PROM THEMES RETURN TO ROMANCE FOR 2006
April 24th is National Prom Day
Prom themes return to romance
Although the world continues to evolve and change and young people
go to the hottest trends and latest fashions, there is one high school
tradition that remains stronger than ever – the High School
Today, April 24th is National Prom Day celebrating a tradition that
dates back over 80 years. Stumps, a South Whitley Indiana Prom and
Party Company, supplied the first memory books to high schools via
its catalogs starting in 1926.
Today, Stumps has supplied 8 out of 10 high schools nationally for
their Prom decorations, favors and supplies. And, while Proms are
more popular than ever, they have evolved to become bigger, more expensive
and more dramatic in their presentation.
Schools today are more likely to have their big night outside of
the school at hotels, convention centers, botanical gardens, and other
more upscale locations while others opt for large boats, zoos or historical
“Prom is always a magical night for America’s teens and
it is exciting to see a return to the basics of romance and classic
themes” said Jeanice Croy, President of Stumps.
The average school will spend upward of $20,000 on Prom this year
and each couple will spend approximately $400 in 2006 on tickets,
limos, dinner, flowers and after Prom events. This is a 10% increase
from 2001 according to Stumps.
The top themes for Prom 2006 are many of the classics – “Midnight
in Paris” (featuring giant Eiffel towers), Tonight, Tonight”
– a stars theme, “Red Carpet Affair”, with Hollywood
items such as a giant clapboard and “Twilight in Central Park”
– a romantic New York City theme.
The top Prom favors for 2006 high school Proms according to Stumps
1. Picture frames
2. Key tags
4. Photo Albums
The most popular dates for Prom in 2006 are the weekends of April
29th and May 6th nationwide. Stumps sells over 48,000 items for Proms
and parties through its catalogs Stumps, American Prom and Prom Wishes.
For more information visit Stumpsprom.com