The 2016 Olympics are right around the corner, and if you’re anything like me, you’re excited! Despite all the troublesome reports that have preceded the event, I’m confident it’ll live up to expectations. As always, there are a vast number of events in which we’ll be cheering for our nation’s heroes. Everything's better with friends, so we often get together and hold viewing parties for the occasion. but there are a few essentials that are needed to do this properly!
It all starts with the TV you’re watching it on. You don’t all want to be crowded around a small television where you can barely see what’s going on! Use this opportunity to spend some funds and buy a television you can be proud of. The Olympics only comes around every four years after all! A good sound system will make that experience even better if you can afford it. Look for a 5.1 or a 7.1 surroundsystem to really get the most of your viewing experience.
Your house needs to be stocked with munchies as far as the eye can see! We’re talking chips, dip, chocolate and much more. The Olympics runs for almost an entire month, so you might need to invest some money into this. Don’t forget to pick up some drinks, too. You want a good supply of soda, along with lots of water to keep yourselves hydrated. For the extra-special occasions, you could even pick up a luxurious treat like Kikori Japanese Whiskey. Obviously; consume this sensibly and in moderation.
The Olympics lends itself nicely to the spirit of friendly competition. You could hold mini-contests surrounding each event and the winners you each pick. From here, the potential is practically unlimited. Why not hold mini-bets, with the winner getting treated to a free meal by the rest of the group, for example? Go wild with your imagination and find new ways to enjoy the event even further.
It’s not a true Olympic party unless you’re going to go all out with your decorative skills. Of course, you need the flag of the home nation in your home, but why not extend that idea to every country? It’s sure to impress your friends, as well as anyone else who comes to visit your home during the Olympics. Considering it doesn’t start for another few weeks, it’s a good way to satisfy your Olympics craving, too!
On those days when the good ole’ USA takes center stage, everyone needs some national pride. Sure, we love to cheer for every country, but this is our home, and everyone unites to support our athletes. There’s no room for negativity here. We rarely get a chance to support the USA in the Olympics, so take this chance to cheer loud and proud for them. Hopefully, success will follow.
It’s only a few short weeks until the Olympics finally get underway. It has been a long road since London 2012, but we’re almost there.