Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Summer Olympics

We anticipated the Summer Olympics for months around here.  So naturally, we wanted to kick them off with an Opening Ceremonies party.  It was a good time with friends and food - my two favorites!  Here are some of our party pics:

 Olympic Ring Tissue Poms:  Pom tutorial here

 Party Favors

Torch Cupcakes:  Idea here

(After some experimenting, I've decided this is the best way to make ice cream cone cupcakes of any kind.  Fill the cupcake wrappers and press cones down into the batter.  They will tilt while baking, but you can just shave them into the shape you want after they cool.  Pouring the batter into the cones results in soggy cones and unevenly cooked cupcakes.)

Free Printables:  here

Cheesecake stuffed strawberries

Olympic Ring Sugar Cookies

Gold Medal Cookies

Red, White & Blue Jello Popcorn:  Recipe here

American Flag Fruit and Cheese Tray

Red, White and Blue Layered Drink: Recipe here

Firework Straws:  Target

AJ made this smaller version of our flag banner.  I like her banner better.

Playing Opening Ceremonies Bingo


Rochelleht said...

You are amazing and I am in awe. Truly! That is so crazy awesome!!!

Erin said...

This is such a fun idea! I'm totally going to borrow some of your ideas for a party to close out this year's winter Olympics. Would you mind sharing your bingo game? I would be interested in using that in the future.