Couples Olympics Party
Oh. My. Gosh. What a weekend! We had a blast at our second annual Couples Olympics Party on Saturday. Last year I shared our first annual Couples Olympics. It was so much fun that we amplified it for this year. You’ll see what I mean!
The first thing I did differently this year was send out Welcome Packages a week in advance. Each team received an official package from the Couples Olympics Committee (my husband and I aka the Blue Team). These doubled as invitations and instructions. I included an official Couples Olympics logo and header on each of the pages. We emailed it with some fun face paint, party mustaches, and glittered body stickers to each team which were assigned colors. They were all encouraged to dress in their team color as well.
Trophy and Medals
Last year I made this awesome Couples Olympics Trophy. You can get the tutorial here. This trophy is passed on each year, and the winning couple gets to sign it and keep it and retain bragging rights until the next Olympics. Last year’s winners even made a velvet lined box to safely transport the trophy in!!
The winning couple also received medals. These are much better than the ones I made last year. I will post a tutorial later.
I also made the scoreboard more official this year.
As far as decorations go, I wanted it to be budget friendly, so I was able to do a lot with some streamers and tissue paper.
I also printed out signs and put them everywhere including the bar and in the bathroom.
I made giant Olympic rings out of cardboard.
I also made Olympic torches using my friend’s metal cups and urn. I stuffed orange tissue paper in it and cut out red flames out of cardstock.
Each team also received a swag bag in their designated color like they did last year, but we added a few more goodies inside.
I showcased each event as part of the decorations as well and created an event table. I printed out signs and displayed the “official” even equipment for each event.
As you can see, we did A LOT more this year!
Here is a picture of all of us.
I also made a YouTube video. In this four minute video, you’ll see all of us having fun including our opening ceremonies which was also new this year.
I already can’t wait for next year!
Hi, could u tell me what u used for the medals? I love them!!!
Oh gosh! I just realized I never posted the tutorial for those! I bought the plastic gold medals at a party supply store. They have an indented gold star in the center. I filled the star with 3-dimensional Mod Podge. Next, I made my own graphic on the computer, printed it, and cut it out. I placed the circle on top of the medal and put another layer of 3D Mod Podge on top and let it dry overnight. I hope this helps! You can get the mod podge here (affiliate link): http://amzn.to/29eHhgL
Hi. Just wondering where you purchased all of the items for the swag bag (i.e. Wig, horn, etc)
Thanks so much!
I got it at Party City! Thank you for stopping by!
These are great…..so creative!…Are you ablle to share the Welcome Packet?..love the idea.
Hi Kamal! Thank you! We still do this every year! It is a blast. I will send you a sample welcome packet to your email.
Hey I am completely in love with this and am from the Bahamas I would like to try this out would you be able to send me a sample packet and instructions and all that?
Hi Casandra! I ended up writing a few posts on this and haven’t linked to each properly! Here is one with the games: https://diyinspired.com/couples-olympics-games-ideas/ Here is a couple others that may have some idea for you as well: https://diyinspired.com/couples-olympics-theme-party-for-adults/ and https://diyinspired.com/summer-couples-olympics-party/