Happy New Year, I am writing you from Pasadena California where the New Year’s Celebrations have been in full swing for a few days now. Many of you reading this are just as in love with DIY projects as I am, so when my Dad said we needed to plan a trip to the Rose Bowl Parade I was all in! Watching the parade on T.V. is already incredible as these floats are all too beautiful, but let me be the first to say that the behind the scenes and making of these ginormous beauties is even more mind blowing than the floats themselves!
Our first project was making beautiful arrangements on boat/side waves and it didn’t stop there. By the time our shift was over my dad was helping instruct our side straight from the float leader, bringing in flats of flowers, fixing, tweaking, climbing, sticking, fluffing, and on and on. Lisa the leader of the float has one awesome job and probably one of the most stressful ones on the last night before declaring the completion of the float. (8:30 a.m. on the 31st is the last moment you can be working.)
As amazing as this room was, my Dad, who had been going off to get more flats of flowers pulled me away saying, “you have to see this.” He led me out into a different area of the building and as soon as I saw what was in front of my eyes my face lit up (I probably looked like one of the kids being led into Willie Wonka’s candy chocolate river room.) The Flowers went on and on even after thousands had been placed on their floats.
The size, the beauty, the team work, love, and planning that goes into this parade has us moving this item from our bucket list to things we would love to do again!
If this looks like something you would love to do there are many organizations you can volunteer through. You can learn more about those soon on our blog. This is defiantly an adventure worth taking! Thanks for reading and Happy New Year.