The Olympics is a “fantabulous” time to show off your country pride and cheer on competing teams. It is also one of the biggest events in the world that unites nations together in an assortment of sporting events. This summer’s Olympic games (come every four years and are held in the winter and summer) are quickly approaching and will be held across the pond in London, England. This is the perfect time to round up some mates (friends) and host a summer Olympics party. Now you can throw a bash for the premiere day or many shindigs for individual sporting events (it’s your choice).
Here are some fun hosting and decorating tips to get you started:
The Host’s Guide to Throwing a Summer Olympics Party
1.) Have a little style fun with London: While an obvious decorating choice, no Olympics party would be complete without a little homage to the hosting city. There are so many fun ways to bring a little London into your home. You can incorporate festive flags and other inspired decorative accents (including housewares) into your overall design. Here is a quick list to help get you inspired:
- Union Jack Tea Cup Stool
- Keep Calm and Have a Cuppa Tea Wall Art
- Union Jack Drinks Refrigerator
- London Street Scene Wall Decals
- Union Jack Wingback Chair
- Jack Multi Pillow
- Big Ben Pillow
Note: You can always introduce red, white and blue reusable dinnerware into the mix for inspired, but budget-friendly touches.
2.) Get into the Olympic spirit with fun games and decor: Just like the London decor, feel free to get a little festive with classic Olympic colors. There are tons of game-inspired decorations you can use for times to come that are not London focused.
- Tissue Torch Party Accessory
- 2′ Costume Accessory Olympic Style Medals
- International Flag Centerpiece
Every great Olympics party needs some games to make viewers feel more involved. Open up your backyard a couple hours before the main events to put your guests’ athletic abilities to the test. Here are a few game ideas:
- Long jump
- Frizbee discus
- Team relays/obstacle courses
- Mini sprinting events (can use the street if necessary)
3.) Host a tea tasting station: While England may not be a top choice for food (you can always serve guests steak and kidney pie), it is tradition to drink a little tea. In between events, encourage guests to drink a little tea for a classic, English experience. Rather than serve actual cups, provide different English teas in assorted shot glasses for a quick taste (this will save you the trouble of making more than one pot).
4.) Serve an international buffet: As the Olympics bring participants from across the globe, why not bring a few tastes to your table? Survey the guests or pick cuisines from your fave countries that you can serve at your Olympics party. Once you have decide on the menu, showcase your savory foods encouraging self-service to not disrupt from the televised tournaments.