Laurie LaRose Creative Stampin' Up! Projects

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Olympic Birthday Party

What a fun day! We celebrated my Littlest's Birthday with a party for some of her friends. She wanted an Olympic theme. The party was a collaborative effort between my husband, my Oldest and myself...each taking on a part to make it all come together. We were rewarded by her exclamation at the end of it all that it was the "Best Party, EVER!!"
We started the party by having them decorate their own flags to carry in the Opening Ceremony. I tore up an old bed sheet for them to use, then stitched them onto bamboo garden stakes.
The Olympics began with a torch relay, lighting of the Olympic cauldron in the centre of the chalked Olympic rings on our driveway, and much waving of their flags. We even had the Anthem for them to march to.
Then the first of the Games started. Cary and A did a great job of putting them through 10 events and charting their progress. There was running, cycling, long jump, 'discus', 'shot put', gymnastics and we finished off with an obstacle course.
We enjoyed chocolate cupcakes decorated with Olympic rings before holding the Closing Ceremonies and Medal Presentations.
Some of the shots I captured of them receiving their Gold Medals ~ cut out with the Scallop Circle Die and our Maple Leaf embossed with gold on Gold paper~ has me thinking they were all pretty proud of their efforts and pleased with themselves!

I'd had this banner up for her I just added a few rows of streamers back and forth across the room around it to liven it up a bit more.

I used the Perfect Pennants Big Shot Die to punch out the pennants and the fun scalloped circles.
 I added buttons, cupcakes and balloons to add a little interest along with the letters.
I used the Colour Coach to choose the combination of River Rock and Melon Mambo to go with Elegant Eggplant .

Thanks for stopping by,


  1. What a cute idea, Laurie, looks like a wonderful birthday party <3

  2. Oh, my, Laurie! It does sound like the best birthday ever!! I bet those attending would agree as well!!

    Love your beautiful birthday banner!!!

  3. How fun! And love your party banner! Happy Birthday to your littlest!! :-)

  4. How fun! What a fantastic and creative party idea. It sounds like a good time was had by all.

  5. What a brill party! GREAT papercrafting for all the banners & medals!

  6. What an awesome banner, love the colors! Great idea for a party themes also!