Last week, I designed Olympics themed party circles, medals, and a party sign for our family vacation. We will be on vacation during the Olympics with the cousins, so we are planning an Opening Ceremonies party and games while we are there. Since these had already been designed, I thought you might want to use them for your party, too!
This Olympics Dessert Table is an inexpensive, easy party that I created in less than 24 hours. It would be a great brunch or play date set up. Or, if you are creating your own Opening Ceremonies, like we are, it would be perfect for that, too.
Scroll below to read about all the party highlights. Make sure you look for the Go For Gold Pineapple Muffins and Oreo Gold Medals. Links to the Free Summer Olympics Printables are at the bottom of the post.
All of the food for the party was inspired by the Olympics. My sweet daughter made the Go For Gold Pineapple Muffins (stayed tuned later this week for the recipe). I chose these muffins instead of cupcakes because they include fruit and use much less sugar than a traditional cupcakes. Little athletes have to eat healthy, of course!
Gold Cherries (Rainier cherries) are our favorites, so they were an obvious choice. The Watermelon Olympic Rings were made using two sizes of round cookie cutters. My favorite treat of this party was the Oreo Gold Medals. These were made with Golden Oreos and Fruit by the Foot dried fruit rolls. The Oreo Gold Medals could also be packaged as a take home favor. I chose orange juice as the drink because of its golden color.
The party design first started with the printable party circles. The Olympics Rings and Olympics Torch were an obvious starting point. This year's Olympic slogan is "Inspire a Generation". So, one party circle design includes the word, "Inspire". The red and navy diagonal stripes were inspired by Ralph Lauren's USA Opening Ceremony Outfits.
I designed printable medals for our party, to be given to the event winners. In addition, the medals were used as party of the party decorations. A gold medal was placed on the muffin pedestal, to resemble the podiums that the athletes stand on during the Olympics. For the backdrop, I first found three black frames. I cut out cardboard to fit in the frames, then covered the cardboard with blue and white gingham fabric. I attached gold, silver, and bronze medals to cupcakes liners for more texture and depth. They were then attached to the fabric, with red ribbon, to make Olympic Medal Art for the backdrop.
The gingham fabric was also used for a table runner. The printable party sign on the dessert table welcomes the guests.
My two little "models" were very eager to help taste all the treats. They particularly liked the Oreo Gold Medals. Both of their outfits were from our favorite local childrens' clothing line, Bella Bliss.
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