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Olympics Themed Food and Fun Ideas with Free Downloads and Pictures From Our Olympic Experience

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by Cassie on February 7, 2014

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We are gearing up for some Olympic fun the next few weeks!

We use the Olympics to have a fun learning time and learn about the cultures, foods, and even have our own party with Olympic Themed food and fun.

We wanted to share what we are doing and have done to cheer on the teams and watch the events.

Since the winter games only come around once every 4-years, we are really taking advantage to have lots of frugal family fun!

With that, we wanted to share some of the frugal, fun and easy food ideas we plan to do as a family during the Olympic games.  These can be implemented at easily at the last minute! We have 3 weeks of Olympics fun, so still plenty of time to make your won fun!

So here’s a round-up for Olypmic Games Food Fare that we have created:

First, Olympic Rings Donuts!

This is another easy and fun idea! It can be done super frugally by using any donuts.  We decided to get Krispy Kreme, so it wasn’t as frugal as it could be, but we felt like we had good reason to justify the expense as one of our daughters has a deadly peanut allergy and we recently discovered that Krispy Kreme is safe for her; since this is an incredibly rare opportunity for her, we went “all-out”

We just bought the glazed donuts and then frosted them with the Olympic colored rings.  To make the colored icing, we just mixed 2 tablespoons of powdered sugar with several drops of the food coloring and a teaspoon of milk.  For the black color, we mixed the red, blue and green colors.  Because of the rare Krispy Kreme treat for our family, this was another favorite!

Second, we made Popcorn Torches snack! 

This one was super easy as we just popped our favorite organic popcorn (only $2.15 each bag shipped FREE HERE - its even lower than it was when we posted it) in coconut oil (you can get a good deal on Organic Coconut Oil HERE on Amazon), and used ice cream cones as the popcorn holder! The kids LOVED this one as popcorn is one of their favorite snacks!  The 12-ct. pack of Jumbo Ice Cream cones are on roll back price at Walmart for only $1 (normally $1.38). This one was a super affordable and very easy Olympic themed food item. :)

Third, Gold Medal Sparkling Cider

You can’t get much easier than this! Martinelli’s sells their Gold Medal Sparkling cider for as low a $1.98 each bottle.  This one is fun as it is “Gold Medal” and cheap at the same time! Plus, when you actually pour it, it is “golden!” So we recommend buying this pre-made which will save your budget, and your time!

Fourth, Gold Medal Sparkling Cider with Olympic Rings

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It’s quite simple to make!

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Just use LifeSavers or LifeSaver Gummies in the colors of the Olympic rings.

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Put them in the bottom of a glass and pour the “Gold Medal” Sparkling Apple Cider over the top for a fun, fizzy, festive drink for all ages!

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Fifth, Chocolate Coin Gold Medals

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Again, another very simple treat and decoration to make.  See the full instructions HERE.

Sixth, Olympic Breakfast of Champions

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Made with mini-bagels and fresh fruit, wheat toast and eggs! This is our kids’ favorite Olympic themed food! Don’t miss our Olympic Breakfast of Champions (as seen in the upper left corner of the top image in the post) – a wonderful breakfast we shared on the Saturday morning right after the Opening Ceremonies!

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Also, we found around 50 free Olympic themed printables for learning, exploring, playing and having fun.  There are too many to list here, but you can see the full list on the Homeschool Giveaways site HERE.

We’ve used these ideas for a few Olympics now, and have even used these to have an Olympic themed birthday party! 

And now for some personal fun!! About a month ago, we were blessed to receive free tickets to watch the US Speedskating trials to pick the US Speed Skating Teams.  We live in the home of the 2002 Winter Games and so they have the facilities to pick the US teams.

It was a BLAST and it was a very exciting event for our family. So, in the Olympic Spirit, we thought it would be fun to share some of our photos from this event!

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And now for our sporty family:

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The Curling Girls

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Hockey Son #1

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Hockey Son #2

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Hockey Alex

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Figure Skating Cassie

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Speed Skating Granny

Now on with the races!!

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Women Racing

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Winners and USA Women’s Team

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Men Racing

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  Winners and Men’s Team USA

And now we are really looking forward to watching them on TV for the worldwide competition!

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GO TEAM USA!

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Olympic Breakfast of Champions Recipe: Olympic Fruit Bagel Rings and Torch Toast and Eggs

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by Cassie on January 29, 2014

The Olympics are nearly a week away! We are so excited!

Our family LOVES the Olympics, especially the winter Olympics!

We will be sharing a few fun Olympic themed posts to enjoy the worldwide games together!

Today we wanted to share our favorite Olympic breakfast idea

Breakfast of Champions

We usually have this breakfast a few times during the Olympics, but it is tradition to indulge on the morning after the opening ceremonies to start watching the games.

Our kids just loved eating their own Olympic torch and their mini-bagels color-coated to the exact shade of color required by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Well, maybe not the exact shade but the kids didn’t care! :)

Here’s how to make your Olympic Breakfast of Champions:

  • Use mini-bagels with regular cream cheese and turn them into the Olympic rings.
  • Use fresh fruits for the colors (pineapple or mango for the yellow, blackberries for the black, blueberries for the blue, strawberries smashed for the red and green grapes for the green) or even jams in those colors too.
  • Then make Torches from whole wheat toast and of course used scrambled eggs for the flames! 
  • It’s just that easy, filling, healthy, fun and keeps my kids full for a long while for the most important breakfast of the day!

