As most people are already aware, the London 2012 Olympic Games are fast approaching and will soon be upon us. With this in mind, why not gather around your family or friends for an Olympics-themed party?
The London 2012 Olympic Games logo
It can be a great way to spend an afternoon or evening with others, and would be especially good for children to get involved with as it promotes fitness and activity.
This quick guide will give you some tips on how to throw an Olympics party that is worthy of a gold medal.
Prepare some British themed party foods.
Get into the spirit of the Games and the mirror the London atmosphere by making some bite size party foods. Examples of traditional British fare include pies and pasties, fish and chips, sandwiches, scones and biscuits. Having these types of foods will help put your guests in a great mood and establish the setting for an enjoyable evening.
Remembering that the Olympics are all about the games, setting up some simple mini-games makes for a great way to ensure your party is a success. One option is to hold Olympic-style games such as relays (around the backyard or even just the main room), table tennis or weightlifting (put some heavy books to good use). Another option is to set up more party-games to play during the gathering.
Have your guests participate as different countries.
One of the best things about holding an Olympics-themed gathering is having family and friends involved in a fun and engaging way. One option for sorting teams is to have guests pull country names out of a hat or bowl, or another would be to pre-organise teams. The second method requires a little more organization, but will allow people to come dressed in country-specific colours, adding to the fun.
Have prizes ready for game winners (and runners-up).
The above point was to have games and get your guests to participate, so naturally, any Olympics-themed party needs prizes for its games winners. One of the easiest ways to sort out prizes are gold, silver and bronze dessert treats for those who prove the best in any given event. An example would be medal-coloured icing on cupcakes (this gives your guests and extra incentive to participate in all the fun and games).
With a bit of organization and teamwork you can host an Olympic Games party that will leave your guests wishing the four years between Games would pass in the blink of an eye.
Hopefully these tips have helped give you some ideas for hosting a great party and if you have any others you would like to add, feel free to leave a comment below.