In this post I am going to share with you how to recreate the Wimbledon experience at home. My previous post shared my experiences of actually visiting the tournament, now I am giving hints and tips to host your own social event with family at home.
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This year the tournament has joined many other sporting events by having to be cancelled due to the global Covid 19 outbreak.
I have many friends who are huge tennis lovers and i know are really going to mix their annual fix of this fabulous British tradition. I have already described my experiences of attending as a spectator. Now I’m going to suggest ways you can enjoy watching tennis at home.
Wimbledon may be cancelled this year but the BBC will make sure you can still watch plenty of classic action and hear from the top players. BBC Sport will have over 50 hours of programming for two weeks from 29 June, including weekday rewinds of memorable matches, an Andy Murray Greatest Hits weekend and a countdown of best finals.
You can enjoy a nice afternoon at home with family whilst still observing social distancing guidelines.
Setting the scene
Ideally you can set up your garden with ideas how to recreate the grounds of Wimbledon, even if you only have a small area like a balcony or paved courtyard.
A couple of chairs on the lawn or in the lounge will start to set the scene, especially as they are in the colours favoured by The Lawn Tennis Club.
Or these fabulous scatter cushions in a variety of colours can be used both inside and out as they are waterproof
They would both look good against this fabulous picnic rug
This fabulous eco friendly outdoor tableware set would be perfect for serving food on
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Next is what to wear – something casual but suitable for garden and Wimbledon elegance
A pretty little shift dress is ideal. Wallis has a lovely one that can be dressed up or down with heels or flats and as its neutral and can be matched with many coloured accessories to add a colour pop. Click here for details Wallis UK
These sandals would look fabulous again from Wallis they have a metallic trim as I love a bit of bling.
This is a similar look to what I wore at Wimbledon
Alternatively if you’re not comfortable in a dress how about a jumpsuit
with a kimono
And of course sunglasses are an absolute must – no outfit is ever complete without them. I am wearing my favourite Tiffany’s in the photo. A treat when I retired. I do have quite a few other pairs though I’m a little bit obsessed. Remember to make sure they have a high UV protection. Here are a few styles I like at the moment
How about these rose gold mirrored beauties?
Food and drink are also part of the occasion. There are the obvious choices of Strawberries and cream. Accompanied by a jug of Pimm’s – a perfect refreshing summer drink.
Food choices could be simple cucumber sandwiches or other tasty finger foods. Nothing too intricate that needs you to use cutlery. Your hands need to be free to cheer on amazing parts of the game! Any light summer picnic food is appropriate. I shared a fabulous Mary Berry recipe for scones to make at home to accompany the strawberries and cream.
Due to the menopause I am always looking at ways to reduce sugar and calories without losing out on taste and fun. I have become a big fan of Skinny Booze. SkinnyBooze now offers the UK’s most exciting collection of lower calorie wine, beer, champagne, gin and premixed cocktails. Ensuring that the only compromise is the number of calories contained,.
Finally add great company, great tennis and lots of laughter. The BBC alongside their coverage of classic games are running a promotion called #WimbledonRecreated where they wish you to share what you are doing to celebrate using the hashtag over your social media channels.
If you have enjoyed reading how to recreate Wimbledon at home I’d love to hear what you are planning to do.