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Host a Hawaiian Paradise Homecoming for Luau Dance Fun

Posted by Stumps Spirit on September 2, 2009

Hawaiian-Paradise-Homecoming-DecorationsA Hawaiian Luau theme is a great way to add some summer style to your Homecoming dance or other school event. Stumps Spirit has several great luau theme kits and tons of luau decorating accents to help you create a festive luau dance.

The Hawaiian Paradise Kit (shown at right) is a fantastic choice for creating a beach-side scene at your event. To get the effect, set up our Hawaiian Paradise Scene, which includes a set of palm trees, a personalized hut, a beach standee, and surfboard standees. The whole scene stands 6’10” tall and 14’ wide. Spice the scene up with a Hawaiian Volcano. The cardboard volcano standee stands 3’1” tall and 2’10” wide and makes another great focal point.

For a stunning background for your scene, try a Seaside Sunset Background Illustration. You can choose to have the photo printed on cardboard, vinyl, or mural paper in one of several sizes to fit your venue.

Our Palm Tree Horizon Background is another wonderful backdrop option. The 8’ x 32’ backdrop creates the impression of a far-off palm forest.

Welcome students to the dance with a Pineapple Personalized Banner. The banner is printed on heavy-duty, weather-resistant vinyl with a bright pineapple and lei pattern and your custom wording. Plus, the banner is available in several sizes. Use a series of these great banners for advertising and designating important places (photos, coat check, etc) at the dance too.

No luau theme dance is complete without palm trees. Set up one of our several types of palm trees—or a combination of styles—around your luau dance for a truly tropical look. Our Pearl Palm Trees are a lovely choice!

Don’t forget tropical luau decorating basics such as fishnet, leis, water patterned gossamer, raffia, and coconut votive candles!

We have awesome favors for a luau theme dance too. Our Tropical Custom Creation Mint Tin is a fun and functional dance favor that is printed on the lid with a beach scene and your custom wording.

The Tropical Custom Creation Pure Allure Frame has a lovely beach scene, your custom wording, and a space for students to put their favorite picture from the dance!

Stumps Spirit is your value priced Homecoming dance supply headquarters with hundreds of Homecoming Week items. Check out all of our Homecoming supplies!


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Create a Night to Remember for Your Homecoming Dance

Posted by Stumps Spirit on August 5, 2009

Night-to-Remember-Homecoming-KitCreate a romantic Homecoming Dance with our Night to Remember Theme Kit from Stumps Spirit. The kit creates a classy Homecoming dance venue for simple, beautiful dance decorations to create a Night to Remember!

The Night to Remember Kit includes 2 Sophisticated Stretch Arches – 1 black and 1 silver, 2 Modern Luminescent Columns – 1 black and 1 silver, 1 Sequin Luminescent Columns, 1 Twilight Lamp – Black, and 1 Silver Hexagon Stand.

Create a base for your kit by covering the floors with blue, black, or silver metallic background paper. Cover the walls with dark blue background paper and use dark blue or purple gossamer to create elegant curtains from floor to ceiling. String some twinkle lights with the gossamer and in swags across the ceiling for a soft, romantic glow. Scatter some white and dark blue pearl tone balloons.

For the entrance to your Homecoming dance, place a pair of the Sophisticated Stretch Arches at the front of the room. The arches great a dramatic opening to your venue and make for a great setting for commemorative photos.

Set the 8’ tall lighted Modern Luminescent Columns around your space to create depth and fullness. The columns are constructed from elastic fabric over an aluminum frame and look especially chi when accented with silver metallic streamers.

Hang Oriental Stretch Lanterns in black and purple around the room, suspended from the ceiling. They add an extra special dimension to your decorations and create an air of elegance.

The Gleaming Brilliance Parasol furthers the effect. Set them along side your columns or suspend them from the ceiling.

This Homecoming kit can easily work with many different Homecoming themes or slogans. Incorporate custom Homecoming banners and other decorating basics to personalize the look for your dance.

For a wonderful Homecoming dance favor that will coordinate well with this Homecoming theme, try our Personalized Catalina Cordial Glass with Gel Candle. The glass is 3 3/4″ high and holds 2 ounces of your choice of gel color. Plus, the glass is custom imprinted with your event wording or logo!

Check out all of our Homecoming supplies. Stumps Spirit is Your Homecoming, Spirit and School Event Headquarters Since 1926 with hundreds of Homecoming week themes to choose from you can’t go wrong!

