My sweet girl turned seven yesterday. Seven! After our trip to the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs earlier this summer, she decided she wanted to have an Olympics theme for her birthday party. And since her birthday falls right in the middle of the London Summer games this year, I thought this was a great idea. We brainstormed and searched the web, and came up with a party to remember.
As the "athletes" arrived, each was given their official team uniform, which I made with inexpensive white t-shirts, and printer transfer paper. I combined a clip-art of the olympic rings and the motto, "Go for the GOLD!" for a great take-home for the kids (beats a goodie bag!). Here's the girlie modeling hers:
Summon the Heroes,
which has all the music you would certainly recognize from the
Olympics, and we played it as we said an athlete's oath, talked about
the Olympics and had a torch relay.
an idea from Parent's magazine and adapting the rings to look like the Olympic symbol). This game was harder than it looked!
A Small Snippet, including the popcorn-filled ice-cream-cone "torches" (I adapted my t-shirt idea from her's, as well). We had fruit, and veggies and dip, and corn-dogs. Kid food! The paper goods were picked up on clearance after July 4th...perfect! Go, Team U.S.A.!
Happy birthday to my sweet seven-year-old girl!!!