With the coronavirus (COVID-19) forcing mass school closures across the country, students have spent the entire school year looking forward to prom and are being left without this important high school experience.
It's completely normal to feel disappointed and frustrated, but even if it might not be happening IRL, prom can still go on!
It may not look the same as you imagined, but you can still plan a fun virtual prom night with your friends inside your home and take part in the tradition just like these San José students who have organized their own Zoom prom committee.
Seventeen.com has put together a fantastic guide on How to Host the Best Virtual Prom, with ideas on themes, outfits, and the after party.
If planning isn't your thing and you're just there to dance and drink punch, be sure to capitalize on some of the FREE virtual party opportunities below, complete with famous DJs and celebs.
Saturday, May 2, 2020 at 6:00 PM
Creator of the notOK app is hosting a night filled with songs from DJ Jazzy Jeff, a digital red carpet with celebrity appearances, mental health check-ins and resources, and they will be giving cash grants to high schoolers!
Thursday, May 7, 2020 at 5:00 PM
Featuring DJ D-Nice and Zac Bia, open the Houseparty app, pick your theme, take pics, and dance the night away.
Saturday Nights, May 2 - May 9, 2020
Get gussied up and register to attend prom every weekend with other teens across the country, featuring a rotating list of DJs and the chance to win prizes!
Saturday, May 16, 2020
Register to attend a night with live DJs, celebrity guests, TikTok stars, special performances, and the presentation of the Teen Vogue Virtual Prom Court.
Some Good News Prom
John Krasinski invites you to relive Prom with special guests Billie Eilish, Jonas Brothers, Chance the Rapper, and Rainn Wilson.
Disappointment, Loss, and Grief: Helping Our Teens and Ourselves Cope During the Current Pandemic (Middle and High School)
Every Monday at 3:00 PM
Parents Place Bay Area has a FREE drop-in online support group to discuss the significant changes our teens are facing during the COVID-19 crisis. Learn strategies to help them cope with disappointment and worries about the future, in a safe environment where you can continue to develop your own self-care strategies. Participants are encouraged to share ideas for celebrating milestone moments (prom, graduation, college decisions) in a new but significant way. Facilitated by Mimi Ezray, LCSW, MPH, and Sheila Dubin, MS.