Life: Our London Olympics Opening Ceremony Guide!
We thought you might need a hand to plan tomorrow’s early morning Olympics Opening Ceremony Shenanigans! Here’s our go-to guide for Opening Ceremony fun times!
Coverage of the Opening Ceremony for the London Olympics will begin on the Nine Network tomorrow (Saturday morning) from 5.30am EST (that’s GMT plus 10 hours!)
Are you ready?! Here’s our plan navigating your Olympic enjoyment!
1. Breakfast. You’re going to be UP EARLY tomorrow if you plan on tuning in. Get ready tonight with a slow cooker or overnight breakfast plan!
2. You need to plan your outfit. I am thinking Pyjamas, Fluffy Slippers and a Dressing Gown are de rigeur. Don’t forget to not brush your hair.
3. You need to plan your decor. I like the idea of pushing the coffee table aside and building a blanket fort. Of course you could just watch TV in bed, if you are super clever.
4. Paraphernalia. You could make some flags and things? Here is a flag for you to print out and colour. You can stick it to a paddle pop stick or a wooden spoon and you’re good to go.
I am liking this Coat of Arms too. You can print that out and stick it on to paper plates if you are having an Olympic Breakfast or an Olympic BBQ. Alternatively you could print out some Australian animals and make a little diorama on the couch or on your blankets?
5. It’s important to stay hydrated if you are being (um… watching) athletic things. So make sure you have lots of JUICE or Earl Grey Tea or even coffee to sip on.
6. And don’t forget to document the event and be social! You can tweet or Instagram your Opening Ceremony photos (the official hashtag is #london2012) and you could even tweet at the official Olympics Twitter account @London2012 Follow the official London 2012 Facebook page too, if you are so inclined! Make sure you tweet your favourite flag bearers, uniforms and spectacular spectacles!
7. Find out about archery. It seems that archery is the only event on tomorrow, apart from the Opening Ceremony. I don’t know much about it, but here’s a video about archery to get you in the mood! Chest out. Chin in.
8. Make your own bow and arrow. So you can practice archery yourself and feel like an Olympian. I hope you have cotton buds at your place. (Add them to your shopping list?!)
9. Keep up to date with the events online. There’s a full schedule on the official London 2012 site here (which you can adjust to your own timezone!) You an also track the results here. Channel Nine’s site is here, and I am guessing they’ll have lots of highlights uploaded there too.
10. Mark the 12th of August in your diary. That’s the day the Closing Ceremony will take place (details TBA!) It’s also the day that grumpy people who have stayed up half the night watching events will begin to catch up on some sleep. By August 14th everyone should be a bit less tetchy, which is good to note!
Are you looking forward to this Olympics?! Or are you tuning out in a non-sporty way?!