Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Blue and Gold and tissue pompoms

As is true in most Cub Scout packs. You are always looking for a way to decorate on the cheap, but nice. This years Blue and Gold was my job to coordinate as the Wolf Den Leader. I started with blue and  gold table covers, 36 balloons, a beautiful cake done by a phenomenal cake maker, centerpieces by the wolf den scouts and these tissue pompoms for extra punch. I wish I had gotten more pictures. So If I can find some from friends who went will post those later. Here are some pictures. 

This is our cake table. The cake was delicious I was told and was created by Kim. Her marshmallow fondant is a begging situation in our family. My guys eyes light up at just the thought. And the cupcakes I was told were phenomenal. Needless to say I have passed on her number to many. I think as a Scout you should do your best to support local businesses. And the tissue pompoms were part of the display. I would not use yellow again. To translucent of a color. But for 8.00 I made 16 of them with help from friends. I set them up into the accordian fold and my friend Heidi came and pulled them apart for me while I worked on other setup.

I took 5 sheets of the 20x20 tissue paper and folded them in accordian style
Then I cut the end in a half circle to give it a more finished look. 

My friend did the pull apart, but I did one to see. First fan out the accordian and then pull the tissue towards the center. To start I wasn't happy with the ones I did, but as always Heidi just foofs things just right. 

Here is the one I did at home to test run. 

All in all filled the table a little more. and I thought came out pretty nice. 

The first photo was taken by our Pack Photographer, Shane. I cannot express how phenomenal it is to ask a parent who has a passion for photography  to catch so many of our activities. We have a private shutterfly account and he uploads the photos and the parents can save for their own memories. If you don't have a Pack Photographer, find a parent who has a fancy camera, and beg them to go to work for you. It is just awesome. And this way you can print the photos for the end of the year and stick to a board and display or use for registration roundup. I don't panic to get photos of my son as I run around and helping at pack or den meetings. I am one to want to capture those memories. So I can do my jobs and he gives me something to cherish afterwards with phenomenal photos to remember with. Love it!


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