Celebrate Your Freedom with a Festive Float!
Posted by paradefloats on February 28, 2012
Celebrate with Your Fellow Citizens and Friends
Many cities all across the United States have parades for the Fourth of July. Rightfully so– as citizens we should be proud to celebrate our independence and our freedom. Have you been asked to participate in a parade and decorate a float? If you’ve never done it before, you might need a little help…
Where to Start: A Fourth of July Parade Float
The first step should be finding information about building parade floats. Whether that information comes from a book or a website, as long as it helps you construct your float, it’s valuable. Next, you’ll need to find a tool kit with which to construct your parade float. You could simply purchase a patriotic parade float kit if you’re nervous about your decorating skills, but sometimes creating your own ideas can be fun. When you’ve found your trailer, use patriotic floral sheeting to set the theme. From there, you can line the bottom of your Fourth of July float or the bottom of your vehicle with red, white, and blue fringe. The floor of the Fourth of July parade float can be covered with grass mats for your float riders to stand on. Then you can begin to add other decorations. If you want to construct a small fence portion or you have a rail around your Fourth of July float, add festive patriotic bunting and twist red, white, and blue festooning around the rail. Position a life-sized cake prop on your float for the participants to stand around. Begin adding clusters of balloons at the corners of your Fourth of July float. This way, the people that ride your Fourth of July float will have something to take home at the end of the parade, or to hand out to kids along the way.
Fourth of July Parade Participants
Whether young or old, everyone wants to participate in a Fourth of July parade. Give everyone a choice of whether they want to ride on the Fourth of July float or walk behind it in another part of your Fourth of July parade. Those that participate in the Fourth of July parade should wear jeans or jean shorts and a red, white, or blue shirt. Then give every participant leis to wear and a choice between pinwheels and flags to carry. They could also carry mini metal patriotic buckets filled with favors to hand out along the Fourth of July parade route.
Have fun celebrating the Fourth of July with your friends and family. Whether you’re creating the Fourth of July parade float or simply walking behind the float handing out favors, remember what the holiday means: freedom, independence, and joy.