The Opening Ceremonies for the 2010 Vancouver Olympics is coming up this Friday, February 12, 2010. The Opening Ceremonies can be a fun reason to have a party even if it is just a small family thing. Below are some ideas of food to serve including some that kids can help make or decorate.
Cedar Plank Salmon – This is a Vancouver cuisine item. It may be hard to make it yourself in Tucson, as you have to find a cedar plank, so you could prepare it some other way and still be related to the seafood cuisine of Vancouver.
Celery Bobsleds – This is basically what most call ants on a log, but it also looks kind of like a bobsled with the guys helmets. To make put cream cheese or peanut butter inside a celery stick. Then place chocolate chips (goes best with peanut butter) or raisins/craisins (good with both cream cheese and peanut butter) on top. To make it seem most like an actual bobsled put only 2 or 4 chocolate chips or raisins to make it be a two-man or four-man bobsled.
Fish Stick Skis – Make fish sticks look like skis using some tartar sauce to make the ski boots part.
Hockey Pucks – There are a few different things you can make that look kind of like hockey pucks. Crab cakes make a good choice that keeps in theme with Vancouver cuisine including a lot of seafood. Also, Safeway has some mini ones on sale for $8.50 (50% off) right now. Alternately, you could use chicken nuggets.
Jello Skating Pond – You can easily make a jello skating pond by making jello in a pie tin. Kids can especially enjoy decorating the pond once the jello sets. Sour Patch Kids and Gummi Bears make good skaters. Gobstoppers can be used to represent curling stones. Sprees, Mentos, or Sweettarts can be used to represent hockey pucks. Licorice string can be used as hockey sticks. Wafer roll cookies can be used to have a log for skaters to rest on the ice. Cool whip can be used to add snow on the ice and/or around the edges. Basically kids can get very creative with this recipe. Perhaps a trip to Dollar Tree to be inspired and pick up the candy could be done in preparation for this craft recipe.
Olympic Ring Doughnuts – This is a good decorating recipe for kids to help with. You can make the doughnuts at home or just decorate store bought doughnuts.
Olympic Ring Cookies – You can make Olympic Ring cookies easy with a roll of cookie dough. Cut into slices and do a little modifying to make it into a ring shape. You can of course make the dough your self and make ring shapes as well as other Winter Olympic themed shapes, but the roll of cookie dough method is a good quick option.
More Winter Olympic Crafts:
- Winter Olympics Crafts – Part 1: Vancouver 2010 Craft and Coloring Pages
- Winter Olympics Crafts – Part 2: General Olympic Crafts
- Winter Olympics Crafts – Part 3: Winter Olympic Themed Window Clings
- Winter Olympics Crafts – Part 4: Skiing Crafts and Coloring Pages
- Winter Olympics Crafts – Part 5: Hockey Crafts and Coloring Pages
- Winter Olympics Crafts – Part 6: Skating Crafts and Coloring Pages
- Winter Olympics Crafts – Part 7: Luge Crafts and Coloring Pages
- Winter Olympics Crafts – Part 8: Snowboard Crafts and Coloring Pages
- Winter Olympics Crafts – Part 9: Curling Crafts and Coloring Pages
Other Helpful Links:
- KVOA 4 Tucson NBC Olympics Local Website