If so, you’re not alone! Here at Partybox HQ We’ve all felt a little bit flat since last Sunday’s closing ceremony marked the end of the fabulous spectacle that was London 2012. I don’t know whether it’s because these Olympics were hosted close to home, or the feel good factor resulting from Team GB’s astounding medal haul, but practically everyone I know ended up thoroughly enjoying London 2012. Even the non-sports fans who’d initially been dreading the thought of it.
This week just hasn’t quite had the sparkle of excitement that we got used to enjoying whilst the games were on – regularly seeing real live Team GB heroes like Mo Farrah, Jess Ennis and Sir Chris Hoy in action and being wowed by sporting icons such as Usain Bolt.
So, what can we do to get us through this post-Olympics hangover? We’ve asked around the peeps in the Partybox office to see what’s getting them through the loss of the Olympics and have gathered a few ideas for you:
Look forward to the Paralympics: with the star-studded closing ceremony bringing the Olympics to a dramatic end last week it’s easy to forget that actually we have yet more London-based sporting activity to look forward to this summer in the shape of the Paralympic Games. Starting in just under a fortnight on Wednesday 29th August, more than 4000 athletes from 165 different countries will compete in a wide range of disciplines including swimming, athletics, cycling, goalball, wheelchair basketball and wheelchair rugby. We’re definitely looking forward to seeing heroes such as swimmer Ellie Simmonds and athlete Oscar Pistorius in action.
Get off the sofa and get active: London 2012 was heralded as the Olympics to inspire a generation and if a straw poll of our office is anything to go by, we’d say that inspiration is definitely a legacy of these games. We may have spent most of the last few weeks glued to the sofa watching athletes push themselves to the edge of endurance, but now that we’ve got a bit more free time to ourselves we’re finding an urge to dig our trainers out from the back of the wardrobe, dust off the bicycle and get out there ourselves. So why not get training and set yourself a target of taking part in a sporting event yourself in a couple of months?
Throw yourself a party: Arranging a gathering with friends and family is always a sure fire way to cheer yourself up, so why not fill the gulf left by the games with some party planning? Whether you’ve got a special occasion like a birthday coming up or just fancy a “cheer-up and enjoy the rest of the summer party”, this is definitely something we can help you with here at Partybox. Just head along to our online party store for some fabulous great quality party essentials at amazingly low prices.