60+ Awesome & Easy Winter Formal Dance Proposal Ideas

Updated on September 12, 2018
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If you need an idea for a Winter Formal proposal, check out these great ideas!
If you need an idea for a Winter Formal proposal, check out these great ideas! | Source

When the cold winds start to blow and, in some parts of the country, the snow starts to fall, you know it's almost time for the school winter formal.

So if it's coming up on that time of the year for you, and you aren't sure how to ask someone, then this is definitely the right article to read.

You'll find everything you'll need to make your proposal perfect, from the text to write on your poster, to the props to go along with it.

How to Ask Someone to the Formal Dance

It's not easy asking someone to a dance. You want to make sure that the moment is right, the setting is good, and that you don't mess it up.

When you are ready to ask that special someone, then here are some tips to help you out.

  • Pick a theme that the your crush is going to love. If they are a football fan, then a theme around it might be the winning one.
  • Pick a good moment to ask. Right before a big test is probably not the best time. If it's a super romantic proposal then you may not want to ask your date in front of all of their buddies.
  • Try to relax. You may be nervous asking, but just remember that the person you are asking is in the same boat as you, except that they are also super excited to be getting asked. Let's face it, even if people don't want to admit it, it's flattering to get asked to the dance.

With over 60 ideas to choose from here, you should be able to find one that will be successful.

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Sports Themes

With so many high schoolers playing one sport or another, sports themes are one of the most popular proposals to go with, and it's obvious to see why.

There are fun props to use, lots of clever questions to choose from, and they appeal to almost everyone.

So if your dream date is a big-time sports fan, then this is probably the way to go.

Football

Text
Props Needed
We'd make a great TEAM at the Winter Formal! How about it?
Football with the text on it.
Let's TACKLE the WF together!
Football with text on it.

Baseball

Text
Props Needed
You STOLE my heart, now I'd like to steal yours for the formal
Poster board cut out in the shape of a base, with the text on it.
Hey Batter, will you step up to the plate and be my date to the formal?
Poster board with a bat and a base drawn on it and the text.
I hope I don't STRIKE OUT by asking...WF?
Text written on a baseball.

Bling it Up!

A little bling goes a long way, so get some glitter and make your poster shine!

Basketball

Text
Props Needed
Take a SHOT with me at the formal?
A basketball with the text written on it.
We'd have a BALL if you'd go with me to the Formal!
A basketball with the text on it.

Hockey

Text
Props Needed
Wanna SKATE with me to the Winter Formal?
Poster board cut out in the shape of a hockey puck and the text written on it.
Wanna take a SHOT with me at the Winter Formal?
Hockey puck with the text written on it.

Swimming

Text
Props Needed
It'd be FLY if u'd SWIM all the way to the Formal with me!
Poster board with text on it.
Will you DIVE right into the Formal with me?
Poster board with text on it.

Track

Text
Props needed
I'd TRACK u anywhere to ask u to the WF! Wanna go?
Poster board with text on it.
Wanna RUN with me to the Winter Formal?
Poster board with text on it.
I would RELAY love to go to the Formal with you! How about it?
Poster board with text on it.

Soccer

Text
Props Needed
It's my GOAL to go to formal with you. Did I score?
Poster board with text. Draw the O in the word goal to look like a soccer ball.
Let's KICK it at the WF!
Soccer ball with text written on it.

Tennis

Text
Props Needed
We'd make a RACQUET if you'd go with me to the Formal. How about it?
Poster board cut out in the shape of a tennis racquet with the text on it.
It would be a GRAND SLAM if you'd LOVE to go to the Formal with me!
Poster board with text on it and decorated with tennis racquets and balls.

Volleyball

Text
Props Needed
I'd really DIG it if you'd HIT the Formal with me!
Volleyball with text written on it.
Let's KILL it at the Winter Formal! How about it?
Poster board or volleyball with text written on it.
I hope I can ACE the deal! Winter Formal?
Volleyball with text on it.

Golf

Text
Props Needed
You suit me to a TEE! Winter Formal?
Poster board cut out in the shape of a golf tee with the text on it.
Would you like to take a SWING at the Formal with me?
Poster board with text on it and decorated with golf images.
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Food Themes

There aren't many people who are going to say no some good food or drink, and with so many yummy ideas to choose from, your proposal is sure to be delicious!

Theme
Text
Props Needed
Cake Pops
Will U POP over to the formal with me?
Poster board with text and a cake pop.
Cannolis
U R the cannOLI one for me! WF?
A box of cannolis and a poster board with text on it.
Cheese Snacks
It may be kinda CHEESY, but would u like to go to the formal with me?
Poster board with text and a bag of cheese flavored snacks.
Chicken Wings
I'm just WINGING this...wanna go to the Formal with me?
Poster board with text on it and a container of chicken wings.
Fortune Cookies
I'd be FORTUNATE if you go to the Formal with me! Will U?
Poster board with text on it and some fortune cookies on the side.
Icing
It would be the ICING on my cake if you'd go to formal with me!
Poster board with text on it and a can of frosting (or a frosted cake).
Lollipops
Winter Formal would SUCK without you! How about it?
Poster board with text on it and a bouquet of lollipops.
Pasta
What's the PASTAbility that you'll go to Winter Formal with me?
Poster board with text on it and a plate of pasta.
Soda Pop
I'd be SODAlighted if u'd go to the formal with me!
A bottle or six-pack of soda and a small poster with the text on it.
Waffles
The Winter Formal would be WAFFLE without you!
Poster board cut out and drawn like a waffle with the text on it.

