Thursday, December 9, 2010


Today’s #reverb10 prompt: Party. What social gathering rocked your socks off in 2010? Describe the people, music, food, drink, clothes, shenanigans.

My favorite party of the year was our OH! Canada Olympic Opening Ceremonies party. It wasn’t wild or crazy but rather fun and, I think, well planned and themed.

Since the Olympics were in Canada this year we wanted to hold a Canada-themed party and invite people over to watch the opening ceremonies. We put up paper Olympic rings and torches all over the apartment and even had red, black, blue, green and yellow streamers. It is kind of hard to have food and drink with a Canada theme, but we did our best. From Canada we ordered Old Dutch potato chips in Ketchup, Salt & Vinegar, All Dressed and Dill Pickle, Coffee Crisp candy bars and Smarties chocolate candies - on a side note my mom lived in Canada during her junior high years and so she helped us pick out some yummy stuff to get, and her help only cost us a few Coffee Crisp bars. Ha! To supplement the Canadian food we had a veggie tray and ordered Canadian Bacon pizza. Yum!

We also had Canadian-themed drinks at the party. For beer we offered Molson and Moose Drool. We also offered some mixed drinks which I got recipes for on the Internet but renamed to be more Canadian.

One the food and drinks were ready we turned on the TV and watched the opening ceremonies in HD! Everyone seemed to have a good time and also seemed to appreciate the Canadian-themed food and drink, as well as the decorations.

We hope to make these Olympic opening ceremonies parties a tradition in our household and will try to theme the food and drink to the host country. I’m thinking tea and crumpets for the Summer 2012 Olympics in London…

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