The opening ceremonies for the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea are on February 9th, and we couldn’t be more excited! If you love the Olympics as much as we do, you’re going to be watching every minute of your favorite events. So why not host a party for all of your Olympics-loving family and friends? Climb up onto that podium, put your hand over your heart, and follow these tips to win gold at your Winter Olympics viewing party.
The first thing you need to do is let everyone know they’re invited to watch the Olympics with you, and that means you need some killer invitations. Start by choosing when you want to host your party, such as for the opening ceremonies, for a certain sport, or just a night that you have free. Then, create an invitation that fits that theme. For the opening ceremonies, for instance, you could make a pop-up invitation with the Olympic rings or torch. For the sporting events, cover your invitations with photos of the greatest athletes or images of ice skates, skis, and snowboards. The point is that your invitations should scream “I’m excited for the Olympics!” so your guests will be, too.
Next up is the decorations, starting with your TV. Let’s just say it needs to be big and prominent. As for your other decorations you can make Olympic torch centerpieces for your tables, hang Olympic rings on your walls, and lay out winter sport equipment and paraphernalia, such as ice skates, ski poles, hockey pucks, and snowboards. If you really want to go big, find a blank wall where you can record how many gold, silver, and bronze medals each country has won. Just don’t forget your apartment living techniques and hang everything up with double-sided tape or 3M Command hooks so you don’t leave holes in the walls.
Food and Drinks
What’s a party without tasty food and drinks? Lucky for you, the Olympics provides you with plenty of themed food options.
- Korean food: South Korea is hosting the 2018 Winter Olympics, so offer your guests Korean barbecue, bulgogi, kimchi, or one of the many rice and noodle dishes. You can pair your dinner with makkoli (a milky, sweet wine) or soju (rice-based liquor) for the adults and an Asian soda for the kids.
- International dishes: The Olympics is all about international friendship and connection, so serve your guests a wide variety of dishes from throughout the world. You may even want to have a potluck so you are sure to have plenty of options.
- American appetizers: Of course, you’re rooting for the USA to win gold and there’s nothing better than American party food. Whether you set out chips and dip, potato skins, or wings, your guests’ mouths will be watering.
We can’t wait to see who takes home the gold in 2018’s Winter Olympics.