Thank you for visiting 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 83
years ago, who would have imagined what Prom would ultimately become!
Hubert Stump founded Stumps in 1926 in South Whitley, Indiana,
a small town located just outside 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 receptions. The
"Memorie" booklet was a great success.
More than 83 years of experience tells you that Stumps is your
complete source for the best event and party supplies in the business.
So take some time to browse through our many sites, and see if you
can't pick up a few tips for your special events along the way. We're
here to help you make this year the best ever!