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Romantic Venice Prom Parties

There are at least three ways to bring the romance of Venice to your prom: the still waters of a canal in the evening, a mysterious Venetian masquerade, or a lush garden filled with Italian antiquities. Select one pathway to romance, or combine two or all three approaches for a memorable Venice prom party.

Water Features
Of course, this is the most customary way to treat this theme. Start with a wonderful Venetian backdrop as the focal point to your scene. We have three for 2011! You can find a Venetian Canal Scene mural (shown in the photo), or a photorealistic Twilight in Venice or Venice at Night background illustration from our Venice Event Theme pages. Continue building a set where evening sky meets dark water that catches the light here and there using other background materials such as star- and water-patterned gossamers on walls and floor.

Masquerade Mystique
Keep your Venetian ambience in night or twilight colors, or change it up to include red for a more operatic style. Either way, apply gold accents to your Venetian décor and order Mystique masks, Masquerade Couple standees, and plenty of Black Elegance Abounds centerpiece candelabras from our Masquerade Theme collection for a Venetian-style masquerade themed prom party.

Roses & Ruins
Build a “park” within your Venetian setting with Premier Columns, die-cut vines, rose trees, benches and old-fashioned street lights from one of our fabulous garden theme party kits. Use the park as a conversation area, or create a photo setting under a gazebo from our Enchanted Garden kit with one of our wonderful fountains set just a teeny bit off-center in the scene.

No matter which direction you choose for a Romantic Venice prom party, consider the tradition of giving a single silk rose to each lady or couple – a thoughtful, romantic gesture and favor. Our silk rose with ribbon comes in both traditional and more exotic color choices so you’re sure to find the perfect bloom for the room.

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.

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!

Make Prom Magnifique with a Perfect Night in Paris Theme

a-perfect-night-in-paris-decorating-kit Paris is the original prom theme and Stumps Party has been working on perfecting it for decades! We have several prom kits for transforming your venue into a Parisian getaway. The A Perfect Night in Paris decoration kit is simple and elegant for a prom venue that is beautiful but not overdone.

The kit includes two white modern luminescent columns, two black modern luminescent columns, a fabuleux Eiffel Tower and two perfect night in Paris stars.

Create a gorgeous backdrop for your prom using metallic blue gossamer draped in curtains and swags along the walls. (Check out our gossamer tips for how-tos!) Cover the floor in dark blue flat paper or silver metallic background material. The material will reflect lights for a beautiful, shimmering dance floor.

Set up the modern luminescent columns around the room to create a full, elegant look. The columns are also great for simply dividing up space. The columns stand 8′ tall and 2′ in diameter and are lighted for a soft glow. They’re constructed from stretch fabric over a metal frame. Accent the columns with black mirror bright stars and dark blue shimmera sashes around the middle.

In the center, add the fabuleux Eiffel Tower for a beautiful focal point. The lighted black Eiffel Tower is 10 feet tall and stands on a 2′ 8″ square base. Drape some metallic silver gossamer around the tower for an elegant accent.

Accent the scene with perfect night in Paris stars. You can accent the 3′ 10″ by 3′ 7″ stars with your personalized wording!

Set up 3D wire stars to light up your dance floor. You can easily add these stars to your kit as they are found on the kit’s order page. They stand 2′ by 2′ and are perfect for a simple accent and a romantic glow. Check out all of our Paris event theme decorations for a full assortment.

Once your prom is designed, choose a memory booklet to send students home with for a keepsake. The memory booklet was created right here at Stumps Party! For this theme the dreams of Paris booklet is a fantastic choice. The black matte cover is adorned with a silver Eiffel Tower and your custom wording. The inside is printed with your custom content. Check out our memory booklet tips for ideas on how to fill the booklet.

Stumps Party has hundreds of personalized prom favors for you to choose from. Select a prom favor to finish your event. Our custom creation Paris pure romance frame is a great choice! The background is printed with a gorgeous Eiffel Tower photo and your custom wording. Students can add their favorite 5×7 prom photos!

Check out all of our Paris-themed proms and let us help you plan a prom to remember!

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.

Travel to Romance with a Gold Lights of Paris Prom

gold-lights-of-paris-prom-decorating-kitParis remains one of the hottest prom themes this season and Stumps Party has an outstanding collection of gorgeous decorations to make your Paris-themed prom sizzle!

Our Gold Lights of Paris theme brings the beauty of the City of Lights to your event. Our Gold Lights of Paris Kit includes a 12′ gold Eiffel Tower, a 6 1/2′ gold Eiffel Tower, an Arc de Triomphe, two Paris tower accents, two luminescent columns, an exquisite floor lamp, and two modern luminescent columns.

Create a beautiful base for your Parisian decorations with the starry horizon background illustration. The beautiful full moon will look luminous over your prom. Cover your floors in shimmery metallic background material or black flat paper for a chic look.

Start using your Gold Lights of Paris Kit by setting up your Eiffel Towers. Place the 6 ½’ metallic lights Eiffel Tower in the background and the 12’ tower in the foreground for a gorgeous focal point. The metallic lights Eiffel Tower is accented with twinkle lights for a romantic glow.

Add the Arc de Triomphe to the background for a realistic look. The Arc de Triomphe is made of cardboard and accented with twinkle lights and stands 9’ 5” tall and 9’ 4” wide on the left and 6’10” high on the right for an angled look.

The Paris tower accents fill out the city look. The towers stand 1’ 11” high and 9” wide.

Add some volume to the setting with our luminescent pedestal columns and modern luminescent columns. Stand them around the room to divide up space and add a soft glow.

Add some light to the event with the exquisite floor lamp, which stands 5’ 3” high and 4 ½” wide and is made of steel, bamboo, and black tissue paper.

After designing your prom decorations, choose a memory booklet for students to treasure their prom night with. Our memory booklets come custom printed with your content and are a classic keepsake. For this theme, we suggest the City of Lights Paris booklet. The cover prominently features the name “Paris” and an Eiffel Tower design with room for four lines of your own wording.

Top it all off with a  Parisian-themed Memories Album. Students will love this favor! The cover of the photo album features a modern photo of the Arc de Triomphe at night and can be personalized with your prom details. Students can fill the photo album with 24 of their favorite 4×6 photos.

Check out all of Stumps Party’s Paris Event Theme kits and up-to-the-minute tips for creating your perfect prom or other event!