(PRWEB) April 20, 2012
While prom is expensive, the experience is priceless. “Parents, administrators, teachers, and students value the traditions of prom,” says Jacquie Downey, Director of Sales and Marketing for Stumps Party, a national prom supplies and event decorations company. “This year schools are spending anywhere from $500- $10,000+ on prom décor, props, activities, favors, and table settings.”
Some schools hire out events planners, while other schools order supplies and create the event themselves.
Reasons Schools Invest in Prom Events
Feedback from Stumps Party customers identifies the following reasons why school officials value prom:
Kate Henderson, a prom adviser at Wendover High School, in Wendover, Utah says, “If our Prom did not exist there would be a huge hole in our junior program. They work concessions all year and clean the gym after all home games to raise enough money to afford a nice prom. We also have an absentee and tardy policy that hinges on all extracurricular activities, which prom is part of. If students have unexcused absences or tardies, they cannot attend Prom. The students work very hard to be eligible to go.”
Prom History, Traditions, & Trends
Downey adds, “Prom is a rite of passage and a memory that will last a life time. Today’s teens will be telling their children about the fun they had at prom and so on. Some experiences are just worth the investment. Prom is one of those events.”
Stumps Prom & Party has been America's leading seller for prom, event and party supplies since 1926. Stumps introduced the first Memorie Booklet and the first decorations for prom 86 years ago. Based in South Whitley, Indiana, Stumps has played a pivotal role in transforming millions of school events from ordinary to extraordinary. For more information, visit http://www.StumpsParty.com.