com

12. Gold Glitter Photo Booth Props

Looking for a little more glam? Allow a gold mustache to do the trick.

Photo booth props, $30, etsy.com

13. Giant Clear Balloons

The only thing better than balloons is giant balloons. Weigh 'em down at the end and position them strategically around your pre-prom party.

Clear balloons, $10.33, etsy.com

14. Gold Tassel Garland

With metallic decor, even a suburban backyard can feel totally glamorous.

Gold tassel garland, $16.99, etsy.com

15. Balloon Arch Kit

Making a balloon arch may be an intimidating task, but with a handy kit, you can make one yourself. Get ready for lots of compliments.

Balloon arch kit, $50, etsy.com

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