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Host a Bourbon Street Bash with a Mardi Gras Homecoming Dance

Posted by Stumps Spirit on January 10, 2008

A Night on Bourbon Street MuralYou don’t need to go to New Orleans for a good time! Bring the festival to your school with our Mardi Gras decorations. Start your dance planning by visiting our Mardi Gras Theme Party section.

The excitement of Bourbon Street is yours with our Mardi Gras theme kits. They come with all the New Orleans you need to create your fun event! Add more flourish to your festivities with our dance tips below!


You will want to send an enticing invitation to let your guests know that this will be an event they won’t want to miss! We offer terrific metallic masks that can be used as an invitation. Simply attach a card or note to each one. You can use a slogan like “Let the Good Times Roll,” “Mardi Gras Mambo,” “Mardi Gras Madness,” “Mardi Gras Magic,” or “Bourbon Street Bash.”


No Mardi Gras dance is complete without three basic necessities. Use these everywhere and anywhere for a festive flair to your off-Bourbon Street party. Remember – more is better when it comes to these three items!

Colorful Beads — regular, metallic, pearl, crown medallions, you name it – everyone should be wearing beads!
• Here are some decorating ideas to use your beads – instead of just wearing them around your neck:
o Use them like confetti and scatter them across your tables
o You can string them like garland and wrap them around tables and chairs
o Fill bowls and vases full of colorful toss beads to add a brilliantly colorful accent to your dance site

• Masks — everyone attending a Mardi Gras dance should definitely have a mask! Be sure to have them on hand to pass out to students when they arrive. Masks are an easy and affordable way to dress up students and get them in the spirit.
• Here are a few simple ways to decorate with masks:
o Adorn the entrance with an assortment of masks hung at various heights and angles.
o Create a simple centerpiece by placing masks on sticks and putting them in a vase of water colored with food coloring in purple, green or gold. Fill the vase with metallic coins to add more sparkle and pizazz.
o Tape masks to the walls and stage to add snap!

• Toss coins —these are another essential item that will create a true Mardi Gras mania atmosphere! These can be scattered on tables or simply bundled up into small packages to serve as a perfect favor for students. If you will be serving a sit-down dinner, place a small bundle of coins at each place setting.

Along with these three basic decorating elements, here are some more great suggestions to help you create your very own Bourbon Street festival. Be sure to stick with a purple, green and gold color scheme for your party since these are the standard colors for Mardi Gras.

Patterned gossamer (a lightweight fabric) that would be great to use to create swags, tie bows, or cover chairs. This is a very economical fabric that adds a wonderful and festive touch.
• Fill the room with Mardi Gras-colored balloons. Hang the balloons from the ceiling by tying curling ribbon to air-inflated balloons and dangling them from the ceiling. Create a simple arch by the entranceway by alternating purple, green and gold balloons.

Food Ideas

You will definitely want a Cajun theme for your food! Here are some ideas:
• Steamed crawfish, gumbo, Po’ Boy sandwiches, red beans and rice, shrimp beignets, and grilled catfish.
• Cajun hashbrowns, sweet potato casserole, and spicy shrimp cocktail are great side dishes.
• Mardi Gras salad (use green lettuce, purple cabbage, and either shredded carrots, gold raisins, yellow tomatoes, or cheese for the gold).
• Bread pudding and King’s Cake for dessert.


You will want to give the students something that will provide a memento of the evening fun. Here are some excellent choices for you!
• Our French Quarter flute candle is 8½” high and is stacked with purple, green, and gold glitter. Have your own design and wording imprinted in gold on the side!
• Our Mardi Gras bubbles are a fun way to celebrate as well as add that personal touch you are looking for. The bottles come in an assortment of the traditional Mardi Gras colors.
• Capture the Mardi Gras magic with our personalized napkins. We offer a large selection of dinner, luncheon, and beverage napkins in an impressive palette of 20 colors. We also offer a wide range of ink colors, as well as a metallic foil, holographic foil, prismatic foil or a traditional ink imprint.
• Napkins can be laid out on a buffet table, or can be displayed at each place setting. Place napkins in the center of each place setting at an angle, or unfold them and place them in glasses for a tall dramatic look. The napkins can also be tied (and bundled with plastic cutlery) with a multitude of items to match your theme. Try curling ribbon, gossamer streamers, ric-rac or ribbon.

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