Planning a Wimbledon themed party at work, a hired venue or an outdoor location? Thousands of corporate and other event organisers do. After all, nothing represents the quintessential English summertime more than a nail-biting centre court rally and the cheers echoing on Henman Hill. Plus, there’s the distinct advantage that you don’t have to be tennis enthusiasts to get swept along in the electricity of this iconic sporting spectacle.
So, a Wimbledon themed party is a dream for low effort high impact events. This is because large screen match viewing forms the basis of everything. After that, it’s simply a case of adding the finer details to suit the nature of your venue or location, and what you want to provide for your guests.
Unusually in the event planning arena, a crowd-pleasing Wimbledon themed party doesn’t call for anything too out of the ordinary. On the contrary, it’s often best to leverage tried and tested traditions.
And here are a few key Wimbledon staples that guarantee ace service year in and year out.
Classic Afternoon Tea, Set and Match
There isn’t a more befitting way to channel your inner Wimbledon than to savour a magnificent afternoon tea. With dainty handcrafted sandwiches, finger-licking slabs of Victoria sponge, and fresh scones with lashings of jam and cream, what’s not to be loved by all?
The even better news is a luxury afternoon tea hire package has everything covered for you, from cups, saucers, plates, glasses and cutlery for everybody, to practical teapots and show-stopping cake stands.
No Wimbledon Themed Party Is Complete Without Strawberries and Cream
According to the All England Club in Wimbledon where the tournament is held: “Each year more than 38.4 tons of strawberries (1.92 million strawberries to be precise)… are picked and consumed during the tournament. That’s more than 140,000 punnets!”
In fact, you could say juicy strawberries, bathed in indulgent Cornish clotted cream, and sprinkled with sugar, are synonymous with Wimbledon. For this reason, no self-respecting Wimbledon themed party is complete without them.
What’s more, they make a big impact dished up in a simple white China dessert bowl. Or you can add an enhanced sense of luxury by serving them in an ornate Sundae glass or an elegant large Martini glass.
Pimm’s, Pimm’s, Pimm’s!
“A Pimm’s bar first popped up at the 1971 Wimbledon tournament, and now more than 300,000 of the recipe are served to spectators every year,” said Town & Country Magazine’s Sam Dangremond and Lauren Hubbard. “With Wimbledon and Pimm’s going hand in hand, a refreshing glass of the stuff is the perfect way to celebrate Wimbledon.”
Need we say more?
This summery spiced sling is served to perfection in a large Bouquet wine glass or a simple high ball glass. Top it off with succulent strawberry pieces, a slice or two of crisp apple, and a cheeky sprig of mint.
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So, don’t delay. Get in touch now, to ensure a winning Wimbledon themed party in July.