How to throw an Olympics Party for Kids!

By Catherine |

olympic kid party

We’ve waited four long years and the summer Olympic Games are finally here!  This year the summer Olympics are being held in Rio, Brazil! Our kids are really old enough at ages 7 and almost 3, to enjoy watching and cheering for Team USA! We’re celebrating the Opening of the Olympic Games with this fun Olympics party for kids!

olympic party

olympic party decorations

First of all, set the scene with Olympic games decorations. We may be team USA for this Olympics party but the flag banner from Oriental Trading shows the spirit of the Olympics with all the countries coming together. The paper fans were the color of the Olympic rings which made a nice background.

Also, be sure to display some mini American flags on your table and throughout your Olympic party for kids.

olympic games party

Get the kids ready to watch the Olympic games with this easy Olympics Glasses craft. We snagged some discounted sunglasses and foam sheets from Micheal’s and created these for my kids to wear while we watch the Olympic games.  These glasses are a perfect craft to get the kids involved during your Olympics Party for Kids. Be sure to watch our quick video tutorial for this Olympic craft.

Olympic party craft

olympic torch food

Olympic Party Food

Every good kid’s party has some fun food and this one doesn’t disappoint. The kids enjoy the ice cream cones filled with Cheeto’s to look like torches.

In addition to our torches we also served a tray of medals (cookies) and kept the colorful Olympic theme going with a bowl of M&M’s to snack on the go.

olympic party food

olympic party for kids

Our party table was set up to resemble the winner’s podium at the Olympic games. Rather than buying cake stands to display our goodies we covered old boxes with wrapping paper. We got these cute summer games signs to use throughout our party.

olympic drink for kids

Of course, a cute drink is in order for our Olympics party.  This drink is easy to make and becomes infused with fruity flavors. All you need are some Lifesaver candies and a clear soda. Add one Lifesaver of each color to your glass (or milk bottle containers in our case) and top with your bubbly soda. Add a fun colorful straw and viola! The lifesavers look like the Olympic rings in the bottom of your glass and as a result they slowly dissolve to add more flavor to your drink while party!

olympic rings drink

In addition to giving out medals to the kids, we scattered a few around our party table for Olympic decorations.

Olympic disc game

And finally, you can’t have an Olympics party without a game to get everyone in the competition spirit.  This disc game was just easy enough for our youngest players and can be made harder even for adults by just backing away. A fun lawn game for your Olympics party for kids.

Fun Olympics game

olympic kid party pin

What sport are you most excited about watching with your kids during these summer Olympics? My kiddos both take and enjoy gymnastics, so we’ll definitely be watching the USA mens and women teams compete in gymnastics.

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Catherine is an Air Force wife enjoying the sunshine and warm weather of Arizona after 4 years of living in Germany. She loves being a mom to her 2 kids - a 6 year old little girl and 1 year old baby boy. She's always on the hunt for unique and creative finds for her littles. She loves taking photographs and documenting her family's adventures on her blog No Wooden Spoons.

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