Category Archives: Tropical Theme Prom

Sail Away To A Tropical Treasure Bay Prom

Treasure Bay decorating kitWhen the cold air drops down from the north, bring in the warmth of a remote tropical isle where treasure is amassed and boats drop their anchors. Invite your student body to sail away to a Treasure Bay prom. Stumps Party simplifies your prom committee’s decorative tasks for this tropical themed prom with the help of the Treasure Bay decorating kit. This kit has all you need to transform your space into an elegant island paradise : one Treasure Bay ship, one set of Treasure Bay ship masts, two wire palm trees, one Treasure Bay column and one Treasure Bay chest.

PRE-PROM
Build up anticipation for the treasure that awaits with banners and wall decor. For the hallways, put up a tropical paradise banner. Hold a pre-prom contest. Have students guess what the temperature will be on particular popular tropical islands the day of the prom. Winners will be awarded prom-related coupons delivered in foil gold bar favor boxes.

PROM STAGING
Create the transition into the magic of the tropical scene with by lining the hallways with colorful lighted palm trees. Decorate the entrance into the main area by draping white tulle netting. Add sparkle to the netting with twinkle light strings. Add textural and visual interest to the netting with yellow or blue nautical fishnet available with the Treasure Bay table setting accessories.

In the main area, create an easy yet gorgeous sunset by layering sheer gold gossamer over dark blue seamless paper decorating material. Enhance the backdrop’s glow with the use of backlights. Change the tint of the backdrop by experimenting with different colored filters to use on the backlights. Complete the sunset look with the addition of the moonlight hanging moon. Give the illusion of being in a cove by setting up a palm tree silhouette backdrop right in front of the backlights. Introduce water by covering the floor with bunched up mottled water gossamer.

Near the edge of the water gossamer place the Treasure Bay ship and the Treasure Bay ship masts. Decorate the masts with white tulle netting to provide the look of sails. Beyond the edge of the water gossamer and into the room cover the floor with buff flat paper to give it the look of sand. On that sand, put the two wire palm trees, the one Treasure Bay column and the one Treasure Bay chest. The 7′ high column adds authentic character with its realistic hemp rope and fishnet accents. To create a fuller nautical look to the room, purchase additional columns as well as some 2′ to 6′ high Treasure Bay lantern pilings featuring hemp rope accents and a nautical lamp. Place some of these columns and pilings around the snack area as well.

The snack area easily comes together with the ideas given for the Treasure Bay table setting. Begin by covering the tables with the indigo gossamer drapped with yellow fishnet. Use gold metallic streamer from the colorful metallic streamers collection to secure the net to the gossamer tablecover and to define the ege of the table. Top off the table decor with the palm tree centerpiece surrounded with scattered gold coins. Continue the table decor on the chairs by draping them with indigo gossamer and fishnet secured with more gold metalic streamer. For the food, select black plates, navy blue napkins and black cutlery. Cover the eating area walls with blue sea and sky flat paper elegantly framed with white tulle netting. Allow the sand look to continue out onto the floor with shredded gold / silver mottled gossamer. Give outline and sparkle to the area with additional wire palm trees and pilings.

PICTURE PERFECT PARTY FAVOR
The prom picture is the keepsake to treasure. Arrange more wire palm trees and a cardboard treasure chest in front of the same sunset backdrop used in the main space. Offer the perfect party favor with the trendy photo holder. This favor has room for autographs as well as your prom picture.

Stumps Party – a treasure trove of party supplies and ideas. Check us out for all of your needs!

DIY Dance Decorations for Undersea, Nautical and Beach-Related Themes

Water, water everywhere! So many dance themes contain water features that we’ve put together a few do-it-yourself decorating ideas for your next event.

Paint a Seascape
Draw upon the artistic talent in your own midst! If you envision an ocean horizon, sunset-at-the-beach scene or other large seascape, choose a wall and cover it with our affordable but tough seamless paper. Set the resident artist(s) loose with paints or chalk to create a unique and memorable mural!

Create an Undersea Adventure
Make waves with two or more shades of blue gossamer draped softly across the ceiling. Do waves meet beach in your scene? A gold mottled gossamer supplies an expanse of “sand.”

Build Your Own Tropical Island
A life-sized tropical island makes a great entrance and/or photo op for midnight cruise, luau, pirate and other tropical and nautical themes.

Start with an ocean of “water” using a blue metallic background or similar material covering your floor. Form your island with sand (real sand is great but if that’s not possible, simulate it with our gold gossamer). From there, add your own special touches such as a palm tree or two from our great selection, patches of green tissue grass, flowers and a few coconuts.

Feed Your Imagination
Spend a little time at Stumps Party Event Supply online store to check out water-related decorations and decorating materials from fountains to fabrics!

Decorate a Dance Venue with Cool Outdoor Effects

Dancing under the stars, cruising to an island paradise, walking in a winter wonderland — how we love to bring the outdoors to our indoor events! Here are a few ideas from Stumps Party for pulling it off.

Stars, Stars & More Stars

Whether a nautical, garden, city or destination theme, nothing is more romantic than a star-lit night. We love the look of combining a star gossamer with twinkle string lights, or try our glow star gossamer on its own! Add holographic shimmer die cut stars or mirror-brite die-cut shimmer stars to the décor to amplify the eye-pleasing effects.

Rock Out
This would be great for a Western or desert theme, and more. Try our seamless paper or other heavy background paper to create rocks and boulders of just about any size! The secret: a pillow of air! Cut two pieces of paper of the same irregular shape but with one sheet larger than the other. Match and staple the edges together so the larger sheet bulges out for some 3D action. The technique can take some practice, so if you haven’t done it before, be sure to experiment with scrap paper first. If you’re going to group them together, remember that odd numbers and staggered sizes look best.

