Perhaps the only thing more fun than an actual carnival is a gala, party, prom or formal created around a carnival theme with decorations from Stumps Party. Planning and execution are easy when you start with our Carnival of Lights theme kit that includes six major decor items. The package is value priced at a lower cost than buying the props ala carte. The items are sold separately, though, for smaller venues or to make sure your theme carries throughout the room. The orange and red modern luminescent columns are great for positioning at the corners of the dance floor or within the tables. You’ll find reasons to work these pieces into other themes again and again over the years, stretching your entertainment budget to the max.
Continue the theme with props such as a life-size carnival booth in vivid crayon colors. It’s a great place for beverages or finger foods at a party, and it can be reused at an actual school carnival, too. A 9 ¼-foot wide carnival concession stand prop also makes a fantastic food service center. Simply set tables behind it and let party-goers “buy” their appetizers. Go casual, and inexpensive, with hot dogs, popcorn and nachos, or dress the menu up a bit with big gourmet pretzels, gyros and shish-kabobs. The rest of the room will practically decorate itself with colorful streamers and pennant garlands. Brightly colored stuffed animals holding balloons in their paws will make fabulous centerpiece. Using solid-color tableware will be acceptable even at formal affairs because it’s true to the theme of casual fun.