Bring the atmosphere of Wimbledon to your living room with Evolve Events’ guide to creating a Wimbledon style party.
Over the years we have worked on many events for Wimbledon including transforming The Roof Gardens in Kensington, London, for the Women’s Tennis Association’s pre-Wimbledon party. Wimbledon is one of the highlights of the summer so why not hold a party with a theme that celebrates this iconic sporting event? It’s a great excuse to have some fun in the sun and enjoy some outdoor living with your family and friends.
Here are Evolve Events’ 10 top tips to throwing the perfect Wimbledon-themed party in your own home.
- Send out invitations in white linen, or the Wimbledon colours of green and purple, or mocked up as a Wimbledon ticket.
- Ask your guests to wear white or to dress in the classic Wimbledon roles of player, umpire and ball boy/girl.
- Decorate the room(s) with white or green and purple balloons, hang Union Jack bunting, make a table runner from artificial grass and put a net across the middle, construct trophy displays – or place miniature trophies in floral arrangements.
- Lay on strawberries and cream, jugs of Pimm’s, a racquet-shaped cake and biscuits decorated as tennis balls, and fill a goldfish bowl with Haribo strawberry sweets.
- Gather up lots of tennis balls – they can be used as cocktail-stick holders, a base for floral arrangements, decoratively piled up in glass jars, set on sticks of different heights and displayed along table centres, or even used as placeholders.
- Create a summery atmosphere by filling jugs of water with ice-cubes containing frozen flowers, craft a giant ice tennis ball and illuminate it, place tea lights in Mason jars weighed down with sand, light grass-scented candles.
- Make a playlist of the songs the players user to inspire them – try this list compiled by the BBC here.
- For when rain stops play, prepare a Wimbledon quiz, with a trophy for the winner. If rain stops play for a few hours, stick the film Wimbledon on the TV.
- Get out the deck chairs, picnic blankets, and an astro mat for lawn. Set out a croquet pitch and string white lights around the playing area.
- Create a Wimbledon-themed photo booth with a backdrop of giant vintage tennis racquets.
Evolve Events team have over twenty years’ experience in producing and summer event styling. The team is headed up by Gary Peters who has been voted as one of the most influential people in the events industry, listed on Event Magazine’s Top 100 Club.
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