Wednesday, August 8

celebrate: 2012 london olympics closing ceremony party decor

planning your closing ceremonies party:

Here are some ideas and inspiration for a 2012 London Olympics Closing Ceremonies party, no matter what style of gathering you're hosting!  This week I'll feature decorating and menu inspiration for a potluck party inspired by the Olympic rings, a British party inspired by the Union Jack, a casual dinner party inspired by the 2012 Victory Bouquet, a Brazilian party inspired by the tropics, and a cocktail party inspired by gold, silver, and bronze medals.

POTLUCK.
Tower Bridge via the Daily Mail

If you're having a simple potluck or barbecue get-together, keep decorations simple, too, with streamers and balloons in the colors of the Olympic rings.  Mini international flags from a party store are also a fun, easy decorating touch.

I absolutely adore this party table from Savannah Smiled - check out her champagne flutes with "Olympic Rings" in the bottom!

SERVE:  
LONDON CALLING.

Irish equestrian Billy Tomey photographed by Mike Hutchings via Yahoo! News

If you didn't go totally British for an Opening Ceremonies celebration, the Closing Ceremonies are still a fine time to do so.  I'm thinking lots of red, white, and blue; large cardboard double-decker buses, Big Ben, and red telephone boxes with holes cut out for photo ops, a Union Jack tablecloth (attach ribbons to a white sheet with an iron and fusible webbing!), and plastic crowns and bowler hats for your guests. 


World Market has some really cute UK-inspired items right now, as well as a good selection of popular British foods.  


Serve:  
Come back later today for a Brazilian avocado-coconut milkshake recipe, and visit again tomorrow for dinner party, cocktail party, and Brazilian-inspired ideas!


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Happy Party Planning!

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