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Sweet Treats- Cupcakes, Candy, and Sprinkles Parade Floats

Posted by paradefloats on July 3, 2012

Remember playing the board game Candy Land when you were a kid? Remember how much you wanted to live in Candy Land, where almost everything was edible and your sweet tooth was always satisfied? Or maybe you remember the cupcakes you brought to school for your birthday each year.

Everyone has vivid memories of sweet treats from their childhood. Cupcakes, candy and sprinkles parade floats are sure to strike a positive chord with parade watchers. Here are some ways to incorporate sweetness into your float.

Consider your Colors

Think cakes and cookies. Think of your favorite bakery. The colors associated with sweets are usually pastels in pink, green, yellow, purple, and blue. Two or three of these colors should be the main colors on your float. Use them on the fringe of your float and anywhere you use tissue festooning.

The Bigger the Better

Regular-sized sweets won’t have much of an impact on parade watchers, but giant cupcake standees will! If your group has people walking beside your float, have them carry giant lollipops. They can simply hold them over their shoulders, or you can take things a step further and have a choreographed routine prepared. This would be especially fun with our next idea for a sweet-treat parade float.

Motivate with Music

Why walk in silence? If you can play music, there’s plenty of songs to choose from that have to do with sweets. Some examples: “Lollipop” by The Chordettes, “I Want Candy” by Bow Wow Wow, “Sugar Sugar” by the Archies, and “Candy Girl” by New Edition. Do a search on the internet for a full list of songs that have to do with candy, cakes, pies and other sweets.

Bring on the Balloons

Jazz up your float with helium-filled balloons! Use balloons shaped like your favorite sweets – ice cream cones and cupcakes, for instance. For some basic pops of color on your float, use plain pastel-colored balloons or pastel-colored balloons with white polka dots.

Spread the Sweet Love

If your parade permits it, share your sweetness with parade watchers by passing out candy. After all, it wouldn’t be right to show them your amazing, tasty-looking parade float and not give them something for their sweet tooth!

Cupcakes and candy are a huge trend lately, so take advantage of all the decorations that are available and make your parade float a “sweet” one!


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