Gymnastics Theme Party Ideas and Supplies

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Gymnastics Party Ideas

 

Get your hand on as many different TV sets that you can and place them around your party/facility/event. On each of the sets, play a different gymnastics video or DVD. The great part about this is that you don't even need to have the volume on (in fact, especially for adult parties where the guests will probably more enjoy their conversations more than the videos…)!

This is a great game that can passively last throughout the entire party. Print out several pictures of different gymnasts, equipment or other gymnastics themed images on paper. On each of the sheets of paper, write a different number or name bold enough to see easily. Place them throughout the party area, however, do not place all of them in easily found locations. Some of them can be in plain view (so that everyone can find a few) but most hide a bit out of site. Provide for each of your guests to have a copy of a list of all the images to find. Next to each of the image names, they are to write the number/name provided on each image sheet. The goal is to be the first to fill in all the answers by either knowing them outright, finding the poster or combinations thereof. You can also instruct them that all completed sheets can be turned in to you by a certain time, then a raffle can be held among all that are turned in for a prize. A third variation would be to offer a raffle ticket for each correct answer (the more they answer, the better chance they'll have to win a prize at the raffle.)

For fun great looking table centerpieces, visit your local library and check out some gymnastics books and magazines and arrange them with the books standing up, half open so that their pages can be quasi-seen.

Disguise the invitations to read like either invitations to join your country’s national Olympic gymnastics team or else as though the guest is already on the team and your party will be the celebration for making the team.

Here’s a fun gymnastics activity that can be facilitated in a number of different ways. The overall activity goes like this: one participant puts chalk on their hands on the bottoms of the feet. They then do a gymnastics trick (or a couple of tricks in a row) where everyone can see them. The job of all the other participants is to copy the trick (or tricks) putting their hands and feet EXACTLY where the first person did (using the chalk lines as guides.) Have the participants take turns choosing the tricks/routines that everyone else will try and copy.

Balance is key to a gymnast. Split the guests into two teams. Each team assigns their best ‘balancer’who will stand on a very narrow board and try to walk from one end of the board to the other. The opposing team members will try to make the opponent’s team lose their balance WITHOUT touching them (making them laugh, blowing on them, etc.)

Do your best to get your hands on some video from some OLD Olympics gymnastics events(older the better). Choose a few different events to watch. The goal for each party guest is to guess what their score will be by the judges. Pass out score cards for your guests to write on. For best results, choose the best AND worst performances you can find.

Have a bunch of long stem roses available to hand out to each guest as they leave the party. It will be a great way to say BRAVO and thank them for coming to gymnastics party!

At the entrance to your party, have the theme to the world Olympics playing in the background. You don’t have to be playing the music or all throughout the party in order for it to have an affect - that first encounter with the music will really provide a great gymnastics mood!

As each guest leaves, give each guest a gold medal ribbon to wear. These can either be ordered online through companies like Oriental Trading Company or you can order chocolate ones