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Add Drama To Any Event With These Table Setting Ideas

You’ve put a lot of time and attention to creating the perfect menu. Don’t let the food fall flat by neglecting the table settings. Follow these tips for a dramatic decor sure to satisfy the eye as much as the food satisfies the pallet.

The key elements to a dramatic look are texture, color and layering. Texture is achieved through the choice of fabrics and accessories – uniform textures provide a smooth elegance while contrasting textures heighten the level of interest. Color is achieved through selecting a color scheme such as monochromatic, complementary, metallic, warm, cool or accented neutral schemes. Layering is achieved through the combination of opaque, sheer and transparent fabrics as well as items placed below, around, on or above the table. The two tables described below exemplify how the incorporation of texture, color and layering come together to create a dramatic aesthetic to your tables.

GLITZ & GLAMOUR
For a dramatic table setting of glitz and glamour use mostly uniform textures with an accented metallic color scheme in minimal layers. Cover the table with silver metallic eyelash fabric. Layer the tablecover with a sheer fabric such as white gossamer cut to the shape of the table top with a 3″ overhang. Secure the gossamer with white gossamer streamers. Add drama to the table covering by drapping the sides ot the table top with dark blue liquid metallic fabric. Repeat these fabrics on the chairs by hanging a panel of the metallic eyelash fabric over the back of the chair and then a narrower panel of the white gossamer over that. Tie a sash of the dark blue metallic fabric around the back of the chair to secure the panels.

Accessorize the table top by scattering blue sparkle powder on the surface. Add soft drama with the Florentina votive vase. The transparent glassware keeps the look uncluttered while the suspended tea light adds glow to the table. Accentuate the centerpiece by surrounding the base with a blend of dark blue metallic shred and holographic shred silver. Add additional candles to the table with the evening dreams gel candle filled with your choice of gel color and optional imprinting. These add drama and can be given as keepsakes. For the dinnerware select a combination of dinner plates, desert plates, cutlery and napkins in silver, blues and clear colors. For a special touch, order custom holographic foil party napkins in dark blue imprinted with the event’s menu or program in silver. Add a final layer to your dramatic table by hanging a silver three tier chandelier over each table. Add string lights around the underneath of the table to notch the drama of the glitz and glam up one more level.

MINIMAL GLAMOUR – HIGH TEXTURE DRAMA
A dramatic look doesn’t always have to mean dramatic fabrics. This eye-catching table setting is achieved by contrasting highly textured burlap accented with other textures in black and ivory. Begin with an attractive floor cover such as the gold marble patterned corrugated paper. Cover the table with burlap fabric dramatized with an overlay of black shimmera and gold/silver mottled gossamer. Encircle the table’s edge with swags of black taffeta and string lights. At the center of the table top place a decorative bird cage centerpiece. Fill the cage with a burlap colored candle and ivory flowers. Wrap the base of the bird cage with black taffeta. Underneath the ivory and black colored tableware place a burlap placemat. To echo the wrought iron appearance of the centerpiece and add drama to the placement, create a frame for the placemat with a black wrought iron border At each place setting put black and/or ivory napkins wrapped in a burlap strap. Surround the table with black and white chairs with the backs covered in burlap and secured with a taffeta sash tied in a small bow with long, hanging ends.

Dramatic tables are fun to create and impressive to the guests. Stumps Party has all you need to create your look.

Dramatic Decorating Background Ideas

Support and enhance the look of focal points with dramatic backgrounds. Cover unsightly or boring walls with dramatic backgrounds. Stumps Party has all of the supplies that you need to set the stage for the rest of all your prom decorations. The following ideas can be used for your background or can serve as the genesis of your own personalized backdrop achieved through changing fabrics, colors and accessories.

