Category Archives: Wedding

Maya Kalman Creates “Guest Focal Points”

Event Decorating Tips- Be Bold!

Swank Productions Specializes in Event Planning

Maya Kalman, award-winning event planner, CEO, and Founder of Swank Productions in New York casts an eagle’s eye to every detail.

With contagious enthusiasm, she bolsters brides, decorating committees, and event coordinators with encouragement. She knows limited budgets can squeeze options when decorating for events.  Committees often face decorating obstacles in large banquet facilities, yards, gymnasiums, and cafeterias.

Overcoming Event Decorating Obstacles With Focal Points

“I really like to create focal points within a room. You can work within your budget to accomplish this task. Think creatively. From the entrance, focus your guests’ eyes and attention to what you do want them to see. Tunnel them there.”

Decorating Essentials for Large Rooms & Venues

Kalman suggests using:

“Turn off the lights by bleachers or lockers and drape fabric from the ceiling. With the help of fake walls, props, or fringe you can block off unsightly areas and steer guests to tables and other locations that you’ve creatively decorated. Make those areas especially interesting.”

Large Rooms with Decorating “Pop

Event Backgrounds & Fabrics Create Fake Walls

Stumps Party sells large props, room setters, and other event decorations to help your committee decorate large event spaces.

With creativity, lighting, colors, and pop, your event will impress even the most discerning of guests.  Share your event decorating successes with us.  How did you overcome decorating obstacles in large venues?

10 Party Favor Finds for Proms & Weddings

We’ve just finished our spring tour through Stumps Party’s Event Favors store to bring you a sampling of 10 new and/or unique party favor options that make excellent choices as prom favors and wedding favors this season.

1. Choose adorable soap party favor “lollipops” from a huge variety of event themes, including wedding and our formal White Party labels.

2. Personal, formal, yet practical: Customize photo favor boxes with your own selected, uploaded picture placed on a good-looking black or silver keepsake or trinket box.

3. Glassware favors are perfect for double-duty with formal table settings and as gifts for guests. Be sure to visit glassware flute favors for graceful, customizable designs.

4. Swag Bags give you the easy option of pre-filled favor bags. Make a selection from a half-dozen sturdy bags including one with stars, and glitter bags in silver or gold.

5. For photo frame favors, don’t miss a visit to star photo frames. Check out designs like the personalized Starlight and Custom Creation Devotion frames as wedding favors or as prom favors for many themes including celestial, black tie, city, ballroom and Hollywood.

6. Fill personalized CD/DVD cases with a disc holding special music, photos, or video recordings that will elicit delighted, nostalgic responses from your guests.

7. Discover the pleasing curves of hurricane candle favors for your formal event to use as table decorations as well as prom or wedding party favors.

8. Let Stumps put your photo on 100% edible sugar cookies from Unique Favors. Set them out as dessert and for taking home, too.

9. Pick up tiaras as wearable keepsakes for wedding parties, fairytale parties and Hollywood parties.

10. Design your own Custom Creation keepsake or memory tin. Use a large tin for cookies or bags of potpourri, small ones as candles or containers for candies or nuts.

Want a hand? Let Stumps’ Favor Finder be your step-by-step guide to the perfect wedding or prom party favors.

Royally Romantic Spring Weddings

You’ve found the perfect person and you are now planning the perfect wedding. Stumps Party is your event supplies destination to create the perfect romantic setting enhanced by all that is the essence of spring. Spring is all about fresh and pretty colors. The following decoration and accessories ensemble gives a fresh look that explodes with the budding colors of pink, white and green.

