B & G Preparation
York Adams Council
It's that time of year when everyone is getting ready for the Blue & Gold
Banquet. There are so many things that a den can do to spruce up their table(s)
for the baquet-there is no end to the different ideas. For this year's B&G
theme, Turn Back the Clock, here are some ideas for the place settings
and table centerpieces.
Note: These are what I call "starter ideas." They're half-baked suggestions
as much meant to get your creative juices running as to give you specific
ideas. So let go and have fun.
Our dens always made placemats and we made them "permanent" by covering them
(front and back) with clear contact paper. Here's the general recipe. Use stock
11X17 size paper (available from any office supplies store) as the basic size.
Decorate as you wish. Also, get 2' of contact paper for each placemat you're
going to cover. Cut the 18"-wide paper into 12"-long pieces. Carefully peel the
backing off of one piece so the contact paper is flat on a surface, sticky side
up. Carefully position the decorated 11X17 placemat along one edge of the
contact paper so that about 1/2 inch of contact paper is still exposed along the
edge. Smooth out the 11X17 onto the contact paper. Finally, peel off the backing
from another sheet and carefully place the uncovered side of the 11X17 placemat
on that. When the sticky edges of the contact paper join, they form a pretty
good seal. To match the edges exactly with each other, cut around all of the
edges leaving about 1/4 inch of contact paper border.
But with what do we decorate them? Well, for starters, whatever the boys want
to use. Other ideas include: