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Friday, July 27, 2012

Olympics Family Dinner

The Olympics are finally here!

Celebrate the fun with an
Olympics Family Dinner!


Grab the kids to help and you can whip this up in no time!


First up:  Flag Pizzas!
Use the Pillsbury pizza dough and pre-bake it for 8 minutes on a cookie sheet.
After it cools, cut the crust into rectangles.  (These are the 'flags'.)
Pull out all your pizza toppings and challenge the kids
to make their pizza look like a world flag.

Japan's flag is a good one to start with...
Pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese and 1 piece of pepperoni.


Some are a bit more challenging than others.
The red, yellow, red striped flag is our interpretation of Spain's flag.


Cheese slices made nice stripes and we even cut some stars out for China's flag.
Do you recognize this flag?  It's Jamaica!
Have any idea what the black is?
They're blue corn chips!

 
I'm guessing you've never had tortilla chips on your pizza before... 
they're a little crunchy, but not bad.
We could have used olives, but no one in the house likes them.


Here's the Grand Ole' Flag...

Pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, pepperoni strips cut and a blue corn chip for the 'blue'.

 
Once the flag pizzas are assembled, bake pizzas at 400 degrees for 6 minutes.


Meanwhile, set the table with world maps, and USA decor.
I ate Italy and Britain with a salad for dinner.


Don't be surprised when your dinner conversation ends up
sounding like a geography lesson.  After dinner,
surprise the family with a little food fun challenge.

Family Dinner Olympics:  Grape Catching!
(Yep, we're breaking the 'good manners-don't play with your food' rules tonight.)


The person across the table tries to throw a grape into their partner's mouth.
Each grape in = 1 point.
Add up the points per team.  10 grapes per person.


{Imagine the shock on my son's face when I told him I would be throwing grapes into his mouth!}

 
Winning teams are awarded medals--of course!
Candy Medal Ceremony
(It was no surprise that everyone wanted all three medals.)

Candy, scotch tape and ribbon make these medals super fast to put together!
Just tape the candy to a piece of ribbon and tie around the back of the winner's neck.
You can even have an award ceremony, humming the 'Star-Spangled Banner'.
(For the gold medal, I taped two coins together with the ribbon in-between.)


To say my kid was excited to get his medals would be an understatement.


And finally...a very special dessert!

Olympic Torch Sherbet Cone!



End the evening off with some
 
Olympics watching
and rooting!




 Enjoy the games!






Linking up to: Uncommon, FrugalGirls, SerenityNow, NaptimeCrafters, Whipperberry, AtThePicketFence, SassySites,
Lil\'Luna

10 comments :

  1. I just invited people over to watch the Olympics with us in a few days and this gives me some great inspiration!

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  2. This looks like so much fun! And it looks very tasty too! ;)

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  3. Flag pizzas look like so much fun for kids and adults alike, and I love how they can be conversation starters too.

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  4. Awesome idea!! I made salt dough medals for the kids a few days ago and I can't wait for tonight!

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  5. OMGosh Michelle what an adorable post!I especially love that lighted tourch cone!! Too cute!

    Enjoy the Olympic Games...(I know I will)

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  6. Your dinner looked like it was so much fun! My kids are not that excited about the Olympics, so I am bit bummed.

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  7. Very cute! Great inspiration! Go USA!

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  8. This is just incredibly adorable!!! Love the flags!! Thanks for sharing at uncommon! featuring this tonight on our FB page! ;) Bonnie

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  9. YOU are just too much fun!!! Love the pizzas! Olympics are so much fun!

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