Creative Ways to ask a Girl to a Dance or Prom

Creative Ways to ask a Girl to a Dance or Prom

Here’s the lame way to ask a guy or girl to prom (don’t do this):

    “Hey, do ya’ wanna go to a dance?”

    “Sure. I guess so.”

It’s much more fun to invite or answer an invitation for a date creatively. The following are some suggestions for asking a girl to prom in a creative way, but can also be used by girls to ask guys to dances or for other dates. If you’re the one being asked, be sure to check out our answering invitations page too.

Inflate Your Date’s Ego

    Write your date information on small slips of paper (time, place, date, type of dress, etc.) then slip each one into a different balloon. Inflate the balloons and tie them together with ribbon or make a bouquet out of them. Deliver to your date’s house, classroom, or work.

Kid’s Stuff

    Borrow your younger brother’s remote control car (or a neighbor’s) and tape the invitation to it. Knock on your date’s door and then hide. When your date answers the door, drive the car up and deliver the invitation.

Good Fortune

    Slip the date information into a fortune cookie. Get a small takeout box from a nearby Chinese restaurant and deliver it. You could also take your date out to Chinese food and work it out with the restaruant ahead of time to give your date the “prepared” fortune cookie (if you do this you may want to have an unwrapped cookie given to you too so it doesn’t see so obvious).

Treasure hunt

    Check out your date’s yard and decide on three to five hiding places for messages. Map it out and be creative in how many steps and what kind of steps to take from place to place. Leave a piece of candy and a “good job” note at all but the last place. Leave the the invitation at the last one.

    Make a map for your date to follow. On the map write, “Follow this map. Your Friday night may depend on it.”

GOLDFISH in the Bathtub

    Leave several goldfish in their bathtub. Leave a note saying, “Of all the fish in the sea, I chose you to . . .” (Go to the Prom, spend my Friday night with, etc.)

A Piece of Cake

    Wrap the invitation in aluminum foil and bake it in a cake. Put a clue in writing (in frosting) on the cake so they eat it quickly and find the invitation on time.

Don’t Be Cold

    Put the invitation in an ice cube. The message could say, “Please don’t leave me out in the cold. Say that you’ll go out with me this coming . . .” or “It would be really cool if you’d . . .” Or put the message on a popsicle.

S-p-e-l-l i-t o-u-t

    Spell out the invitation using plastic knives and forks poked into your date’s lawn. Leave a picture so your date knows who it is from.

    Use Alpha Bits Cereal or alphabet pasta to write out the invitation.

Adoring Kisses

    Put Hershey’s kisses in the front doorway of their house. “Now that I’ve kissed the ground you walk on, will you . . .”

Candy Bar Poster

    Sugar Daddy, Please don’t Snicker. Will you like to go out with me to ____. I always wanted to go with you, since you’re such a BIG HUNK. Love, Your Sugar Baby. (Or make up your own message. Some good candies to use: Oh! Henry, Nerds, Zero, Chuckles, Milky Way, M & M’s, Mars, Mamba, Skor, Lifesavers, Sweetarts, Almond Joy, Mounds, Hot Tamales, etc.)


    Put the question in a piñata with lots of candy.

Mission: Impossible

    Deliver a tape with this message, “Your date, should you choose to accept it, will be with ________ at _________ time on ________(day). You will be picked up by a person wearing ________. Your date will feel like s/he may self-destruct if you do not reply by ________.”

10 Commandments

    Have someone dressed up like Moses deliver the invitation worded like the 10 commandments–e.g. Thou shalt have no other dates before me, Thou shalt be ready at 7 pm on the 23rd of May, 1999, etc. (To answer this invitation, you could make a pan of Red JELL-O with the answer at the bottom in the middle–so that the person would have to part the “Red Sea.”)

Wanted: Alive

    Make posters around the school, neighborhood, or home of your date that has his picture on it. Offer a reward to him when he comes to your house. Dress up like a sheriff when you ask him.

Fatal Attraction

    Draw a chalk outline of yourself outside the person’s house. Then leave a note with your name and all of the information on it that says, “I’d die to go to ________ with you.”

You’re Eggstra Special!

    Put the invitation cut into strips in plastic Easter eggs.

In the Still of the Night

    Serenade under one of their windows. Make up new words to a song you and your friends know. The new words give the information about the date. For example, new words for “In the Still of the Night.” “Come with me, Friday night. Seven o’clock until midnight. Dinner first, then a dance. Come on baby. Give me a chance. Come with me Friday night (Come with me Friday night—–).”

Come Fly With Me

    Write the invitation like an airplane itinerary and deliver with a bag or peanuts or pretzels and an toy airplane.

String them Along

    Tie a long piece of string to their front door. Tape messages along the string such as, “I’m not just stringing you along. Keep going” until they reach the location where you left your answer. Or give your answer in pieces along the way.

Decorate your date’s car and leave the invitation on the windshield wiper.

Go somewhere where you know they are dressed up like a bag lady, a polka king, Elvis, a hippie, a mother in her bathrobe and curlers with a lunch box, or some other embarrassing costume and ask them out like that in front of everyone.

Make carrot cake or carrot-shaped cookies with a message, “Somebunny wants you to __________ with them. If you carrot all, you’ll say yes.”