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How To Make Senior Night Unforgettable

Posted by Stumps Spirit on March 21, 2013

Sports Water BottlesPersonalized Photo BannersThe final year of high school is rich with memories. We’ve got some outstanding examples of how you can make Senior Sports Night memorable for the class of 2013.

Welcome the seniors and their families with Personalized Vertical Banners showing pictures of your school’s athletes in action.  Create a life size stand up from a picture of their freshman year or a giant 3-foot Big Head Cutout of their face for friends and family to wave when they are being honored.

You will also want to include a goodie bag filled with both fun and keepsake items such as personalized water bottles, key chains with the team photos. Personalized items create a memorable token for your seniors.  Let your imagination run wild with Do It Yourself treat bags that you can fill with either candy or healthy snacks. Or both! Make Senior Night for the class of 2013 one that they’ll be talking about in 2023 at their 10-year reunion!

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Glow at Your Next Pep Rally

Posted by Stumps Spirit on January 3, 2013

Glow at Your Next Pep Rally

Don’t just deck yourself out in your school colors, literally GLOW! Take your next pep rally to a higher level by lighting up the entire place with school spirit!

Glow Jewelry

Glow necklaces can be a big hit!

Glow necklaces can be a big hit!


When the gym lights go down, or simply to be a little flashy, have students wear glow necklaces. They come in solid colors or with two colors in one. Glow sticks also work when hung around the neck on something like a lanyard. Glow sticks come in purple, yellow, pink, orange, green and blue. If the color doesn’t matter and you just want to stand out, wear some glow beads.

Paint the Gym in Glow

Glow-in-the-dark Paint can really jazz up posters before the big pep rally. If you can get ahold of some large black lights, that will really make the glow of the paint stand out to everyone in the gym. Use the paint on banners or on paper for a run-through for when your school’s team comes out for the crowd.

Light Up Bam Bams

Everyone loves Bam Bams. They’re fun, loud, and a great way to show your school spirit. How could they possibly get any better? If they glowed, of course! Light Up Bam Bams are the loud noise-making sticks you’ve always loved but with a burst of light!

Shining Stars

Star balloons can light up the place with spirit!

Star balloons can light up the place with spirit!

Perhaps nothing glows brighter than a star! Pack the gym with star balloons for a seriously spirited pep rally. Have a mixture of regular latex balloons and some filled with helium so the place will literally be glowing with stars.

Glowing with Pride

There’s no greater way to show your school pride than by making giant Big Heads of your favorite athletes. At 36 inches high, they will simply glow with spirit at your pep rally! These popular, giant cardboard heads are super popular right now and will leave fans and athletes glowing with pride for their school.

There are many ways to glow at your next pep rally. How will you make the place shine?

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Pep Rally Rouser Ideas – Decorate & Make Noise!

Posted by Stumps Spirit on October 16, 2012

The recipe for a successful pep rally is a heaping helping of fierce enthusiasm, several spoonfuls of fun and a few clever props and noisemakers.

Make an Entrance
Preparing for a rally is like setting a stage. Let everyone know something’s up with spirit decorations! We recommend team letter flags and durable banners featuring your sport or mascot and which can be hung in corridors, on gym walls or over railings. If indoors, suspend decorating curtains in team colors over the doorway that the team will enter.

We love inflatable decorations for entrances, too. An inflatable arch, arc or pair of columns concentrates attention where you need it right at the beginning and can be used later for decorating a dance.

Earn Glowing Reviews
Blacklight and blackout pep rallies have been around for a few years but are still extremely popular. We’ve seen them done with black lights, glow products and strobes, sometimes even all three!

Wylie East High School in Wylie, Texas, turned out the lights right at the beginning of its first pep rally of the school year and used glow sticks and necklaces. Check out a write-up and video about it at Blue Ribbon News, and if your school has used glow-in-the-dark or special lighting effects during pep rallies, please share your experiences in the comments!

Turn to our glow event theme pages for cool glow backgrounds, large decorations and black light fixtures, then visit glow products for wearable items, stadium cups and glow-in-the-dark paint.

Inspire the Crowd
You know that the difference between offering entertainment and holding a real rally is audience participation, and that means getting everyone in the room to do the same activities, such as learning a new chant or song.

It also means lots of noise. Magnify and concentrate the energy with noisemakers such as bam bams, bells and clappers.

Bams or Spirit Stix are terrific choices for rallies because they can keep time, and they provide great visual appeal due to their size. Sell bams at lunchtime before the rally, and give out a few pairs as contest prizes, too.

Inflatable bams, clappers and cow bells fit into a variety of budgets because you have control over the degree of personalization. Add new noisemakers to your stash of team supplies before the next big game.

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