Category Archives: Castle Theme Prom

DIY Clear Favor Bags with Personalized Tops Keep Favors Affordable

Here’s a party favor budget breakthrough for you: personalized favor bags for less than 25 cents each!

The secret is a do-it-yourself component, but the DIY is not a tough assignment in the least. Just fill the bags with treats or treasures and close them by attaching the themed tops you’ve personalized at the Stumps website.

There are at least three ways to use the new bags:

1. Offer bulk items. Shift an investment in money over to time instead, by buying or making your goodies in bulk and bagging them yourself. Bulk candy, nuts, mints and gumballs come to mind immediately, and you can easily find this type of item in colors to match your theme. Edibles are welcome at prom and other teen parties, and are always a terrific strategy whenever you are planning a largish party with a smallish budget.

Don’t stop the imaginings with sweet treats, though. How about sharing small bulbs or seeds/flowerheads for a garden club party, a homemade Cajun seasoning mix for a Mardi Gras themed event, or a Russian tea drink mix for a Mothers’ Day get-together?

Some ideas might involve a slip of paper or a label that identifies the contents and gives instructions for use. As long as the directions are very simple (e.g., “add 2T to 6 oz. hot water”) don’t count out any idea your imagination brings to you!

A small spoon or scoop could be the perfect way to finish a bagged mix, too.

2. Protect favors. Besides leaving a personalized touch, your favor bags may play a role in protecting favors from one mishap or another. A bagged necklace or medallion can’t get tangled with another one, for instance. And if you’ve chosen something shiny to favor your guests with, such as mirror-finish metal key tags, you can keep them in pristine, un-smudged condition until the partygoers themselves get their hands on them.

3. Create an assortment or kit. We love the s’mores kit in the Western bandanna-themed favor bag at right. It’s an excellent example of what we’re getting at with this category, which takes the bulk idea and multiplies the fun in a clever way whether you are talking parties or commercial promotions.

Prepare allotments of poker chips, plush dice and casino mints for a Vegas theme, and for Castle event favor bags place glass slipper key tags upon nests of silver party beads. Carnival bags can include tickets or tokens along with pre-wrapped edibles. Sample sizes of spa products and small glow items are also candidates for bagging; three items per favor bag is usually optimal.

Whether you’re looking to put together something festive that doesn’t break the bank, or simply want to put the budget more toward the favor than the container, the new DIY personalized clear favor bags may be just the thing for you and your event. Come by soon to browse and brainstorm.

Spring’s Top 10 Prom Themes

Stumps Party presents the list of spring’s top 10 prom themes.

Candy Land
If you want a combination of color and fun, this is the theme. The student body will love the lollipop-lined walkways, the sweet taffy waterfall, cupcake backdrops, and sweet candy arch. The success of this prom is easily described in one word – sweet.

Mardi Gras
Put the party into your prom with a Mardi Gras theme. Fill your space with vibrant purples, greens, and golds. Add beads, feathers, and masks. Based upon the style of your decorations, you can replicate the look of an embellished, New Orleans street or simply elicit a sense of mystical magic, or Afro-Caribbean mambo. What used to be for the French is now perfect for your school.

Hollywood
Everyone will sing “Hurray for Hollywood” when committee members see how easily this theme comes together and when the student body takes pleasure in the glitz of this hot theme. Give them the star treatment with a red carpet entrance, rows of paparazzi, lights, cameras, Hollywood Walk of Fame stars, and more. This theme can also lean to a more casual interpretation with an emphasis on film, popcorn, and lots of yellow, red, and white.

City
Bring the upscale, cosmopolitan atmosphere to your school with a city theme. Surround prom-goers with skyscrapers, billboards and lots of lights. Pull these items together to give the impression of a city, or make it a New York night with the addition of a Times Square theme kit or Central Park props.

Parisian
The Parisian theme is always a hit with its romantic, European flair. Imagine the excitement of your student body as they get to walk past the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe arch, or a Parisian café. Play some Edith Piaf, serve baguettes with pate, and cover the walls with backdrops depicting scenes of Paris, such as the Champs-Elysees.

Casino
You won’t be rolling the dice when you choose this popular theme. Students love the high-energy décor of playing cards, poker chips, dice, and roulette wheels. Choose from a jackpot night, a high roller night, or a Vegas escape theme kit. Include some games, a buffet and some live entertainment for the full casino experience.

India
The Indian theme has really become a favorite because of its modern exoticism. The juxtaposition of rich greens, purples, golds, blues, and pinks create a breathtaking look that is unique to the Indian culture. This theme benefits from lots of draping chiffon, shimmera, and gossamer fabrics, trimmed with string lights. Prom-goers will be charmed with the beauty of this destination theme prom.

Stars
Dazzle everyone with a stars theme prom. The student body will be taken aback when they find themselves surrounded with gold, silver, and white stars of all sizes that reflect light throughout the space. Choose from star-studded arches, stairways, columns, and tunnels. Decorate the ceiling with hanging stars, string lights, and panels of star gossamer fabric.

