This year our theme was Colors For The Cause, and each campsite represented a different type of cancer. Our color was pink, for breast cancer, because Wesley's principal is a cancer survivor! I wanted to do something that had never been seen before- so rolled up my sleeves and put my artist thinking cap on :) I wanted to show support for breast cancer without using some of the puns that are usually associated with it like "save the hooters". I wanted this for two reasons- the first was because our team is an elementary school, and I don't think it is a good idea to teach kids to call breasts hooters. And second, I read a blog that a survivor wrote saying how offensive those things felt to her, and how she thought it minimized the seriousness of the disease. Here is what I came up with!
I love making balloon sculptures, because it is an inexpensive project that makes a HUGE impact. When I saw this idea on Pinterest, I knew we had to do it at our campsite! You can find great instructions for a basic balloon arch here . The only difference is I use clusters of three instead of four. To create the ribbon effect, simply bend your arch into a ribbon shape! People were stopping here to take pictures all night!American Cancer Society's website, and created a form for people to fill out based on that. Then we simply entered the information they filled out into the site! Feel free to use my form!
Here is another amazing idea we saw that night from my friends over at The Etc Shop! This is a great idea for those of you who have tents that are already decorated, or a different color than you want them to be (I am totally stealing this idea next year!)
The thing I love most about this, is it could be changed to virtually any color based on your theme! It will definitely make your site stand out of the crowd! Way to go Team Etc!
Here are a few more awesome site ideas!
This Naples RFL team's tent depicts 32 actors and actresses who had cancer during the 15th annual Relay for Life of Naples. What a great idea for a Hollywood theme! You could even include a walk of stars with survivors names!
Last, but not least- Put Cancer on Ice! How cool (hehe no pun intended) is this one? They used recycled milk gallon bottles to make the ice cubes!
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For the cause!
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