First things first- this years theme was Lights, Camera, CURE! Life on the purple carpet. Each team picked a movie, and we made sure there were no duplicates. The teams were all really excited about this theme, because it could be so diverse. Everyone really went all out! If you are doing a movie theme, you can look here for theme ideas.
My team, The Mighty Misfits, went with a super hero theme- Super Heroes Unite to Finish The Fight! It fit us perfect since Cancer Man is on our team, and we have a lot of kiddos who Relay with us. We all had a great time putting costumes together for the event.
For our area, we used a plastic Starry Night Scene Setters roll to create stars behind our city scene. This stuff couldn't be easier to work with- we just used magnets to attach it to our canopy! We even had enough left over to cover the top of our pop up by taping it in place. For the buildings, we used boxes covered with silver wrapping paper, and black vinyl to create the windows.
On the other side I used a king sized sheet that I cut holes in and zip tied to the canopy (If I would have realized how easy the scene setter was, I would have used it for this side to!) Cancer Man brought his car (with working lights and steering wheel!) and we also put Cancer Man's purple phone booth to the side. We made the phone booth by cutting a water heater box, and painting it purple.
One thing I didn't realize ahead of time is how much the adults would like the kids props! If I could do it over again, I would have def. gone with a refrigerator box for the phone booth, so that the adults could fit to!
Next up we have the Etc. Shop's team- these ladies always do something really fun with decor, and the whole team gets involved! This year they went with Willy Wonka- Wishing and Working at a cure factory! It was complete with a candy bar for their onsite fundraiser! These girls do something really neat with their canopy- they cover it with plastic table cloths!
Next up we have the girls from IBC Bank! This team is headed up by a set of sisters who REALLY know how to bring a movie theme to life! Check out this Land Before Time decor!
Then there is this little bit of brilliant. To stand them up, they taped the cardboard to PVC pipe that was attached to weighted boxes!
They had a fun onsite fundraiser of S'mores! They used little burners like caterers use to roast the marshmallows!
Last but not least is an idea for all of you salon owners out there. Kadillac Barbies went all out by bringing the salon to Relay! For a donation of $10 or more you could get an updo, or a massage! They also offered Pantene Beautiful Lengths cuts- where girls with 7" or more to donate could get a cut and donate their hair on the spot! For those of you that aren't familiar with this, Pantene makes high quality human hair wigs that they give to ACS for free for cancer patients!
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