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Monday, March 11, 2013

Blue and Gold Banquet

We had our Blue and Gold Banquet for Cub Scouts a couple of weeks ago.  The theme was "The Great Outdoors".  I wasn't involved in decorating but thought the ideas were too cute not to share.

The tables had either yellow tablecloths with blue cups and napkins, or blue tablecloths with yellow cups and napkins.  There was a table at the front of the room decorated with blue and yellow balloons.  There were light up fir trees on either side of that table which displayed the wood working crafts made by the Webelos scouts.

The centerpieces were so clever, they looked like little camp fires.

Three tree branches were hot glued together to form the tee pee like structure of the camp fire.  Yellow and orange tissue paper with a flame-less tea light inside was used to create the look of flames.  Next to the 'fire' was a mason jar with roasted marshmallows on sticks.  Yes, those are real marshmallows that have been roasted.  And to make it a little more personal, each table had a picture of one or more of the cub scout boys, clipped to the mason jar of roasted marshmallows.  The picture was of them during a scout activity.

Below is the long table where all the food would go.  Again there are mason jars with pictures of the cub scouts clipped to them.  This time instead of roasted marshmallows there are owls sitting atop the branches.  These are the same owls (plus a few more) that were used at our Primary Meet Your Teacher Breakfast earlier in the year.   You can read more about that activity HERE.  Gotta love it when you can reuse those cute decorations.

The Wolf and Bear dens displayed their bird houses on this tree.  The tree was created by putting some large branches in a pot. 

Everything turned out so cute and the Blue and Gold Banquet itself was fun to attend.  In fact I think we may have had record breaking attendance this year.

If you're looking for some more Blue and Gold Banquet ideas you can check out what's on Pinterest HERE.

Also Shatzi has a great blog post about their Blue and Gold Banquet.  They did a cowboy theme.  You can check out all her cute decorations and ideas over at her blog Love and Laundry HERE.  Below is a picture of one of their centerpieces.  They had lots of authentic cowboy decorations such as horse shoes, boots, hats, saddles, ropes and more.

Anyone else recently attend a Blue and Gold Banquet?  What kind of themes did they have?

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