Take your guests an era and a world away, to a time of sultry nights, sinewy dancers and mysterious allure with an Arabian Nights themed prom, gala or formal. At Stumps Party, you’ll find the decorations, invitations and more you need to turn any room into a Middle Eastern palace or desert vista. Get a jump start with our Arabian Paradise theme kit, featuring columns, an entrance arch and more. Our Moonlight Beach Kit also can be adapted for a desert setting – simply skip the seashell and coconut standee and drape the gazebo in rich jewel tones. The gazebo also is a great way to create a Middle Eastern-style bazaar for your food tables. The gazebo, palm trees and columns can be re-purposed for future themes, letting organizations and prom committees stretch their decorating dollars to the max.
For Arabian Nights decor, think of a traditional belly dancer’s filmy costume and its layers of vivid colors accented with gold. Keep that look in mind when decorating your room. Drape the ceilings with sheer, delicate fabrics and wrap individual tables in cheap, sheer curtains. Want a truly traditional look? Forego seats and let guests pull pillows up to a table close to the floor. This might not be do-able for a large formal or prom, but gold tableware positioned on a rich purple cloth with vibrant red accents will work, too. A genie lamp makes a great centerpiece for an Aladdin motif. So do elegant glass bowls filled with Jordan almonds, dates, nuts or chocolates delight. Party platters filled with hummus, vegetables with dip, fruit and flat breads also are a traditional look that will eliminate the need to serve appetizers.