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I need help with ideas for our Christmas float with the theme Christmas Wishes. We are a church float; any suggestions?
We are doing a Christmas parade float with Care Bears. Our theme is "Caring is a commitment". We are a doctor's office. I have no ideas. Can you help?
The care bears and friend were all about team work. They are the colors of the rainbow, and thus one of the easier themes to do. If you can create the bear ears with pom-poms and decorate your scrubs with their symbols ( sunshine, melody, friendship logos) as well as create large band-aids that are rainbow colored, it should come across cute. The logo of your office can be included in the float or on the car/truck. Balloons, pompoms and actual care bears photos reinforced by thick card board or stock should be enough to complete the whole look. Tissue paper flowers, streams and fringe usually help with the decorations and a rainbow should round out the look...
I need major ideas, I'm drawing a blank. I need ideas to decorate a soccer mom van, it's for a Christmas parade with the theme of fantasy. Our group is a medieval reenactment group. I have no idea what to do, please help if you can. Thanks.
Medieval fantasy conjurs up images of King Arthur, Robin Hood, knights fighting dragons .... Have fun!
I need a idea for a float in a Christmas parade with the theme "Load the Sleigh". Please help, what can I use to load it? I want something different, a new theme, not just gifts and presents.
How about books? Dozens and dozens of books. They represent learning, improved spelling and vocabulary in addition to stimulating our imagination and furthering our education. You'll likely be able to find a great many at local thrift stores.
In Iceland, if you're interested, books are a large part of their Christmas culture. Check it out? http://www.npr. stmas-book-flood
I am looking for ideas on how to decorate kids and a float for a parade with the theme: A Season of Thanks.
Pilgrims and Indians would be so fun!
You could use things like hay, corn, turkeys, pumpkins, little pilgrim costumes and Indian costumes.
To this end I have included some virtual field trips to get a flavor of some of the characteristic of Thanksgiving that could be included in your float.
Have fun and many blessings, Robyn
I am a police sergeant in West Virginia and run a youth group of about 30 high school kids who want to go into law enforcement. We are going to march in the Christmas parade this year and for the first time they are allowing floats. We have decided to try to build the float, however I don't have the first clue as to what I'm doing. My first thought is to try to get some ideas of what to have on the float. The actual theme is "Christmas In The City", but I would like to incorporate the police department into the theme as well.
Sounds like fun! There is the old according tissue flowers, or cut squares of tissue paper in red end green put on the end of a pencil and glue it to cardboard tie it to a trailer put your city emblem in the middle. Would so love to see it Please post a picture.
Our company will be in the annual Christmas parade and I am looking for a Locksmith-themed Christmas parade float... any ideas?!
HELP! These are locksmiths, and aren't too creative.
CHRISTY from ORLANDO, FL
My husbands family own's the bowling alley in the town I live in and we are trying to decide on a theme for the parade. The theme they gave us is "A Golden Christmas" this is the 50th year this city has had its parade and does anyone have any ideas on what we can do with that and also get the advertisement out for the bowling alley as well.
The Christmas parade is coming and we wanted to do a float with a library theme. Any suggestions?
I am a member of my children's elementary school PTO - our school is entering a float in the annual Christmas parade and the theme is "Holiday Glow". We have decided that we are going to incorporate "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer" and have all the children in the float wear red clown noses. The banner at the front of the float will read "Our Future's so Bright, you could even say it Glows!". I am seeking creative decorating ideas for the actual float to incorporate. Thanks!
I need ideas for a smaller church float we have a nativity. The theme is Silver Jubilee Christmas! How do you keep Christ in Christmas in a silver jubilee?
By Tim C. from Moscow, ID
You could maybe do the angel of the annunciation and make the angel silver?
Our Christmas parade theme is "Santa's Everywhere". Our church wants to stick with the theme, but also convey the religious side of Christmas. Any ideas on how to combine the two?
By Will H.
I am glad you want to represent Christ in the parade! Here is a (bold) idea that can incorporate both and make people ponder about the real meaning of Christmas.
On your float, erect a cross. Have a man dressed as Santa kneeling at the foot of this cross in reverence, with his hat in his hand. It could have a banner that says something like: "Celebrate the REASON for the season. The baby that was born became the Savior of the world!"
This can represent that even our symbols of Christmas should not take precedence over the reason that Jesus came... to save us from our sins.
My Church is doing a float for our Christmas Parade. We thought of doing "Happy Birthday Jesus"! Can you give me any idea for making a birthday cake to go on the float and something else to go with it?
Sherry from Fayette, AL
Last year we built a big box (the size of our trailer), had a lid for it propped up on the box with a big bow on it, Then we put the manger scene as if it was what was in the box. We built this all out of chicken wire and tissue. Behind the gift box we had the cross with a crown of thorns and a purple cloth draped over it.
