I will find any excuse to dress up or have a party, but this was a good one. My favorite band, Duran Duran was doing an Olympic concert, my birthday was a couple of days away and the opening ceremonies were on TV. Unfortunately the concert was not televised but that didn’t stop me.
First the decorations, I decided to go international, I made some easy flag centerpieces from styrofoam and dollar flags from the party store.Cover 2 rectangular styrofoam blocks with colored paper. I cut the paper and used tape at the joints so it would bend around the styrofoam so I could reuse them for another party.
I also painted the olympic rings onto the paper using a top to a pill bottle and paint and then stamping it onto the paper.
Paint around or dip the bottle top into paint and then use like a stamp.
insert your flags into the styrofoam and then you could pour colored glass or pebbles over the top of the styrofoam to cover it ( I forgot to do this step on mine). Paper crinkles would also work.
Use paper flag toothpicks for appetizers or sandwiches
Spell out your favorite team (or band) with vegetables.
Serve Olympic themed desserts, My friend used mini M&M’s to make the olympic rings on her coconut cake
or try the Olympic Fruit Tart
We played lots of silly games, like Olympic Themed Pictionary (divide into 2 teams and draw different events, countries, athletes, or London landmarks or traditions), Minute to Win It’s “How’s it Hanging“, and Diving for Cherries ( put a maraschino cherry in a bowl cover with whipped cream and using only your mouth try to get the cherry, whoever gets it first wins)
and of course there were costumes and medals. Buy some at the dollar store or make your own with paper circles, glitter and ribbon.
Dress as your favorite athlete, event or country and have fun!