At locations throughout Pasadena, volunteers helped professional builders transform the Rose Parade floats into the floral masterpieces that made their way down Colorado Boulevard this morning. They were all beautiful!
Girl Scouts from Troop 499, along with thousands of other volunteers, spent part of their winter break at the Rose Palace in Pasadena decorating floats. The parade theme this year is from Dr. Seuss- "Oh the Places You'll Go!"
The girls work very hard, climbing on scaffolding, cutting, gluing, and pressing flowers, leaves and crushed plants onto the sides of every part of the floats. Each float must be completely covered with plants in some way, whether it's live or dried. It's really interesting to see all the unique ways they make this happen. This year our Girl Scouts worked on the Wells Fargo and Farmers Insurance floats. They are very proud of the finished work. You get to see what’s going to be in the Rose Parade...so when it’s on TV you say, "Oh look! I decorated that!" It was also exciting that someone got married on the Farmer's float during the parade.
I find the entire experience to be enjoyable, even when hanging sideways off of a scaffolding and accidentally dipping my hair in glue. We have been decorating as a troop for 4 years now at either Fiesta or Phoenix decorators. Both companies have the most beautiful and consistently award winning floats every year, and as always the girls do such a great job! Happy New Year- we can't wait to decorate again next year!