Go For the Gold With an Olympic Viewing Party!

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Every two years, the world comes together for the Olympics, two weeks worth of high-flying tricks, intense competition, and a whole lot of patriotism. Unfortunately for kids, most of the events occur long after their bedtime. While you may not be able to watch every competition as a family, you can still enjoy the opening ceremony (Jan. 7, 7:30 p.m. EST on NBC) while feasting on tasty treats and playing fun games. So gather all your little athletes for an Olympic viewing party that's worthy of a gold medal.

The Olympic Rings

The Olympic Rings

For festive decorations, make Housing a Forest's Olympic ring paper chain. While the creator included a fun fact on each link, you can easily skip that step.

Worldwide Flags

Worldwide Flags

Make your own flags from construction paper and print them off the computer, or buy these premade streamers ($5).

Veggie Torch

Veggie Torch

For a healthy snack, whip up Paging Supermom's veggie torch. Make individual canisters, or create a large one that doubles as a centerpiece.

Painting Station

Painting Station

Check out this Olympic craft from Apples and ABC's. Set up a station of cups, paints, and paper so kids can create a gold-medal masterpiece.

Spirited Bracelets

Spirited Bracelets

These easy-to-make bracelets from Family Your Way can be crafted in the Olympic or US colors. Let kids make their own during the party, or make them beforehand to give out as favors.

Five-Ring Pizza

Five-Ring Pizza

Living Well, Spending Less used blue cheese, olives, pepperoni, pineapple, and avocado on her Olympic ring pizza, but you can use whatever veggies and meats your little ones like.

Festive Fruit

Festive Fruit

Root for team USA with your food! If the berries aren't in season near you, swap them for red apples and dark purple grapes.

Source: Armelle Blog

An Edible Medal

An Edible Medal

Trade in the store-bought medals for something sweeter. Featured on U Create Parties, The Cute Little Cake's gold medal cookies are a perfectly themed dessert.

Cute Cupcake Toppers

Cute Cupcake Toppers

Jazz up some store-bought cupcakes with flag toppers and wrappers ($5).

A Golden Gift Bag

A Golden Gift Bag

As guests leave, remind them to go for the gold with Keeping It Simple's candy-filled goodie bags.