Gaze into Distant Horizons
Use dark green corrugated paper and black corrugated paper to cut rolling hills, silhouettes of trees and/or rocks of different sizes. Place the shapes against a wall to create a landscape in the “distance.”

Take a Walk in the Clouds
Need some light, airy clouds in your outdoor setting? Get a bundle of our white tulle netting! Bunch it up into a cloud and secure your cloud formation with a quick baste stitch or staple. Use mono-filament (fishing) line to suspend your clouds from the ceiling, and/or place them on the floor to suit your event theme.

Do you have your own tricks for outdoor effects? Please share them in the Comments section!

Set Sail to Fun with a Magical Isle Theme Prom

magical-isle-prom-decorating-kitA tropical theme prom is a fantastic way to bring some warmth and spring style to your event. Stumps Party has several great theme kits to transport your prom to a sunny tropical island. The Magical Isle decoration kit sets the scene with a water fall and a fabulous sunset.

This kit includes two magical isle palm trees, two wire palm trees, a waterfall, an island hut, and a magical isle banner.

Create a backdrop for your prom using orange gossamer and red gossamer layered to create a sunset backdrop. Use backlights to highlight the look. Set a mountain skyline background or two in front of the gossamer to simulate the illusion of a distant horizon. Cover the floors with brown or sand colored flat paper to make the beach..

For a gorgeous focal point, set up the magical isle waterfall, constructed of cardboard and gossamer and standing 10′ tall by 12′ wide. Add some twinkle light strings to the waterfall for a romantic shimmer.

In front of the waterfall, add the magical isle hut. It stands 9′ tall and 4′ 6″ wide and students will love taking commemorative photos next to it.

Fill out the look using magical isle palm trees and tropical wire palm tree. The magical isle palm trees are made from palm tree bark and felt leaves and stand on wooden bases. They measure 10′ tall and 4′ wide. The tropical wire palm trees are made from lighted plastic and metal. They stand 7′ tall.

Add the magical isle banner with your own message to accent the entrance or other significant spot at your event. The banner is supported with magical isle torches and measures 45” by 18”. These torches can easily be added to your kit from the kit page. The torches are constructed from raffia and corrugate on wooden bases.

Add plenty of real or faux foliage to really fill out the look and create a stunning island for your prom.

Create a spot for students to take pictures using surf board stand-ups also available on the kit page. The surf boards come in sets of three (4’, 5’, 6’) and come in fun tropical prints.

Be sure to accent the theme kit decorations with other party decorations such as gossamer, centerpieces and banners!

Next, design a memory booklet for students to take home as a keepsake. The memory booklet is a prom tradition created right here at Stumps Party. For this theme we suggest the island dreams booklet, which features a black palm tree on a gold or silver spotlight and your custom wording. The inside is printed with your personalized content. Check out our memory booklet tips for ideas on how to fill the booklet.

Check out our full selection of personalized prom favors to choose your own favor for this prom.

For this prom, we suggest the custom creation tropical forever tonight frame. The frame is imprinted with your wording and features a background with a beautiful tropical island photo and a space for student’s own 5×7 photos. They’ll love this item for years to come!

Check out our other tropical theme prom kits at Stumps Party’s Luau event theme page and let us help you plan your perfect event.

Create a Grand Affair with a Midnight Cruise Theme Prom

midnight-cruise-prom-decorating-kitA nautical theme is a classic for prom, and our Midnight Cruise themed prom is a romantic twist, setting your event on the deck of a giant cruise ship.

The Midnight Cruise Kit deluxe version has a variety of decorations for creating the theme, which include a midnight cruise ship, a midnight island standee, a midnight cruise scene, a mountain backdrop, two ship railings, and a shaded elegance umbrella-and-base combo.

Create a foundation for your decorating kit by setting up the ship’s deck using weathered wood flat paper and adding blue metallic floral sheeting for water. Insert the seaside sunset background illustration to create a gorgeous backdrop. Attach fish netting and twinkle light strings for a romantic accent to the whole scene.

Begin using your Midnight Cruise kit by setting up the midnight cruise ship itself. The ship standee is 18’ high and 14’ 6” wide. It’s accented with twinkle lights and can be personalized with your prom slogan or school name on the ship’s body.

Behind it, add the mountain backdrop to simulate a gorgeous horizon.  To one side, add the midnight island standee for more dimension.

Along the line where the weathered wood flat paper and the metallic blue background material meet, add the ship railings. This will create a fantastic simulation of a real ship!

Finally, on your ship deck (the weathered wood flat paper), set up the shaded elegance umbrella with its base. The umbrella is 6’ in diameter and sits atop a 7’ 4” wooden pole. The umbrella is available in black, red, or white.

Add some elegance with lanterns or nautical metal lamps for a finishing touch. These optional items can easily be added to your kit by specifying the quantities you need on the page where you add the Midnight Cruise Kit to your cart.

Once you’ve chosen your decorations, create memory booklets for students to treasure their prom moments with. We’ll print your booklets with your custom wording on the inside. The beautiful black covers of our tropical night booklet are imprinted with a gold or silver foil palm tree and your personalized four lines of wording. Plus, each booklet includes a cord and tassel for binding.

Send students home at the end of the night with a favor! Our custom creation tropical forever tonight frame is a perfect choice for this theme. Students can add their favorite 5×7 photo to the plastic frame printed with a beautiful tropical photo. Plus, the frame can be personalized with your prom logo and slogan!

Check out Stump Party’s other nautical event theme proms and planning tips for your event!