You’ve waited 4 years for this opportunity. It’s finally your turn to host, and you’re primed and ready to take on the challenge.
That’s right, it’s time for a quadrennial Olympics viewing party! Before turning on the TV this Friday, August 5th at 7pm EST, here are some ways to help you up your hosting game this year.
You know what they say: keep ‘em fed, keep ‘em happy. It can be as simple as buying some chips & dip from the grocery store and ordering pizza to as complex as a three-course dining experience. We’ve got you covered for both cases!
Just because it’s store bought doesn’t mean it has to look like it. Pour some dip in a bowl and adorn it with tortilla chips for a timeless snack everyone will be reaching for.
This treat requires a little more work, but puts a fun twist on your classic chips and dip with Tostitos Scoops. With less than 10 ingredients, you can make this fun tidbit in just 30 minutes!
Feeling a little adventurous and a little festive? Then you’re ready to try making Pão de Queijo, a Brazilian cheese puff that’s light, airy, and sure to be a fan favorite. With some obscure ingredients and long(er) prep work, make sure to plan ahead before baking these delights.
This is what everyone’s been waiting for (aside from the games, that is). It’s time to get creative and feed your hungry guests!
DIY Pizza Station? Yes Please! Just get some pre-made pizza dough and lay out bowls of toppings so everyone can personalize their own slice. Want to get your guests more involved? Ask each party to bring some toppings over!
This recipe calls for chicken, but feel free to use any meat (or veggies) for your burger! Although there’s quite the list of ingredients, all you have to do is mix ‘em up and grill away. The pineapple adds a fun tropical twist – perfect for the hot summer weather.
Instead of using a deep fryer, you can use your oven to make these zesty wings. Healthier than the classic version, making wings at home also allows you to determine the spice level yourself. So turn up (or down) the heat and get cooking!
Quick tip: Make sure to have a big screen so everyone is able to watch! If your TV isn’t quite big enough, consider buying or renting a projector. Just direct it at a big blank wall and voilà! You’ve got a big screen!
Even after a filling meal, there’s always room for dessert! Keep your guests satisfied with a variety of indulgent treats.
It doesn’t get easier than Tate’s. Delicious and available everywhere, they’re the perfect little treats to pick up on the go. Don’t be surprised if you have to restock at every commercial break!
Yes, you read that right. Giant. Ice Cream. Sandwich. This takes chocolatey fingers and melted vanilla ice cream to a whole new level. Enjoy a blast to the past with this overwhelmingly delicious cake that isn’t too tricky to make yourself!
Ok, so it’s not as simple as checking out at the register, but it’s a lot more fulfilling! Try out Red Velvet NYC’s lemon tart kit for a straightforward and delicious way to make a gourmet dessert that’s sure to impress all your guests!
Quick tip: Remember to have enough seating for everyone! Unless some of your guests like sitting on the floor, make sure to fit enough chairs around the big screen so everyone has a great view of the action.
Nothing screams “Olympics themed party” like decorations! It’s a fun way to get your guests in the mood to cheer on their favorite teams, plus it really sets the tone of the party.
Head to your local party supply store for a string of international flags and some olympic cake toppers to make your room a little more festive. It’s a simple touch that gets the point across while staying cute and classy.
This one requires a little handiwork, so if you’re not too crafty, grab a friend who is and get gluing! In just four quick steps, you’ll have these adorable and versatile decorations that you can put just about anywhere!
Can any Olympics party be complete without the symbolic rings? If you’re feeling daring, you have to try making these Olympic rings! Just grab some old pool noodles, get some cloth from a craft store, and glue away!