One of the most exciting times in Girl Scouting is bridging. The whole idea of planning a Girl Scout bridging ceremony can be overwhelming but I am here to show you how FUN, simple and amazing it can be. This Rainbow Girl Scout Bridging Celebration was created around a luau theme to kick off summer and the season of a whole new Girl Scout set of opportunities. I am thrilled to share how we totally rocked our recent Cadette to Senior Girl Scout bridging celebration. This post is sponsored by Oriental Trading. I am grateful for my partnership to share their fabulous products that are cost effective and super festive.
To start off, we planned a simple menu of burgers and dogs. We set up a sign-up for the families to each bring either a dessert, side dish or chips/dips. We ended up with an awesome variety. I was in charge of fruit so used these darling tiki fruit kabob skewers to make the theme perfect.
I also prepared popcorn ahead of time and added fruit candies to the mix. It was darling served in the tiki popcorn boxes.
To decorate the drink table, I used the tropical flowered table skirt.
We had leis for the girls and their family members. The girls wore the rainbow ones that come in the premium jumbo petal lei pack and the others were scattered around for siblings, parents and friends.
The rainbow flower headbands were such a special touch for the Girl Scout Bridging Celebration. The girls LOVED wearing them so much. They were also a darling way to decorate the table.
The tiki face hanging paper lanterns were festive hanging between our light posts.
The girls had a blast breaking open the pinata filled with treats and candies!
We led the families in our favorite Girl Scout song, Make New Friends. Here are the lyrics in a printable format for you to share with your girls and their families.
We, of course, had cake too.
For the actual bridging, we used balloons tied to benches to make the bridge. As each girl started through the bridge, each leader shared something special about that girl.
Bridging should be fun. It is an opportunity to create memories that will last a lifetime.
Cheers and Love,
PS: If you have crafty girls, they might LOVE these colorful masking tape ideas. We did them while we were camping!