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Pretty Parties: Host an Olympics Party

With the 2012 Summer Olympics kicking off in London in just a couple of weeks, it’s time to talk about hosting an Olympics party! If you’re anything like me, you can’t rip yourself away from the television while the Olympics are ongoing. (Gymnastics, diving and swimming are definitely my favorites during the summer games!) So why not host a party to celebrate? You could hold it in conjunction with the opening or closing ceremony or the finals of your favorite event. Either way, an Olympics party is the perfect excuse to share a little camaraderie, plus it’s fun for the whole family. So here we go – here are 8 ideas for hosting an Olympics party!


  • Painted Olympic Ring Invitations 1 of 8
    Painted Olympic Ring Invitations
    Create fun DIY party invitations using an old toilet paper roll as a stamp with craft paint. Just print or write the party details below! You could also use this technique to create an Olympic ring tablecloth or runner!
    Get the how-to from The Mother Huddle.
  • American Flag Centerpiece 2 of 8
    American Flag Centerpiece
    Create an easy centerpiece in honor of Team USA by placing a cluster of American flags in a simple glass vase.
    Get the how-to from One Charming Party.
  • Olympic Torch Popcorn 3 of 8
    Olympic Torch Popcorn
    Serve up popcorn in ice cream cones that mimic the grandeur of the Olympic torch!
    Get the details at A Small Snippet.
  • Rope Light Olympic Rings 4 of 8
    Rope Light Olympic Rings
    Create an awesome Olympics display by using colored rope lights to make a set of Olympic rings on the front porch!
    Photo from You Are My Fave.
  • Olympic Rings for Dessert 5 of 8
    Olympic Rings for Dessert
    Serve up Olympic ring nanaimo bars for dessert to carry the theme throughout the festivities!
    Recipe from theKitchn.
  • Gold Medal Favors 6 of 8
    Gold Medal Favors
    You'll have a house full of gold medal winners no matter who has the highest high jump if you pass out these cool gold medals as favors.
    $1.49 each from Party City.
  • Olympic Ring Cocktails 7 of 8
    Olympic Ring Cocktails
    For the grown-ups, dress up your favorite cocktails with LifeSaver candies that represent the Olympic rings!
    Photo from Examiner.
  • Mini Flag Toothpicks 8 of 8
    Mini Flag Toothpicks
    Serve up finger foods with mini flag toothpicks. Pick the country of your choice or an assortment of world's nations!
    $2.95 for 50 flag toothpicks from UN Flags</a.

Read more from Cyd at The Sweetest Occasion.
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