Are any of you totally obsessed with the 2012 Olympic games? I’ve been busy, but have managed to squeeze in some serious TV time for team USA since the games began a week ago. Do any of you have family, friends or community members competing in London? If so, let me know in the comment section below.
Today, I’m sharing a few creative ideas for throwing an Olympics inspired party. I’ve included helpful links for everything from recipes, decorations, baked goods, craft projects and even beauty tutorials, all sure to win you a gold medal in party-hosting!
Every party needs a signature drink; keep it simple by using champagne and lifesavers to represent the Olympic rings!
Get creative with dips and finger foods! I love the idea of playing around with circular dishes and colorful foods to once again mimic the Olympic rings. You can even add a bread bowl, like this example from The Sweetest Occasion blog:
Once you get the party going with a few snacks, why not get into the Olympic spirit by making your own torches! Click HERE for an easy how-to from the Hoosier Homemade blog. Or, make it a ladies night with THIS fun Olympics inspired nail tutorial from SheKnows.com:
You could even have your guests try their hand at making these cute salt dough medals:
Last but not least, don’t forget the sweets! Olympic coverage goes into the wee-hours of the night, so sugar is a must in my book.
Cupcakes and sheet cakes are the perfect canvas to show off your patriotism and love of the games…
Don’t be afraid to play around with non-traditional cake shapes and presentation.
I hope these ideas inspire you to host an Olympics inspired party this week. Be sure to let me know what event has been your favorite to watch thus far in the comment section below. Let the games begin!