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Can you believe it’s already time for another round of the Olympics? This year the games will begin on February 4th in Beijing, China for the ultimate athletic competition. Start planning your viewing parties now because this is a tradition you won’t want to miss.
While the top athletes in the world are lacing up their skates and warming up their ski jumps, you’ll be earning our gold medal in party-throwing! We’ve put together some easy Winter Olympics party ideas that are sure to score big with your friends and family.
Decorating your space for the Olympics is simple; use your favorite country’s colors! Check out these cute decorations to elevate your space from Oriental Trading for inspiration.
Rather than rooting for your favorite country, you can also keep the setting neutral and festive by displaying the colorful olympic rings, gold medals, and balloons. Check out this grand entrance designed by Balloon Artistry that an Olympian would definitely approve of.
Live entertainment will elevate any event, especially an Olympics viewing party! Book different entertainment from around the world including salsa dancers, Irish bands, Mariachi bands, and more to bring your watch party to the next level.
You can never go wrong with traditional party entertainment that is a definite crowd pleaser for adults and children alike. Book balloon twisters, live bands, face painter, or a DJ to keep you and guests entertained at all times.
Winter Olympics Party Food
Keep things simple for your olympic celebration by hosting an international potluck dinner. Each guest can bring their favorite dish, dessert, or drink from their favorite country for everyone to enjoy. Travel around the globe without ever leaving the house!
If you would rather leave the food prep to the professionals, book a caterer to whip up American crowd favorites for game day like nachos, chicken wings, and burgers.
Want to keep things casual and offer a wide variety? Browse food trucks available for booking and let them handle the rest!
Winter Olympics Party Drinks
Go for the gold, literally, with these delicious Winter Olympics themed cocktails! From The Gold Medal: 24k Gold Margarita to The Slopes: A Taste of the Games, you can get these unique recipes from Paste Magazine.
In creating cocktails and mocktails, the colors are everything! Incorporate fruit and food coloring to match the colors of the country you’re rooting for. Add a special winter touch to any beverage with these adorable marshmallow snowflakes by Martha Stewart. Get the recipe for this festive detail here.
Pro tip: book a bartender to mix and serve cocktails at your Winter Olympics party.
Winter Olympics Party Ideas for Kids
With food, crafts, and games, let the kiddos join the Winter Olympics fun!
Get the little ones involved during this year’s winter games with fun crafts and snacks! Positively Splendid recreated the signature Olympic Torch out of cupcakes, ice cream cones, and chocolate coins that serve as a yummy treat for everyone, especially the younger guests. Read here for the full recipe.
For more sweet and delicious Olympics inspired dessert recipes you can easily whip up, visit Brit + Co for inspiration.
Did you know the Olympic Rings symbolize the five continents coming together to compete? Give the younger guests an interesting history lesson and keep them occupied at the same time by recreating the icon. Mum in the Mad House uses paper plates, tissue paper, and even Legos for this fun project. Not only will it keep the kids occupied, but it will also serve as decor!
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