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This photoshoot was set-up for the $100 Designer Challenge hosted by Sparkling Events and Designs.
I base my color scheme on the school colors from the show which were red, white and black. I was able to pick up a few items from Valentine’s Day clearances and relied heavily on my craft stash! For the table I knew that I really wanted to use lunch trays instead of plates. I was having trouble finding these in my colors and at a reasonable price. I ended up finding red ones at the grocery store for $1 each…when I wasn’t even looking! Since the cheerleading squad is called the “Cheerios” I used the cereal to fill the centerpiece vase as well as made a couple of the napkin rings from them. I bought one yard of fabric to cover the table and just used a white table cloth that I already had underneath it. This was a great way to add some fun to the table without buying an expensive tablecloth that I may never use again! In one of the episodes they do the song Red Solo Cup, I am not sure why I have these, but I found them in my cupboard ! I dressed them up a bit with some striped straws and music notes. The restaurant that is frequented in the show is called Breadsticks; I filled a couple of jars that I already had with breadsticks and added them to the table. Gold star place cards were on each tray as well as smaller gold stars that I used for some confetti on the table. These were all done from one piece of card stock that I punched out at the scrapbook store.
For the dessert table, I used a black bookshelf that I already had and lined the back with some black and white music note scrapbook paper. I was lucky enough to find sets of red and white pom poms and megaphones at the dollar store, I used these on this shelf as well as throughout the rest of the party. I borrowed my son’s football, and some trophies from a local school (my dad is the vocal teacher there, so it worked out great!). I made a simple sign from poster paper and paint that said Glee Club Bake Sale; my desserts were all based on quotes from characters in the show. If you watch the show you know that slushie cupcakes were a must, but there were also:
ñ“Hello, I’m Kurt Hummel and I will be auditioning for the role of kicker” covered football shaped Oreos
ñ“Hey William, I thought I smelled cookies wafting from the ovens of the little elves who live in your hair” Keebler elf cookies
ñ“My gold stars are a metaphor for ME being a star” star sugar cookies
ñ“When a pony does a good deed, he gets a horn and he becomes a unicorn, and then he poops out cotton candy until he forgets he’s magical, and the his horn falls off. And black unicorns, they become zebras” cotton candy cones!
I set up a photo booth area so the guests could get their yearbook pictures taken with several different prop options, including some hand drawn loser hands! I got the desk and chair from a local school who was getting rid of all of their furniture for free…SERIOUSLY! I spruced it up with a little spray paint and some chalkboard paint for the desk top. I used a frame I found a Goodwill, spray painted it, put some fabric I already had in the center and then created a simple banner from cardstock. A few red and white tissue poms and it was ready to go! I also created a fun trivia list with quotes from the show for the guests to answer.
The party favors included a Glee notebook (Target clearance) a Glee button (Nobbies clearance) and a pack of Glee gum in Berry flavor (perfect for Rachel Berry!).