Begin your event with the official Olympic music. You can download it from the internet. Give the adults tiki torches to carry and the youngsters pretend torches made with leftover paper towel rolls. Line up the torch bearers and start the music!
Plan several backyard games that everyone can enjoy. Many of these pictures were taken at what we jokingly call the "Deacon Decathlon", an event which has been hosted at our home for church deacons, church staff, and their families. Archery is always a favorite!
Frisbee toss is another great idea.
Award ribbons! I purchased these from a party supply store, but have also found them at the "everything is a dollar" store as well. One word of warning! The less expensive ones do not have velcro openings and end up being headbands or in this case, eye patches, as opposed to necklaces! Makes for a great picture!
As always, have lots of goodies to munch on. Maybe All-American hamburgers and hotdogs on the grill or a homemade ice cream bar with loads of toppings. Yum!
However you do it, have lots of fun and make lasting memories! Gymnastics competition will begin this Monday. Time to practice my back handspring! Well, maybe just a forward roll!
Blessings from Still Woods!