Feb
07
2014

10 Great Ideas to Celebrate the Winter Olympics in Sochi! {Recipes, Cocktails, Crafts, Printables and More!}

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10 Great Ideas to Celebrate the Olympics

Today is the day! The Opening Ceremony marking the official start of the Winter Olympics in Sochi! We are huge Olympic fans in our household, and I can guarantee we will be watching coverage pretty much non-stop during the next two weeks (after homework is done, of course!). I love that my kids are inspired by the hard work, dedication, and commitment of our USA Olympic athletes- and that they are as moved by the personal stories shared during the games as I am! An occasion such as this deserves to be celebrated- so here are 10 Great Ideas to Celebrate the Winter Olympics!

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#1 Get Armed with the Schedule!

You can download this great printout from Sochi2014.com that shows which sports take place on which days of the winter games. You can also check out the TV viewing schedule for these events here.

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#2 Serve Syrniki- A Russian Cheese Fritter!

It would fun to teach the kids about some traditional Russian foods while they soak up information about Sochi during the Olympics. This recipe for Syrniki looks easy to make and delicious!

Russian Blintzes with Cabbage 10 Great Ideas to Celebrate the Winter Olympics in Sochi! {Recipes, Cocktails, Crafts, Printables and More!}

#3 Or These Cabbage-Stuffed Blintzes!

These Russian Blintzes with Cabbage from Melangery would make for a delicious appetizer!

Olympic Rings Pizza 10 Great Ideas to Celebrate the Winter Olympics in Sochi! {Recipes, Cocktails, Crafts, Printables and More!}

#4 How About Olympic-Style Pizza!

What kids wouldn’t love this Olympic themed Pepperoni Pizza? Such an easy idea from Taste of Home!

Olympic Torch Cupcakes 10 Great Ideas to Celebrate the Winter Olympics in Sochi! {Recipes, Cocktails, Crafts, Printables and More!}

#5 Olympic Torch Cupcakes!

My kids LOVED these Olympic Torch Cupcakes that we created to celebrate the Opening Ceremonies!

Gold Medal Cookies 10 Great Ideas to Celebrate the Winter Olympics in Sochi! {Recipes, Cocktails, Crafts, Printables and More!}

#6 Gold Medal Cookies!

Everyone is a winner with the simple yet totally adorable gold-medal cookies from Mirabelle Creations made from Oreo cookies and fruit roll ups!

Olympic Torch Cocktails 10 Great Ideas to Celebrate the Winter Olympics in Sochi! {Recipes, Cocktails, Crafts, Printables and More!}

#7 For the GrownUps- These Olympic Torch Cocktails

These layered Olympic Torch Cocktails created by Party Blueprints are beautiful!

Olympic Mocktail 10 Great Ideas to Celebrate the Winter Olympics in Sochi! {Recipes, Cocktails, Crafts, Printables and More!}

#8 And Everyone Can Enjoy these Olympic Mock-tails!

Made with 7-Up and Life Savers, these beverages created by Current in Afton, MN (and photographed and pinned by Molly Crothers Sterenchuk) are a great idea! Grown-ups can mix theirs with champagne instead!

Olympic Word Search 10 Great Ideas to Celebrate the Winter Olympics in Sochi! {Recipes, Cocktails, Crafts, Printables and More!}

#9 Planning an Olympic Party?

Use these printables from Bloom Designs to help decorate and set the mood!

Olympic ord Srch 10 Great Ideas to Celebrate the Winter Olympics in Sochi! {Recipes, Cocktails, Crafts, Printables and More!}

#10 Keep Kids Entertained with This Word Search

Sometimes my kids lose patience when the TV coverage switches to an event that they aren’t as interested in… so I have printed off copies of this Olympic Word Search from LessonPlans to keep them engaged until their favorite sport comes back on!

Are you as jazzed as we are about the start of the Olympics?

Sharons Signture 10 Great Ideas to Celebrate the Winter Olympics in Sochi! {Recipes, Cocktails, Crafts, Printables and More!}

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1 Paula Roy February 7, 2014 at 8:29 am

Love your ideas – thanks! I have also been exploring Russian cuisine and just published some delicious recipes:
http://constantlycooking.wordpress.com/2014/02/06/a-celebration-of-russian-food-for-the-2014-winter-olympics/

Enjoy and go team go!

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2 Sharon
Twitter: sharonmomof6
February 7, 2014 at 11:49 am

Hi Paula! Thanks for including your link- I know I would love to make the pavlovas!

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3 Dara February 19, 2014 at 9:05 am

Oh, these ideas are so cool for celebrating the Olympics. (I wish I had found your post earlier in the week!) The gold medal cookies are very cute and look super easy to make. The word search is a great idea too.
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