I'm a Webelos Den Leader. Our Cub Committee asked me to head up the Blue and Gold Banquet this year. Here's what I came up with.
The boys in our pack LOVE Studio C. Have you seen it? It's a clean sketch comedy show on BYUTV. They're obsessed, acting out their favorite sketches in den meeting all.the.time. So, I thought it'd be a fun theme for the Blue and Gold Banquet.
My little guy helped me set up. Well, actually, I did most of the setting up while he was at kindergarten, but then had to come back to fix something and brought him with me. While I chatted with a friend, he started setting up chairs, and didn't want to stop! He did 80 chairs all by himself!
My favorite thing I made for the event was the invitation. See how cute? (The background is actually white, but for some reason it uploads gray...).
I integrated the Studio C logo into the word 'cub' so the theme could be Studio Cub Scouts. I love it!
I made simple centerpieces (I tried to do things cheaply, since we only had a $45 budget for the whole event!). I printed the words 'studio' and 'cub scout' with my home printer, then cut them out and glued them front and back to a small dowel. I filled mason jars that I had laying around with tissue paper and the signs and we had an easy-peasy centerpiece!
I made 10 of them, two for the food table and 8 for the rest of the tables.
For the photo booth, I covered a portable chalkboard with a couple of cheap-y tablecloths and put up an easy banner (made from the same file as the centerpieces).
A small table next to it held the posing props (Most of which were free printables...which, I apologize, I have lost the links to. A few (like the angel wings, halo, and a few others) I made myself.
The props allowed the boys to pose like their favorite Studio C characters (like Captain Literally, Shoulder Angel, Awkward Avoidance Viking, and Lobster Bisque Guy). I think they enjoyed it. :)
As I mentioned, the budget was small, so we went simple with the food. Hot dogs and chips are always a hit with the kids, right?
I found an awesome tip on Pinterest about cooking a lot of hot dogs at once in a crockpot. What a lifesaver! (I had a few questions about what that "plastic wrap" is. It's a crockpot liner. What a great invention; it keeps you from having to scrub cooked on food off your crockpot!)
In addition to dinner itself and the photo booth, each den did their own funny skit and we watched a few Studio C sketches on a big screen. And, of course, there were the usual Cub Scout things like flags and awards and the like. :) It was a fun evening.