Olympic Ring Fun for the 2012 London Olympics

The 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London are right around the corner! And if you’re like us and had to settle watching the games on your T.V. screen instead of in the stand, you can still get in the Olympic day mood with a few decorations and preparations.

Since the age old Olympic Rings are the universal symbol for this exciting competition, we’ve decided to round up some of our favorite crafts and recipes incorporating this Olympic staple. This symbol can be dated back to 1913, and has continued to be the symbol of the Olympics thanks to it’s versatility and simplicity.

And in case you’re hosting an Olympic worthy party, you’ll need some award winning foods and drinks to seal the deal.  Pair these picks with our tasty Olympic Torch Toast served alongside some of our favorite Olympic dinner party recipes . Don't forget the tunes, either! We've got the perfect prize winning playlist to help keep the energy going while cheering for your favorite team (USA, all the way!).


  • Every party needs a snazzy invite – which is why we’ve created these adorable and fun 2012 Olympics invitations. Grab the printable here and get started on your all-star party planning.

  • Hostess with the Mostess is known for her detailed and fun theme parties – and her Olympic soiree is no exception! We love the Olympic ring backdrop which is the perfect mood setter for the 2012 games.

    Image via Hostess with the Mostess

  • For Olympic ring fun you can wear, we love this DIY Olympic rings necklace. You’ll feel like a real winner when sporting this creation, even if you’re version of competing includes a couch and finger foods.

    Image via Remarkably Domestic

  • Meaghan at The Decorated Cookie sure knows how to make an impression! These Olympic ring cookie bites are so simple, yet so pretty.

    Image via The Decorated Cookie

  • Next to paper snowflakes, making your own paper banners was pretty much an elementary school milestone.  But just because they are simple and easy to make doesn’t mean they have to be boring! Use the age-old method to make an easy, yet festive decoration for your Olympics viewing party.

    Image via Tania Mccartney

  • We’ll just go out on a limb and say this Olympic ring cookies recipe will be a family favorite. The recipe is easy, and the secret is in the food coloring.

    Image via Serious Eats

  • We love the idea of kicking off the Olympics celebrations with a hearty Olympic-inspired breakfast. These mini bagels are easy to make and are sure to get the kids amped for the global competition.

    Image via Examiner

  • Besides being fun and festive, this Olympic rings fruit pizza looks absolutely DELISH. Cream cheese and fruit is always a fan favorite, so this is one recipe you just can’t ignore.

    Image via Taste of Home

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