A varsity cheerleading centerpiece is a decorative arrangement that reflects a cheerleader's school spirit and pride. These centerpieces can be used for several occasions, ranging from an upcoming sports banquet, awards ceremony to a celebration of a recent competition victory. A lively, distinctive centerpiece displays the squad's school colors, pompoms, mascots, megaphones and other cheerleading-themed accents.
1 Purchase pompoms, cheerleading megaphones, banners, tablecloths and confetti at a local party supply store in the squad’s school colors or in other neutral shades, such as black, white, gold and silver.
2 Lay solid-color tablecloths -- white, black or a school color -- on each table to create a backdrop for your centerpiece.
3 Sprinkle confetti stars, pompoms or other cheerleading-type images over the tablecloth. Scatter enough confetti on each end of the table surface -- avoid the center -- so they're visible after the centerpiece is set up.
4 Place large or medium-sized pompoms in a circle on the center of the table. Create an odd number of pompom circles -- this is where the megaphones will be placed -- for a balanced design.
5 Put the megaphones within the circle of pompoms, large-end down. Insert smaller pompoms on sticks within the opposite end along with any banners or other figurines and cutouts.
6 Arrange and set mascot stuffed animals or other accessories on the centerpiece. Re-arrange the centerpiece until it looks pleasing and cohesive.
Items you will need
- Variety of pompoms: small, medium and large
- School mascot stuffed animals, cutouts or figurines
- Cheerleading megaphones
- Cheerleader profile cutouts
- As alternatives to megaphones, use colorful plastic buckets, flowerpots or candleholders to hold bouquets of pompoms, banners and cutouts.
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