Mo’s Summer Olympics

by Andrea on September 5, 2012

A few weeks ago, we celebrated Mo’s second birthday.  I still can’t believe the little man is two, but there you have it, and it was time to party.  This year, in honor of all of the London festivities, I decided to go with a Summer Olympic theme.  Athletic uniforms was encouraged, international treats and brew were enjoyed, and sporting events were accomplished.  Oh, and we had cake and blew out some candles.  Here are some of my favorite details.

The invitation was the Olympic torch sending out the welcome to our fellow athletes. Here are the front and back of the invitation.

The torch also welcomed guests at the door.

The food was primarily treats from around the world with little food labels indicating their origin. And yes, I made the spanakopita.  After the first two layers, I was really regretting this filo adventure, but then I got into a good groove and it was delicious!

One of my favorite elements as a beer lover was for the older kids – the Beer Olympiad featuring beer from around the world.

Next up we had sporting events that included sailing, badminton, jump roping, hula hoop, and corn hole.

Finally, we mustn’t forget the Olympic rings.  I made Olympic rings both for decoration and for the birthday cake.

And in case you are wondering, Mo went as a Greek wrestler.  I had way too much fun making his uniform and getting him into it.

All in all, as his thank you cards say, birthdays with friends and family rock! Mo had a blast, and it was fun celebrating him.

Enjoy!

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