If you're like me and you couldn't afford the time or couldn't come up with the money to go to London for the Olympics this year, you will have to be content to stay home and watch the events on TV.
That doesn't mean you can't have an Olympic-sized celebration at home. Here are some ideas to get you through this week and the next when your TV programs will most likely be pre-empted and you are wishing you had some appropriate treats to enjoy while watching gymnastics, basketball or sycronized swimming--while cheering for our home team.
I love the idea above from Taste of Home--a simple white cake with M&M Olympic rings. A great way to celebrate.
These muffins above are from catchmyparty.com. I think I would love these treats with a cup of Earl Grey!
Don't forget to fly your flag or just carry it around with you. I love the bag from OpenSky.com What a wonderful way to show your team spirit! I already have a flag bag but not one as cute as this.
Another "cake" idea. These cupcakes from 2OopseyDaisyBlog.blogspot.com are perfect. I wish I had thought of baking these during the gymnastic events last night. They would have helped with my nerves during the floor exercise!
These big cookies on a tray decorated with fruit are quite an Olympic-sized treat. Find them at SaveARecipe.blogspot.com.
An Olympic torch idea was used for a birthday party at pinerly.com. It is ice cream cones with chocolate cake mix baked inside, topped with orange, flame-colored frosting. Serving these would be a great reason to throw a party!
Have you seen all the ads for tea towels? Well, I think this would make a great DIY tea towel for a decorating competition. It looks so easy! Everyone would get a perfect 10 for this one. Find it at pin4fun1502.blogspot.com.
How can you get your kids involved? Try this "kid-sized" balance beam to get them started. I found this at ICanTeachMyChild.com. They will understand a little better how hard it is to stay on that narrow beam.
After you get back in, make these Olympic cookies. All it takes is a pack of sugar cookies with holes and five tubes of icing in Olympic colors. You can see these at ActivityVilliage.co.uk.
They can then make a carricature of their favorite Olympian like these at StepIntoSecondGrade.com. I think it would be a wonderful craft if made with construction paper.
I think I will be in sync with the Brits tonight since I will be drinking tea when I watch the most recent events on TV--but I know I will be cheering for team USA.