Free Shipping
on $275+

Use code PPXEE3  details >*To Receive Free Shipping on orders over $275, use promotion code PPXEE3 during checkout. Discount applies to ground shipping orders being shipped within the contiguous United States only. Cannot be used on previous orders or combined with any other offer. Discount does not apply to customs, duties, or delivery surcharges. Offer expires on 5/31/2015 at 11:59 PM EST.

Sign-up to receive
50% Off Shipping

details >Sign up for our FREE Party Newsletter to help you plan the best event ever! Also by signing up for the Stumps Party Newsletter today you will receive a coupon for 50% Ground Shipping on your next order! We'll help you make your event a night to remember.

Free Personalization
We Ship Tomorrow!

details >Orders placed by midnight ET for most personalized and made-to-order items will ship the next business day. Excludes holidays and weekends. Some personalized and made-to-order items require a longer processing time and is noted as such on each product page. Credit card and billing information must be correct at time of order. Please note that shipping transit time still applies, look for the estimated delivery date during checkout. Processing time will apply to any in-stock items that are consolidated with items that are made-to-order. There is never an up charge for adding personalization to our products. In a very few cases, the retail price of a personalized item may be slightly more than that of a similar stock item, due to production processes.

Event Planning Advice
Our experts are here to help

details >

About Stumps: Our Family-Owned Business History

America's Prom, Event, & Party Leader

Thank you for shopping Stumps! Since 1926, Stumps has been America's favorite for prom, event 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 first introduced the first memory book and the first decorations for prom more than 87 years ago, who would have imagined what Prom would ultimately become!

Take a look at some of our vintage catalog covers below. You can see that we've come a long way over the years!


History of Stumps

Hubert Stump founded Stumps in 1926 in South Whitley, Indiana, a small town located just west of 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 high school receptions. The "Memorie" booklet sold well and was the company's first major product success.

Over the next decade, Stumps continued to expand its line 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) which was used for proms. More themes were added over the next twenty years. In the 1960s, Stumps introduced the first full-color prom catalog featuring dozens of theme kits and large decorations. Stumps 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. Innovative party concepts were added to the company with a new special occasion and event catalog.

In 1990, current owners Shep and Wendy Moyle purchased Stumps. Since that time, the company has moved aggressively to focus on 100% customer satisfaction, exceptional quality, and solid product values. Stumps has grown to include the brands Stumps Spirit, SpiritLine, American Prom, and Shindigz catalogs.

In 1996, Stumps pioneered a new concept for the Prom and party industry by developing the first Prom-focused website, In 1999, Stumps expanded its on-line presence by unveiling the world's first on-line party supplies superstore -

More than 87 years of experience tells you that Stumps is your complete source for the best and most unique prom, event and party supplies in the business. We're here to help your events this year memorable.