I am finally slowing down and finding a moment to share a few fun highlights from the past several days/weeks. This year was our cheer gym’s 4th annual trunk or treat and I’m thrilled with how our team’s “trunk” turned out!
I haven’t posted yet about cheer so a few quick facts, daughter is a member of the all new Exceptional Athletes Competitive Team this year and I’m Team Mom. I’ll create a post soon telling you all about our cheerleading journey!
For now, the trunk or treat! As Team Mom, I helped the parents settle on the theme, organize plans, figured out what all we needed, made sure we all knew what to do, etc. I have the best parents ever this year and our trunk definitely was a reflection of that, the parents really put a lot of effort into pulling it all together and the final result was so perfect! It truly was teamwork putting things together!
During a Team Mom meeting, a decades theme was mentioned so we went with a 50s Diner. (The decades theme was later ditched but I still love our diner.)
First thing a diner needs is a counter. One of our dads built and hand painted this amazing counter for our trunk (okay, it’s not a trunk, we take up an entire space)!
Isn’t it amazing! The time and work it took for him to hand paint all those squares! The counter was the focal point of the trunk and this cheer dad definitely went above and beyond anything I was expecting.
Next came the fun little decor items. We decided to have vintage records across the front of the counter but instead of just random record labels, I painted the labels and wrote the all the team members names, the team name, our coach’s name and even one for the gym. It was a unique touch and the kids were all excited to take the records home afterwards. You can see how I created the records HERE.
We thought it would be really cute if the kids could carry trays around so we got creative and found a way to secure the trays to their hands (velcro straps!) and then came up with our super cute root beer floats/milkshakes. HAHA they were supposed to be root beer floats but everyone called them milkshakes so we’ll go with that. I’m actually quite happy with how those turned out, it was very much going on a whim and hoping for the best. We received lots of compliments and from a distance, the drinks looked pretty real. See how they were made HERE.
The candy jars were a fun way to add a little nostalgic touch as well as have a way for the kids to get their candy after the game. The kids ended up having other plans though and put the candy on their trays and handed it out that way.
To tie it all together, we found the super cute 50s diner backdrop on Amazon along with the cute jukebox cutouts.
Everything came together and we received so many compliments! I loved how it all turned out, the kids looked adorable and had a blast, it was definitely a fun night!