7 Secrets to Organising the Best Formal After-Party in Town!

We all know the school formal after-party is just as important as the actual formal. Follow Saber Event’s 7 top after-party planning secrets, and make sure that your formal after-party is the best party ever!

  1. The Venga Bus Is Coming…

There are forms of transport like limos, but to get a big group of your friends from the formal venue to the after-party, book a party bus. The party bus can provide heaps of entertainment the minute everyone steps on board. Stream the latest tracks and dance away on-board whilst cruising with your classmates. Another alternative is a stretch hummer – heaps of fun and they look pretty cool as well.

stretch hummer

  1. Roll Out The Red Carpet

Hire a 5m red carpet for when your guests arrive at the after-party venue, as soon as they step out of the party bus let them walk the red carpet and enter the party!

red carpet

  1. Live Beats

Music will make or break the after-formal party, so make sure you hire a top resident DJ who is guaranteed to make your party awesome! Keep the beats pumping so the dance floor is rocking! Make sure you have a play list ready beforehand so the DJ is prepped with the type of music tracks you want to play. If you are a on a budget play an iPod with a preselected music play list. This is totally fine; just ensure you have some good speakers to play the music.

  1. Smile!

Who doesn’t love a selfie? Why not hire a Photobooth for a fun and interactive element. Make sure you ask them to bring some fun props along like huge hats, big sunglasses, feather boas, signs and other random things. The Photobooth operators can normally insert your school logo or some type of wording on your photos, like ‘Class of 2017,’ the perfect keepsake!


  1. Awards

For some extra fun, run some on the night competitions and hand out some wacky party awards such as Craziest Dancer, Best-dressed Tux, Best Boy Band Look and Hottest Couple. Get the DJ to announce the winners and give away some fun prizes.

  1. Fuel The Night

Your friend will need drinks and snacks when they arrive so they can power through the rest of the night. Keep it simple and easy and order a variety of hot gourmet pizzas. Make sure you have a selection of cold soft drinks on hand, but if your budget allows, fancy it up with some funmocktails. Even hire a mixologist to stand at the bar and mix up your tasty cocktails in fancy glasses. Don’t forget to raise a toast with your friends to celebrate the year gone and the excitement of what lies ahead in years to come!


  1. Authority

While we don’t want to put a damper on your party, it’s still very important to keep your parents in the loop with the after-party plans. Remember to tell your guests they must have an invite: no invite, no entry! For some fun, and to keep your parents chilled, hire a security guard for the night to check invites on entry. This will look pretty cool and also keep everyone safe and sound. So remember keep your parents posted of the important deets – don’t forget, they will probably be funding this rocking formal after-party!

P.S. Don’t forget to check out formal photos on our website. There you can view some of the awesome formals we have been organising in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane…

Email Saber Events for any after-party needs or call 1300 808 505. We can help with venue selection, catering, invite design, booking entertainment and transportation. We service the following areas: Brisbane, the Gold Coast, Sydney and Melbourne.

after formal party