Olympic Paper Chain Party

The 2018 Winter Olympics are only a few weeks away and we are gearing up for the opening ceremonies! Did you grow up watching the Olympics? My family isn’t too into sports but the Olympics were always a big deal in our home. The figure skating was always my favorite part of the winter games! Whether or not you’re into sports, the opening ceremonies are amazing! With tons of fireworks, dancing, and performances, it’s a spectacle worthy of a party! We’ve put together a super simple Olympics Paper Chain Party that’s sure to get you in the spirit! Paper chains, and paper orbs, paper tablecloth make for this party cheap, with an easy cleanup. Add some flags for your favorite countries and don’t forget the donuts!¬†We need to make sure and honor those Olympic rings ūüėČ

Olympic Paper Chain Party

Start planning your Olympics Paper Chain Party with a few easy steps!

Olympic Paper Chain Party

Olympic Paper Chain Party

Olympic Paper Chain Party

Olympic Paper Chain Party

Olympic Paper Chain Party

Materials:

  • 8 1/2 x 11 sheets of Office paper in red,¬†yellow, green, blue, black
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun
  • Butcher paper in red, yellow, green, blue, and black
  • Gaffer Tape
  • Confetti, flags, and donuts, optional but encouraged!

Olympic Paper Chain Party

Instructions:

  1. Cut 3/4-inch by 8 1/2-inch strips and 1/2-inch by 8 1/2-inch strips of office paper in all 5 colors of paper. You’ll want a lot of strips!
  2. Make multi-colored paper chains and solid color paper chains by creating interlocking loops of the paper strips and securing with hot glue.
  3. Crisscross across the ceiling and secure with gaffer tape.
  4. To make paper orbs, cut out 5 1/5-inch circles and 8-inch circles from all colors of paper. You will need three circles of the same size for each orb.
  5. Make 1 slit going half way down the middle of each circle. Interlock all three circles using the slits and hot glue them in place so they are spread apart.
  6. Hot glue pieces of twine to each orb and hang from the ceiling at different heights with gaffer tape.
  7. Cut the butcher paper into 10-inch wide sheets and spread them across your table, with about 2-inches in between each color.

Sprinkle confetti, adorn with various flags, and pull out the donuts! Opening Ceremonies here you come!

Olympic Paper Chain Party

Olympic Paper Chain Party

Olympic Paper Chain Party

Olympic Paper Chain Party

Photography by Jane Merritt