The 2016 Summer Olympics kick off on August 5 and will be must-see TV for families across the world. Don’t want to stop at just watching the games? Go ahead and create your own mini-Olympics right at home. We’ve scoured the web and found 10 ideas on how to host your own bash—torches, games and podiums included. Here’s to letting this year’s golden games inspire the whole family!

Pass the Tissue Torch

Let the games begin! Use these DIY torches from Kate's Creative Space to kick off the opening ceremonies for your at-home games. A lap around the backyard with these "official" torches will have little athletes ready to play.

photo: courtesy Kate's Creative Space

Got any ideas to add to our list? What are you most looking forward to once the games begin? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

— Aimee Della Bitta