Word has reached us that some of our veteran Big Lunchers are planning their next events, this time to celebrate the London 2012 Games (such as the Big World’s End Lunch in Chelsea). It is only days to go until London makes history by hosting the Olympics for a third time, so get ready to cheer Team GB to victory!
Aside from watching the Games, there are plenty of other ways you can get involved this summer, such as the London 2012 Festival and the Olympic torch relay. Check out this list of what’s on from The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) and find out how you can take part.
Or why not take the baton and become a Local Leader by organising an Olympics celebration in your area? There are plenty of ideas on the LOCOG website, and you can always celebrate in style with your neighbours, friends and family by planning an Olympics-themed Big Lunch!
Wherever you are and however you choose to mark the occasion, here are our top tips to grab a piece of the sporting action this summer.
Host your own tournament
Why not get back to basics with a traditional sports day in your back garden. See who’s the fastest with egg & spoon and sack races, and test out your specialist skills with hula hooping, piggy-in-the-middle and hopscotch!
Hold an Olympic bake-off
Use the 2012 Games as an excuse to make some yummy Olympic treats. Whether it’s an intricate celebration cake, edible cookie medals or a tray of Olympic cupcakes, award a prize for the most-creative recipe. You can always check out some of our recipes for inspiration.
Enjoy a multi-cultural Big Lunch
Celebrate the coming together of different nations and cultures with a Big Lunch where guests are invited to bring food from all corners of the globe. It’s a great way of trying out new flavours, sharing recipes and learning new traditions.
Get creative with Olympics decorations
Anything from food tins to sweet wrappers can be recycled by making some colourful party decorations. Cover some toilet roll tubes with tin foil to create your own Olympic torch, make paper chains in the Olympic colours, or use old material to make flags.
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