A12 turned twelve during our trip to China, but the party happened just a week ago. Our children have birthday parties every second year if they wish. Even while we were in China we were thinking about the party. While shopping in Shanghai A12 picked up a few things to give to her guests. Originally the party was to have a China theme but it became an Olympic party instead.
The guests were asked to pick a country and come with some representation like a mascot or flag or maybe dress in the country’s sporting colours. Australia, Canada, Italy, USA, Great Britain, Botswana, Mexico, Israel and Argentina were represented. The games were not all athletic, which was just as well, as it turned out to be a grey rainy day. We had an obstacle course, balloon volleyball, an “eatathlon”, 1-100 sprint, ball toss, card relay, and a triathlon including horseriding, weight lifting and hurdles!
In most events gold, silver and bronze stickers where given out to be stuck on the medal tally chart. I was very happy to see that every country placed in several events! All competitors received a chocolate medal during the closing ceremony. The athletes ate chicken, chips and salad together before consuming birthday cake made by L14 and decorated with the Olympic rings.