Monday, July 30, 2012

OLYMPICS OPENING CEREMONY PARTY & FAMILY OLYMPICS


Did you get caught up in the excitement of the Olympics over the weekend?  We did!  Our friends (I showed you their lovely home tour here) invited several families over for a watch party for the opening ceremony, and threw in a little Olympic competition family style!

We kicked off the evening with a shrimp boil, enjoyed by young and old alike...





and then the games began!


First, there was the "Which Dad Can Fling His Shoe The Furthest" event...


And then, the "Blindfolded Moms Find Your Children" event...


Followed by the hard fought "Family Tug-of-War"...


The ever popular "Three Legged Race"...


And our events concluded with a spirited game of "Family Kickball"...


After the games were over, we gathered to light the Family Olympic Torch.  The igniting of the torch was similar to the Opening Ceremonies of the 1992 Olympics...fun for all!  The torch flame burned long into the evening...


Thank you to our gracious friends for such a fun-filled evening!





And, to leave you with some pretty images today, here are some of my favorite rooms inspired by the colors of the Olympic Rings.

BLUE
                                                                     Source: traditionalhome.com via Jennifer on Pinterest


YELLOW

BLACK
                                                                         Source: lifeingraceblog.com via Jennifer on Pinterest


GREEN
                                                                      Source: tobifairley.com via Jennifer on Pinterest


RED
                                                                      Source: ourfifthhouse.com via Jennifer on Pinterest


Go Team USA!


                                                                     Source: theprepheritage.tumblr.com via Jennifer on Pinterest



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4 comments:

  1. What a fun party, Jennifer! I LOVE the mom & dad events - how funny you guys are!! Sounds like a great and memorable way to kick off and celebrate the Olympics with your kiddos…and your post is even complete with Olympic inspired eye candy!

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  2. What a great idea for a family get-together! We usually do a big neighbor bbq and wiffle ball night, don't know if we could pull off that awesome bonfire! Pretty olympic inspiration!

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  3. Looks like fun - did you boil all those things in the same pot? Shrimp, potatos, corn etc? Can you do that?!

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  4. Totally fun! To one of my dearest bloggers, today I award you the Very Lovely and Inspiring Blog Award. Congrats!

    Kathy

    Check out all the details here:
    http://www.cornerstoneconfessions.com/2012/08/one-lovely-blog-and-very-inspiring.html

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