Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Summer Olympics Theme Party!

I have to admit I am not very athletic. I don't practice organized sports although I love to watch them. I especially love the Summer Olympics. Every four years, I live vicariously through all of those amazing atheletes.  I enjoy hearing the personal stories of how these seemingly common people got to the Olympics; their struggles and triumphs.

 My favorite part of the Olympics though is the Opening Ceremony. Of course, I am drawn to the amazing show, the lights, the music - I'm amazed at the amount of time and effort put in to create it all. I love learning about the host country. But most of all, I love the parade of athletes. There's something about seeing so many people from different countries, with different cultures, values and beliefs come together for a common goal. I feel the world is able to put aside their differences for a short time and that is what the Olympics and the althletes represent.

So, in honor of the 2012 Summer Olympics, Buttercup and I decided to throw a little party the night of the opening ceremony. We were inspired by the many ideas we found on mommy blogs and crafty blogs! So thank you all for sharing your amazing talents.

Here is a picture story of our personalized Olympic party!

We started by printing flags of countries. We included the US, England and Brazil (our family is from there), then just added the ones we liked.

We used the printouts and toothpicks to make little flags to stick on our cupcakes.

We made a variety of foods from different countries. Pizza (Italy), Hot dogs (US), Greek salad (Greece), cheeses (France), Passion fruit juice (Brazil), Bangers and Mash (England). We made little name cards with the flags to identify the food and its country of origin.

We made red, white and blue dipped strawberries. We used white chocolate for one layer, then used blue food coloring to make the blue layer. They were pretty and super delicious!

My very talented hubby turned the flags into pennants so we could decorate our house!

Buttercup and I made paper plate olympic rings!

Oh and who can forget the popcorn torches!

 I hope you are having as much fun watching the Summer Olympics as we are!! I'd love to hear how you are enjoying the Olympics. Also if you have any questions about any of these ideas, I'd be happy to answer them.


  1. Looks like a super fun party! Great ideas.

  2. Wow! What an amazing party!! Thanks for visiting my Facebook page!

  3. That is so fun! I love the pennants and the paper plate Olympic rings. Some great ideas for a party! Thanks for sharing at Mom's Library!

  4. such cute ides!! LOVE the popcorn torch! and the red white and blue strawberry!!!!

    Poping in with Blog Hop at MeloMamma

    1. Hi! Thanks for visiting. I did the strawberries with white chocolate so they were yummy too, not just pretty!