Let the Games Begin
How to Watch the Olympics, Family-Style
From the opening ceremonies through the closing ceremonies, my family loves the Olympics. So, we started a tradition this year to help celebrate the big night and build excitement around the 42 Olympic sporting disciplines. Here’s how:
Build a Sports-Themed Buffet
We brainstormed as a family to come up with some pretty clever ideas for our feast. Our sports-themed buffet included:
Medal-Winning Wings – Sauced-up chicken wings served with ranch and blue cheese dressings
Special Seating for Favorite Events
We made a list of each family member’s favorite Olympic event. As we watch the Olympics over the next few weeks, the comfy recliner in our living room (that also happens to be directly in front of the TV) is saved for the person whose favorite event is airing at the time. That way, we all get to see our favorites with the best view in the room.
Hubby – Basketball
Michael – Soccer
Mia – Gymnastics
Chloe – Equestrian
Me – Synchronized swimming
Carry the Torch Throughout the Olympics
We started the opening ceremonies by lighting a candle in honor of the Olympic Torch. Every night we sit down to watch the games, we light the candle and take turns blowing it out before bedtime.
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