Thursday, August 9

celebrate: 2012 london olympics closing ceremony party decor


U.S. Women's Gymnastics Team via I Smell That

If you're having a few close friends over for dinner and Closing Ceremonies viewing, flowers inspired by the London 2012 Victory Bouquet - the ones given to athletes on the medal podium - would be the perfect accent.  The original bouquet was designed by UK florist Jane Packer's creative director Susan Lapworth and contains British sustainably grown pink Aqua, yellow Illios, orange Marie Claire, and green Wimbledon roses, apple mint, rosemary, lavender and wheat.

Here's a helpful overhead shot of the bouquet if you're interested in recreating it- most of the floral and herbal ingredients can be found in nicer grocery store floral departments and produce sections.  If you can't find lavender, purple limonium (also called statice) is a good substitute.

Jane Packer via Playing with Flowers

Serve: Mini Beef Wellingtons from Our Krazy Kitchen

Photo of U.S. Men's 4x100 M Medley Relay team by Al Bello via Zimbio

If you like your celebrations a little more upscale, make your decorations an elegant tribute to the gold, silver, and bronze medals with white and metallic decor.

Coastal Living via Inspired Living Spaces

Add some green if you'd like with laurel wreaths in a nod to the ancient Greek Olympics.  This boxwood wreath DIY from Love of Family and Home would definitely get the point across...

Serve:  Go for the Gold Pineapple Truffles from Kitchen Meets Girl

Additional Sources: 2luxury2Flowerona

Come back later today for Brazilian-inspired party ideas!

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