Thursday, 26 April 2012

How to host an Olympic Party

Last Sunday was daughter's eagerly awaited 8th Birthday Olympic Party.

Here's how you do it:

Make Olympic Cupcakes and an Olympic Birthday cake:

(make olympic rings from sugarpaste using concentric circle cutters)

Decorate the room with bunting, balloons and streamers:

Hold an Opening Ceremony:
Get Geography teachers to make signs and flags of your chosen participating countries.  Play "Fanfare for the Common Man" and "Chariots of Fire" while the children walk around holding the flags and waving to the crowds.

Get an Art teacher to make a fabulous Olympic Torch which birthday girl uses to light the Olympic flame (projected onto the wall from laptop) which burns during the entire games:

Rope in three PE teachers to help with the Games:

Swimming (across gym mats)
Showjumping (over benches and hurdles using hobby horses):

Gymnastics (over benches and with hula hoops)

Long Jump (from a standing start):

Javelin (using foam torpedos):

Ask daughter for menu for Birthday Tea:

Ham and Jam Sandwiches
"not together, and Mum, white bread"
Cocktail Sausages or Sausage Rolls
"but not both"
Hula Hoops
Peppers, Cucumber and Cherry Tomatoes
Strawberries & Mango
"everyone loves mango"
Mini Chocolate Brownies
"they always go down well at parties"

Hold a Closing Ceremony:
Play "Gold" by Spandau Ballet, "The Best" by Tina Turner and "We are the Champions" by Queen
Give every participant a gold medal, a party bag, the balloon from their chair and a cupcake (no having to cut up and wrap the main cake at the last minute)

Clear up and collapse!


Maggie May said...

Wow.... that is seriously lovely and what a brilliant idea for a party.
Hoping the Birthday girl had a wonderful time.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

libby said...

You did good mom...hope it was all lovely.

Pink Fairy Vicky said...

Awesome! Well done! x

ADDY said...

Now that's what I call organisation. Have the Olympic Commitee called you in yet to arrange the opening ceremony on July 27th?

Kelloggsville said...

well done, and now I take all the games ideas to our brownie olympic night. very appreciated. Your daughter is a lucky girly to have you as mum xxx

Working Mum said...

Kelloggsville - you're welcome, although I have to admit, hubby did the actual games, I did decoration and food, but we did well as a team!

Helen said...

Looks fantastic - I know it's too late for you, but in June/July LEGO are bringing out Olympic Mini-figures which would make perfect party gifts too.

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