The exchanging of vows will never be forgotten when taking place underneath the luminescent canopy gazebo. Accent the canopy with string lights running through the columns and drapped around the canopy top. Incorporate color by wrapping premium tulle – pink and green gossamer around the columns and the canopy top. Add a backdrop to the gazebo by draping white gossamer all along the back of the gazebo itself or along the back wall. Next, drop two panels of pink gossamer and and two panels of green gossamer in front of the white gossamer. Add string lights to those panels. Swag one pink and one green gossamer panel to the left side of the gazebo and the other pink and green gossamer panels to the right side of the gazebo. Place a modern luminscent pedestal column with fabric choice near each of the pink and green gossamer swags at the back of the gazebo. Top the pedestal columns with pink rose bud centerpieces. Decorate the walkway up to the gazebo by hanging pink and green gossamer swags along the edges of the rows of chairs set up for your guests. Decorate the floor aound the gazebo with more gossamer. Add more romance to the space by hanging a mixture of 36″ oriental elegance lanternss and 24″ oriental stregch lanterns from the ceiling along the walkway and around the gazebo.

Though the ceremony is the focal point of the event, ceremonies are usually brief and guests spend most of their time at the reception. Recreate the romance and freshness of the ceremony decor with the same fabrics and decorative elements used around the gazebo. Cover the tables with a bottom layer of white gossamer illuminated with string lights arranged underneath the table. Drape swags of pink and green gossamer around the edge of the table. Place a pink rose bud centerpiece on each table on top of a square of green gossamer. Add a glow to the top of the tables with a mixture of 3″ tall a tea light height LED light candles. Save room for the romantic keepsake which continues to add to the glow of the table. Purchase some embassy royale glasses, clear classic elegance custom glasses and picard prom snifter glasses filled with tinted green water and an LED floating candle. These glasses stand at varying heights to add interest to the table. Imprint the glasses with your names, date of your wedding or with a romantic thought. Guests will be able to take these home as a momento of the special event. Finish the table with dinnerware layered in white, pink and green colors. Since the glasses are being used as table decoration, make sure to purchase plastic cups for beverages.

Above each table hang more oriental lanterns. Introduce a celebratory element with lots of balloons. Purchase green pearl / pastel latex balloons, white pearl latex balloons and pink pearl latex balloons. Fill some with regular air so that they float around the floor and others with helium to be bunched bunch into bouquets. To emphasize the balloons, set up the bubble fountain and surround the base with more gossamer. Create definition to the reception area with additional luminescent square columns linked together with pink and green gossamer swags. For a special touch that honors the bride and groom, order a multi-photo banner which can be imprinted with photos of the happy couple as well as a congratulatory wish.

Weddings are an occasion worthy of an unforgettable setting. Stumps Party has the supplies you need to provide the perfect spring background for romance, ceremony and celebration.

Use Stumps Prom to Plan a Wedding on a Budget

twilight-balloon-columnsStumps Prom is known for prom supplies, but we also carry tons of wedding supplies too! With the economy as it is and budgets tightening, people are looking to create their special wedding for less and Stumps Prom has wedding invitations, decorations and favors to help you keep your day beautiful on a budget.

We have beautiful invitations that can be printed with your personalized wording. For example, our Slimline Invitations are a lovely touch featuring your 12 lines in foil ink on the sheer invitation with cascades of foilbright stars.

Our prom kits are a great choice for decorating your entire themed wedding. We have tons of stunning theme kits for themes from destination weddings, 1920s weddings, fairytale weddings and garden weddings.

Columns and arches are fabulous touches too. They’re great and const effective ways to divide up space and create a full decorative scheme. Our Twilight Balloon Columns are wonderful for outlining the dance floor at the reception. The columns are made from balloons and topped with silver mylar balloons. They stand 10 feet 6 inches tall.

A Luminescent Balustrade Set makes beautiful decorations for your ceremony or reception hall. The balustrades are 4 feet tall and 4 feet long and come in sets of two. They’re constructed from fabric-covered aluminum frames so they’re sturdy and stunning.

Try some of our silk rose petals available in red, white, or pink. They’re perfect for decorating tables or scattering down the aisle.

Stumps Prom also has tons of favors perfect for your wedding. Our Tuxedo and Wedding Dress Favor Boxes are great for creating your own bundles of gifts by filling them with baked goods, almonds, mints, or other favors.

Personalized Bubbles make a really fun addition to your wedding. The label can be customized with your logo and wording. Hand them out at the reception instead of rice for a lovely touch.

Check out all of our wedding supplies for more ideas on how to create a beautiful wedding on a budget.