Last night we celebrated the Olympic Opening Ceremonies in style with an Olympic-themed party! We had a “cultural potluck” to celebrate all the countries! Everyone brought a dish from a different country and it was DELICIOUS! We have some talented chefs in our circle of friends, thanks guys! (More on the food later).
But first, we were SUPER excited about our totally awesome American decorations we found at the 99 cent store. SCORE! Check it out!
((A little piece of Irving trivia: He ran the Las Vegas 1/2 Marathon in 2006 because I signed him up without telling him. haha!
We had about 13 people in our place! I think that was a record for us! Hopefully everyone was comfortable.
We got these cute chocolate coins from World Market. They had different coins from around the world. Some of them also had picture of different cities. They were fun!
Like I was saying, we had some AMAZING food! Everyone had to make a name tag for the country of their dish. 🙂
Here’s a sampling!
Cornish Vegetable Pastries = England
Baked Brie = France
Hummus, Pita, Tzatziki, Olives = Greece
Red Velvet Whoppie Pies! = Canada or Switzerland (For Red/White Colors!)
Then we watched the Opening Ceremonies! All 4.5 hours of it. For the most part, I thought the show was great.
We were a little confused about the costume choice of this act… but still pretty cool.
We ended the night with a shot out of the “Ice Shot Glasses” we got for our wedding. (Yes, my husband put frozen shot glasses on our registry. haha)
Everyone keeps saying that the Vancouver Olympic Ceremony wasn’t anything close to Beijing. I understand what they mean, but I’m really happy with the way Vancouver did them. They aren’t proving a point to the world like Beijing was. The world already likes Vancouver, they don’t need an overly expensive spectacle to prove that. I think it was smart and cute. Although I was disappointed they didn’t have any Cirque du Soleil stuff (considering it originated in Montreal).
Thanks to all our friends who came over! Hope you had as much fun as we did!! GO USA!!!!