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Luau Party on Your Island Float

Posted by paradefloats on June 26, 2012

If you can’t bring the parade to the islands, bring the islands to your parade! A luau party on your island float is a fun and exciting way to spend time in a parade. Not only will those involved in the float have a blast, but it should easily bring a smile to those watching the parade. After all, who doesn’t love a good luau?

Palm Trees

A luau party on your island float just isn’t possible without some great palm trees. Palm trees can be displayed on your float in a variety of ways. There are lots of different types of fake palm trees: plastic, inflatable, cardboard, and even paper. No matter what type you use on your float, palm trees are a must.

“Lei” Down the Law

Make it mandatory for your float participants to wear leis. A luau without leis is unheard of. You may even want to consider involving parade watchers and passing out leis. There are so many different types of leis. Some are plastic-feeling in a single color, while others are much more colorful and have more realistic-looking flowers.

Dress the Part

Luaus are all about the costumes. Besides wearing leis, make sure your participants are decked out in tropical costumes. For the men, Hawaiian shirts are a must. They should also wear shorts and sandals or deck shoes. For the ladies, grass skirts are a good idea with some sort of tank top. If appropriate, coconut tops are a good addition as well.

Water Works

Since it would be rather difficult to have actual water on your float, you will have to create it some other way. One way to do this would be by surrounding the bottom of your float with blue and white fringe. The metallic material moves easily and can provide a water-look for the bottom of your float. If you want to create the illusion of water on your actual float, use some blue floral sheeting on the footing of your float or on a background.

The Sounds of the Tropics

Finally, make sure you have some music playing for the luau party on your island float. Consider playing some reggae music or something fun and tropical like Jimmy Buffett. The sounds of steel drums will definitely bring your luau party to life!

Remember that luaus can be a blast, and a tropical float is sure to bring smiles to the faces of parade watchers.

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Parade Float Slogan Ideas

Posted by paradefloats on June 30, 2010

Once you’ve established a float theme, you will want to create an awesome slogan to match! Use our 8″ styrofoam star and letter basic letters and numbers, or great customized vinyl banners to display your slogan on the side of your float. Below are some ideas to help you get started with your float slogan planning that relate to a variety of popular themes.

Western Float Slogan Ideas
Wanted: A Tiger Victory
Jail ‘Em
Spur the Team to Victory
Showdown at the MHS Corral
Cowboys Ride Again
Kick the Cougars
Brand ‘Em
We’re Hot
Lasso the Tigers
Hang ‘Em
Until the Cows Come Home
We’re Back in the Saddle Again
Rope ‘Em
Stampede the Lions
WHS Corral

Christmas Float Slogan Ideas
Christmas in July Party Float
Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
Unto Us, A Child Is Born
And the Gift Goes On
Merry Christmas to All, and to All a Good Night
Old-Fashioned Christmas
Let It Snow!
Visions of Lollipops Danced in Their Heads
It’s a Wonderful Life
Silver Bells … It’s Christmas Time in the City
Make the Season Bright

Jungle Float Slogan Ideas
Eye of the Jungle
King of the Jungle
Hunt Down the Tigers
Trap the Cardinals
Jungle Fever
Eye of the Tiger
Bulldogs Aren’t Monkeying Around
Welcome to the Jungle
It’s a Jungle Out There
Hunting Down a Victory
Goin’ Headhunting
Swinging to a Victory

Survivor Float Slogan Ideas
We Have Immunity
Send the Lions Out Back, Mate
Extinguish the Bulldogs
Out-Survive the Wildcats
The Tribe Has Spoken!
Only the Strong Survive!

Luau / Tropical Float Slogan Ideas
Sacrifice the Lions
Tiki Curse
Blast the Wildcats
Cast Away the Indians
Hang Ten for a Victory
The Waves of Victory
Bulldog Paradise
Hook the Marlins
Hook the Dogs
Fishing for a Victory
Torch the Tigers
Erupt for a Victory
Roast the Dogs

Under the Sea Float Slogan Ideas
Bulldog Treasure!
X Marks the Victory Spot
Deep Blue Victory
Shark Attack
Walk the Plank
Sink the Eagles
The Warriors Sleep with the Fishes
Drench the Dogs!
Sink ‘Em

We’ll bring you more next week! Got a great slogan? Share it in comments! Then, check out the full line of parade float decorations at Shindigz Party.

Posted in Christmas Float, Jungle Float, Luau Float, Parade Planning, Tropical Float, Western Float | Tagged: , , , , | 2 Comments »

Shop by Theme to Discover Great Summer Parade Float Props & Costumes

Posted by paradefloats on May 26, 2010

The right props and costumes will contribute to a parade float that is “oooh and ahhh”-worthy. Besides providing basic parade float do-it-yourself materials, look to ShindigZ Party to supply just the right finishing touches to dozens of the hottest summer parade themes.

For the red, white and blue themes that accompany the 4th of July season, look for patriotic decorations in materials such as vinyl, corex, and fabrics that will stand up to outdoor use and make great props. Coordinate with star-patterned poly vinyl and embellish with bunting, streamers, flags and stars. Finish with USA tee shirts and Spirit of America party apparel.

Nautical themes call for fish nets and plastic life preservers, anchors and captain’s wheels.

Complete a 1950s theme with parade float riders wearing our adorable poodle skirts and scarves and cat’s-eye glasses.

If your plans are for “luau,” “surfin’ safari” and other beach-related and tropical themes we’ve got plenty of great materials for building props, such as raffia, scene-setter vinyl rolls, even palm leaf thatching! Look also for ready-made props like surfboards and ukuleles, and wearables such as beachcomber hats and grass skirts.

Dress the straw bales or hitching post of a Western theme with barbed wire garland, plastic wagon wheels and steer skulls. We’ve got all the cowboy hats and bandannas you’ll need, too.

For more ideas on these parade float themes, or to find props and costumes for dozens of other themes, start on the theme party supplies page.

Posted in 1950s Float, Fourth of July Float, Luau Float, Nautical Float, Patriotic Float, Summer Float, Western Float | Tagged: , , , , , | 3 Comments »

 
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