London 2012 Opening Night In
On 27 July, switch on the Opening Ceremony and crowd round the TV for the start of London 2012. Get in on the action by throwing an Opening Night In party. Send out the invites, put up the bunting, wear your glad rags and get cooking. It’s showtime!
Start the celebrations early by hosting an All The Bells event and join thousands of others ringing bells at 8.12am as part of the London 2012 Festival.
Decorate and celebrate
Get everyone involved - there’s plenty to make for all ages. Attempt 100 metres of paper chains or theme your party food. Blow up balloons and make them look like Olympic Rings.
It’s time to put your pinny on and get cooking with recipes to feed a family or a sports team. Try Pendleton pizza for a tasty snack, or cheese-straw oars for perfect finger food. And finish off with ‘dive right in’ punch – delicious.
Wear your glad rags
Face paint an eye on your forehead and wear blue or orange to mimic our mascots. Come in the colour of an Olympic Ring. Or you could go for the ancient Olympic Games look and make a toga.
Games for the Games
A party’s not complete without games. Get into teams and play bingo, or race Wenlock down your living room.
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