Sunday, October 14, 2012

Upward Ceremony

This evening was Handley's cheerleading end of the season ceremony.  We weren't able to attend last year because we were out of town, so I didn't really know what to expect.  It turned out to be an amazing production though and I'm so happy we could make it this year.  It was held on the field where the games are played and they had it set up like a carnival.  There were inflatable bounce houses, a cake walk, tattoo stations, and all the carnival food you could imagine.  There were people walking around to "serve" the food and since it was all complimentary, we sampled a bit of everything including soft pretzels, kettle corn, caramel apples, and cotton candy.

The kids loved seeing all of their friends and being able to do all the fun activities with them.  Hudson had the time of his life in the bounce house and was so mad when we made him get out. However, we offered him his very own bag of kettle corn and that changed his mood right away.  When I was looking back at my pictures I laughed because every shot I had was of him shoving popcorn in his face.

After a hour and 1/2 of the carnival portion of the night the awards began.  There was a big stage set up and huge inflatable screen that showed a highlights video.

Harper and Peyton waiting for the awards to begin. 
The teams sat together in front of the stage and were surprised with glow stick necklaces, fun music to dance to and each team was called on the stage so the kids could get their trophies.  While on the stage they also shot off a huge confetti cannon and all the girls were holding their trophies in the air and jumping up and down.  It was the cutest thing ever and such a special night for Handley.

As soon as we got her back from her coach she was beaming and SO excited about her trophy.  She kept saying she was the "star of the night!" Harper, on the other hand, was so disappointed that she did not get a trophy, but I kept reminding her that next year she will be old enough to be a cheerleader, too!

1 comment:

Julie, the mama said...

Three cheers for what looks to have been an AMAZING end of season party. Wow! That was impressive.