16 Great Olympic Party Ideas
It’s Winter Olympics time, and though we’re not in Sochi, that doesn’t mean we can’t have our own Olympic fun back here.
The Olympics are a rare and wonderful occasion, and one we believe should be celebrated, so we are sharing our top 16 favorite Olympic party ideas with you right here.
Olympic Party Ideas
International cuisine. Of course this would make our list; we love international cuisine! There are so many ways you can work your Olympic party menu. Here are a few suggestions:
- Russian. Russian? Yes, Russian, and not only because they’re hosting! Typical Russian cuisine might include: shashlyk, pirozhki or syrniki. And, of course, you can’t forget the vodka.
- Eastern Europe or Middle Eastern cuisine. Sochi is right across the Black Sea from the Eastern Europe countries, and it’s also a neighbor to the Middle East. Concentrate on either of those cuisines for your party.
- Food from around the world. Take your guests throughout all different parts of the world with sushi, Moroccan food, Ethiopian food, Peruvian food, Polish food, Thai food and more!
- Global potluck. Have each guest bring a different dish from any country of his or her choosing to the party. Or, to ensure there aren’t duplicates, assign a country to each guest and ask each to bring a dish representative of that culture to the table!
Olympic rings-colored cocktails. Cocktails are one of our favorite ways to transform an event. In fact, our Dr!nk bartending team is one of the leading cocktail and bartending services in Boston! We recommend serving up drinks and cocktails in any of the Olympic ring colors, such as these classics:
- Blue: Blue Sapphire martini (served with blue Curacao, Bombay Sapphire gin and dry vermouth)
- Black: Guinness or any dark stout beer
- Red: Bloody Marys
- Yellow: lime margaritas, frozen or on the rocks
- Green: mojitos (ok, these aren’t necessarily green, but when you use enough mint leaves, they sure look like it!)
Fun and games. What’s an Olympics-themed party without some fun and games? You can do a variety of things for your at-home Olympic competition, and we have a few fun suggestions for you:
- Beer Olympics. Teams split up, each representing a country, and compete in various drinking games, such as cards, darts and pong.
- Have your party at an ice skating rink. Hold speed skating races or “figure skating” contests where you give participants a list of easy tricks to try and complete.
- Have your party outside in the snow where you can have actual winter games and activities. Instead of snowboard or skiing, you can build snowmen or snow forts and gives prizes to the best creations.
Edible medals. At your party, you can give away edible medals to either the winners of whatever competitions you hold or to everyone who attended your party. You can make your medals out of string or ribbon and any round, cookie-like food! Bake different cookies for a variety of medals, or add food coloring to your cookie dough so you can giveaway gold, silver and bronze-colored cookie medals.
Cooking contests. Don’t want to hold any athletic competitions for your Olympic party? No problem. If there’s one thing that brings people together, it’s food. Why not turn your party into a cooking competition? You can either ask guests to bring their best fill-in-the-blank recipe (i.e. chili, pizza, mac ’n’ cheese…) or you can make it a cook-off and provide the kitchen and equipment for everyone to “throw-down” their best recipe right then and there. The winner could go home with one of your edible gold medals!
There are so many more great party ideas that we think you’ll love. Like these:
Devora is the Director of Sales at BG Events & Catering.