As I've written before, when I plan a theme meal, the first step for me is the table setting. I normally have the table setting completely finished before I cook one bite of food, sometimes before I even begin grocery shopping!
With this year's Olympics being held in Brazil, I had several options: 1) give a shout out to the USA and go strictly red, white, and blue; 2) use the colors of the Olympic Rings; or 3) incorporate the colors of the Brazilian flag, green, yellow, and blue. Fiestaware, as always, provided those colors.
So with gold chargers, gold napkin rings, and gold S and P shakers, everything else fell into place.
And here is the Olympic menu filled to the brim with Brazilian goodies!