REALISTIC BACKDROP
The first backdrop idea provides a visual representation of what could be seen far off into the horizon of your destination theme location. This backdrop makes everyone feel like they are on the pristine beaches of the mediterranean by focusing on whites, blues and beach images. Begin the backdrop with the Aegean Islands photo mural. As the mural shows the edge of a balcony then make the framing elements of this mural appear to be the elegant trimmings of a french door-like opening. Accomplish this by draping premium tulle-white between two or three white pedestal & columns that measure 8′ tall. Purchase a couple of white balustrades to angle off of the mural in order to give depth to the mural. For more drama, use the metal gossamer hanger with lights from which to hang additional white tulle. To pull out the beautiful blue of the mural, add bermuda blue gossamer to the white tulle on the hanger with lights. Enlarge the look of a balcony that leads into an ocean-view room, cover the floor with glossy white marble corrugated paper. Incorporate the lush green of the mural into the whole look of the backdrop by placing plastic potted english ivy near the base of the columns. Having created the perfect mediterranean backdrop, browse Stumps Party’s large selection of additional props to fill the rest of your space according to your evening’s needs.

MOOD BACKDROP
This backdrop idea relies on beautiful fabrics that are layered, draped and accented with lights. Begin the backdrop by covering the wall with neutral gray seamless paper decorating material. Gossamer fabrics will serve to add the drama while the neutral gray paper wall covering provides a rich base to this very sheer fabric. Drape decorative panels from the ceiling using metallic purple gossamer. This gossamer is silver on the opposite side. Use both sides of the gossamer to create a gorgeous look. From the ceiling, hang 19″ wide panels of the gossamer with the purple side out. Next, center 9 1/2″ wide panels of gossamer with the silver side out over the 19″ wide panels. Secure the panels together by tying 9 1/2″ bands of the gossamer around the panels. Space the panels in such a way as to be able to hang one of the two decorative strands that come in the large silver dots curtain set. These bright silver dots accentuate the metallic glow of the gossamer and the silver accent of the gossamer. For an even more dramatic effect, hang one or more disc chandeliers nearby. Make all of the silver accents pop even more with the use of backlights. One more touch to subtly add more drama would be to overlay a very sheer layer of purple gossamer in front of the neutral gray seamless paper. This would give a purple hue to the foundation of the whole backdrop.

The possibilities for creating a dramatic background are endless with all of the fabrics, lights and accessories found at Stumps Party. Browse our supplies and let your imagination go wild.

Celebrate The Return Of Spring!

Say good-bye to the cold and celebrate the return of spring with a retro flair. As color surfaces through the snow, create a space for releasing pent-up energy that is bursting with the colors of spring. Make it a night to remember that is full of activities and contests, prizes and favors, snacking and dancing.

BASIC DECOR
Fill neon prom balloons with helium for bouquets and with air to float around the floor. Hang three metal gossamer hanger with lights near each other at different lengths for interest. Drape some gossamer from hanger to hanger and some gossamer from the hanger to the floor for drama. If you prefer, position the three hangers over the different stations and drape the gossamer to the floor. Integrate color by hanging gossamer of different colors. We suggest pink gossamer, light blue gossamer, flame retardant yellow gossamer and purple gossamer. Cover unsightly walls with retro daisy patterned gossamer to present a flower and retro motif. One panel of this retro gossamer could also be added into the gossamer canopy created with the hangers.

Make a stage area underneath one of the gossamer hangers for the DJ and final contest rounds. Cover the stage floor with yellow floral sheeting. Set off the different station areas by covering the floor of each station with more floral sheeting. Color options include white floral sheeting, purple floral sheeting and/or light blue floral sheeting.

Welcome the guests at the main entrance with a set of retro standing cardboard daisies. This set comes with 6 daisies (2 per stand) measuring 6′ high. Drape more retro gossamer behind these daisies and around the base. One daisies set could be used as a prop for candid photos shot by the guests themselves. Make a welcome sign with solid color flat paper decorating material in your choice of color. Use flat paper to make activity signs for each of your contest stations.

For the snack area, decorate the serving table and the conversation tables with the different solid colored gossamers draped from the ceiling hangers. Drape the retro gossamer around the edges of the tables. If the serving table is long and rectangular then use the retro gossamer as a runner. Accent the tabletops with mini flower fans. Cover the chair backs with more gossamer tied on with the retro gossamer. Mini flower fans can be stuck into the retro gossamer sash to add interest. For the centerpiece, fill clear crystal latex balloons with helium and retro confetti strung with various colors of ribbon tied to balloon weights. Choose event tableware in an array of spring colors to continue the fun spring color scheme. Include a “decorate it yourself” cupcake area with a variety of cupcake flavors, frosting colors and sprinkles.

