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More Parade Float Slogan Ideas

Posted by paradefloats on July 7, 2010

Once you’ve chosen (or been given) a parade float theme, it’s time to select a slogan to fit that theme. You’ll want to display the slogan with spelled-out pomps, styrofoam letters or vinyl banners.

Halloween Float Slogan Ideas
Here Lies the Bulldog
Cooking Up a Victory
Tiger Eyes Are Watching
A Web of Defeat
The Great “Cougar” Patch
All Bulldogs Don’t Go to Heaven
Scream for a Victory
Here Lies the Mustangs
Buffy the “Cardinal” Slayer
You’re Not in Kansas Anymore
Betwitch the Panthers
We’re Baaack!
Bury the Rams
Haunt the Eagles
Boo – You’re Dead!
Scare Up a Victory
Trick or Defeat!
Tigers Don’t Have a Ghost of a Chance!

Hollywood Float Slogan Ideas
Reel in the Tigers
Clap the Cougars
We Are the Stars!
Bears Are the Stars
Spotlight on the Bulldogs
And the Winner Is … Us
Sink the Lions – It Won’t Be a Titanic Loss
Box Office Blowout
Directing Our Way to Victory
Now Starring … the Lions
Roll Out the Red Carpet for the Mustangs

Space Float Slogan Ideas
One Small Step for Man … One Giant Step for the Eagles
The Cougars Are Lost in Space
The Universe Is Ours
4, 3, 2, 1 … Win!
Launch the Tigers
Blast ‘Em!
We’re Outta This Universe
Throw ‘Em In the Black Hole
Out of This World
Mission to a Victory
Put ‘Em Into Orbit

Fairy Tale Float Slogan Ideas
Throw the Knights in the Dungeon
Rack ‘Em
Stretch ‘Em
Cast a Spell on the Chargers
Throw the Dogs in the Moat
The Sky Is the Limit
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, the Cougars Are Gonna Win ‘Em All!
A Dream for a Wildcat
The Clock Strikes Midnight – Goodnight Mustangs!
Happily Ever After a Cougar Victory

Homecoming Theme Slogans
Bait
Bring It On
Get your Game on
Blast from the Past
Mission: Impossible
Raisin’ the Roof
Phantom Menace
Who Let the Dogs Out
Crunch Time
Rules of Engagement
Remember the Titans
Take ‘Em by Storm
Taking Out the Trash

In addition to checking out our line of parade float decorations, be sure to shop by theme party for great props, too!

The original Parade Float Slogan Ideas

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Boost Spirit with a Paw Power Float

Posted by paradefloats on August 21, 2009

Spirit-Float-Paw-PrintShow your school spirit for the big game with this Paw Power float design. Add your own creative or personal touch by changing the panther into your school mascot, such as a bulldog, lion, tiger, or wildcat, and changing the accent colors to your school colors. Adding bunches of balloons in your school colors makes a great touch! Check out the How-to-Build a Float book for more tips.

Our Giant 3D Paw print will look great on your float! It’s an easy-to-use focal point on the float and is available in colors to match your school colors.

Here are more tips for creating a Paw Power Float:

This float is designed for an 8’ x 16’ farm wagon with the back removed. A similar size trailer might be borrowed from a local construction company. You could also build the float on the back of a flat bed truck. Be sure to adjust your measurements and quantities of materials according to the size of your base vehicle.

Start by constructing a light wood frame from 140’ of #2 1/3 pine from a local lumberyard. The frame should start at the top of the wagon bed and extend to 15” from the ground.

Staple waterproof, flameproof floral sheeting to the frame. To calculate how much floral sheeting you need for your float, measure the distance around in feet and divide by three to get your Paw Poweryardage. This size float uses 16 yards of yellow vinyl floral sheeting for the sides and 15 yards dark green floral sheeting for the floor.

Attach 14” high dark green vinyl fringe to the bottom of the frame where the floral sheeting stops. Fringe is available in 10’ packages, perfect for the classic “floating” look. This size float requires five 10’ packages of dark green vinyl fringe.

Outline the sides of the float in dark green vinyl festooning, sold in 48’ rolls. This float uses three rolls. Floral sheeting, festooning and fringe are made from waterproof, fade-proof and flameproof plastic, reusable for another float.

Add your float slogan with Styrofoam letters and numbers, 8” high each. You can paint them with interior latex paint or leave them white. Add another board behind your floral sheeting to nail the letters to or hot glue them directly to the floral sheeting.

Construct the 10’ wide (at bottom) x 8’ high x 1’ thick football and panther component out of 140’ #2 1×3 lumber and 80’ of 18” chicken wire with 1” openings, which you can find at any farm supply or hardware store. Use the lumber to build a frame for the component and cover it with the chicken wire, stapling the chicken wire to the frame.

Once the frame is built and covered, stuff tissue pomps into the openings to finish the design. The football and panther require approximately 40 packages of brown pomps, 22 packages of black pomps, and eight packages of grey pomps. Use parade pomps tissue squares and pomps paste which will keep the pomps in place, even in the wind. You’ll need four 1 pint cans of paste, which cleans up easily with warm water.

We created the panther’s teeth with white cardboard and lined the float with 17” x 22” spirit yard signs. You can add your own personalized wording!

Add a fun touch to your float on parade day by having a black panther mascot or your school mascot ride the float. It’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser! We have tons of affordable school mascot costumes and our fast delivery makes them a great way to boost school spirit in a pinch!

The materials listed are based on the football and panther appearing the same from both sides of the float.

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