Monday, March 12, 2012

Blue and Gold Banquet Centerpieces and Placemats

Here are a couple more Cub Scout Blue and Gold Banquet ideas.  For a centerpiece, we re-used 2-liter bottles to create candle holders.  We simply washed out the bottles and mod-podged blue and gold tissue paper to the outside of them.  I printed off a picture of each of the boys and attached it to the centerpieces. We put an electric tea light candle in the center of the bottles.  I wish I had a picture of them with the lights down because they really looked neat.  The boys had a lot of fun making these!
 For the place mats, we decided to make an "I spy" hunt for the family members to enjoy before the dinner.  The boys used old magazines to find pictures to add to the place mats.  They then wrote the items that they wished to be found in the side margin of the place mat.  This was quite time consuming, but they seemed to be having a great time.  The boys were thoughtful in the types of pictures they cut out for their families.  For example my son made a princess I spy for his sister.
These projects were a great way to be resourceful.  We did not end up spending very much for our decorations.  On a tight budget that is always a plus!

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