Sharon Schweitzer: Protocol & Etiquette Worldwide

International Etiquette Expert, Sharon Schweitzer, joins us with top tips to throw a great themed party while you watch the world’s best athletes compete on a global stage.

We are a few days away from watching the world’s best compete on a global stage. International Etiquette Expert Sharon Schweitzer joins us with top tips to throw a great themed party. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @WeAreAustin and find us on Facebook at We Are Austin Lifestyle Show.

Sharon Schweitzer's Global Games Viewing Party Tips for KEYE Viewers

It’s one of the most exciting global athletic events! It’s time to cheer and chant, be enthralled and inspired, and enjoy every adrenaline inducing moment of the big games. Why not enjoy the athletic events in style and with your loved ones by hosting an unforgettable watch party?

Guest List and Invitations

First things first, give your guests time to respond and prepare. The big games begin Friday, August 5th and end Sunday, August 21st. Check the schedule to party plan for your favorite athletic event and/or ceremony. Invite enough guests to have a team of your own gathered, but make sure you enough seating for guests to see the TV and participate. Send invitations via Paperless Post, Evite or email with details, including attire like sports jerseys, and directions.


Now’s the fun part. Decorate with the U.S. Flag, international flags, and athletic equipment. Highlight world cultures with global décor. Decorate with a Brazilian flag of blue, green and yellow to pay respect to Brazil while also cheering for your home country pride. Whether you bake red, white and blue cookies, provide soccer balls and swimming goggles, set the scene for your watch party with patriotic colors and décor.

Interact with the Games

As you watch the events and keep track of your favorite athletes. Make scorecards for your guests to judge athletes like professionals on a scale of 1-10. Make the party about more than just watching the games. Get involved!

Create Your Own Games

What will you do during commercial breaks? It’s the perfect time to design and host games that children and adults can play. For example, Athlete Bingo, rubber band archery, candy toss into cups and tug-of-war are fun ideas for the Commercial Break Games. Make shiny awards for the winners too (kiddos and adults will feel proud to represent their families and take home medals).

Patriotic Snacks

If things are getting too competitive, on the screen and during your commercial break, indulge in some snacks. Be creative with your menu. From red, white and blue fruit plates, sangria, popsicles, patriotic punch and American cheesecake, the options are endless.


Make a playlist for your party. Choose some inspirational music, the national anthem, Brazilian samba and funk. Play the tunes as background music to allow for conversation and set the stage.

Party Favors

Make sure your guests leave happy, enthused and excited about the incredible games the world is watching. Party favors such as ice cream cone snack torches filled with popcorn, patriotic candies and cold water bottles make the perfect personalized touch your guests appreciate.

Let the Games Begin! Sharon Schweitzer

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