Weekend Olympics!!

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Opening Ceremonies for the Winter Olympics starts tonight!  (Technically, they're over, but being aired–whatever. Nobody cares.)  In any case – I'm excited.

But, per usual, I'm just realizing this now.  This morning I was all, "The Olympics are on tonight??  Really?  THE REAL OLYMPICS???"  and am now trying to throw together a fun little family party for the four of us.  Pinterest has an insane amount of ideas (and some are just straight-up insane), but I managed to find a few that even I can do.

Sochi

A.  Cabbage Soup on Olga's Flavor Factory

Made this earlier today.  Just realizing now that it calls for meatballs.  Hunh.  I made ours vegetarian, and added a few tablespoons of balsamic vinegar for deeper flavor.

B. Olympics Glasses on Small Fry Blog

Small Fry blog has been killing it lately, and I'm loving this DIY.  I had big BIG plans to make a pair of glasses for each of us…but…yeah…NO.  The family has one to share.  (ps.  I made mine out of construction paper, which was all we had.  Only slightly floppy – they still work.  $10 says I'll be Instagramming those babies later tonight.)

C. Norweigan Curling Team

Who we'll be looking for at the opening ceremonies tonight.  FOUR SUITS OF PURE AWESOME.

(photo credit: The Facebook page of their pants.  No, I'm not joking. )

D.  Torch Snacks on Small Snippet Blog

Out of the vaaast amount of Olympics-themed party snacks on Pinterest, this is the one I can do.  (As long as Trader Joes has ice cream cones.)  And bookmark that link – A Small Snippet blog put together a pretty amazing summer olympics-themed kid's party on the beach.  I'm copying that exact party in 2016. 

E. Vodka Martini

Mike and I both have nasty colds, but will that stop us?  Nyet!!  Vodka martinis are required to properly celebrate the Sochi Olympics.

(photo credit:  Real Simple   Ironically, it's their 'how to cure a hangover' article)

F. Red, White and Blue Sundaes

Because I doubt my kids will actually eat that soup, at least when they fill up it will be on either popcorn or fruit.  (With a little Trader Joe's vanilla soy ice cream thrown in.)

(photo credit: Martha Stewart.  Obviously.) 

 

Go USA!!  

xo,

S

ps.  Have you seen the uniforms for team USA?  I came across one pic and was horrified.  Think Bill Cosby sweaters crossed with a patchwork quilt.  Yikes.  Let's hope that I'm either wrong, or at least Canada comes through stylishly. 

 

 

4 COMMENTS

  1. Ah yes, but have you seen the uniforms for the Mexican ski team? All… ONE of him??
    I don’t know how to neatly link you to it, but google “Mexican Ski Team” and I think you won’t be disappointed.
    Full body Mariachi snow suit anyone??

  2. THANK YOU for putting together this collection! You always come to my rescue!!! I found out about the olympics earlier this week but have been too bogged down in work to even think about how to celebrate it properly. I am tackling items B and D as soon as I hit “Post” to this comment (I am on the West coast so hopefully I have enough time to pull off one pair of glasses!) I did a quick google/pinterest search myself and came up with Olympic BINGO cards from 30 hand made days that the kids and I will be playing….
    http://www.thirtyhandmadedays.com/2014/01/winter-olympics-bingo/
    Anyway, thanks again – and have fun tonight!

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