Tag Archives: Prom Decorating

Drown in Love with a Lost City of Atlantis Prom

“Current” events meet an ancient story of romance when you choose an Atlantis theme for an under-the-sea prom.

Just as Poseidon created a beautiful dwelling for his mortal love Cleito, so too can you build an underwater paradise for a romantic evening using our newest undersea theme kit, Atlantis. An arch, gates and columns combine marine hues with accents of gold and a whisper of purple that you can repeat throughout the venue; props such as the seahorse chariot bring elements of whimsy and delightful photo ops.

Atlantis joins other marine themes and nautical kits and many of our undersea props will work with more than one collection, so be sure to make a complete browse of them before making your list.

Support your Lost Atlantis decorations with a beautiful background such as an underwater photo illustration, deep sea mural, or one of our water-patterned gossamers.

You can also make waves – almost literally – by covering the ceiling and/or tables in a metallic eyelash fabric in dark blue.

Covering the ceiling in a wave pattern looks dramatic (see a model here in event fabric categories, lower left photo) but is pretty simple as long as you have safe equipment and minimal fear of heights. :0) You’ll need eye screws and wire for the task, being sure to match the hardware and wire gauge to the weight of the fabric you’re using.

An underwater world is one in which the creatures move at various depths, and part of what will make your marine wonderland special will be to represent dimensionality of movement. Suspend large sea life cutouts (be sure to get the two-sided kind) with monofilament line. Bermuda blue or white LED lanterns can bring both dimension and mood lighting to the venue.

If you’d like to add a chandelier to the middle of the room, we recommend you consider a disc chandelier to suggest an array of light-catching “bubbles.”

Another way to bring 3D attitude and a bit of animation to your marine space is with balloons. Our mylar balloon sea critters include tropical fish, whale, dophin and seahorse and they range in length from 32”-37”. Group them with latex balloons and tether each bunch to stand just above average eye level. Hide the balloon weights behind free-standing decorations such as seashell or coral standees. Echo the height on tables by using these balloons in tall centerpieces, too.

Favors for a romantic undersea prom are a dream to put together. Choose party favors with a more generally oceanic theme to match an invitation or background mural, or go full Atlantis in photo frame options, key tags and more. Be sure to check out unique under-the-sea favors, too, for travel mugs, party beads and unusual favor options.

As you can see, our Lost Atlantis underwater theme is a sure winner for a romantic underwater theme prom. Dive into our Under the Sea pages soon.

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.

How to Use Gossamer for Prom Decorating

Picture a drab, grey conference hall transformed into a star-light, mid-summer night’s dream prom. Beautiful, white, Doric columns alongside a crumbling flagstone wall mark the path into a softly sparkling twilight hall. It is easy to build anticipation for the glamor of your prom with Fantasia Fairy Lights 40 LED Multi-Strandfairy lights peeking through underneath a gorgeous patterned floor runner. This transformation can be achieved with any number of creative applications of gossamer, complimented with spectacular LED light ropes and curtains.

To achieve a unique “under the stars” look, create a tent ceiling with gossamer strung from a metal hanger, with fabric flowing out to all sides.  Employ rolls of cloud fabric sweeping across the ceiling, adding layers of color for added depth and enhanced wow-factor. Loop more star gossamer across the clouds to mimic the appearance of stars shining through on a summer evening, or just crisscross with star streamers. Make the look really pop with some backlighting from colored lights, or hang beautifully lit bulbs below.

Recreate the fabulous Palazzo Hotel and Casino waterfall with different shades of water gossamer fabric, given motion thanks to strings of lights or a unique light curtain, bringing an ephemeral ambiance to the watery appearance.  Use LED cube lights at the base of the waterfall to recreate water splashing with gossamer swag draped across and among them.Metallic Silver Gossamer

Cover up ugly, plain chairs with gossamer swag in a beautiful metallic shade. Use streamers as table runners and use complementary streamers to tie lovely iridescent ribbons around the backs of the swag-bedecked chairs.  Gossamer is a beautiful semi-sheer fabric product, and no matter what look you hope you achieve with your prom this year, the many shades and options available with a variety of gossamer is guaranteed to make your prom a night to remember.