I don’t know about you, but the Olympics bring out the hopeless athlete in me. The 1996 Olympics spurred me to take on high jumping in school. After 3 years of intense coaching, I was barely able to clear opening height #FAIL.
Flash forward to 2010, when Shawn White convinced me that even a scrawny girl from NYC could be a snowboarding Jedi. Let’s just say, I mastered the outfit but made a mess on the slopes. To my defense, I was a champion at the Wii version. #GreatSuccess
This year, I am focusing my efforts to a sport I know I already excel in … Entertaining.
Here’s a shortlist of how to throw your very own kickass Olympics party. Oh yeah, feel free to invite me… #SharingIsCaring
Start with Olympic shots
Seen here are Blue Curacao, Creme de Banane, coffee, Midori, and Aftershock cinnamon liqueur.
Make red white and blue sangria
The recipe is here.
Host your own”Beer Olympics” drinking game
And in case it’s been awhile, here are the rules.
Patriotic (vegan) ice cream cake
Click here for recipe. Via: bittersweetblog.wordpress.com
For this, you need circular cups and food in the colors of the Olympic rings. Via: flickriver.com
Olympic Cheetos Torches
Patriotic Fruit Pops
Simple, easy, healthy: watermelon, apple, blueberry and a straw recipehere.Via: bakersroyale.com
Olympic ring cockails
All it takes is finding colored candy to put in the bottom of martini glasses that won't change color.
Create a layered punch with your team colors
The ingredients used in this punch are cranberry juice, blue gatorade and 7-Up. Instructions here. Via: bigbearswife.com
Serve Goldschlager with every gold medal ceremony
You may rememebr this from Superbad. Yep, this high proof spirit features REAL GOLD FLAKES. ! It's like drinking 1/100th of a gold medal.
And last but not least, you can't forget the mixtape
• "We Are The Champions" by Queen
• "World's Greatest" by R. Kelly
• "Welcome to the Jungle" by Guns N Roses
• "London Bridge" by Fergie
• "Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor
• "Bugler's Dream" by Leo Arnaud
• "One Shining Moment" by Luther Vandross
• The Jock Jams Megamix Via: shutterstock.com
Oh , yeah.. I suppose you should probably watch a bit of the actual Olympics. Check out the schedule here. Enjoy!
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