In the front of the trailer, over the goose neck of the trailer, we had a huge Christmas Tree. On the box we had a gift tag on each side which said, To: You, Love, God. On the bottom of the trailer we had written: "God's Gift to you". This year we want to add the world with the manger inside it and make it God's Gift To The World. We are hoping to make the world turn.
I need ideas for a Christmas parade float. The theme is Christmas' Past. We are a fifty+ women's club, so we want to tie it all together.
Christie from Phoenix. AZ
How about a wartime christmas?
I would like ideas for a Christmas Parade Float. The theme is "Rocking Around the Christmas Tree". We are a Baptist Church in town, so of course we would like something to do with church and/or Jesus in our themed float. Any ideas out there?
M. Head from Commerce, GA
How about putting a Christmas tree on the float and have the children dress up as presents, and walk along side the float all you need is boxes that are wrapped with wrapping paper and a nice bow.
I need some ideas for a "Down Home Country Christmas" parade float, for an animal hospital, that won't be stereotypical. Any ideas?
By Angel C.
Something based on the book Charlotte's Web; country, animals, Christmas and nice themes of friendship all rolled into one.
Our girls club at church is putting a float in our town's Christmas parade, and would like to do a Heaven theme. We're thinking lots of white, people dressed like angels, and then maybe a staircase with Jesus sitting at the top with a scepter and angels around him. Any other ideas or ways to pull this off?
Kate from Alberta, Canada
We did a heavenly float. I took old sheets and put quilt batting over them. I them pulled at the batting to make it rise and look fluffy. I took some spray adhesive and sprayed over it, then took some glitter and sprinkled on the clouds. Then I had children dressed in white as angels sit in the clouds and each held a single battery operated white candle. Lot of white lights on the float.
Does anyone have good ideas for a "Sounds of the Seasons" Christmas float?
Aldona from Shellsburg
I like the idea of making several song motifs. If you did joy to the world; make a world,and put joy in big letters over the top. Here are some examples: away in a manger-a manger scene. Rudolph the red nosed reindeer_a reindeer with a red nose. We wish you a Merry Christmas-have carolers sing it.
Make the float red and green, put some greenery on it. Glitter where you can. Here are some sites to look at maybe it will help out.
Good luck and have fun with it!
Our church needs ideas for a parade float for the theme "Christmas on a the Silver Screen". Can you help us out?
We are a Catholic school looking for Christmas parade float ideas with the theme "a country Christmas". We want to keep the Christian theme as well. Any suggestions?
I am the youth director at my church and it's my first year. I need some easy and simple ideas for a float for the Christmas parade.
By Katavia from Sparks, GA
Get a lamp post or make one from cardboard, etc. whatever is handy and hang a Christmas wreath upon it. Create a makeshift light and have the group dress in long coats, shawls, mittens and boots and the guys in tophats like the early 1800s and sing Christmas carols.
Put a tablecloth on table with enough chairs for the group, a layout of dishes, teacups, teapot or coffeepot on the table and nonperishable foods and have the group sitting around the table praying over their meal.
Using the same idea, alter it with a father figure reading from the Holy Bible while family members gather around him sitting in his easy chair near the fireplace and Mom is in her rocker doing handwork or mending. Use a big braided rug and have some sitting on it near the fireplace. A child could be cradling a rag doll in lap and a boy petting a cat. Get an artificial stuffy if a real one is not feasible while listening intently.
We are a group of correctional employees building a float for the Christmas Parade. The theme is "Let Freedom Ring with the Bells of Christmas". We will sing the Pat Benatar song "Christmas in America" on this float. Any ideas?
Have a huge "liberty bell"; and perhaps the "sound" of a real bell ringing as it is "pulled" to sound. Good luck!
My company sells farm equipment and the name is, Rudolph Brothers. I need an idea for a Christmas float. We have played off of the Rudolph theme a couple of times. Something to honor the American farmer would be really unique. Any ideas?
By Jan L
First idea that immediately popped into my head was a group of reindeer eating hay and/or grain and the farmer providing it. Maybe Santa shaking hands with the with farmer, too. Perhaps a tractor pulling a feed wagon saying "We keep Santa flying." Or Santa saying, "The farmers keep me flying."
Hope this helps.
I have a "Horse and Pony" 4-H club and we are going to be in a Christmas parade on December 6th. The theme is: "Bright Lights, Big City". There will be a few kids riding horses and we have a 28 ft flatbed trailer to decorate. There is also a "mini horse" that is our mascot. Any suggestions would be so greatly appreciated.
Any ideas for a Christmas float with the theme "It's a Magical Christmas"?