With the summer Olympics coming up, why not theme a party around it? Summer is also a great time to get the extended family together for a family reunion – inspired by this year’s summer Olympics! Send out official-looking invitations, to make your Olympic party look like a worldwide affair! But, of course the most important part of your party will be the Olympic games. Stick to simple games such as potato sack racing, three-legged races, water balloon tosses, a homerun derby, bean bag toss, or kickball! Have each of your teams of two pick a country to represent.
After the games, have a ceremony to crown the winners and give them medals as prizes! As for food, you can explore many countries with recipes from around the world! Try tacos for Mexico, sushi for Japan, and of course burgers and hot dogs for the United States. You can set the food out buffet-style and display the country’s flag next to the appropriate dish. Serve seasoned French fries inside of paper cones to make them look like the Olympic flames! For desserts, you can bake cookies that look like little medals, or a 5-ring cake decorated as the Olympic symbol. Another fun treat for summer would be to provide shaved ice with flavors that match the colors of flags from around the world.
The world comes together for these summer games every four years, so how about you – want to get your family together and have some fun games of your own?