Throw an Easy Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Viewing Party

Are you as excited for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio as I am? If so, you definitely need to throw a viewing party for Olympics. The opening ceremony is Friday, August 5th at 4:00 PM (PT) on NBC. You still have some time to prep so get started right away! Check out this post for easy drink, food, dessert and decor ideas.

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While you are in the Olympic mood, take my Buzzfeed quiz:

For Which Lesser-Known Olympic Sport Would You Win a Gold Medal?

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Drinks

Easy Brazilian Lemonade

Since the Olympics are taking place in Rio, add some Brazilian flare to the refreshment table with Play Party Plan‘s Brazilian lemonade recipe.

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Red, White and Blue Punch

This layered American-themed punch is almost too gorgeous to drink! Find the recipe at Big Bears Wife.

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Red, White and Blue Sangria

Impress all of your guests over the age of 21 by spicing up your average sangria with Recipe Girl‘s recipe.

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Food

Brazilian Ham & Cheese Rolls

Add some Brazilian spice to the party by making ham and cheese rolls. The recipe from Olivia’s Cuisine is perfect because it is super simple. All you need are Pillsburg quaker rolls, ham and cheese. Vuh-la!

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Bacon Flag Pizza

Shout out “Go USA!” by serving this bacon flag pizza at your party. It is almost too adorable to eat (…I said “almost” because there is bacon on it. You can’t pass on bacon.) Get this creative recipe on TBSP.

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Watermelon Blueberry Feta Salad

Since this is the summer Olympics, you cannot forget to include a sweet and refreshing salad to the food table. Keep up the American spirit with Running in a Skirt‘s watermelon blueberry feta salad.

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Chicken Berry Pasta Salad

A party is not complete without a pasta salad! Try this red, white and blue recipe from Five Heart Home.

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Dessert

Torch Cupcakes

Don’t settle for boring old cupcakes or cake. Instead, show off your creativity by turning cake pops into torches! The instructions can be found on Savvy Mom.

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Brazilian Chocolate Fudge Balls

Continue to add a little Brazilian spice to dessert by making a traditional Brazilian dessert. Don’t worry! You don’t need to be a Cupcake Wars champ to pull these off. Find the super straightforward step-by-step guide on Living Sweet Moments.

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JELLO Rings Olympics Style

The most recognizable symbol of the Olympics are the rings. Instead of serving plain Jello, shape them like rings and impress your guests. Find the details on Corner Blog.

If you want to add a little extra fun to the party and your guests are over 21, add a few shots to the Jello!

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Olympics Ring Donuts (with free printables)

If Jello isn’t your favorite, tie the Olympics rings into dessert table with sprinkle-covered donuts. You can’t tell me you don’t like donuts! The best part is? No baking required! Just swing by your local donut shop and add some sprinkles. Visit Catch My Party for instructions.

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Decor

DIY Olympics Rings

Show off your Olympics spirit by hanging large Olympic rings on your wall. But, don’t worry, you don’t need to spend tons of money. Instead,  make your own with the instructions on All Things G&D. All you need is some cardboard, scissors and tape or streamers. You got this!

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Printable World Flags

Even though you will obviously be rooting for the USA (whoop whoop!), hang up flags from countries all over the world. Find printables at Mr. Printables.

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DIY Olympic Podium Dessert Stand

Turn your typical dessert stand into an Olympic podium in just a few minutes. Find the details on U Create Parties.

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Glowing Tealight Olympic Torch

Your guests will be in awe of your DIY-skills if you make these replica Olympic torches brought to you by Oh My! Creative. All you need are toilet paper rolls, tissue paper and tea lights.

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If you would like more ideas to show off your American spirit, check out my post How to Throw a Crazy but Cheap Fourth of July Party for red, white and blue decor and treat ideas.

It is time to get to work! Most of the planning is done. All you have to do is pick a date and make the guest list. Then buy your supplies and get started on the fun parts — DIYing and cooking!

Let me know how it goes!

Until next time,

❤ P&P

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