Spellbind them with silver or enchant them with gold – at Stumps Party, you’ll find castle arches for any prom, gala or fund-raiser in a range of styles. The common thread among all the designs: Welcoming your guests to a land of fairytale magic. These arches let party-goers make grand entrances into a number of fantasy scenes, from Cinderella's castle to Camelot. Herald trumpets are a nice touch at either location, trilling a regal announcement of a couple’s arrival. The trumpet alert also works at a homecoming dance to mark the queen, king and court’s entrance. The royal arches also can create fantastic photo ops. Drape chiffon or gossamer behind and add elegant lighting to complete a fantastic background for memorable portraits. Budget-minded prom planners will want to keep the arches around or donate them to the drama department. There’s always reason for a fabulous royal ball.
Speaking of budget, the best way to stretch those decorating dollars is to invest in reusable decorations. The luminescent canopy gazebo that was a palace drawing room one year can easily be a scene for an Arabian Nights theme the next. Simply swap out the fabrics and the trim and guests will be none the wiser. Balloon arches are the ultimate in versatility, working at venues indoors or out, for sports events or formals. Use balloons in team colors and let the team run through an impressive tunnel. Decorate the arch in theme colors for a photo backdrop at the prom. Go with elegant white balloons for an impressive, but not distracting, focal point for a concert or talent show stage. Arches are one decoration that never will get shuffled to the back of a storage closet.