Category Archives: Mardi Gras 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.

Make Your Event Unique With Cardboard Standees

Cardboard standees are great additions to many different event decorations.  They can be used as entryways to your prom, arches to take pictures under, or simply as a 3D backdrop to your event.  Not every prom committee uses cardboard standees—some use balloon arches or other things.  Cardboard standees, however, add dimension to your prom or event in a way that not many other things could.

Even if you’re having a themed prom or dance, there are a variety of options for cardboard standees that you can use.  There are standees for casino proms, Hollywood proms, and Mardi Gras proms, among many others.  Some cardboard standees allow you to paste your picture over the face of the standee.  That gives you one more way to create a fun memory of the night.

If you’re having a city-themed dance, there are a variety of backdrops you could decorate with.  You could choose London or New York, whether present-day or in the Roaring 20’s, with city-specific standees like Big Ben and the Brooklyn Bridge Archway, or you could create your own with towering skyscrapers.  Your options are wide open, but whatever you choose, remember that using a cardboard standee will help your event stand out.

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.

Mardi Gras Magic Masquerade Prom Theme

What prom theme could be more mysterious and magical than a fabulous Mardi Gras Magic Masquerade?! Transform your venue into a messmerizing setting splashed with purple, gold, black, and pink colors. The guests will walk under giant masks, then walk by three mysterious columns, and finally enter through a beautiful arch with the Mardi Gras Magic Theme Kit.

Invitations
Start by sending out customized black foil Magic of Mardi Gras invitations with your choice of silver or gold imprint color.

Decorations
A great way to jazz up your decorations is with bouquets of Mardi Gras mask latex balloons. Another unique decoration to check out is the giant Mardi Gras mask standee. To give your venue a feeling of movement and flow, hang or drape metallic gossamer, which comes in an array of colors to choose from.

Table Settings
Dress up your tables with the Mardi Gras Table Setting. The items are available individually, allowing you to choose the ones you really want to give your tables that masquerade style.

Party Favors
There are numerous party favors to choose from for your guests to take home from their magical night. Mardi Gras shimmer beads make a spectacular favor choice. Another really great favor is making available one the masquerade custom glitter frames for your memorable prom photo. Lastly, make sure to add some drama to your favors with the custom creation Mardi Gras celestial mint tins.

Add Some Mystery with a Masquerade Theme Prom

masquerade-prom-theme-kitIf you’re looking for a romantic and elegant themed prom, a masquerade theme may be the perfect choice. Our masquerade theme prom creates the look of an elegant ballroom and the mystery of a masquerade ball.

The Masquerade Decorations Kit includes a masquerade arch, a pair of masquerade columns and three three-tiered chandeliers.

Begin transforming your venue into an elegant ballroom by covering the floor with black and white checkered flat paper. Cover the walls with silver flat paper and drapes of metallic silver gossamer. Around the floor scatter purple and silver balloons for a light but lovely touch.

The Lighted Masquerade Arch makes a fantastic focal point for your event or a great entrance. Either way, students will love taking pictures under it. The arch is 11 feet tall and 6 feet wide and constructed from cardboard. It is decorated with silver masks and purple twistees.

Set up the Masquerade Columns around the room to create a full look. The columns are 7 feet 8 inches tall and 2 feet 6 inches wide. They have a beautiful curved base and silver and purple masks on top.

Suspend the Three Tiered Chandeliers around the room to catch lights and add a classic, shimmering look.

The Mask Mural Standee is another fantastic accent, perfect for photo settings. The mask is 2 ¼ feet tall and 6 feet wide and printed on freestanding cardboard. Accent it with lights and tinsel too.

Stumps Prom & Party has a vast array of prom party supplies for you to choose from to customize your prom with gossamer, custom vinyl banners, centerpieces and other finishing touches.

Once you’ve designed your prom, choose a Memory Booklet for students and guests to take home to cherish the night. The Magic of Mardi Gras Booklet is a perfect choice for a masquerade theme. The black matte cover features masks on a gold or silver metallic oval, plus your custom wording. The inside is printed with your content. Check out our Memory Booklet Tips for more ideas.

We have a huge selection of personalized prom favors for you to choose from. For this theme, we suggest sending students home with a Custom Creation Mardi Gras Metal CD Case. The case features an elegant white mask and your custom wording on a black background. Students can keep their favorite CDs in the case and remember prom for years to come.

A masquerade theme prom is sure to be sensational. Check out all of our prom supplies and let us help you create the prom of your dreams.

Host a Masked Mystique Mardi Gras Prom for a Lavish Affair

masked-mystique-mardi-gras-kitMardi Gras makes a fabulous prom theme with it’s lavish decorations and bright colors. The Masked Mystique Mardi Gras Kit is new for Prom 2009 and transforms your event into a dazzling masquerade setting.

The scene is set with the Masked Mystique Mardi Gras Kit, which includes a Masked Mystique Arch, two columns, two masks (one large and one small), two oval masks and two modern luminescent columns.

Create a base for your decorating kit by covering the floor with black seamless paper. Make a path through the event with metallic green paper and accent it with Mardi Gras beads, metallic shred and balloons. Create a backdrop by draping purple and gold metallic curtains from floor to ceiling.

Next, set up the Masked Mystique Arch to create a beautiful entrance to your event. The arch stands 11 feet tall and 7 feet 3 inches wide. It is constructed of two purple stretch columns accented with twinkle lights and a mask, and is perfect for taking commemorative prom photos.

Accent the arch with the Masked Mystique Columns. Each column is 8 feet high by 2 feet 3 inches wide. They’re printed with a Mardi Gras pattern and are accented with Mardi Gras masks on top.

Add the Mystique Masks and the Mystique Oval Masks for another flourish. The free-standing Mystique Masks are available in 1 foot 7 inches high and 3 feet 10 inches wide or 3 feet 10 inches high x 7 feet 3 inches wide. The Oval Masks are available in 5 feet x 3 feet 9 inches wide or 6 feet 10 inches high x 4 feet 9 inches wide.

Finish it off with the Modern Luminescent Columns, which are constructed of elastic fabric over a sturdy aluminum frame and stand 8 feet high by 2 feet in diameter. Add twinkle lights for a special glow.

Accent the kit with lush gossamer drapes, swags and columns, shimmering metallic columns, beads, masks and feathers!

Once you’ve decorated your prom in Mardi Gras style, create a memory booklet to help students treasure the night forever. For this theme, we suggest the Magic of Mardi Gras Booklet. Fill the inside of the booklet with your custom wording. Plus, the foil-brite cover is printed with your event details.

Finish it all off with a fun favor to savor the night. Try the enchanting masquerade mask. These are great keepsakes to always remember your prom by!

Check out all of our Mardi Gras prom tips and tell us about your event!