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Superhero Blue and Gold Banquet


I recently got called as the Cubmaster in our ward. Since I only have daughters and know NOTHING about scouting I was a bit shocked. I had never been to a Pack Meeting before receiving this calling. It's kind of a fun calling though, I basically get to throw a party every month. I'm slowing learning the ins and outs and Tuesday was our Blue and Gold Banquet. It was SO FUN! I decided to go with a Superhero theme this year and had so much fun with the games and decorations that I thought I'd share what I did. Don't miss out on the FREE printables at the bottom.

I think my favorite part of the party was the photobooth. I saw this cool comic book frame photobooth prop on Pinterest and loved how it looked. I decided to adapt it and make one specifically for this party. I designed the poster and had it printed as an engineering print at Staples. I cut out the inside so it would be a little window (this was the most laborious part), and then tapped it to a wooden frame that Jordan helped me build. I wanted it to be a little bit sturdier than a loose piece of paper. I bought a few costume props at Zurchers and had one of the other leaders be in charge of taking pictures with an instax camera. I LOVE how it all turned out.

You can download the comic book frame HERE.

I really wanted to make this Blue and Gold Banquet special by not having it be your standard cub scout "potluck." I had the idea to see if I could find a restaurant that would donate food for our event. I approached a local Chick-Fil-A and asked them if they would be willing to donate, and told them that I would appreciate anything they could offer. They agreed to donate 25 chicken sandwiches and 2 nugget trays, enough to feed 75 people! It was awesome! We paired that with some salad and fruit as well as some chips and topped it off with either water or lemonade. It was a hit! Chick-fil-A even offered to deliver the food. They are the best!

To go behind the food tables I made these butcher paper skylines. I think they turned out pretty cute. I tried to sneak in some Utah buildings when I could and a few people noticed and pointed out the various distinct buildings.

I had a hard time deciding what to do for the centerpieces but it all came together when I decided to use butcher paper table clothes that could be colored and doodled on during dinner. I paired mason jars filled with markers and colored pencils with mason jars filled with blue paper Easter grass to add color with these POW, WHAM, BOOM signs I printed on cardstock, cut out, and hot glued to skewers.

You can download the POW, WHAM, BOOM signs HERE.

We played two really fun games. I wanted games they could play sitting at the tables, while eating or finishing up their dinner. For the first game I printed off pictures of 10 Superheros and taped them up on a chalkboard and passed out quarter sheets of paper numbered 1-10. The game was to see who knew the REAL names or aliases of the Superheros. I had 4 people who knew all 10 and they each got a prize.

Here are the 10 Superheros I used and their aliases:

1. Batman - Bruce Wayne
2. Hulk - Robert Bruce Banner
3. Superman - Clark Kent
4. Wonder Woman - Diana Prince, Princess Diana of Themyscira
5. The Flash -  Bartholomew Henry "Barry" Allen
6. Capitan America - Steven "Steve" Rogers
7. Iron Man - Anthony Edward "Tony" Stark
8. Spiderman - Peter Benjamin Parker
9. Daredevil - Matthew Michael Murdock
10. Robin - Dick Grayson

You can download the pictures I used HERE.

This next game was a big hit. I'm not sure what the real name is but we call it the Paper Plate Game. You pass out paper plates and have each person put the paper plate on their head. Everyone needs a writing utensil. You describe a scene that they are supposed to draw on the plate while it is on top of their head, (NO PEEKING!) and then they get points for how well the drawing turns out. Here is what I told them to draw and the scoring:

1. Draw the ground
2. Draw a building (skyscraper) on the right hand side
3. Draw 12 windows on the building
4. Draw a flying superhero
5. Draw an emblem on their chest
6. Draw a cape on the superhero
7. Draw a car on the ground below the superhero
8. Draw a sidekick on the left of the superhero

+1 point if the ground is on the bottom of your drawing
+1 point if the building is on the right hand side
+1 point for each window ON the building
+1 point for drawing the superhero
+2 points if the emblem is on the chest
+2 points if the cape is actually attached to the superhero
+1 point if the car is below the superhero
+1 point if the sidekick is on the left of the superhero

Whoever has the most points wins! The drawings are usually pretty awesome.

Click HERE to access all of the files available to download.

1 comment:

  1. OH MY GOSH, this is AMAZING! *You* are the real superhero!! This is so cute in every way!! The skyline, the photo booth, the table decor are all incredible!! And then Chickfila on top of that?! You knocked it out of the park! Well done!!


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