Castles
Prom-goers love the chance to revisit the days of chivalry and courtly love. That is why the castle theme is always a success. This theme can capture the romantic look of a fairytale castle, the medieval look of the Knights of Camelot, or the fantasy look of an ice castle.

Fifties
Everyone loves the 50’s. It was the time of the sock hop, the soda fountains, the poodle skirts, and the emergence of rock and roll. People knew how to have fun and student bodies all over the country still have fun with a fifties prom theme. Fill the space with 45’s, vintage car props, jukebox standees and drive-in decorations. This theme has lots of possibilities, so just run with it and have fun.

Choose your theme and fill all of your decorative, tableware, publicity and favors needs at Stumps Party. We love proms and we want to make sure that your school loves yours.

Top Prom Themes of 2011

Here are Stumps’ top-rated themes for Prom 2011!

Arabian Event Theme
Prom-goers seemingly can’t resist the allure of spending Nights on the Nile or exploring an evening in an Arabian paradise – and why should they? These themes represent the perfect combination of adventure and romance in exotic locales. Check out Treasure the Night with an Arabian Themed Prom decorating ideas for a night to remember!

Castle Event Theme
Castle and Fairy Tale event themes are hot for 2011. Romance rules castle themes such as I Believe, Once Upon a Dream, and Evening in Camelot.

Hollywood Event Theme
The appeal of a Hollywood Red Carpet Event or Hollywood Nights prom never fades. Seems we’re always ready for our close-up and to see our names in lights!

Mardi Gras Event Theme
Mardi Gras means “party” in French, right? Year after year, prom-goers happily attend such French Quarter favorites as Mardi Gras Mambo and Rendezvous on Bourbon Street.

Masquerade Event Theme
Masquerades are popular Mardi Gras themes, but that’s not the whole story. Masquerades can have a mysterious Venetian flavor, or re-create the dramatic sumptuousness of the Phantom of the Opera masquerade setting – as many prom committees are discovering!

Time Event Theme
More proms are devoting a night to a Moment in Time, an Hour of Enchantment, or even a moment when Time Stands Still at their proms.

Underwater Event Theme
The other-worldly beauty of such themes as Depths of Forever and Deep Blue Destiny ensure the continued popularity of the under-the-sea event.

Add a Whimsical Touch with a Castle in the Clouds Theme Prom

Castle in the Clouds Kit Add a whimsical touch to your prom theme with a Castle in the Clouds themed prom. This prom theme is perfect for a prom that’s not too serious but still makes a big impression.

Start off your decorating with the Castle in the Clouds kit. The kit includes everything you need to transform your prom into a romantic event in the sky: a castle in the clouds arch, a castle in the clouds, a rainbow bridge and a rainbow arch.

Accent your kit with a balloon cloud consisting of 96 clear and white latex balloons illuminated with twinkle lights. In addition, the castle in the clouds columns featuring silver metallic toppers, holographic streamers and glitter are great for filling out your theme kit too. The columns are available in 6′, 8′ and 10′ tall styles. Stumps Party makes it easy to bring it all together as the columns and balloon clouds appear on the very same page through which you will order your kit.

Create an ethereal backdrop for your themed decorations. Use white gossamer to create sweeping drapes from the ceiling to the floor. Incorporate Stumps Party three strand swag lights to create a brilliant effect. Add a perfect horizon to your backdrop by adding the castle in the clouds wall in front of the gossamer drape. It will hide the spot where your decorations attach to the floor and will create the silhouette of a castle wall horizon.

To finish your themed decorations and prom supplies, pair the Castle in the Clouds theme with traditional fairytale theme supplies. Create a floor to match your backdrop by making pools of gossamer and by adding clear crystal latex balloons and white bright tone latex balloons. If you decide there can be proper roads in the clouds use cobblestone corrugated paper. This can also be used to create walkways around your castle and to decorate the walls. Use dark blue metallic eyelash fabric and/or silver metallic eyelash fabric to create rivers beneath the kit’s rainbow bridge. The metallic material will shimmer in the light and reflect the colors of the rainbow. It’ll be beautiful!

For your tables, cover them in a metallic silver or a sheer white material. Add Stumps Party castle confetti to reflect even more light. Top off the table with either the glitter castle centerpiece or the fairytale castle centerpiece which even has room for a votive candle. The castles in those centerpieces will be a perfect accent to your theme.

Build up anticipation for your enchanting prom with the help of personalizable banners. You might like the horizontal castle banner or the vertical dream come true banner. Stumps Party not only offers a great variety of banner styles and sizes from which to choose but even lets you choose between latex or self-stick banners. In addition to using these banners for promotional purposes you can also order banners for designating special areas such as coat check and photos the evening of the prom.

Another way to capture prom memories is with memory booklets. The castle booklet is a perfect choice for this theme. It includes a castle silhouette on the cover and a tassel to hold the booklet together. You can customize the inside with your own content and layout.

Remember favors! There are tons of frames, candles, glassware items, keytags and other great keepsakes that you can customize with your slogan, prom details and logo. Check them out and have fun designing awesome favors your prom guests will love.

Check out our other tips for planning your prom!