Category Archives: Proms Across America

Hot for Prom 2012

Bling & White 2012 Prom Dresses

The big trends for prom dresses in 2012 are prints and “bling.”  Some girls take their love of animal prints and wear dresses that make huge statements.  Leopard, cheetah, zebra, peacock, plus wild floral prints and stripe patterns (believe it or not) are showing up everywhere.  Long dresses or short, sparkles and “bling” are prominent on many, if not all, dresses this 2012 prom season.  Possibly because of the sparkle trend, designers of prom dresses for 2012 have been showing not only bright colors and lace, but also, interestingly, white dresses.  You’ll see white dresses with pops of color, white dresses with sparkles, and even some white dresses with pops of color and sparkles!

One way to add bling to an otherwise blah dress is jewelry.  Some girls choose to simply wear the necklaces, the earrings, and the rings and bracelets, while others choose to put the sparkle in their hair by way of timless tiaras.                

Trendy 2012 Prom Decorations

For those who can’t decide, prom decorating committees can choose to supply their 2012 prom attendees with swag bags for her that include sparkly tiaras.  Swag bags, a popular trend from prom season 2012, can also include glittery lip glosses, giving her another way to add a touch of glitz to her ensemble.

Your 2012 prom just wouldn’t be prom without a theme.  For the 2012 prom season, many schools are adding themes to their proms to allow their prom committee to show off their creative edge.  Everything from table decorations to various picture corners can be put together by students.  This prom season, some students even add the option of multiple picture corners, giving multiple options for designs within the theme.  Themes range from A Night in Hollywood to Under the Sea and almost everything in-between.  Three of the hottest themes for the 2012 prom season are Casino, Hollywood, and UnderwaterFavors can also be personalized so that attendees have even more ways to remember their special nights.   Now, what favors will you choose to make your prom more memorable?

Stumps Prom Contest Offers $100,000 in Prizes

Stumps 2011 Prom Contest

Enter the Stumps 2011 Prom Contest

High school students across America seeking a 2011 prom contest are logging in, voting and hanging out at for a chance to win their share of over $100,000 in prom prizes in the Stumps Proms Across America Contest.

Fifty schools, one from each state, will receive a $1,000 Stumps gift certificate for prom to purchase theme decorations, favors and royalty items. As a bonus, the top three vote getters nationwide will receive a grand prize package including a $5,000 Stumps gift certificate, DJ expenses paid up to $1000 and royalty supplies for their entire prom court.

This is the third year Stumps has run the contest. The 2011 version of the Proms Across America Contest is taking it up a notch. In addition to the 50 runner up prizes and 3 grand prizes, schools can earn guaranteed prize packages by simply obtaining a pre-determined number of votes. For every school reaching certain voting levels, each will earn guaranteed prizes including free banners, personalized candy bars for fundraising, crowns, tiaras, graduation kits and more.

To add to the friendly voting competition, Stumps Prom & Party will also provide a $1,000 Stumps gift certificate to the first 5 schools to receive 250,000 votes and a $5,000 Stumps gift certificate and DJ expenses paid up to $1,000 to the first 2 schools to reach one million votes. Students can vote online as often as they wish and a half-million votes have been registered for schools entered so far.

No high school is too small to win the contest. In 2010, the California winner had a total of just 35 students. Past winning schools have used a variety of marketing channels to encourage friends and family to vote including social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter, e-mailing voting instructions and links to students, alumni, parents, teachers, coaches and even getting local media and community involved to help spread the word.

“It is so exciting to see how these communities support their schools. We are so thrilled to be able to be a small part of their Prom, which is going to create memories of a lifetime for these students,” said Jacquie Downey, Stumps Director of Sales & Marketing. Voting ends March 16, 2011.

Stumps has been America’s favorite for Prom and party supplies since 1926. From coast to coast, Stumps has played a pivotal role in transforming millions of special events from ordinary to extraordinary. When we first introduced the first memory book and the first decorations for Prom 85 years ago, who would have imagined what Prom would become!

Proms Across America Contest Announces Winners

2010 Stumps Proms Across America Contest Winners

2010 Stumps Proms Across America Contest Winners

Voting ended at 11:59p EST March 15, 2010. Stumps is proud to announce the 2010 winners of the Proms Across America Contest. 50 winners from 50 states get to divide up over $65,000 in prom prizes. After tallying 5,068,883 votes, the Grand Prize winning schools are:

  • 323,930 votes – Alief Taylor High School, Houston, TX
  • 187,689 votes – Ripley Central School, Ripley, NY 
  • 152,915 Votes – Dearborn High School, Dearborn, MI

The Stumps Grand Prize winning schools each receive a $5,000 Stumps Gift Certificate to use for their 2010 high school prom, DJ expenses paid up to $1,000 and prom royalty items for their entire prom court.  

48 runner up winners, one from each of the remaining 50 states plus the District of Columbia, each received a $1000 Stumps Gift Certificate:

Nenana City Public Schools  – Nenana,  AK
Master’s Hand Christian School  – Decatur,  AL
Camden Fairview High School  – Camden,  AR
Empire High School   – Tucson,  AZ
Downieville Jr./Sr. High School  – Downieville,  CA
Southwest Early College   – Denver,  CO
East Hampton High School  – East Hampton,  CT
Columbia Heights Educational Campus – Washington,  DC
Delaware Military Academy  – Wilmington,  DE
Boone Middle School   – Haines City,  FL
The Georgia School for the Deaf  – Cave Spring,  GA
James Campbell High School  – Ewa Beach,  HI
Wapello High School   – Wapello,   IA
Columbia High School   – Nampa,  ID
Round Lake High School   – Round Lake,  IL
Anderson High School   – Anderson,  IN
Garden City High School   – Garden City,  KS
Nicholas County High School  – Carlisle,   KY
Plain Dealing High School  – Plain Dealing, LA
Newton South High School  – Newton Centre, MA
Largo High School   – Upper Marlboro,  MD
Lake Region High School   – Naples,  ME
Calvin Christain High School  – Fridley,  MN
St Paul Lutheran High School  – Concordia,  MO
Yazoo County High School  – Yazoo City,  MS
Wolf Point High School   – Wolf Point,  MT
West Stokes High School   – King,   NC
Devils Lake High School   – Devils Lake,  ND
Weeping Water High School  – Weeping Water, NE
Nashua High School North  – Nashua,  NH
East Brunswick High School  – East Brunswick, NJ
M88’s Home School Alternative Prom – Albuquerque,  NM
West Wendover High School  – West Wendover, NV
Northwest High School   – Canal Fulton,  OH
Glenpool High School   – Glenpool,  OK
McKay High School    – Salem,   OR
Jersey Shore Area Senior High School – Jersey Shore,  PA
East Providence High School  – East Providence, RI
Rock Hill High School   – Rock Hill,  SC
Lead High School   – Lead,   SD
Gallatin High School   – Gallatin,  TN
Kanab High School   – Kanab,  UT
Strasburg High School   – Strasburg,  VA
Lamoille Union High School  – Hyde Park,  VT
Lake Washington High School  – Kirkland,  WA
Tremper High School   – Kenosha,  WI
Preston High School   – Kingwood,  WV
Cody High School   – Cody,   WY

Thanks to the hundreds of other schools that entered the Stumps prom contest. Each prom advisor that registered their school received a $100 coupon for participating good towards their 2010 prom.