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New Year’s Day Parade Ideas

Posted by paradefloats on November 27, 2010

Every New Year’s Day the most elaborate display of parade floats in the U.S. takes place. It is inspiring to see all the beautiful colors and creative ideas that are brought to life by people that have a great vision, a great plan, and a great crew of people to help decorate the float. Now it is your turn to take that inspiration and create your own New Year’s Day parade float. Below are two ideas to help you build a float to ring in the new year.

One of the most popular ways to spend New Year’s Day is watching is football games. For your float you could use the football theme to create a fabulous mini football field in your school colors. Use the Parade Football Kit which includes:

2 – 18” Helmet mylar balloons in your choice of color.
1 Go for the goal post using cardboard for the goal post with yellow floral sheeting and it stands 7’11” high x 6’4” wide x 1’ deep.
1 Giant football made of cardboard and tissue pomps, which requires assembly, measuring 6’10” high x 4’6” wide x 1’ deep.

Start decorating your mini football field float with dark green floral sheeting for the grass. Then use white tissue festooning for the yard markers. To finish off the bottom of the float, use a football banner going all the way around.

There will be plenty of room for a couple of cheerleaders on your float to pep up your parade. They will sound great with unimprinted megaphones, and stadium shaker pom pons! Be sure to check out other football decorations and school spirit products that you could add to your float and score big with your fans!


It’s January and the weather is taking us into a deep freeze. Why not use the Ice Castle Kit to create an icy wonderland on your float?

The Ice Castle Kit includes:

1 Beautiful cardboard ice castle sprinkled with iridescent snow measuring 10′ 8″ hign x 7′ 8″ wide.
1 Ice castle gate made of cardboard standing 7′ 1″ high x 7′ 6″ wide.
2 5′ high cardboard trees and one 7′ 4″ high tree.

Start decorating your wintry scene with snowflake floral sheeting to create the icy terrain. Then set up your Ice Castle kit and be sure to include some people dressed in hats, scarves, gloves, and boots. They could be sledding, skiing, or having a snowball fight using Styrofoam balls. There are also lots of fun snowflake decorations to accent your float.


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