Friday, February 7, 2014

Olympic par-tay!

Sorry folks- There's so much to say and I just don't know where to start. It doesn't help that I don't have Internet at my new house yet so I have to mooch off work or go to my aunt's house.

I have so much I want to talk about- being home and my sister and the funeral (that some people have said was the funnest funeral they've ever been to- something that would have tickled Melanie pink). I know I need to talk about the new house. There are before and uhhh... in between pictures to post (I can't say after, because I'm still living in the in between. I don't know where to put stuff- so it all remains in boxes and is still virtually undecorated).

All those posts will come... well, OK, that's ambitious. some of those posts will come. But today, I want to talk about something fun! Did you see the opening ceremonies!? It's OLYMPIC time! WOO HOO!! I don't know what it is about the Olympics, but I just love them. And ever since I found out- years ago- that they would be in Russia, I've been so excited because I knew they would have a killer awesome opening ceremony! I was not disappointed.

In my new Olympic tradition we had our international dinner. I couldn't be home for this one- so I made my aunt and cousins do it instead. It coincided with my cousin's birthday, so that made it easier.

We started out with some fun decor. My aunt and members of her family have traveled all over the world so we had some fun authentic additions to the table.

[slight side note- I was really annoyed with the party store because when I was looking for a Union Jack, there was nothing in the United Kingdom slot... but the Great Britain bin was full. Really? They get two bins? It's the same country. Oh- and they had an example flag attached to the UK bin... but it was the Australian flag. Proof that you don't need to major in Geography or Social Studies to work at Zurchers]

And then we hung the flags- which will remain throughout the duration of the Olympics.

For the food- we tried to represent as many countries as possible while keeping it within reason (and yes, some of them are major stretches of the imagination- but like I've said before, we dream on a budget here. Represented were: France, Switzerland, Armenia, China, Italy, Mexico,Germany, Greece and of course Russia and the USA!

Melanie would have been so proud- I tried new things and actually liked them!

Go Team USA!!!

1 comment:

Melissa Ann said...

Your party was awesome! Next time I am coming to yours! Love Love the Olympics!