About Shindigz

Since 1926, Shindigz has been America’s favorite for Prom and party supplies. From coast to coast, we’ve played a pivotal role in transforming millions of special events from ordinary to extraordinary. When we introduced the first “Memorie” book and the first decorations for Prom, who would have imagined what Shindigz would ultimately become!

History of ShindigzShindigZ South Building
Hubert Stump founded Stumps (the original name of the company) in 1926 in South Whitley, Indiana, a small town located just outside Fort Wayne, Indiana. The original Stumps Printing Company was started primarily as a commercial printer and local newspaper publisher. As local legend has it, in the depths of the Depression, Hubert Stump was left with one nickel that he could either use to buy a loaf of bread or put in the church collection plate. Hubert, as the story goes, put the nickel in the collection plate. The next day, Hubert came up with the concept of the “Memorie” booklet, a printed favor for Proms and Junior-Senior receptions. The “Memorie” booklet was a great success.

Over the next decade, Stumps continued to expand and began to print products for schools like lunch tickets, menus, athletic schedules, and award certificates. In the 1940s, Stumps introduced crepe streamers, balloons, and even the first large-area decorating theme kit (Evening in Paris) to its offerings. In the 1960s, it introduced the first full-color catalog featuring numerous theme kits. Stumps also moved to a new manufacturing and distribution facility in 1962.

During the 1970s and 1980s, Stumps grew rapidly, and the company changed dramatically. Stumps began offering the first personalized favors for high-school students and party concepts were added to the company with a new special occasion catalog.

In 1990, Shep and Wendy Moyle purchased Stumps Printing (named changed to Shindigz in 2006), a school prom and party supply company, located in South Whitley, Indiana. Since that time the company has moved aggressively to focus on 100% customer satisfaction, exceptional quality, and solid product values. Stumps also introduced a new Homecoming Spirit Catalog in 1991, a new elementary school catalog called Everything Elementary in 1994, and a birthday supply catalog called Birthdayz by Shindigz in 2003. Stumps has featured as many as fifteen different catalogs a year.

Since 1990, Stumps has acquired three companies to complement their party business. In 1998, they acquired the assets of Glass Branders, a glass decorating company based in Toledo, Ohio. In 2000, Stumps acquired SpiritLine, Inc., of Dallas, Texas, a fundraising and spirit catalog company.

In 1996, Stumps pioneered a new concept for the Prom and party industry by developing the first website devoted entirely to facilitating the party and Prom market. At StumpsProm.com, you can get Prom planning advice from experts on everything from fundraising ideas, to great decorating themes, Prom Surveys, and tips on how to get ready for the big date.

ShindigZ North Building and OfficesStumps has been active in establishing its on-line presence and in January 1999 unveiled the world’s first on-line party superstore – www.Shindigz.com. This complete on-line catalog with the latest in web shopping technology allows customers all over the world access to thousands of party supply items at 40% below retail cost. Shindigz.com features expanded categories for the company including wedding products, holiday items, kid’s birthday products, and supplies for Bar Mitzvahs.

Shindigz was named “Entrepreneur of the Year” by Ernst and Young in 1999 and one of “Indiana’s 100 Fastest Growing Companies” by the Indiana University Kelley School of Business. In 2000, Forbes Magazine named Shindigz.com one of the “Top 400 Websites in America.” In the July 2002 issue, Catalog Success magazine named five catalog industry professionals as winners of the first-annual Catalogers of the Year awards. Winners demonstrated innovation in cataloging, measurable company growth, and advancement to the catalog industry as a whole. According to Donna Loyle, editor of Catalog Success, the Business-to-Business Catalogers of the Year award was given to the Moyles because of their impressive business acumen. Since their purchase of Stumps in 1990, the Moyles have taken the company from a one-catalog company with 40 employees to a firm with seven websites and 225 employees.

38 thoughts on “About Shindigz

  1. Do you wholesale in bulk quantities? I’m starting a party store in my local town. I have done a lot of research and your wide range of selection of party merchandise is far superior to any other party store or wholesaler I have found. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
    Thank you for your time,
    Geoff Corleone

  2. I received a catalog and it was quickly taken by my friends who were excited about the costumes, set-up, etc. Is it possible to get another catalog sent to me? Thank you.

    Karen Bentley
    XXXX Spindrift
    Hudson, FL 34667

  3. I need information on the products you carry and the costs. I’m going to be opening a party store in Pleasant Grove, Utah. I would appreciate any catalog’s and pricing.

    Thank You
    Brian Shelley
    270 W 1800 N
    Pleasant Grove, UT 84062

  4. Brian,
    Thanks so much for your post and your interest in ShindigZ. I have requested our newest ShindigZ catalog to be mailed to you at the address below. You should receive the catalog in 7-10 days. While you are waiting for your catalog to arrive you can also shop on-line at http://www.shindigz.com. Once you open your party store you may also be interested in our wholesale program. You can find the details of our wholesale program and how to apply here http://www.shindigz.com/service.cfm?page=wholesale&SecID=12.

