Go for the Gold when you host a Gold Medal Olympic Party
I have always loved watching the Olympics. The pagentry, the athleticism, the camaraderie, the patriotism. I become immersed. I’ve been thinking of some of my favorite Olympic moments, but there are really just too many. The 1992 Barcelona Olympics with the fire-tipped arrow. Figure skaters Brian Boitano versus Brian Orser at the 1988 Calgary Olympics. Kerri Strug’s Gold Medal Vault 1996 Olympics Atlanta. A few Olympics ago my husband and I became obsessed with curling.
With the winter Olympics coming up I thought I’d put together a Gold Medal Olympic Party. I created a few different signs and stations to guide the athletes, my guests, around the party.
I started by decorating the front door. I got a Flags of All Nations Vinyl Pennant Banner and ran it back and forth across my front door, using some double sided tape to attach it to the door. Then I hung up my “Welcome Olympic Athletes” printable.
The first stop for the guests is the “Athlete Registration” where they pick up their nations of the world tote bag. The tote bags can double as goody bags. You can also fill them with water bottles, snacks, and other things they might need or want during the party, depending on what games and activities you have planned.
Another stop for your guests should be the Athlete ID booth, otherwise known as your photo booth. I hung a crowd background and then had Oldest Twin pose with a torch light and gold medal. You could even print out the pictures at the photo booth!
Here are the three signs that I made for my party: Athlete Registration, Welcome Olympic Athletes, and Athlete, I.D. booth.
An Olympic Party needs Olympic themed games. For my winter games I wanted some indoor games in case the weather meant we couldn’t play outside. I got an International Games Disc Toss Game and a Winter International Games Bingo Game.
Keep track of your winners and give out trophies at the end of the party. I picked out Torch Award Trophies to go with my Olympic theme. And I used washi tape to add names to my trophies for my guests. An easy way to personalize the trophies!
Are you excited to watch the Olympics? What is your favorite sport to watch?