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Written by Eve Gray
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We’ll Always Have Paris: Planning an Olympic-Themed Party

Capture the excitement of the 2024 Olympics with an unforgettable Olympic-themed party. Learn how to plan and host a thrilling event that rivals the Games themselves.


Hosting an Exciting Olympic-Themed Party

The Paris 2024 Summer Olympics are coming, with the torch lighting scheduled for July 26.  The excitement is palpable.  But what if you can't make it to the City of Light?  Simple: bring the Olympics to you. Capture the spirit of the Games by planning an Olympic-themed event. 

It's the next best thing to being there. And the time to start planning is now. With the Olympic motto of "Faster. Higher. Stronger." inspiring us, read on to learn how to make your event "Tastier. Livelier. More Entertaining." – or whichever adjectives best suit your vision.

The beauty of an Olympic-themed event lies in its versatility. With athletes from all corners of the globe competing in a wide array of events, the thematic possibilities are endless. Whether you choose to focus on a specific country, celebrate a particular category of events like volleyball, track & field, swimming, or gymnastics, or embrace the entirety of the Games, your party can be as unique as the Paris 2024 Summer Olympics themselves.

Around the World in Eighty Bites: A Global Gala of Decor and Cuisine

If you opt for a broader theme, your decor, food, and drink options can span the globe. Imagine setting up country-specific food stations, each offering a taste of the nation's cuisine, complete with complimentary entertainment. Your guests could start in Italy with a plate of pasta, accompanied by the enchanting sounds of an authentic Italian tenor. Or combine the two themes with an Italian singing chef.

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A tantalizing Italian tenor (the singing chef).

Then move on to Japan for some sushi, and a Japanese drumming ensemble. Concluding your tour with a visit to host country France, for an evening of captivating French dancers and crepes for everyone.

French dancers.

Complement these culinary delights with a global drinks menu featuring cocktails and beverages from around the world, and your event is sure to be a hit.

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The cherry on top, a brilliant mixologist mixing drinks from around the world.

For those planning an outdoor Olympic-themed event, why not organize your own mini-Olympics? Depending on your guests' interests and abilities, you can include a variety of activities that encourage friendly competition and team-building. Even if you decide against a competitive element, you can still invoke the Olympic spirit by encouraging guests to dress in attire representing their favorite country. This not only adds to the festive atmosphere but also fosters a sense of global unity and celebration.

To truly capture the essence of the Olympics, consider hiring past Olympians to attend your event. Their presence can add a layer of authenticity and excitement, offering guests the unique opportunity to interact with athletes who have competed on the world's biggest stage. Whether they share stories from their Olympic journeys, offer insights into the dedication required to reach the pinnacle of their sport, or simply mingle with guests, their presence is sure to be a highlight of your event and a memory your guests will take with them when they leave.

A Partner in Planning Your Olympic Celebration

Planning an event of this magnitude can be daunting, but you don't have to do it alone. Altus specializes in bringing your vision to life, handling every detail to ensure your Olympic-themed party is a resounding success. From the decor and cuisine to activities and guest appearances, Altus can manage it all. We handle the details, so you don’t have to, taking the stress out of your planning.

An Olympic-themed event is more than just a party; it's a celebration of global unity, excellence, and the enduring spirit of competition. By embracing the diversity and excitement of the Olympics, you can create an unforgettable experience for your guests.

And with Altus by your side to handle the logistics, your event will embody the Olympic motto in a way that's uniquely yours – perhaps "Tastier. Livelier. More Entertaining." So, let the planning begin, and here's to a spectacular celebration that captures the magic of the Paris 2024 Summer Olympics!