The most important element in the prom is the place that we were hosting the event. Since student council was responsible for the event, the members took it upon themselves to research different locations. There were mainly four options. Intercontinental, Shangri-La, Kilin Hotel, and Crown Plaza. Because the prom last year happened at Crown Plaza, this year the student council tried its best to find another place. However, Intercontinental, Kilin hotel was ruled out for different reasons such as the price, attitude, etc. Later, Shangri-La was ruled out because of the traffic, leaving members with no option but to host it again at Crown Plaza. We consulted the manager, and rented a bigger and nicer room with better meal options and a Karaoke machine. During the process, student council members visited all of the hotels one by one, and listed all different pros and cons, and after discussions at the meeting, settled on The Crown Plaza.
We then started to plan the theme and activities. Activities are an important part of the event. After several meetings with teachers we decided that this year, we are doing a casino theme. There were a lot of preparations needed before the prom, including the rollers, chips, pokers, and more. We eventually purchased all of the items on the internet, and shipped it to school. We followed the tradition of the school with the pushups and speeches to the seniors and decided to have teachers host different activities, including poker and blackjack.
The last step in the prom was the ticket sales. This year, we spent roughly 12000 renting the place, and more on the drinks and chips. Student council decided, as a group that the price will be 150 RMB for QISS students, and 200 RMB for others. Student council didn't make any profits, from the prom, but managed to break even which was a big accomplishment when compared to previous years.
At the end, prom was hosted successfully with the help from teachers, and student council members. Personally, I feel that this is a very successful event, with many participation. The feed-backs from students also showed that all the hard work paid off and the event was a successful. It always helps remember that there are many people working for an event and as a participant, you may not see those things, but many things were done to organize an event, and host it successfully. We are glad that you got to have a good time and hope that the Student Council continues their great work. I personally believed that student council’s members worked together really well to make this happen, and I would love to personally congratulate them for their great work.