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Homecoming Themes and Spirit Games

Posted by Stumps Spirit on August 7, 2012

With back-to-school comes a new focus for high-school students: homecoming!  When you’re trying to think of fun, new things for homecoming this year, why not add spirit games?  Prizes could include free tickets to the homecoming dance or a gift card so the winner can get dinner or go see a movie.  You can also pick a few themes and let your students vote for their favorites—or do a different theme every day of homecoming week!  Here are a few easy themes and fun spirit games to try:

  • Old Hollywood Glamour Theme:  Roll out the red carpet for homecoming week!  Decorate the entrance to your school to look like the outside of an old-fashioned theater, complete with Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Pressley, and James Dean standees, to get your students into the spirit of the week.  At lunch, you could set up a ticket booth reminiscent of ticket booths at those old theaters to sell homecoming dance and football game tickets as well as hand out popcorn.  Your spirit game or contest idea here could be impersonations!  Hold a small talent competition in which your students can show off their impersonations.
  • At the Carnival Theme:  Students never get too old to go to the carnival!  Hang streamers from the ceiling throughout the hallways of your school and decorate the main hall with bright colors and fun balloons.  Serve a different carnival-themed snack each day: popcorn, caramel apples, and cotton candy are great options.  The fun spirit game you could tie into this theme could be a balloon animal contest!  See which students can make a balloon animal, flower, or hat, and then have a panel made up of teachers judge to see who wins.
  • Under the Starry Night Theme:  While typically, a moonlit theme is more associated with a dance, you could take and it create moonlit cookouts for lunch throughout the week.  Make it tailgate-related for the upcoming game!  Serve hot dogs, hamburgers, macaroni and cheese, and potato chips—you could even let your students sit outside and enjoy the beautiful weather for a few more days before the chill of fall sets in.  What kind of spirit game could you incorporate here, you ask?  Challenge your students to show their school spirit: have them make t-shirts, wear face paint, do anything they can to create the best show of school spirit.  The faculty of the school can judge again, but rather than one overall winner, choose a winner from each class.  This way, your students will have a chance to get to know someone they might not have otherwise met.

These are just a few suggestions—your choices for homecoming themes are wide and varied.  The best way to get your students pumped for homecoming is to do something different to catch their attention every day of the week.  By choosing a theme that has so many different possibilities, your students will definitely be ready to show their spirit at the big game!

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Take Students to Tinsel Town with Hollywood Homecoming Decorations

Posted by Stumps Spirit on August 19, 2009

Lights! Camera! Action! A Hollywood theme is a fun and trendy idea for your Homecoming dance. Stumps Spirit has plenty of value-priced Homecoming decorations for making a dazzling Hollywood theme Homecoming dance.

We offer several Hollywood theme kits for totally transforming your Homecoming venue into a Hollywood premier. Our Glimmer of Hollywood Kit (shown at right) is just one fabulous option.

The Glimmer of Hollywood Kit includes a Hollywood clapboard arch, a Hollywood paparazzi standee, a heavenly color palm tree, an elegant rope railing, a sparkling Hollywood movie camera, a lighted film reel, and a Hollywood Hills backdrop.

Create a spectacular base for your theme kit by covering the floors with silver metallic flat paper or poly vinyl. The material will pick up the light and add an extra shimmer to the Hollywood theme. Scatter black, white, and silver balloons over the floor for extra oomph. Cover the back walls with dark red gossamer. Drape white or silver gossamer in diagonal columns from floor to ceiling to look like Hollywood searchlights. Add some metallic film reels in the same manner for an incredible touch. Set the Hollywood Hills standee backdrop in front for a great silhouette.

Next, set up the Hollywood Clapboard Arch for a focal point that will make a big impression. Students will also enjoy taking pictures under the arch for wonderful commemorative photos. The arch stands 11′ 10″ high x 11′ 5″ wide and can be personalized with your Homecoming details. It looks great accented with the included string lights, cracked ice streamers, glitter stars, and film strip boarder.

The Hollywood Paparazzi standee, standing 6’6” tall and 4’10” wide is a fun accent for your Hollywood theme.

You can’t have a Hollywood dance without palm trees! We carry several types and the kit includes a Heavenly Color Palm Tree, which stands 7’6”.

Add the Sparkling Hollywood Movie Camera and Lighted Hollywood Film Reel to finish out your Hollywood premier theme.

