A Fruity Sports Day Celebration (Competition)

I've resisted getting excited about the Olympics, but I can't prevent it anymore. Quite frankly it's pretty big damn deal that Britain is hosting them and I really regret not trying to get any tickets for the football matches in Cardiff.

Over the next few weeks I will be doing some sporty activities with The Boy and trying to rope in a few of his friends too, maybe we'll try out the Lemon and Spoon race again?

The rather fantastically fabulous Innocent have been chosen to be the official smoothie and juice of the London 2012 Olympic Games. They have created a little booklet full of ideas on how to host a fruit sports day, including games you can play, what to eat and drink, and even some of their favourite parks around the country to hold any events in.

Olympic Games To Play

  • Lemon and spoon race: use a lemon, not an egg! Less messy!
  • Peach volleyball: no, not a real peach but a peach ball or an orange balloon. You could even draw a green leaf on it.
  • Jave-lime: use a lime as a throwing object and see how far you can throw the little green fruit.
  • Pineapple bowling: use them as skittles and then in your fruity cocktail or on a pizza.
  • Banana boomerang: see how far you can throw the banana, if you get it to come back then even better. The winner is the one who throws it the furthest but if you split it, you lose and have to make banana splits for everyone!

Olympic Food To Eat

  • Spanish Summer frittata: courgettes, broad beans, parmesan, goat's cheese, eggs. What's not to love?
  • Mexican Tortilla chips & salsa: crisps, paprika, chilli, tomatoes and some sour cream on the side.
  • Rise & shine flapjacks: apricots, honey and dates; classically Olympic.

Olympic Drinks

  • Apple Do Nicely: 900ml innocent apple juice, a punnet of raspberries washed and mushed into a puree, a small handful of fresh mint, finely chopped and a few sprigs of fresh mint to garnish. Serve over ice.
  • Peachy Fizz: 2 ripe peaches, 1 teaspoon honey, 500ml sparkling water. Like a Bellini but no booze.

And to finish off the lazy afternoons activities, what better music to accompany the fun and games than 'Summertime' by DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, 'Long, Hot Summer' by The Style Council, and The Beach Boys' 'Good Vibrations'?

The very kind folk at Innocent are offering readers of TheBoyandMe the chance to win a month's supply of their new Cherries & Strawberries Smoothie.

In order to be in with a chance of winning, please add your idea for Olympic food, drink or games into the comments box below. It's that simple!

T&C: One winner will be chosen at random from complete entries. Innocent are responsible for providing the winner with vouchers to purchase a month's worth of smoothies. Competition closes on Saturday 4th August 2012 at 8pm. I will notify the winner within 48 hours and require a reply within a further 48 hours or I will redraw for another winner.

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  1. Rachael G says

    A game of quoits with olympic coloured rings, with chocolate coin medals for the winners and then rainbow cake (layered plain, blue and red dyed sponge cake).

  2. Rachael Simmons says

    A great game would be smoothie fight, where instead of water you use smoothie in a water gun and go nuts! kids would run towards it with their mouths open, rather than running away! πŸ˜€

  3. Cheryl Edwards says

    Hard boiled eggs….buy white eggs and boil some with red food dye in the water, some with blue food dye and leave some white. Olympic eggs!

  4. says

    How about doing an Olympic discus with a banana? Or a game where you have to design a new smoothie using only fruits that are red, white or blue – strawberry, melon and blueberry for instance – creative and tasty! @Bobbity666

  5. says

    It has to be cucumber sandwiches with the crusts cut off, served with scones, jam and clotted cream, with a pot of tea…. as British as it gets lol.

  6. Emma says

    Vegetable kebab becomes an Olympic torch lunch.
    Homemade biscuits polo shaped. Sandwiched with buttercream and strawberry jam.
    Games? Just celebrate with Conga dancing

  7. christine turner says

    the best Olympic food would be something truly British — fish & chips with lots of salt and vinegar wrapped in the times newspaper

  8. AC says

    Carrots of fire:

    Light them up like a torch and start a race. Torchbearers must keep their carrots well lit and keep them on until they get to the finish line.

  9. Cheryll H says

    Olympic fruit salad – the colours of the fruit could match the Olympic rings eg. Blueberries, bananas, black grapes, kiwi and strawberry – yum πŸ˜›

  10. Joy Dehany says

    "I'm Not Hungary"

    A pancake with blueberries, strawberries and bananas topped with lemon juice and a tiny bit of cream or yogurt.

    Eat it with yer feet up watching the diving.

  11. Anene Cee says

    Olympic cocktails with 3 layers to signify the british colours, red grenadine, white lemonade and vodka and top layer of blue caracoua! Garnished with a red cherry!

  12. Sarah Robinson says

    union jack trifle!

    layers of strawberries, blueberries and plenty of vanilla cream+ sponge


  13. Maria Jane Knight says

    I think the coconut shy should be an olympic sport!!! Have you ever seen anyone knock on off?? I know i havnt!!!

  14. caroline james says

    Make little medal shaped gingerbread, but make sure you put a hole in before baking and you can thread a ribbon through for a realistic looking medal that children and adults will love.

  15. Judith Luscombe says

    roll the orange, (a little bit like roll the penny in an amusement arcade, you must ensure it does go outside the lines and you will win.

  16. Mandy Wan says

    how about stuffed peppers for food and rainbow coloured jelly

    space hopping and throwing peppers through hoops

  17. Claire Butler says

    Layered jelly made up olympics rings colour so would need to add food coluring to get a jelly blue

  18. Jamie says

    My idea is … a Korma burger, and my reason is combing Asian food, with the USA, so joining the world up in food πŸ™‚

  19. Amanda Rose says

    A mini Olympics but with old School games such as the sack race, egg and spoon – with medals made out of cookies with the appropriate edible glitter on them such as gold

  20. Sue Robinson says

    Home made brandy snaps filled with Chantilly Cream, strawberries and blueberries. The brandy snaps are the colour of Bradley Wiggins hair which is filled with red white and blue summery goodness πŸ™‚

  21. Mel Hall says

    A massive fruit salad, which would have to include; blueberries, strawberries and apple for the white; something for everyone

  22. Joanna Smith says

    My absolute favourite food is a delicious, big salad – either vegetable or fruit. There are so many different colours to choose from, I would make a huge and delicious bowl of side salad (for the bbq) and fruit salad into the shape of the Olympic rings.

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