We’re delighted to welcome Louise to Mums and Me, as she tells us how we can have our very own Olympic themed party. Louise is a mum of three young boys. Her blog is called “A Strong Coffee” as she needs this to start her day and keep up with her little men.
One of the best things about having children is the excitement you can have over special events. The Jubilee may be a faded memory, but the big sporting event is nearly here and what better way to get the children excited than to hold your own mini sports party. One thing I noted from my eldest’s pre-school sports day is that none of the children cared if they had won the race or not. It was the excitement of being there that made them happy. Well that and a sticker and certificate at the end.
So I have started planning my own mini sports party for our friends to attend. I thought it would be nice to make some gingerbread medals so all the children can have a prize at the end of the races. I just used a simple gingerbread recipe and then used a beaker to cut out circles, making a hole at the top with the end of a spoon for the ones I wanted to put ribbon through.
Once cooked we iced them. My four year old wasn’t quite as neat as I had hoped, but I think you will agree they are unique medals. For smaller children I would just have the biscuit, but for older ones you can add some ribbon to make medals they can wear as well as eat!
The games you choose will be dependent on the age of your children, but you can’t beat a bit of teamwork, so an sports torch relay is a great idea and in keeping with the theme. The torches can be made simply by cutting the end of a small drinks bottle and then covering it with aluminium foil. Some yellow and orange tissue paper can then be stuck inside to make the flames.