Top Tips for Hosting Your Own Wimbledon Party


It’s that time of year again, when we dust off our old tennis racquets for two weeks under the illusion we could be the next Andy Murray or Johanna Konta. If you prefer the more sedate way of enjoying Wimbledon fortnight by watching it on TV with friends and family, here are a few top tips to help you host the perfect Wimbledon party.

Dress Code

You might like to invite your guests to come along in ‘fancy dress’, resplendent in the tennis whites required at this iconic sporting venue. Set an example by investing in your own little white skirt like this one from Sweaty Betty , or a pair of Club shorts from Adidas.

The official Wimbledon shop has a range of clothes to help you warm up your tennis dress code and complete the look, including this classic visor cap and these officially branded sports socks.

Laying on a Feast

The food is a major factor in hosting a good party, so you might decide to take things outside and host a barbecue for friends and family. This incredible Outback hooded barbecue from Homebase is a serious bit of kit which could see you grilling and serving up a winning banquet. If this is the route you’re going down for catering, then also be sure to invest in some professional tools such as this Weber meat thermometer and this high-quality wok set, both available from John Lewis.

If you’ve got lots of people coming round, it might also be an idea to buy in some outdoor crockery. Lakeland’s Amalfi range of picnicware is beautiful and apparently unbreakable, so great if there are going to be kids running around while you’re dining al fresco. You could also add a splash of summer colour with these pineapple embossed picnic glasses courtesy of M&S.

Game, Set, Match

Some little added extras for your Wimbledon party could ensure it’s game, set, match when it comes to the entertainment. At the top end, you might even want to invest in a new big screen in order to broadcast the finals matches in high-definition – the 55” Sony Brava from Currys PC World is a definite winner, or you could consider this ultra-high-definition Panasonic for the ultimate viewing experience this Wimbledon fortnight.

Party bags can be a great idea, especially if there are kids invited – although they usually go down pretty well with the grown-ups too! A few tennis-inspired goodies such as this cute strawberries and cream flavoured lip balm from Not on the High Street or these Dunlop wristbands from Sports Direct could make a nice addition to a Wimbledon-themed gift bag.

However you choose to celebrate this fortnight of sporting glory, with these top tips you’re sure to be a tennis ace when it comes to hosting your Wimbledon party this summer.

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