We picked the Weird Animals kit from Group. We picked it for several reasons: We loved the theme of the group. I think it's important message that kids need to hear. It was easy to decorate with all kinds of animals. It's fun!
Here are some of the decorations that we came up with. At prom, the school lined most of the gym floor with blue plastic, so we got that for free (alone with the glitter and sand!). I used my Silhouette Cameo to die cut a lot of things, and we got the rest from Oriental Trading.
This is the front entrance of the church. This is what the kids see as they first walk in. We made the waterfall with a photography backdrop stand. It holds up to 3 bars, so we used dark blue in the back and three shades of blue cut in strips in front of it. We wrapped the stand with newsprint and made rocks with pillows with a long piece of fabric over them. We stuck a few fish in the pond. When the kids arrive, we'll have two fans blowing the front strips so it looks like water is flowing.
This is our registration area. We still have some of our clutter out, but the decorating is done. We hung $1 store butterfly wings from the ceiling and put pouffy flowers made with tissue paper all over.
Outside of the sanctuary. The registration tables are on either side of the doors.
We hung a cable and wrapped tightly wrapped newsprint for vines. The colorful vines are spiral cut pool noodles. The flowers are cut from cardboard and put on cardboard boxes painted green. We covered the speaker with a sheet to look like a boulder. The trees are leftover from prom, so we didn't have to make those.
I haven't gotten photos of the kid stations except for Critter Cafe. We also set up a desert scene in the kids wing for the Bible stories, but we weren't done last night. I'll try very hard to update those this week.
I hope this helps others doing this kit!