The pre-prom party is just exactly that – a party that takes place before the main event. You should hold your pre-prom henna party a couple of days before the Prom so that the henna will be at peak colour when you want to show it off. This type of party is a great opportunity for friends and family to get together and start generating excitement for prom night. Pre-prom henna parties can be as small or large, as extravagant or restrained as you like.
This is how Hennacat usually runs the henna aspect of pre-prom parties:
– Hennacat arrives and gives an overview of henna, what everyone can expect and what the parameters are for the evening e.g. time per person, expected size of design and any other relevant information.
– Books containing relevant designs are handed out for people to look at.
– The person who choses their design first, gets their henna first, everyone else usually agrees an order to go in.
– Each individual receives a short consultation about what kind of design they would like, then they have their henna applied, and hear one to one instructions for aftercare. You can see some prom henna ideas here.
– Once everyone has been hennaed, family and friends of the prom goers receive their henna (if required).
– Finally, leaflets are handed out, photos taken and any smudges repaired.
There is so much more you can do to make the pre-prom party an event to remember! Here are some tips:
- Henna lends itself to Indian or Bollywood themes, you could arrange Indian snacks / food and Bollywood movies
- Henna is just as at home with a North African theme – mezze with hummous, baba ganoush, flatbreads and movies such as Lawrence of Arabia or One thousand and one nights
- You could adopt the theme of the prom
- A very popular style of party is to remind young people of the birthday parties of their childhood with sandwiches, crisps, cupcakes and squash.
- Another popular theme is a ‘red carpet’ event full of glitz and glamour. If you can’t find cheap red carpet, red paper table cloths can be taped to the ground. Tables can be dressed with plastic diamonds, drinks served in champagne flutes and food served as canapes and appetisers.
- Balloons on the front door or gate will help guests find your home quickly. If directions are difficult a series of balloons appropriately placed can help guests find their way.
- Photo area – choose a part of your house and garden that will make a particularly good place for photographs
- String / fairy lights
- Disposable cameras
- Decorate inside and outside – streamers, balloons etc
- Classic teen prom movies(think Footloose, Pretty in Pink, or 10 Things I Hate About You).
- Food should be easy to eat with henna on your hands e.g. cheeses and crackers, fruit, popcorn, veggie crudites with dips, biscuits, brownies and sandwiches.
- Drinks should include tea, coke, lemonade, water, mocktails or other drinks your children enjoy.
You can book Hennacat by texting 07970 795583 or getting in touch via email.
Information for parents
Henna is an all natural temporary dye that stains the skin and hair. Paste is applied to the skin, which dries and falls off, leaving behind an orange stain that darkens over the next two days. The designs last around 7 – 10 days and up to 3 weeks in some cases. Concerns over allergies and damage to the skin are valid, as many people add neat black hair dye to their paste. This so call black henna is very dangerous and more can be read about it here. Hennacat only uses pure henna that she imports herself direct from the manufacturer. She mixes every batch of paste fresh, using only lemon juice and essential oils, to ensure that she has full traceability of ingredients. She uses all her products herself.
In addition Hennacat is fully insured and has a current clear DBS check.