CONTEST STATIONS
CAKE-CHAIRS – Invite guests to bring cakes that will be used as prizes for “cake-chairs.” Set out chairs decorated “a la snack area” to be used for this version of musical chairs. Give each round’s winner a create-a-ticket as proof of eligibility for the final cake-chair to be done at the end of the evening on the stage. The tickets can also serve as coupons toward a business sponsoring the event. For the final cake-chair round, the ultimate winner gets to be the first to choose from one of the donated cakes. The runner-up chooses next and so forth until the cakes are gone.

FLOWER A/Q
Unlike the question/answer pattern, this game does the reverse. Give answers related to flower themed categories and challenge contestants to create a corresponding question. The winner of each round receives a qualifying ticket for the ultimate Flower A/Q round played on the stage at the end of the evening. Stumps Party has a huge selection of favors from which you can choose to be given as prizes. Think of frames, mugs, frames, pillows, mint tins, money clips and more.

Create A Magical Moment With A Forever In Time Theme Kit

Forever in Time complete theme decorating kit

Make time stand still in an elegant, dreamy place. Stumps Party dance decorations create an environment in which the moment means everything with the Forever  in Time complete theme decorating kit. This elegant dance decorations kit comes with one luminescent circle arch, two luminescent balustrades, one enchanting illustrated window set and two modern luminescent columns. The following prom tips suggest ways in which the kit can be broken up and embellished to create an unforgettable time theme experience.  

PRE-PROM
Get the word out with the use of invitations and banners. Extend an invitation with the heavenly night book mark invitation. This 3 ½” by 7 ½” tasseled bookmark comes with 12 lines of customized text imprinted with black, silver or gold foil. This invitation also doubles as a souvenir of an unforgetable evening. Continue generating enthusiasm for the gala event with a large customizable banner. The moonlight clock personalize banner matches the theme perfectly and gives a sneak peek into the elegance that awaits.

ENTRANCE
Welcome everyone with a sensational entrance. Place the kit’s two luminescent ballustrades to either side of the entrance. Cover the ballustrades in black soft stretch fabric and then wrap the ballustrades in silver cracked ice streamers to add sparkle. Add interest and accent coloring with bunches of ballons. For this color theme of black, white, silver and pink create multiple bouquets of latex balloons of these colors found in Stumps Party’s great selection of event supplies. Add a glow to the balloons by inserting radiant LED balloon lights into some of the balloons. Give depth to the entrance decor by hanging black gossamer and silver cracked ice streamers from the metal gossamer hanger with lights.

DANCE FLOOR
Create the backdrop for your kit pieces by hanging more black gossamer across the wall breaking it up with panels of silver iridescent chiffon and pink tulle netting bound with cracked ice streamers. Add twinkle string lights to make it shine. Hang black and white 24″oriental stretch lanterns mixed with silver 36″ oriental elegance lanterns from the ceiling to create the romantic canopy under which everyone will be dancing. Cover the dance floor area with black flat paper to serve as the base for the decorations. Set up the kit’s luminescent circle arch wrapped in black soft stretch fabric embellished with twinkle lights and silver cracked ice streamers. Surround the arch with the kit’s set of enchanting illustrated windows. Choose the enchanting starry pink background illustration as the view seen out the windows. Next, set off one of the windows by placing the kit’s two modern luminescent columns on either side. Repeat elements of the look of the arch by covering the columns in black soft stretch fabric accented with twinkle lights. Give the floor a sense of airiness by scattering more black, white, silver and pink balloons around. Bring main elements of the dance floor into the picture area. Set up a modern luminescent column with balloon bouquets and balloons on the floor. Use the same dance floor background fabrics to accentuate the photo props.

TABLES AND FAVORS
Create a fun and elegant area for snacking and conversation. Start with the table. Use the same pink tulle from the backdrop to cover the entirety of the table. Use strips of the silver cracked ice streamer to wrap around the edge of the table to add drama and to secure the tulle. Top the tables with the forever in time centerpiece and sparkle powder decorating accessory in silver. Stumps Party also has all of the event tableware that you’ll need. For a prom favor, wrap the napkins in the loop of the time stands still key tag. This favor serves to decorate the table and to provide something for each person to take home as a keepsake.

The Forever in Time kit gives you lots of color choice flexibility for the easy creation of the perfect time theme event.

