My kids and I just hosted 21 kids here for a backyard Junior Olympics Party.
They had so much fun! We've been enjoying all the events on tv and it's totally inspired my kids to get out and compete! This is the first Olympics they can understand, so each night as we watch the array of sports it's a real education.
Water bottles with the athletes' names keeps things simple and organized.
Girls in red, boys in blue along with "Junior Olympics 2012" and the iconic Olympic rings:
The party 'favors' and cheering accessories were ribbon wands:
I used leftover jewelry supplies – two silver connecting rings on which to safety pin three assorted ribbons in our red, white and blue. I'm not even sure the rings are that necessary if you want to keep things simple.