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
It’s quite simple to make!
Just use LifeSavers or LifeSaver Gummies in the colors of the Olympic rings.
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!
Fifth, Chocolate Coin Gold Medals
Again, another very simple treat and decoration to make. See the full instructions HERE.
Sixth, Olympic Breakfast of Champions
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!
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!
Me and Alex
And now for our sporty family:
The Curling Girls
Hockey Son #1
Hockey Son #2
Figure Skating Cassie
Speed Skating Granny
Now on with the races!!
Winners and USA Women’s Team
Winners and Men’s Team USA
And now we are really looking forward to watching them on TV for the worldwide competition!
GO TEAM USA!