Students will love walking in on a red carpet. Cover the entrance with red poly vinyl or red gossamer material and set the elegant red rope railing next to it. The 46 ½” long red nylon rope attaches to the 3 ½’ tall metal stands.

Check out all of our Hollywood theme decorations for more ideas!

If you’re having favors for your Homecoming dance, our Custom Creation Hollywood Favors are a great pick. Our Custom Creation Hollywood Celestial Mint Tin and Custom Creation Hollywood Forever Tonight Frames are imprinted with your event info on them for a favor students will love to remember your Homecoming dance by.

We’ve got more than just decorations, shop for all of your affordable Homecoming supplies at Stumps Spirit!

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See Stars with a Hollywood Theme Dance

Posted by Stumps Spirit on October 14, 2007

An Evening of Stars KitLights, camera, action! Capture Hollywood glamour for your Homecoming dance with our dazzling array of decorations. Start your dance planning by visiting our Hollywood Dance section and get ready for a red-carpet night!

Create a box-office atmosphere with Hollywood Homecoming kits. They come loaded with everything you need to create your star-studded event!
• Blockbuster Premiere
• Hollywood Stars
• Hollywood Glamour
• Box Office Bliss
• Red Carpet Affair
• Hooray for Hollywood

Your Hollywood dance will shine with our exciting dance tips below!


For your Hollywood dance, send out our film roll invitations to generate excitement about the upcoming event. Sprinkle some Hollywood confetti in every invitation to add a sparkling touch.


The first and last stop you’ll need to make for all your Hollywood decorating needs is Stumps! Choose from hundreds of large and small decorations, big impact centerpieces at little prices, and a dazzling array of shimmering stars.
• Before you select your decorations, choose a color theme to work with. Generally, working with two colors works best. For an authentic Hollywood theme, choose either black & gold, or black & silver as your theme colors. You can mix in some red as well!
• Start your decorating outside the front door of your Homecoming location. Roll out the red carpet for your guests by using red seamless paper or red poly vinyl from the curb to the entry doors.
• If you are in the mood to splurge, arrange to have a white limousine parked in front! It will make a fantastic backdrop for photographs!
• Lavishly use the standard razzle-dazzle Hollywood décor: movie clapboards, film reels, movie cameras, film cans, top hats and canes, feather boas, director’s chairs, palm trees, and spotlights.
• Sprinkle stars in all sizes over everything: entryways, tables, ceilings, walls, and tucked inside invitations. Use star confetti, star garland, die-cut stars, star mylar balloons, and Hollywood patterned metallic gossamer (a lightweight fabric that is wonderful for swags and accents).
• Use life-sized cutouts of Hollywood legends (such as Marilyn Monroe and Humphrey Bogart) to make students feel they are truly in Tinsel Town.
• Hang black & white 8″ X 10″ glossy photographs of Hollywood legends around the event room.
• Add twinkle lights to balloon arches, strands, columns or clouds, to gossamer swags and ceiling tents, table edges, or around the perimeter of a room.


• For tables, use our super-shine table covers and skirting in silver or gold. This will add to the Tinseltown tone of the evening.
• Our metallic silver or gold paper goods will fit the Hollywood theme well.
• For an original touch, use a paint pen in a color to complement your theme colors to draw random dots or squiggles on the handles of plastic cutlery. Tie the plastic flatware together with floral, satin or metallic ribbon…big impact at a little price!
• Order napkins imprinted with your special theme slogan, and wording to recognize your Homecoming. Choose from a wide range of napkin and ink colors. Select a metallic foil, holographic foil, prismatic foil, or traditional ink imprint.


• Serve dry snacks and appetizers in top hats turned upside-down.
• Serve popcorn smothered in hot butter, nachos loaded with melted cheese, movie theater candy, and fountain soda! Theatre food is always a hit!


Rather than waiting until your guests are making their exit to give them a favor, some favors can be given during the dance, which will add color and glitz! The following favors will appeal to all your stargazing guests:
• Check out our huge selection of imprinted glassware. This will add an elegant touch to your tables. The glassware can also hold a gathered cloth or paper napkin to create a tall dramatic look at each place setting. For a fun Hollywood touch, add our charming black, white, gold or silver tux ties to the stem of your glassware.
• Give guests frames imprinted with special party details! Try a clapboard frame, film roll frame or our magnetic stars frame. Use either a Polaroid camera to send a picture home with each student, or have the photos at school at a later date.
• Use clapboard or film roll key tags as napkin holders, then give them to students as favors at the end of the evening.

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