Tips for Decorating at VBS on a Budget
Are you faced with the exciting challenge of transforming your church campus into an incredible VBS experience? Don’t worry about breaking the bank!
Here are three tips to help you maximize your decorating budget while creating a captivating theme that sparks excitement, ignites imaginations, and sets the mood for awesome Bible teaching.
Tip One: Take Inventory and Modify
- Start by taking stock of what you already have: Make a list of leftover supplies from previous years and check what is in storage that can be modified to fit this year’s theme.
- Avoid spending money on items you already possess: Knowing what you have will prevent unnecessary purchases.
Tip Two: Seek Borrowed Resources
- Reach out to other churches: Inquire if they have decorations with the same or similar theme and if they are willing to share them when they are finished with their own VBS.
- Contact your state convention or local association: Check if they have resources available for you to use.
- Keep an eye out for community resources: Schools or community groups presenting spring dramas with similar themes may be willing to share their props.
Tip Three: Create a Specific Shopping List and Engage the Church Family
- Identify items you cannot borrow or already have: Create a shopping list for these specific needs.
- Involve your church family: Publish the list and give church members an opportunity to contribute by purchasing or donating items.
- Communicate your needs clearly and early: Be specific about the quantities and types of items required.
- Shop wisely: Look for discounts at discount, dollar, and hardware stores. Utilize online platforms to search for the best deals and consider using online coupon codes.
By following these tips, you can make a detailed plan to transform your church campus into VBS central without overspending. Start with an inventory, borrow resources when possible, and divide and conquer your shopping list. With a well-executed plan, you can stretch your decorating dollars and create an inviting and exciting atmosphere where the Gospel message takes center stage.
Get ready to embark on an unforgettable VBS journey where children will be captivated by the theme, engaged in learning, and drawn closer to God!