Thursday, March 3, 2011

blue & gold cub scout banquet idea.


in case you cared, i was in charge of some of the blue and gold banquet cub scout stuff. im only writing about this because it was hard to come up with some boyish crafty decorations. hopefully this helps someone else! this is a great idea if you are looking for one: wanted posters! my sister found the idea somewhere online. the boys thought these were the coolest thing ever to make and to get to take home for their rooms after the banquet.  we worked on them a few weeks before the night...so hard to keep the attention span of a group of boys. underneath is the motto and "wanted to be an eagle scout" along with their names. we used 1/2 sheets of poster board. i took their photos mug shot style and then had them printed in sepia to look old west like and then let them go to town with some brown ink pads to distress them some. then hung them down the wall on a rope with clothespins and trimmed out with handkerchiefs to display them during the banquet. easy as pie.


if you want to go all out with the western theme, have the leaders dress in pearls snap western shirts and use handkerchiefs on the table. we were completely ok going the super easy route and just used candy bars re-wrapped in the scout logo & tied to balloons as centerpieces that the boys (and their siblings) got to take. the best part was that everything goes home and you don't have a ton of clean-up

little goobs.

16 comments:

Marisa said...

PERFECT. Love it.

Kaisa Bailey said...

I hope you were thinking of me! We just had ours though dangit....and it was even western themed. I am keeping the idea in my brain file.

julie said...

kaisa, i did indeed have you in mind. next time....

Kera said...

that's impressive julie. good work!

Forever Young said...

What wonderful ideas. Love!!!

sterlingandbrandi said...

Love the centerpiece candy bar wraps! Would be willing to either share your source or the file itself? Thanks! brandisessions@yahoo.com

Tricia Jean Whiteman Varner said...

Can you also share the candy bar wraps file with me as well? I printed the jpeg but wasn't sure what size you printed them? Did you use full size candy bars or snack size. triciavarner@gmail.com

julie said...

Hi there, we used full size candy bars. I believe if you print it out, it's the right size.

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much! Loved the Wanted Poster. Found this on Pinterest and I'm using for our Blue and Gold tonight.

TJ Bowling said...

Can u please get the candy wrapper file cubscoutspack306@gmail.com thanks

Anonymous said...

Can you share the candy wrapper printable.
Keele.julie@gmail.com

Katie said...

I love it! Could you please send me the candy bar files? katierossman@gmail.com

julie said...

If you click on the highlighted candy bar link, it pulls it up! ;)

julie said...

If you click on the highlighted candy bar link, it pulls it up! ;)

Susie Metzler said...

Julie- Do you have the candy bar document in word so I can update it with the Scout Oath and new program?

Susie Metzler said...

Jullie- can you email me the editable candy bar wrapper to pack212jfkscouts@gmail.com. Thank you