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We are having our high school football banquet in March 2005 and I would like to get some inexpensive ideas for centerpieces. Please help! Our colors are red, black and white. Thanks!
Here's what I did. You could use any type ball!
You could make the flowers solid color and/or a combination of colors! You can also put plain sand into any container, (to use a basket - line with tissue paper first, then add sand) then put a tall candle (tapered or fat) into it, then push in your paper flowers but not to close to the flame! To make a short candle tall-push a flat bottomed drinking glass bottom side up into the sand and set your candle on top of it to add height.
Take Black and white pictures of the football year and put them in Red picture frames. If they are not black and white photos, you can go to any photo shop and they can change them over. I know that Wal-Mart and CVS have the machine. Also, take the seniors jersey and use them. Take Boxes to put inside the jersey or balloons. If you are really good, build a tee from wood.
Take a salt box, place in the center of 2-3 pieces of different colored tissue paper - we use maroon and white for the school colors - bring the tissue paper up around the salt box - and gathering at the top of the salt box - take some curling ribbon - again a couple of colors and tie around the top of the gathering of the tissue paper at the top of the salt box. You can tie a balloon on this or simply put on the table and sprinkle some confetti around it on the table.
I got this idea from a local florist - good luck to you!