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How to Host a Great Paris Summer Olympics Theme Party

Ingredients for a great Parisian-themed 2024 Olympics celebration? It can be as easy as serving up a tray of croissants to making your own homemade crepes or pomme frites (french fries)!

And with adults in attendance what better way to wash it all down with imported French champagne.

Begin by planning your party for the opening ceremony, around a favorite Olympic event ... or for celebrating the colorful Olympic closing ceremony.

Add to the fun by having guests participate in party games. And, when the party is over, remember to give out the Olympic party favors to send all your guests home happy.


Summer Olympics party invitation ideaINVITATIONS

For clever homemade invitations, decorate with Paris theme clipart, photos of Olympic athletes, or Olympic rings clip art.

Also be sure to include a front cover headline, such as "Let the Games Begin!" or "You're Invited to the Official Party of the 2024 Paris Summer Games!

Also include any special instructions about what guests should bring and, finally, remember to include the where, when, and other RSVP details.


PARISIAN SUMMER OLYMPICS PARTY FOOD & DRINKS

It's the summer Olympics in Paris, after all -- so what better reason to serve up your guests homemade crêpes.

Of course, there are a million-and-one ways to top them off, so use your imagination -- with plenty of fresh whipping cream and diced fruit, (or try a mainstay of Parisian street food: Nutella-banana crêpes. Yum!)

Easy to serve, homemade Quiche Lorraine is another a French classic just perfect for a Parisian Summer Olympics celebration, served with a cool salad Nicoise.

A no-cook solution? Simply set out a tray of crackers and French cheese and be sure to include brie, guyure, camembert, and other popular French cheeses you can easily score at your local supermarket.

Then wash it all down with - what else? - French champagne, or celebrate with a summer Olympics refresher, the Ambrosia Champagne Cocktail.

Olympic donutsFor the kids, be sure to include a Paris favorite,  le hamburger, or how about nuggets de poulet (chicken nuggets) and pomme frites (french fries) for the picky eaters.

For the young set, serve bottled water, soda or sports drinks, or think nutritious fresh juices.

Finally, for dessert wave your Olympic colors with an idea that's as clever as it is delicious.

Simply buy a box of plain donuts. Then make a simple sugar frosting, with food coloring added to make different toppings in the colors of the Olympic rings.

Then stand back and watch guests do a high jump for them. It's easy, creative, and kids of all ages will love it.


MUSIC

Browse your favorite music store or Amazon.com for classic Olympic music compilations. You can also search the Web for downloadable audio files including the Olympic Hymn, Chariots of Fire, and other rousing inspirational songs.

Just up ahead, check out our Olympic party video music playlist for more inspiration:

OLYMPICS PARTY MUSIC PLAYLIST


DECORATIONS

To celebrate everything Parisian, remember that red, white and blue are the colors of the French flag

paris olympics logoBrowse a local art shop for posters for Olympic sports posters or a Parisian travel theme, or scour your closets for summer sports gear you can use as decorations.

Also consider these Olympics party decorating tips:

• Make a table centerpiece of flags from different countries to celebrate the Olympics as a truly international competition.

• Cut out and color 5 Olympic cardboard rings to hang from the ceiling, or decorate with balloons in the official Olympic colors.

• Keep little ones busy by letting them decorate with stickers made from sports clipart or Olympics coloring pages to hang around the party room to serve as decorations.


PARTY GAMES:

How about a rousing game of Name That Olympic Tune! (see Olympic Party Music, above). For other fun group games, try a 2024 Summer Olympics trivia quiz, or arrange a scavenger hunt to find Olympic Gold - such as chocolate candy wrapped in gold foil.


PARTY FAVORS

Send happy guests home with goodie bags made up of Olympic sports images or Olympic music DVD's, international flags or stickers, and foil wrapped chocolate "gold medals".


More Olympic Party Ideas around the Web:


How to Host an Amazing Olympics Party
- Check out fun, creative ideas for Olympic themed party snacks, food and drink, music mixes, homemade decorations, and more for a memorable DIY party.

Let the Games Begin! 20 Olympic Party Ideas - Here's the big collection of party foods, decorations and at least one makeup tutorial gathered from various sources around the web.


 
 

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