Use Custom Creation Prom Decorations for Perfect Pictures

custom-creation-2009-arch-and-columnWith their bright colors and vibrant photos, Stumps Prom’s Custom Creation prom decorations are an excellent option for adding a themed touch to your prom venue or photo setting.

Our Custom Creation decorative arches and decorative columns are available in a variety of themes from elegant roses to a stunning Eiffel Tower or a simple black and white masquerade theme. Choose an arch and column set to match your prom theme!

The arches are made from cardboard and stand 11 feet 7 inches tall and 11 feet 6 inches wide and are accented with twinkle lights. They’re perfect for entrances or photo settings at your event.

Accent the arch with an octagon column or a square column. The columns are 8 feet 10 inches tall and 2 feet wide by 2 feet deep and can be customized with balloons.

Add Custom Creation 3D Numbers to the scene to add a fantastic touch to commemorate senior year. The numbers are 7 feet 4 inches tall and 3 feet 8 inches wide and are one sided displaying 2009 accented with your theme photos.

Be sure to check out our full line of prom theme decorations and our selection of personalized prom favors, including matching Custom Creation favors!

Travel to the Far East with a One World Theme Prom

one-world-asian-theme-prom-kitAn Asian-inspired theme is an exotic destination-based theme prom that incorporates vibrant colors and romantic flourishes. Stumps Party has plenty of Asian theme decorations for an all-out oriental influenced prom. Create a complete Asian setting for an unforgettable evening.

The One World kit includes an imperial dragon, two oriental parasols, a stylish parasol, two classical oriental black fans, two oriental romance red fans, two twilight lamps, two 36” lanterns, two 24” lanterns, an elegant wooden bridge, and two modern luminescent columns. The whole kit coordinates for a gorgeous effect.

To set the stage for the Asian look try this easy backdrop. Cover the floors and walls with black flat paper and then drape red gossamer and black gossamer from floor to ceiling in different swags or in red columns. For an even more oriental look choose our Chinese symbols gossamer. Better yet, combine the two for added interest.

Start designing your space with the One World Theme kit’s Imperial Dragon. The 18’ long dragon makes a dramatic focal point for your event. Hang it from the ceiling or from a wall. It could also be wound around a column or along a stair rail. Buy an extra Imperial dragon in order to make it a pair and give you more options. The head is made of mylar and the body is made of red balloons lighted with twinkle lights.

Next, incorporate the parasols for an elegant touch. The giant Oriental Elegance parasols and Stylish Oriental parasol can be suspended from the ceiling or mounted elsewhere around the room for an airy, gorgeous touch. These Oriental Elegance parasols come in white and red and measure 3’ 10” in diameter. In addition, Japanese characters are added to make them more authentic. The Stylish Oriental parasol is made of delicate white tissue and also measures 3’ 10” in diameter.

Fans provide the next layer to your oriental oasis. The One World kit’s four different fans can be used in several different ways. They can be placed immediately next to the giant parasols in order to give them a fuller look. The fans can be placed on the floor in order to add interest. The fans can also be positioned around the entrance in order to mark one’s entrance into an authentic Asian world. The Oriental Romance fans and the Classic Oriental fans are beautiful for adding a fuller effect to the giant parasols. The Oriental Romance fans are black with white characters and measure 3’ 4” long. The Classical Oriental fans are red with black characters and measure 1/10” long.

Soften the atmosphere with the addition of the two lamps and four lanterns included in the kit. Lamps can illuminate hallways or mark the path to the picture area. If there are snack tables, the lamps can frame them in order to add style while gently lighting the food. Twilight lamps are 5’ 3” tall and are made of either red or black tissue wrapped around a steel frame. The Elegance lanterns, although they don’t light up, add their own kind of glow due to the glistening golden fabric. They add interest to the décor with a mix of two 24” in diameter and two 36” in diameter lanterns.

Light up the dance floor with the two modern luminescent columns included in your kit. Each of these columns measures 8′ high x 24″ diameter and is constructed of an elastic fabric that covers an aluminum frame. If you would like to stage the dance floor with more of these columns, Stumps Party gives you that opportunity to order additional quantities on the same page where you will add the Old World kit to your cart.