This was our favorite food fare during the last Olympics and it was very cheap and filling to boot!  Alex asked if I intended to make the flame “blow in the wind”.  My answer, “Of course!”  I’ll just admit to you all that thankfully it turned out that way. :)

Do you have a favorite or others you would love to share?  Send us a picture of your family and party – we would love to share it with everyone!

What team are you rooting for? 

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Olympic Breakfast of Champions

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by Cassie on July 30, 2012

We’ve been mentioning just how much fun we’ve been having with our kids in this year’s 2012 London Summer Games. The last time they came around our oldest was 4 and the younger ones just didn’t care much. But this year has been a blast – not only for us to watch the events (which we love), but especially to watch our kids jump, cheer and get so excited over the games!

So with that we had a special breakfast on Saturday morning right after the opening ceremonies. Our kids just loved eating their own Olympic torch and their mini-bagels color-coated to the exact shade of color required by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Well, maybe not the exact shade but the kids didn’t care! :)

I just took the mini bagels with regular cream cheese and turned them into the Olympic rings. I used fresh fruits for the colors (pineapple or mango for the yellow, blackberries for the black, blueberries for the blue, strawberries smashed for the red and green grapes for the green).

Plus we then made Torches from whole wheat toast and of course used scrambled eggs for the flames! This was our favorite food fare and it was very cheap and filling to boot!  Alex asked if I intended to make the flame “blow in the wind”.  My answer, “Of course!”  I’ll just admit to you all that thankfully it turned out that way. :)

Make sure to check out our other Olympic food ideas to celebrate the games. Do you have a favorite or others you would love to share?  Send us a picture of your family and party – we would love to share it with everyone!

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Alex & Cassie
 

Olympics Food Fun: Easy, Frugal and Quick Ideas and Recipes

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by Cassie on July 30, 2012

We have been having tons of fun with watching the Olympics with our kids! We didn’t realize how much fun they would have! Our kids have been jumping, cheering and have been totally into it!

Since the summer games only come around once every 4-years, we are really taking advantage to have lots of frugal family fun!

With that, we wanted to share some of the frugal, fun and easy food ideas we have enjoyed as a family during the Olympic games.  Especially since we have two-weeks left to enjoy the games!

On Friday evening we enjoyed a London-themed dinner with Fish and Chips with London brand Pub Malt Vinegar and London Pub snack mix; our family was required to speak in a British Accent while we ate and enjoyed the games that day :)   We bought the fish and chips, so I didn’t make it, but thought I would throw that idea out there before sharing my other food ideas.  Also, we were able to pick up some deeply discounted 4th of July clearance decorations after the holiday and hung the decor on either side of our TV for “Team USA!”

So here’s a round-up for Olypmic Games Food Fare that we have created:

First, Olympic Rings Donuts!

This is another easy and fun idea! It can be done super frugally by using any donuts.  We decided to get Krispy Kreme, so it wasn’t as frugal as it could be, but we felt like we had good reason to justify the expense as one of our daughters has a deadly peanut allergy and we recently discovered that Krispy Kreme is safe for her; since this is an incredibly rare opportunity for her, we went “all-out”

We just bought the glazed donuts and then frosted them with the Olympic colored rings.  To make the colored icing, we just mixed 2 tablespoons of powdered sugar with several drops of the food coloring and a teaspoon of milk.  For the black color, we mixed the red, blue and green colors.  Because of the rare Krispy Kreme treat for our family, this was another favorite!

Second, we made Popcorn Torches snack! 

This one was super easy as we just popped our favorite organic popcorn (only $2.15 each bag shipped FREE HERE - its even lower than it was when we posted it) in coconut oil (you can get a good deal on Organic Coconut Oil HERE on Amazon), and used ice cream cones as the popcorn holder! The kids LOVED this one as popcorn is one of their favorite snacks!  The 12-ct. pack of Jumbo Ice Cream cones are on roll back price at Walmart for only $1 (normally $1.38). This one was a super affordable and very easy Olympic themed food item. :)

Third, Gold Medal Sparkling Cider

You can’t get much easier than this! Martinelli’s sells their Gold Medal Sparkling cider for as low a $1.98 each bottle.  This one is fun as it is “Gold Medal” and cheap at the same time! Plus, when you actually pour it, it is “golden!” So we recommend buying this pre-made which will save your budget, and your time!

Don’t miss our Olympic Breakfast of Champions (as seen in the upper left corner of the top image in the post) – a wonderful breakfast we shared on the Saturday morning right after the Opening Ceremonies!

Also, don’t miss the Free Family Olympics Fun Pack that you can download right now too!

We’ve had such fun with these ideas that we are going to have an Olympic themed birthday party for our son in August this year!

What ideas have you tried? 

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Delightful & Fun Cooking With Kids Collections At Zulily From $6.99

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by Lynda on July 12, 2012

What fun it is to cook with kids and a great learning experience for them as well! Right now zulily has the Cooking with Kids Collection on sale – there are some great deals. The Cranium ‘Let’s Play Measure & Cook Activity Set pictured above is just one example – is just $10.99 regular $25. There are lots of other deals as well.

Cooking with kids can be a real treat and these deals are sweet and fun! Go HERE to see all the Zulily Cooking with Kids Collection!

Zulily has a standard shipping charge of $5.95 but after that in the same day any other orders are shipped Free and they have a ton of items on deep discount right now! Just check out their site for all of the sales!

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