Cub Scouting Blue and Gold Banquet {free printables}


Minions live to serve, and Cub Scouts do too, so what better way to celebrate the Anniversary of Scouting than with a Minions themed Blue and Gold Banquet? The Blue and Gold Banquet is a highlight for Cub packs across the nation as they come together with their families for an evening of fun and cheer! Since it’s a celebration of the Anniversary of Scouting, it’s usually treated as a “Birthday Party” with games, food, activities, and fun. Here’s an excellent way to decorate and plan games and activities in a Blue and Gold Minions theme! I’ve even included free Minions printables to help you plan and decorate the whole evening. This Cub Scouting Blue and Gold Banquet is one that your Cub will NEVER forget!

What are the Minions?

Minions evolved from a single-celled yellow organisms at the dawn of time! Minions live to serve, but find themselves working for unsuccessful master after unsuccessful master.  The Minions become depressed without a master to grovel for. Luckily, a Minion named Keven has a plan with his pals. Find a new boss to follow….

What is the Blue and Gold Banquet?

In the 1930 Cub family dinners began but finally in 1943 the name “Blue and Gold Banquet” first appeared in BSA literature and became synonymous with celebrating the Birthday of Scouting.  Today, it brings the Pack’s families together for dinner and an evening of fun.

Blue and Gold Party Games

EHprint Free Printable File:
Cub Scouting Blue and Gold Banquet Planner (773 downloads)

Blue and Gold Program

Click the link above to download the Blue and Gold Banquet planner.  I’ve listed the decorations along with the original links to the creative women who first created them.

While planning the Blue and Gold Banquet, I needed a go-to source with all my ideas to quickly reference.   Which is why I created this quick planner.  I hope it will be useful for you too!  {high fives}

Minion Invite -Blue and Gold Banquet

Blue and Gold Invitations

To make our Cub Scouts are 1 in a Minion Blue and Gold Invitations I used this free clip art.  I added our date and time to the invitation.

Digital Clip Art

Cub Scout Blue and Gold Banquet

Blue and Gold Dinner

For our Blue and Gold Banquet we were expecting 93 people which included Den Leader families. {43 Adults and 50 Children} The large circle tables seat  8 per table = 12 tables or 10 per table = 10 tables.  Therefore, we set 9 circle tables with 10 chairs at each table.

Since we were feeding 90 people, we kept the dinner easy and on a tight budget with:  Pulled Pork, Hot Dogs, Grapes, and Lemonade.

Blue and Gold Party Balloons

DIY Decorations

The following is my shopping list for 9 tables, seating 10 people each to decorate the gym at our church.

  • Blue Tablecloths
  • Balloons

Cub Scouting Blue and Gold Banquet

Blue and Gold Centerpieces

I created a tutorial with pictured instructions and free printables on how to create these super easy Blue and Gold centerpieces in Minions.

Cub Scouting Blue and Gold Banquet Banner


The “Cub Scouts are One in a Minion printable” that I used is no longer available online.  However, you can search online as there are tons of cute options available.

For the food table, I used the same process to make these big eyes as I did for the Photo Booth.

Cub Scout Napkins and Plates

Napkins, Forks, Spoons

I ran out of time and didn’t get to the adorable napkins I was going to make.  However, I was able to transform my Lego baby jars into Minions in a jiffy with thanks to these Minion Napkin holders.

I printed off several Cub Scout diamond images and used them to decorate the plate holder and a few other things to add little embellishments.

Minion Drink Dispenser


  • Lemonade, ice
  • Lemonade Container w/eyes, blue paper
  • Clear cups
  • Googly Eyes {optional}

Inspired by:  Despicable Me Just Because Party

I was a loser and didn’t take a picture of the Minion drink dispenser filled with lemonade. Grrr.   But it was adorable!

Cub Scouting Blue and Gold Banquet Photo Booth

Photo Booth Backdrop

I created a tutorial with pictured instructions and free printables on how to create this selfie station or photo booth backdrop with printable photo props.

Minion DIY Wall Decor

DIY Wall Decor

I was completely inspired by Kami’s Minion Party and had to do these adorable paper plate wall decor.

DIY Church Gym Decorations Before

{Gym Before}

How to decorate a gym

{Gym After}

Minute to Win It Party Games

Minion to Win it Game Stations

My goal was to not only entertain the Cub Scouts but their entire families of all ages. Therefore, I created these fun games for all to enjoy.

Fun at the Table:

Get free printables and pictured instructions on how to create each game on my other post with Blue and Gold Banquet games for the Cub Scouts.

Blue and Gold Balloons

Our Blue and Gold banquet was a blast!  I hope this helps to save you time and host a fabulous party for your Cub Scouts and their families. Feel free to upload your Blue and Gold banquet ideas onto the Tip Junkie Facebook page.  We’re looking for a different party theme for this year!

Cub Scouting Blue and Gold Banquet {free printables}
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Cub Scouting Blue and Gold Banquet Centerpiece

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