    All the best, Jodie Batterton Customer Service Manager

  5. hello,
    we are going to have a counrty/westren wedding, got any good ideas, we are going to have it outside and in Aug.
    Let me know what you can come up with.

  6. I would like to recieve one of your cataloges, for my daycare.
    A to Z Daycare
    605 Central Ave West
    St. Michael,MN 55376

  7. Congratulations Brenda!
    Thanks so much for your post and your interest in ShindigZ. I am sure your western themed wedding will be beautiful! No matter the setting we have many items that can add to the festivities during the ceremony and reception. These links will get you started. Our vinyl banners are great for outdoor use and can be personalized with your special wording – http://www.shindigz.com/catalog.cfm?cat=25371 . If you are planning an evening wedding we have several options for lighting. Use lanterns – http://www.shindigz.com/party-supplies/party-decorations/hanging-decorations/decorative-lanterns/paper-lanterns/59281. And to make sure you don’t lose your seat, add these adorable chair covers to the head table. Chair Covers – http://www.shindigz.com/party-supplies/party-tableware/chair-covers-and-sashes/47991 – one of many novelty items available on Shindigz.com. We have a wide range of items that would make great favors for a western wedding celebration, like our Western Mint Tin – http://www.shindigz.com/party/bandana-personalized-mint-tins/pgp/mt2441canpmt and of course Cowboy hats and bandanas – http://www.shindigz.com/party/red-paisley-bandanas/pgp/8web1003. We also have many items that would be perfect on your tables like Mini Cowboy Hat Place Card Holders – http://www.shindigz.com/catalog.cfm?caid=965188 and Confetti – http://www.shindigz.com/party/cactus-confetti/pgp/3p516r and Centerpieces – http://www.shindigz.com/party/western-lantern-centerpiece/pgp/8v042h3 or Cowbells – http://www.shindigz.com/catalog.cfm?caid=876935. Check out our full array of western party items and decorations here- http://www.shindigz.com/catalog.cfm?cat=14861 .
    We look forward to making your celebration the best event in town! Please contact us with any questions at 1-800-314-8794 or csr@shindigz.com.
    All the best, Jodie Batterton, Customer Service Manager

  8. Hi: My husband is having his 50th. I need to come up with ideas for a party at the Lake (he loves to fish).
    All ideas are welcomed.
    Thanks a bunch
    FYI – I love Shindigz – the only source I use for Party stuff.

  9. Debbie,
    Thanks so much for your post and your interest in ShindigZ. For a fisherman there are a couple of ways to go; Nautical or Pirate, for fun! If you are actually planning the party by the lake I would start decorating around the dock and yard with Tiki Torches, Lanterns or Spheres found at the links below. Even if your event begins in the afternoon you want to be prepared to illuminate the area to keep the festivities alive.
    Tiki Torches – http://www.shindigz.com/party/bamboo–seashell-torches/pgp/zs0319d
    Lanterns – http://www.shindigz.com/party/hibiscus-lanterns/pgp/10v017q
    Decorate the food area/table with a nautical lantern http://www.shindigz.com/party/nautical-lantern-centerpiece/pgp/8v023aa
    Personalized napkins – nautical style – http://www.shindigz.com/party/nautical-personalized-napkins/pgp/npknautical. We also have a couple of fish designs if you would rather use that instead of the anchor.
    Netting is a great decorating tool to set the nautical mood –
    http://www.shindigz.com/party/fish-net/pgp/p0376n. Add an anchor, dockside pilings and voila!
    If you think a pirate theme would be a great spin then keep the Tiki torches and lanterns and add a treasure chest to the table – http://www.shindigz.com/party/pirates-treasure-chest/pgp/2s018a. Add a treasure map game to keep the other pirates guessing where the bounty is –
    http://www.shindigz.com/party/pirate-treasure-map-game/pgp/11szgam554. This would also be a great activity for everyone. Treasure hunts were the rage for awhile, a game everyone can enjoy!
    Add a pirate flag to the area to warn off any party crashers – http://www.shindigz.com/party/rayon-pirate-flag/pgp/7h057h. And what would a pirate be without his parrot-http://www.shindigz.com/party/natural-parrot/pgp/10szluapar. You can view all of our nautical decorations here –
    http://www.shindigz.com/catalog.cfm?cat=16678 . You can view all of our pirate decorations here – http://www.shindigz.com/catalog.cfm?cat=25404 .
    Happy 50th birthday to your husband! I’m sure you will have a great event! Please contact us with any questions at 1-260-723-5171 or csr@shindigz.com.

    All the best, Jodie Batterton, Customer Service Manager

  10. Arianna,
    Thanks so much for your post and your interest in ShindigZcom. You can request our latest ShindigZ catalog on-line by filling out the form here – ttp://www.shindigz.com/service.cfm?page=catalog_request . Or if you prefer you can reply back to this email with your mailing address and I can submit your catalog request for you. While you are waiting for your catalog to arrive you can also shop on-line at http://www.shindigz.com. Here’s a link to the section of our website devoted to Quinceanera celebrations – http://www.shindigz.com/catalog.cfm?cat=28940 .
    All the best, Jodie Batterton, Customer Service Manager

  11. My daughter is having an Olympic themed Bat Mitzvah in May. Can you give me some suggestions regarding party favors that you have?


