Float construction requires a lot of planning to successfully display your theme. This guide is about Christmas parade float ideas.
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?
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.org/2012/12/25/16753 ... s-in-its-annual-christmas-book-flood
The Christmas parade is coming and we wanted to do a float with a library theme. Any suggestions?
Here's hoping this sparks some ideas: http://www.npr.org/2012/12/25/16753 ... s-in-its-annual-christmas-book-flood
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!
If the parade at night, you could decorate with glow sticks. These are very inexpensive at Dollar stores. If it's daylight hours, maybe neon paints.
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.
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?
I desperately need help in decorating a float. My club is a motorcycle club and last year we made a sled and painted it orange and black, we had a seat in there for Mr. and Mrs. Santa to sit in, then we had children sitting around.
This year the theme is : "A Storybook Christmas", and we would like some ideas on how to decorate the float, and maybe the motorcycles, they ride in front of the float that is being pulled by a pick-up truck. Thank you for your ideas. Ann
By Ann from Wytheville, VA
I see a variation of the little kid's book The Little Engine That Could. Make an open cover with plywood with a motorcycle replacing the train engine, and other cycles behind (this is for if you have an artist to call on). Hole in the middle for a cycle and driver to stick through. The lettering could say This Cycle Can or something better that you can think up in 10 seconds. If part of it is throwing candy, have kids or adults dressed in their cycle clothes. It would be cute (to me) to have some sort of bananas or banana fabric draping or decorating the sides. Have fun. When's the parade? I live in Bristol and love a good parade.
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 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 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?