The Games are only weeks away, and excitement is building towards this enormous sporting event which kicks off with the opening ceremony on 27th July 2012. Whether or not you have tickets, get behind your country in spirit with themed party accessories and decorations and enjoy the diversity of the events on show… and maybe even hold your own mini-games!
Don’t let the fact that you’re watching the action unfold from your living room get in the way of a good party. Get the kids to help you decorate your home. Loop multi colour paperchains and colourful multi country bunting around your house in time for the opening ceremony and keep it there for the duration. If you are supporting team GB all the way, why not hang a large union jack flag or make your own banner?
For the kids, a few colourful helium balloons in their country’s colours will go down a treat, especially if one is having a birthday party during this time. A stadium scene setter will set the tone and go some way for everyone to pretend they are really there in the heart of the action. Face paints are another fun way for them to wear the flag. Seeing as London is the focal point and host city, celebrate that in itself with colourful London-themed tableware.
As for games-themed party favours, Union Jack ponchos and novelty glasses make a special change from the normal party bag treats to take home. If you are going to watch one of the events, these may come in handy, depending on the Great British weather! Have a small flag at each place on a birthday party table too.
This colossal international sporting event provides some great inspiration for getting your whole team outside for fun and games. Organise some events in keeping with the track and field athletics, such as long jump, high jump and running races. Inspired by the emblem of the five rings, lay on a ring toss game in your garden for family and friends to burn some energy between watching their favourite events on tv.
And if you’re lucky enough to be attending an event…
…make sure you are prepared for this spectacular occasion! Here’s our top 5 list of event day essentials and accessories so the GB team can see you flying the flag and making some noise!
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