Come rain or shine, we’re excited to get into the swing and celebrate the Wimbledon final this weekend.With the women’s singles final on Saturday, and the men’s on Sunday, this weekend is crying out for a Wimbledon themed party. So if you’re looking to bring a slice of SW19 to wherever you are in the world, check out these top tips.
Top tips for celebrating the Wimbledon final
Have plenty of food!
Did you know that some 28,000 kg of strawberries and 7,000 litres of cream are eaten every year at Wimbledon? Wimbledon just wouldn’t be Wimbledon without enjoying this classic combination, so if you’re enjoying Wimbledon from the comfort of your own home, make sure your fridge is fully stocked with strawberries and cream.
As well as this traditional dessert, make sure you’ve got plenty of Great British Grub. Savoury snacks such as pork pies, sausage rolls, Scotch eggs and (cucumber) sandwiches are always great to have on standby. Alternatively, go big and throw an epic Wimbledon BBQ and check out our BBQ post for loads of ideas and suggestions.
Get the bunting out!
Just as strawberries and cream are a British institution, so is bunting. The official decoration of all summer parties, we don’t think any Wimbledon celebration would be complete without decking your garden in bunting. Of course you can buy bunting, but if you’re feeling creative, why not make your own? You could even create a special Wimbledon-themed design!
Pimm’s, Pimm’s and more Pimm’s!
Almost as quintessentially British as strawberries and cream, Pimm’s is THE drink of choice for any Wimbledon party. Add plenty of ice to a large jug, along with fresh mint, cucumber slices, strawberries and orange slices. Pour over Pimm’s and lemonade, and enjoy!
Create your own outdoor ‘cinema’
Of course, if the weather’s terrible, you may be forced to retreat inside and watch the Wimbledon final on the TV. However, if you’re one of the lucky people who actually get to enjoy some summer weather (sorry England, your summer is always rubbish!), then why not create your own outdoor viewing area? Drape a white sheet over a rope tied between two trees for your big screen and project the tennis straight onto the sheet. A bare wall outside in the shade would work as well if you don’t have two conveniently placed trees in your garden. Grab some rugs, cushions and drinks, and you’ve got the perfect outdoor ‘cinema’.
Are you celebrating the Wimbledon final this weekend? We would love to see how you celebrated, so take plenty of photos and share them on our Facebook page.