Your little medalist-in-training will love bringing the sporty spirit of the Olympics to his next birthday. The best part: Everyone goes home with the gold in the form of clever party favors.
Olympics Ring Cake
Use paper templates to frost perfectly round rings on top of this gold-medal cake.
Make a Treat with Feet!
Your guest will laugh as they eat these cheese sandwiches shaped to look like "athlete's feet." Use a foot-shaped cookie cutter and fill with the cheese of your choice. Don't worry -- they'll taste better than they smell!
Fill ice cream wafer cones with popcorn for this fun snack. Just warn your guests not to run with the torches -- they may lose all their popcorn!
Turn your party room into an Olympic stadium by decorating with the Olympic colors: red, blue, yellow, green, and black. Adding appropriately-colored flags, rinks, and even plastic flatware completes the look.
Create a set of mini-Olympic events that your party guests can participate in. Hold a relay race. Set out a mat for tumbling. Create an obstacle course. Use a Frisbee to play discus. Set up a colored-ring toss. Have a hula-hoop contest. You can even award handmade medals to the winners!
Water Bottle Goody Bags
To make these Olympic medal goody bags, glue a sheet of craft foam around a water bottle. Write each guest's name on cardstock; cut into 1 1/2-inch circle and tape to a notary seal. Add this seal to another so both sides are gold. Glue or tape ribbon to back of medal and drape over bottle. Cut a 3 1/2-inch circle from craft foam for each medal. Layer additional craft foam and decorate as desired. Punch a hole at the top of each medal and string ribbon through. Tie in a bow or knot at ends.