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Live in the Middle of Nowhere? Host a City Themed Event

Select a New York or Paris theme this spring as you plan a prom, wedding or formal fundraising ball. City event themes are perfect for events involving large groups – with the bonus of a big ooh-ah factor if this is a significant change of pace for you and your guests.

For decorating city parties our mantra is, “Height, lights and luster.”

By “height,” we mean to re-create the unique feeling of walking the “canyons” between rows of skyscrapers. Look for city decorations as tall as your ceiling will allow. Landmark buildings, silhouette backgrounds and other skyscraper props range from 7 to 9-feet-plus and should form the basis of the focal point along one wall (or perhaps the middle of the room if you have 3D decorations).

Place additional good-sized, free-standing props in ways that functionally divide a cavernous space, support the focal point and tie the room together. Most of our columns — including our popular stretch columns that are reusable and have replaceable fabric slips — start at 8 feet tall. The cute, mod subway entrance is also 8 feet, and skyscraper columns are 8-1/2.

You can also draw the eye upward with ceiling decorations such as hanging lanterns and chandeliers — our Exquisite Beaded Chandelier would be just the ticket here.

When it comes to lights, nothing feels as romantic as low or indirect lighting or as festive as twinkles. Backlight your major decorations or add light strings to them – some city props come with lights so keep your eye out for that feature. Black city street lights, Old World lampposts and LED lighted trees bring charm as well as light to sidewalk cityscapes such as Parisian style outdoor cafés and Central Park locales.

Black or white, silver or gold, we like bringing luster with the objects guests will touch. Provide radiance and gleam to tables and pedestals with shimmering fabrics, metallic fringed table skirts and super-shiny vinyl floral sheeting.

Look for luster, too, in personalized city favors for table top or swag bag. The right design in candy jars, travel mugs or other city favors can echo your cityscape for an everyday reminder of a special evening.

Imagine the complexity of your own unique combination of city height, light and luster and the completeness of the picture as guests arrive and drink it all in. Then, make it happen with the help of the City Event Party store.

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.

Hit the Big Apple with a Time Square Prom

Create a vibrant city scene for your New York theme prom. The colors and fun silhouettes of the Time Square theme decorating kit are perfect for creating a hip city scene.

Stump Party’s Time Square theme decorating kit includes one subway entrance, one personalized skyscraper, one Lady Liberty, one city skyscraper tower, one city stoplight, one broadway sign, one square street sign and one black city street light.

To make a backdrop for your city theme decorations, drape white gossamer from floor to ceiling in front of a wall covered with red flat paper. String twinkle light strings from floor to ceiling to add a magical glow to your décor. Cover the floor with dark blue flat paper and sprinkle sparkle powder decorating accessory over top of it. This creates a base for your decorations and makes the venue look more metropolitan.

Start decorating with the Time Square kit by setting up the personalized skyscraper, Lady Liberty and skyscraper tower in front of the backdrop. The combination creates a fantastic, full effect with great depth. Next, add the subway entrance! The 8′ 2″ high by 5′ wide by 12″ deep two-sided entrance is printed on metallic silver cardboard. Personalize the top with your own wording. This also makes a great prop for your commemorative pictures.

Add to the look by enhancing it with additions such as the city stoplight, broadway sign, square street sign and black city street light. There are tons of ways that you can accent this theme kit! Add more twinkle lights, some benches, trees, or extra lampposts to fill out your city look.

Create a memory booklet for students to treasure their prom moments with. For this theme, we suggest the city skyline booklet, which features a silver or gold skyline and shooting stars on a black cover and is held together with a silver or gold cord and tassel. Plus, we’ll print your custom wording on the cover and on the inside pages. Check out our memory booklet tips for ideas on how to fill this classic prom item.

Finally, send students home with a favor to remember their prom night by. For this theme, we suggest a silver twist-top custom mint tin. We’ll print your slogan and logo on this attractive silver mint tin. It’s a perfect keepsake from the special event.

Check out all of Stump Party’s city event theme ideas and tips!