The Elegant Wooden bridge makes for an impressive and beautiful entrance to your event. The bridge is 6’ 1” long , 4’ 4” wide and 4’ 3 ½” high. Its sturdy build means it can hold up to 400 pounds! It can also serve as the ideal prop for prom pictures. Better yet, you can have the bridge perform the double duty of entrance and picture décor by having the students pose for pictures as they enter the event.

In addition to the items in the kit, consider these additional products. For example, if you have different areas set up for snacks, pictures, dancing, etc. then use our oriental corrugated border to accent the pathways leading to those different areas. In addition, use the border to further frame customizable asian banners used to to designate the different areas of the prom location. Another option is to incorporate oriental mini party boxes at the snack bar. In order to build up excitement for the prom you can do contests such as putting up posters with a different Chinese character on each one. The students can make guesses as to what each of any of those characters mean. The winners can receive a pre-prom prize presented in an oriental mini party box. Prizes can consist of a pair of prom tickets, a coupon for a restaurant, a coupon to a florist, a coupon toward limousine services, a coupon for a tuxedo rental or a discount on prom pictures.

If you are decorating a really large space, the kit can easily be supplemented with many of our other Asian event theme supplies. Consult this area of the store to identify products that can extend the students’ Asian-themed prom experience with unique and fun prom favors. The following are just some examples.

Create a memory booklet with which students can treasure their prom moments. For this theme, we suggest the Shanghai Moon booklet. The red foil-brite cover is accented with gold foil and your custom imprint. The inside is imprinted with your content as well. The booklet is held together with black cord and tassels. Check out our tips on how to fill your memory booklet with just the right information.

Provide the students with another opportunity to remember prom with our lustrous photo travel mug. These mugs are designed to display a 2 x 1 ½” photo and are personalized with your prom’s theme. The mugs hold 12 oz. and are available in clear, red, blue and black. This is a favor students will use and love for years to come!

Browse our full selection of personalized prom party favors for even more ideas about all of the accessories that are available to you!

Check out all of our themed prom ideas and tell us about your event!

Fun is No Gamble with a Vegas Escape Themed Prom

vegas-escape-prom-decorating-kit1A Las Vegas themed prom is a fun way to mix lavish decorations with bright, festive colors and activities. Our Vegas Escape kit is a fantastic way to bring all the lights and colors of Vegas to your prom.

The Vegas Escape kit includes a slot machine walkthrough, three casino chip columns, one jackpot slot standee, one set of card suit backdrops with lights and a set of card suit backdrops with no lights.

Set the backdrop for your decorations by covering the floor with red flat paper or red corrugated paper. This creates a look that resembles a casino floor. In the background, hang gossamer in casino colors such as blue and red from floor to ceiling, bunching it together in the middle and tying it with smaller strips of gossamer.

Create a stunning entrance to your event with the slot machine walkthrough, which stands 10’ 9” tall and 7’ wide. It’s a great place to take commemorative photos too.

Next, add the casino chip columns around your venue. The columns are 8’ 10” tall and 1’ 7” wide and feature bright colored poker chips. They are perfect for breaking up space and filling out the look of your prom casino.

The jackpot slots standee is 6’ 10” high and 3’ 10” wide and is a fun prop for both pictures and decorating. You can personalize the top of the slot machine standee with your own personalized message.

The card suit backdrops added in front of your gossamer base make a perfect finish. The 3’ 5” wide by 7’ 10” high diamond and the 4’ wide x 7’ 10” high spade, club and heart are available with or without lights and look fantastic with the other kit components.

Add card suit cut-outs and playing card balloons around your venue to further accent the theme and add a polished finish.

Memory booklets are a fantastic prom tradition that helps students treasure their prom moments. Stumps Party is your home for memory booklets. For this theme we suggest the create-a-booket. Personalize the cover with your theme name and choose up to five lines of wording. Your event details are imprinted in black ink on the four inside pages. Each booklet also includes a free cord and tassel in the color of your choice. Check out our memory booklet tips for suggestions on how to fill the memory booklet with information.

Finish the whole night off with a beautiful favor for students to treasure for years to come. Try a piece of personalized glassware imprinted with your prom slogan and logo and filled with casino beads. Another fun option is our personalized poker chips. Hand out sets of the poker chips with your prom details printed in the center. They’ll be a hit with students.

Check out the rest of our Las Vegas prom theme tips and tell us about your event!