The atmosphere of the Olympics is simply electrifying. Once every four years, we gather together as a nation to support Team GB in the hopes they bring home some medals.
There’s no better excuse then to invite everyone round and throw a party to mark the joyous occasion. With the fabulous nation of Brazil hosting this summer’s games, it’s a great chance to deck out any shindig you’re hosting with some Ipanema-inspired decs and party pieces.
We’ve rounded up our top Rio crafts you can do at home before you fiesta your way through the next month. Prepare to sizzle and samba into the evening this summer!
Road To Rio
Invite your guests over using a tropical-themed stationery set, easily whipped up using washi tape, stickers and some of that fab crafty flair we know you all have! Why not use our free tropical papers from Frou Frou Craft to write your invitations before popping them in a pineapple-stickered envelope?
Get the oven on and pop a batch of these bad boys in to bake before your guests arrive. These carefully piped biscuits come courtesy of our friends over at Biscuiteers. They sure know how to treat us.
Coast To Coast
Prevent any ring marks on your (more than likely upcycled) table with these kitsch Kiwi coasters we found on Oh Happy Day – we just had to pin these to our Pinterest!
Dive on in to your drinks with these Olympic-inspired diving lady straws. Quick and easy to make, they're oh so cool (in more ways than one!).
If Looks Could Quill...
Pair up your quirky straws with some quilled cocktail umbrella. Your drinks have never looked so Rio-ready!
Take a page out of Lia Griffith's book and papercraft a stunning tropical flower garland. Whether you hang it up or lay it across your party table, it's an eye-catching delight that's bound to be a talking point.
Papered Party Pleaser
Follow PaperCrafter's step by step to perfect these party piñatas. Fill with sweets, hang up and let your guests swing away!
This pineapple bunting we spotted on Talking Tables is so simple yet fun – try making your own by creating fruit motifs and stringing them up with some hessian.
Both comfort and style reign supreme this summer with these bright and brilliant fruit cushions. If watermelon and oranges aren't enough of your five a day, why not make lemon and lime segments by using the watermelon template?
Five Amazing Makes
Oh how we do spoil you here at Homemaker. We've got all of our jungle-inspired Five Amazing Makes, from leafy wonders to palm printed artwork. Your home will absolutely ooze South American style this season!