How Do You Build A Parade Float?
Building a float is easier than it once was. You no longer need to make every decoration from scratch. Many companies offer floral sheeting, grass mats, fringe and festooning for purchase. These products not only simplify the task of building a parade float, they will also give your float a professional look. Here are some important steps to follow to build an award-winning parade float. Pre-planning Step 1 Find out the specifics about entering before you begin building the parade float. Know how much the entry fee will be, note the entry deadline, check out rules about transporting the float and read the parade rules, regulations and safety requirements. Step 2 Build or borrow a flat trailer before you begin your design so you know the size of the float. A trailer that is 8 feet long or smaller is best for maneuvering the parade route. Step 3 Use the parade committee’s theme to help you determine the message of your float. Step 4 Submit a number of designs, discuss the designs with yo