Just because Rio is over, doesn’t mean that spirit of the Olympics has to stop! Before kids go back to school, why not host your own Olympic games to get them excited for the new school year? Since the Italian Center Banquets holds some of the finest tented picnic grounds in all of Fairfield County, it would be the perfect setting to crown your gold, silver and bronze winning team! Move over #Rio2016, here comes #Stamford2016! Here are some ways to hold your own Olympics Games:

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Pick Your Teams:

Depending on the different ages of the children, you may want to let them choose their own team or team names. Assign each team a country to represent, and let them wear the corresponding colors. You can even print out a flag badge for each child to pin on their shirt.

Schedule Your Activities:

Obviously the Olympics are all about competing in events, so selecting yours will be one of the most important part of the party. Here are some suggested activities to make your Olympics a fun and memorable one:

  • Obstacle course
  • Basketball
  • High jump/long jump
  • Swimming races
  • Hula hooping
  • Relay races
  • Volleyball
  • Water balloon toss

Fuel Up:

Every good athletes needs to make sure that they are fueling their body to be able to compete. Hot dogs, hamburgers, pizza and sandwiches are all great options to serve at your event. Keep it simple as you’ll most likely be supervising the event and don’t want to have to fuss too much on food. Serving donuts or cookies in the shape of the Olympic rings is a fun way to get festive as well. Keep your athletes hydrated by making sure to stock up on plenty of drinks including water and electrolyte-packed sports drinks.

Crown Your Winners & Close Out The Ceremony:

No Olympic games can be complete without awarding medals and recognizing everyone’s achievement and participation. These DIY clay medals are a great way to get the kids involved. Older kids can accept that there are winners and losers for each event, but for younger children, you should plan on giving each of them a medal for something. After medals have been handed out, give the kids a chance to march around the course during the closing ceremony.

Now let’s start planning for 2020!

Celebrate back to school time by hosting your very own Olympic games!  Our combination of our outdoor tented picnic facility, mixed with an in-ground pool, tennis, basketball and volleyball courts makes Italian Center Banquets the perfect spot for you to pass the torch to celebrate #Stamford2016. To schedule your event with us, give us a call at 203-322-6950 or visit our website to learn more about the services we offer. Let Italian Center Banquets make your dream event, a reality!