Set Your Prom in the City with a Metro Magic Kit

Metro Magic KitFor a metropolitan themed prom that really stands out with the style and romance of a big city, try the Metro Magic kit!

The Metro Magic kit includes tons of decorations to create a stunning city scene. Set up the metro magic 3D building to start. The building is made of corrugated cardboard and stands 8’ tall by 4’ wide by 4’ deep. Surround the 3D building with the metro magic buildings. You’ll get nine 2’ by 2’ squares and three building toppers that you can put together in your own combo to create the skyline. Add in the metro magic column for another element to your cityscape.

Finally, finish off your scene with the giant top hats. The large top hat measures 24” high and 44” in diameter and the small top hat measures 18” tall and 32” in diameter. Use them to top your city buildings or place them around your dance floor for a cool look. Just add black crystal latex balloons, metallic black latex balloons and silver metallic latex balloons for a finishing touch!

Create a backdrop for your theme kit, set the city skyline with lights in front of black gossamer or metallic blue gossamer. The skyline is outlined with 200 twinkle lights and measures 8’ high x 32’ long.

Make it easier for students to treasure their prom memories by setting up a photo backdrop to match your theme kit. Students will love having their pictures taken next to the metro magic skyscraper. Dress the freestanding skyscraper up with more black and metallic blue gossamer and black and silver balloons for an elegant setting for commemorative photos.

Memory booklets are another way to keep prom memories fresh in mind. This prom tradition started right here at Stumps Party. For the Metro Magic theme, we suggest the city skyline booklet. It features a silver or gold city skyline and your custom wording on a black matte cover. You can also customize the inside with your own layout and content. Be sure to check out the booklet ideas page for more suggestions.

Finally, send each student off with a beautiful favor to remember the night by. For this theme we suggest hand painted skyscraper glassware or personalized picture frames, photo albums or keytags featuring skyscrapers with your prom details.

Check out our other city event theme ideas!

Add A Touch of Class to your City Theme Prom

If you’re A Touch of Class Theme Kit hosting a prom with a city theme, add a dash of metropolitan high-style with the A Touch of Class decorating kit. There are tons of beautiful decorations, favors and prom supplies to fit the classy city theme. Here are our tips for hosting A Touch of Class theme prom.

Start your decorating with the deluxe version of this kit. The deluxe kit includes tons of beautiful focal point decorations such as a bridge, three buildings, a New York backdrop, a New York skyscraper and a building standee. Set the decorations up to create the scene of a lighted city skyline.

Create a backdrop for your theme kit using solid color flat paper decorating material in orange or black stardust patterned flat paper. Cover the walls and then set up the New York backdrop. Create a stunning effect by putting twinkle light strings in streaks from the ceiling to the floor behind the backdrop. Add colorful metallic streamers in silver behind each twinkle light strand to catch the light. The effect will be a series of city searchlights that will make the city theme kit really pop.

Advertise for your prom or designate specific areas such as coat check and photos with customized banners and murals. The Big Apple at night personalized photo mural is a great choice. It coordinates with the backdrop to the A Touch of Class kit and highlights the city theme.

A photo setting is an important part of your prom decorating. A beautiful setting makes for a beautiful prom photo. For the A Touch of Class theme, use one or more of the included buildings. Add some gossamer or a metallic curtain to dress up the decorations. Beware of using plants or lampposts in your photo setting as they will really throw off the scale of your skyscrapers!

Memory booklets are another great way to preserve your prom memories. The skyline booklet is a great choice for this theme. It features a mod-looking city skyline with white on black text of your custom wording. There’s also a matching invitation. You can personalize the inside of your memory booklets with your custom wording and layout. Check out Stumps Party’s booklet ideas page for examples of what to include in your booklet.

Don’t forget prom favors. They’re a great way to send students home with a special treasure from their prom night. Customize your choice of hundreds of options—glassware favors, picture frames, mint boxes, photo albums—with your prom slogan and logo.

Check out our other prom planning tips and tell us about your Touch of Class themed prom!