In case it had managed to escape your attention (impossible I’m sure) Olympic fever has now truly swept the country. The London 2012 Olympics are well underway and creating great excitement amongst even the least athletic (that includes me)! I have to say, I’m really enjoying the team spirit it is encouraging. Patriotism is alive and well!
First, Kate tells us exactly how it came about:
”To celebrate the Olympics this summer, me and Ellie from Buttons Children’s Parties decided to arrange a very special party in the Surrey woods, that gave some local athletes the chance to test their metal against other eager competitors. They carried boiled eggs on spoons, hopped along a sandy track in a hessian sack, found that 3 legs are not better than 4 and finally hunted for medals in the woods.
And what got them there in the first place? What made them hungry for success? (Literally hungry).
It was Ellie’s amazing sweet table, heaved into place with the help of Mr Kelly and excellent party helper Stevie. An antique bureau bedecked with old school, old fashioned sweets and topped off with a creative homage to the olympic rings. As ever, with all things crafty and creative Ellie did a gold-medal winning job.
The kids came. They conquered. They won bags of sweets. I believe all the sweets were made from root vegetables and contained absolutely no sugar whatsoever.*
* This claim cannot be verified. And actually if the kids had to do a sugar-based doping test following the races, I’m pretty sure they would have all failed.
So here it is, in pictures, the story of our Olympics-themed party in the woods. On your marks. Get set. Go!”
What a great idea! I love this party! And the kids look like they did too :) This is just a sample of images from this fabulous party. For the rest of them, and lots more gorgeousness, head over to Kate’s blog or for more fantastic parties, visit Ellie’s website.
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