Nicholas’ Eagle Scout Court of Honor Celebration

It finally happened! Nicholas became an Eagle Scout and we had his Court of Honor and celebration! According to him, I’ve been planning it all my life… and he’s sort of right. It’s my own Eagle Project, according to him.

These are the table centerpieces. I made labels for oversized cans (they are called number 5 and number 10 cans that institutions like schools use). You can probably get them at warehouse stores like Costco or Sam’s. But you’d have to eat a lot of food to empty them. Ask your school. They may save them for you! I filled the large one with 9 red roses (from Costco) and birch branches that I bought online through Ebay for next to nothing. They are nice and twisted. The mason jar with the white flowers were spray painted with “looking glass” paint by Krylon to achieve the “mercury glass” look. The clear mason jar with the “fireflies” in it is filled with fairy lights from Amazon that you can purchase right here: Nick’s Firefly Jar Lights They are meant for wedding centerpieces… but every mom who’s helped their Eagle celebrate knows that a Court of Honor is like a small wedding. For real. The lantern is an LED battery operated hurricane lamp with a dimmer switch. I found it on sale on Amazon here: Nick’s Nifty Red Lanterns Sadly, they are not on sale right now. But you never know. The “flag” linen is created by using a burgundy and navy blue table runner (from Tablecloths Factory) and silver pintuck chair ties (from LinenTablecloths). The black tablecloths are from the economy line at LinenTablecloths. It’s actually cheaper than buying them. They always have a sale going on at both of these places. I got the runners for 65 cents each and the tablecloths for less than $5.

This is the tablescape I put at the head of the food table. It contains the same design elements as the table centerpieces, but more of them… and a big flag (only $3 at Walmart). The large can is filled with birch branches, hydrangeas, and little flags. The tall red candles are from The Dollar Tree. The wooden stars I found at Target a couple of summers ago around the Fourth of July.







Below is his cake. It’s a two tiered red velvet cake with smooth buttercream icing and cream cheese between the layers.  I gave a photo to Laura, my local grocery store baker (she’s actually an Event Planner) and had her make it for me. The top is just an eagle statue that you can buy online at Amazon right here: The Eagle Statue on Nicholas’ Cake.

These are the cookies I ordered online through Rita’s Etsy shop called “A Custom Cookie.” You can order them customized from her Etsy Shop. She has these Eagle Scout symbol ones as well as adorable merit badges! I’m so glad I found her.

Every celebration needs a take-home table so that guests can leave with sweet treats as a reminder of the special day. Nick’s Court of Honor included s’mores trail mix packets, custom candy bars, and mini-s’mores kits. I made all the printables to put these together. You can find various customized designs like these items in my DigileachDesigns Etsy Shop.