Update: I've noticed I've been getting lots of hits for this post. I assume that people are looking for ideas for holding an Olympic Party so I thought I'd direct people to the post where I describe the party we held. If you want some ideas click here.
I've been spending a bit of time this Easter getting ready for daughter's 8th, yes, 8th!, birthday party. For a few years she's been mithering for an Olympic party based on the olympic events hubby sets up for her to do in our garden.
We decided that 2012 would be a good year to do it.
I still can't face the idea of marauding children in my newly renovated and decorated house so, having investigated various options, we have a booked a hall next to field where we can hold the games if the weather is fine, but the hall is big enough to have indoor games if the weather's bad.
Hubby is in charge of games.
I'm in charge of decoration and food.
Now, you'd think, in 2012 it would be quite easy to find Olympic themed party stuff, but no. Maybe the olympic rings are copyrighted or something, but the best I can do is a load of Union Jack stuff for team GB. (Thank goodness for the Diamond Jubilee and Party Pieces)
I've ordered Union Jack tablecloths, bunting, napkins, picnic boxes, cups, plates, ice cream tubs, balloons (with helium), streamers, cake cases, flags and a cardboard Union Jack cake stand.
She's having a tower of GB cupcakes like I made for the Royal Wedding last year:
After all that, plus the food and the party bags, it would have been cheaper to take the kids to the Olympics itself!!