After Prom 2019 Frequently Asked Questions
AFTER PROM FAQS
What is the After Prom Party?
After Prom Parties are hosted by each High School in Howard County immediately following the Prom, most are sponsored by the High School PTSA organization. This is a party for high school students eligible to attend prom. It is held immediately following the Prom and usually lasts late into the night! This is a chaperoned, substance free event, where students can have great food, win prizes, participate in a variety of activities and spend time with friends!
Why do we hold an After Prom Party?
After Prom Parties offer the perfect environment for students to continue the celebration of Prom Night in a safe, substance free, chaperoned environment! It is a way to continue the party with friends, have fun, win prizes and Parents don’t need to worry about where their kids are!
Statistics have shown an increase in emergency room visits, car accidents and other incidents for teens on Prom nights. By holding a party that offers food, fun and prizes, we encourage teens to make good choices on prom night. After Prom Parties are chaperoned by adults. Howard County Police have informed us that there has been a significant decrease in the number of accidents since we began holding After Prom Parties in 2004!
Where is After Prom this year? – Main Event Entertainment (NEW LOCATION THIS YEAR)
The address is 10300 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, MD 20144 (at the Columbia Mall).
When is the 2019 After Prom Party?
May 10, 2019 (immediately following the Prom held at Martin’s West). The After Prom Party begins at 11:30 PM and ends at 3:30 AM.
I’m concerned about my child driving there.
This year’s After Prom Party will be in Howard County. If we have a minimum number of children sign-up, we will provide bus transportation from the Prom location at Martin’s West to Main Event at the Columbia Mall.
***Transportation will not be provided from Main Event when the party is over.***
My child will need to leave early from the After Prom Party due to commitments the next day.
This year’s party is not a lock-in. On the ticket purchase form, you will designate how they will be leaving the After Prom Party at Main Event Entertainment. You may always come to Main Event and sign them out.
Who can go to the After Prom Party?
Any Howard High School Junior or Senior student who is in good standing. A student DOES NOT have to attend Prom to attend the After Prom Party AND any Prom Guest of a Howard High School Junior or Senior.
Is there anything parents can do?
Volunteer to help set-up or to chaperone the After Prom. Donate snacks or door prize gifts (see the SignUp).
DO NOT host a private party at your home the night of After Prom. Part of what makes our After Prom a great event is that all Junior and Senior students attend!
How much does the After Prom ticket cost?
$25....and for this your student will enjoy a midnight snack, the chance to win great prizes, access to fun activities and have a great night with their friends!
No TICKETS will be sold after April 30th!!
What kinds of activities will there be at the After Prom Party?
Bowling, Laser Tag, Billiards, Shuffle Board, Music, Karaoke, College Corner Give-aways, Raffle Prizes, Newly Released Movie Showing and UNLIMITED play on over 100 Video Arcade Games
Is the event chaperoned?
Yes! We have up to 40 parent volunteers to help and chaperone. Want to help? Visit the PTSA website for Volunteer information.
How will I know if my child is actually at the After Prom Party?
We will call the parent of any student who has not arrived at the After Prom Party by 12:30 AM. Calls will begin at approximately 1:00 AM. Therefore, if you do not get a call, you will know your child is safe with us.
How can I get involved?
Come to a planning meeting! See the After Prom tab on our website for dates and times.
Make a donation! You can do so via PayPal on the After Prom tab on our website.
See the Snacks and Prizes SignUp to make a prize/gift card donation.
See the Volunteer SignUp for details on how you can volunteer.
Marilyn Sanchez-Henry, Brenda Bonano