  12. Shelly,
    Thanks so much for your post and your interest in ShindigZ. With this being an Olympic Summer I would suggest a patriotic theme. With a few items to indicate the orient location of the games this year. Here are a few options you may like as favors. Remember our personalized favors can be imprinted with the wording and design of your choosing.
    Photo CD Holder-
    ID Lanyard- All the Olympic Athletes need these to enter their event venues –
    Here are a few additional decorating ideas. I’m sure you plan to have the Olympic rings displayed. I would suggest 2 options for creating this display. Take either hula hoops or Styrofoam wreaths and cover them in metallic streamers in the Olympic colors –
    http://www.shindigz.com/party-supplies/party-decorations/streamers/metallic-streamers/59400. Light the flame to begin the ceremony/party – http://www.shindigz.com/party/flaming-table-torch/pgp/6u018g. A personalized banner to announce your daughter’s special day, available with or without a photograph –
    http://www.shindigz.com/party/multicolor-stripes-banner/pgp/iflb1118. Balloons are a great addition to any festivity –
    hhttp://www.shindigz.com/party-supplies/balloons/latex-balloons/solid-latex-balloons/54821. Best wishes on a great Bat Mitzvah! Please contact us with any questions at 1-800-314-8736 or csr@shindigz.com.

    All the best, Jodie Batterton, Customer Service Manager

  13. Please send me a catalog. I am interested in putting together a Nautical Theme Party/Clam Bake for a work function, with about 150 people. Please send the catalog to:
    Michelle Budzik
    Brush Wellman Inc.
    xxxx Industrial Parkway
    xxxxxxx, Ohio 4xxxx

  14. Hi I would like a catalog I do alot of partys for a non profit organization.

    and I’m really interested in opening up a party supply place that rents out props and everything in between.
    Any information would be great.

  15. Louis,

    Thanks so much for your post and your interest in ShindigZ. You can view and purchase our masquerade decorations on our website – http://www.shindigz.com/party-supplies/theme-party-supplies/mardi-gras-party/mardi-gras-decorations/25529. We have several fabulous masks to choose from as well- http://www.shindigz.com/party-supplies/theme-party-supplies/mardi-gras-party/mardi-gras-wearables/mardi-gras-masks/46832. You can view all of our masquerade and Mardi Gras items here – http://www.shindigz.com/catalog.cfm?cat=14829 . Best wishes on a great sweet 16 party! Please contact us with any questions at 1-800-314-8736 or csr@shindigz.com.

    All the best, Jodie Batterton, Customer Service Manager

  16. Shira,

    Thanks so much for your post and your interest in ShindigZ. Yes, we ship internationally. Shipping charges are based on the value of the merchandise and not the number of shipments. So we cannot give you a shipping estimate until we know the total dollar value of product you will be ordering. Please email (csr@shindigz.com or call 1-800-314-8794) for international shipping rates. All customers outside the U.S. are responsible for customs, duties and local taxes. Best wishes for a wonderful party! Please contact us with any questions at 1-800-314-8736 or csr@shindigz.com.

    All the best, Jodie Batterton, Customer Service Manager

  17. Amber,

    Thanks so much for your post and your interest in ShindigZ. Yes, you can order through the mail with a money order. Send your mail order along with your money order to:
    PO Box 305
    One Party Place
    South Whitley, IN 46787

    You can download a copy of our order form here – http://www.shindigz.com/servicepage.cfm?pgp=SZORDER

    Best wishes for a wonderful party! Please contact us with any questions at 1-800-314-8736 or csr@shindigz.com.

    All the best, Jodie Batterton, Customer Service Manager

  18. I am a paralegal with an accounting degree that would like to move into another line of work. I create and have parties of my own all the time and would like to talk you about in position you might have in the Dallas office that would get me started in the party decoration area. I bring 30 years of detail work experience to the table. I am confidant that I can learn a lot about others areas as well. I will be glad to send you my resume at any point that you would like to see.

  19. Thank you for sharing your experience with us.

    I want to apologize for our response to your comments. I have credited your account in the amount of $18.57 (the full amount you paid us for the silver shred plus shipping). This cleared the entire amount you paid on this order. Our warehouse has been notified to check the location and adjust the inventory as needed . I also spoke to our customer service representative concerning your disappointment & coached on a better way to reply in the future.

    We emailed a coupon to you for 20% off of your next order. You are a valued customer and we are so very sorry to have disappointed you.

    If you should need further assistance, we would be delighted to hear from you.

  20. Our park’s Cruise/Captain’s Dinner New Year’s Eve part was quite a success…thanks to a big part to the many nautical and other party items we ordered from Shindigz. Because we have many events and activities throughout the year, we hope to continue using your party supplies.

  21. We are hosting a safe grad party and was wondering if you have a catalogue to send us and how long it would take to ship to Canada. Thanks

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