Decorate a House Float

What is a House Float?

This year the party is coming to the people, and we want the whole community to celebrate Carnival Day @ Home.

Instead of a parade of floats, we want you to decorate your homes as ‘house floats’. Outside – or inside – we want you to go as over the top as you dare. This is NOT the time for the minimilist look!

Take a look at the photographs and see what people have already done! You can go and see them too, over the weekend 3-4 July.


Alex’s House of Sunflowers

Alex Singleton has transformed his house with sunflower murals on the outside of the home and garage, with a bouquet of sunflowers planted on the wall at the front. See what he did.

Mother Earth at St Frideswide’s Primary School

The whole school got involved in designing and creating artwork to transform the school into a House Float using the them Mother Earth.

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Flags of the Caribbean

Jackie Hemmings has transformed her home with decorations celebrating Windrush and the Caribbean.

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The Butterfly House at the Church of St Mary & St John

Children at Comper School made these amazing colourful butterflies to decorate the Church of St Mary & St John on the Cowley Road. The church is a main hub of activiies on Carnival Day, and it is lovely to see this celebration of our Mother Earth theme.

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SS Mary & John

Keep it Green

You need to plan beforehand what to do with the materials after Carnival.

Our theme Mother Earth expresses our aim to take care of the environment, and ideally you will use as many recycled materials as possible and plan a sustainable process of recycling the material afterwards or of ethically disposing the material used.