Entertainment Themes

Everybody loves a good movie or tv show, so if your crush is the world's greatest binge-watcher, then one of these ideas might be the way to go.

Movies

Movie
Text
Props Needed
Batman
The winter formal would be a DARK KNIGHT without you!
Poster board with the text on it and the words Dark Knight written in the Batman logo.
Despicable Me
U R 1 in a Minion so don't be DESPICABLE and come with ME to WF!
Poster board with text on it.
Frozen
U R worth melting for. Don't leave me FROZEN out of the Winter Formal!
Poster board with text on it. Decorate with snowflakes.
Harry Potter
I've been SEEKING the perfect Winter Formal date and it's U! WF?
Poster board with text on it and decorated with a golden snitch.
Les Miserables
Without you the Formal would be MISERABLES!
Poster board with text on it.
Star Wars
Be a TROOPER so I don't have to FORCE u to come with me to WF! How about it?
Poster board with text on it.
Star Wars
U R the OBI-WAN I want to go to the formal with!
Poster board with text on it.

Television

Show
Text
Props Needed
Friends
Will U Be There for Me at Winter Formal?
Poster board with text on it.
Grey's Anatomy
It would be GREYt if you'd go with me to the Formal!
Poster board with text on it. If you have scrubs you could wear them when you ask.
Stranger Things
WILL you be my STRANGE date for the Formal?
Poster board with text written on it. Try using the same style that the show title is written in.
The Office
You don't have a date for the formal? FALSE! You do now!
Poster board with text. Dress up like Dwight Schrute if possible.
Will & Grace
WILL you GRACE me with your company at the Winter Formal?
Poster board with text on it.

You Can't Go Wrong With a Gift!

A poster is great, but if you can swing it, add a bouquet of flowers, or a little something special, to add to the fun.

Music

Text
Props Needed
You wanna make some TREBLE at the Winter Formal with me?
Poster board with text on it.
Winter Formal would be JAZZY with you!
Poster board with text on it and decorated with pictures of jazz instruments.
Abba your dancing king if you'll be my dancing queen at the Formal.
Poster board with text on it.
Let's dance to the beat of our own drums at the Winter Formal! How about it?
Poster board with text on it and drums drawn on it.
It would be WICKED if we could go to the Formal together! WF?
Poster board with a witch's hat drawn on it and text.
Let's make some beautiful MUSIC together at the Winter Formal!
Poster board with text and musical notes drawn on it.

Animal Themes

Few things are harder to resist than a big pair of puppy dog eyes, or a soft fluffy kitten, when asking someone to the formal.

Animals, real or stuffed, make great props and are fun to use for a unique proposal.

Theme
Text
Props Needed
Bear
BEAR with me, I'm nervous. Winter Formal?
Poster board with text and a big stuffed bear.
Cat
Winter Formal would be PURRRRFECT with you. Would you make MEOW happy and go with me?
Poster board with text and a stuffed kitten.
Cow
U R UDDERLY Awesome! Winter Formal?
Poster board with cow drawn on it and the text. Gift of a stuffed cow would be a good addition.
Duck
I'd be the luckiest ducky in the world if you'd go with me to the Winter Formal!
Poster board with text and one or more rubber duckies to go along with it.
Goat
I'd love it if you'd GOAT with me to the Formal!
If you have a real goat, make a sign with poster board and hang it around it's neck, but if not, just get a stuffed goat as a gift to go with the poster.
Horse
Winter Formal? Yay or Neigh?
A real horse and a sheet draped over it with the text on it. If you don't have a real horse, then poster board with the text and a stuffed horse.
Pigs
Will U go to Formal when pigs fly?
Poster board with the text and a bunch of pink balloons with a pink pig-shaped cut out attached to them.
Rabbit
Does someBUNNY want to HOP over to the Formal with me?
Poster board with text on it and a stuffed rabbit.
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Other Themes

You may want to go with a theme that doesn't quite fit into it's own category. These are unique ideas for that special someone that stands out in the crowd.

Theme
Text
Props Needed
Car Deodorizers
Let's be the FRESHEST ones at the Formal!
Poster board with text on it and car fresheners taped to it.
Disney
U'd make me the happiest guy (or girl) on earth if u'd go with me to the formal!
Poster board cut out in the shape of mouse ears with text on it.
Formal Dance
Here's a clue...my dress is blue & I'd love 2 go 2 the formal with U!
Poster board with the text (instead of writing out the word love, draw a heart) and a give him a blue tie. If using this choice when asking a girl, just change the wording a bit.
Hollywood Walk of Stars
Would you be my STAR at the Winter Formal?
Poster board cut out in the shape of a star with the text on it.
Makeup
I hope these will help you MAKEUP your mind! Winter Formal?
Poster board with the text on it and makeup items taped to it.
Matches
We'd be the perfect MATCH at the Formal!
Poster board with text on it and match boxes taped to it.
Poetry
Roses are Red, Violets are Blue, Winter Formal Me & U?
Poster board with text and a bouquet of roses.
Solo cups
Oh No! Don't go SOLO to the formal, go with me!
Poster board with text and the word solo spelled out with actual cups glued to the board.
Where's Waldo
You found Waldo and hopefully a date for the WF?
Poster board with the text on it and wear a red and white striped sweater and a red hat when asking.

Hopefully You Found One You Like

With so many to choose from, I hope you've found that perfect proposal! If you have, then get that poster ready, take a deep breath, and go for it.

With any luck you'll be dancing the night away with the girl or guy of your dreams.

Good luck!

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2018 Claudia Mitchell

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