20 best party ideas for the Tokyo Olympics
While the stands for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics (which will take place in 2021 – thank you, pandemic) aren’t packed with fans, there’s nothing stopping you from hosting an Olympics viewing night when the games kick off on July 23.
With over 300 events in over 30 sports, there is sure to be something for everyone, including Simone Biles who might add more gold to her collection (she already has four!) If you Running out of ideas, we spoke to event planner Sara Kovel and got some medal-worthy inspiration. And don’t forget to check out our favorite Team USA products here.
Nalwort Metallic Gold Balloon Kit
Kovel loves the idea of balloons to brighten up your celebration, saying, “I think there are a lot of fun things you can do with balloons; you are going to need gold balloons.
Create an oversized balloon arch with this kit for a cool photoshoot they’ll never forget!
Red, white and blue PartyWoo balloons
Or fire up the party with a Team USA themed balloon situation.
50 countries international stick flag
Get everyone involved with tiny flags from every country (or just the ones you and your guests are rooted to), says Kovel. Set up “little mugs of different flag displays and you can pledge your allegiance to anyone and wave the flag as you watch,” she says.
Goldtone Winners Medals
Give medals to fans from different countries at events (or just give them to kids).
Get the kids involved with these cute inflatable torches (don’t worry about burns!) They can wave or use in a relay race.
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White hydrangea in American flag crate
Scatter flag-themed decor around the party. Paired with flowers, it’s a stunning statement.
Red, white and blue personalized beach towel
Keep celebrating Team USA as you swim and sunbathe with this cute towel. “These are the Summer Olympics; I feel like you could have a pool party! Kovel said.
USA WinCraft Team Full Size Olympic Pennant Banner
Wave the United States team flag by hanging these streamers along the edge of a bar, counter, or coat – or attaching a row to the wall.
Polo Ralph Lauren Team USA Knit sweater
“It makes it more interesting to watch when you are dressed in your team colors,” says Kovel.
This timeless sweater from eternal Team USA designer Ralph Lauren will guide you through games and beyond.
Polo Ralph Lauren Team USA Tie-Dye Jersey T-Shirt
Stay casual in an American classic – a tie-dye tee – as you cheer on Team USA.
Polo Ralph Lauren Team USA Polo
Nothing more classic than this special edition jersey inspired by the Tokyo Games of 1964.
SweatyRocks Women’s Letter Print Short Sleeve Summer T-Shirt
For a casual and fun look, perfect for a hot summer day, try this American crop top, available in 18 colourways.
American Flag Sweatband Set
Pair these headbands with a Team USA shirt and you’ve got a retro look, or hand them out to your guests for a fun vibe.
Sloth Women’s Hoodie Sloth Running Team
If you’re not very sporty, why not have some fun with the theme with this lazy racing team hoodie?
Classic Bokksu Box
A fun nod to the games being in Tokyo would be serving Japanese snacks, which you can order by box from Bokksu. Check out our service review here.
Summer Olympics Dinnerware Set for 5
Set the table with this adorable party set that displays many of our favorite events at games.
Demdaco Patriotic Star Tray Multi
Fill this patriotic platter with chips and dip, or cookies sprinkled with red, white and blue M & M’s.
Team USA Oreo, Team USA Chips Ahoy! & Kids Variety Pack Sour Patch Red, White & Blue
Bring Team USA pride to life and fill their tummies with this red, white and blue snack set.
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Patriotic Bretzel Gift Box
Treat yourself to this patriotic pretzel box to share with family and friends at your Olympic party – or eat them yourself, we’re not judging here.
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Patriotic artisan frozen cookies
Pretzels aren’t your thing? Serve up these darling patriotic cookies that will pair perfectly with watching people much sportier than you reach for greatness.