This post is sponsored by Wimbledon.
Any tennis fans out there will know of Wimbledon. It’s the opportunity to see the tennis greats compete in the oldest (and most prestigious) tennis tournament in the world! As you sit back in your cool air-conditioning with a nice cup of coffee or tea, you can watch superstar tennis players sweat in temperatures close to 100 degrees under the British midday sun.
My idea of a great day? Invite your tennis-loving friends over to share the spectacle with you at a Wimbledon brunch, and host your most elegant sports party of the year.
Below are some of my tips to hosting the perfect Wimbledon brunch:
*Flowers make any table more beautiful, so make sure to decorate your space with a pretty bouquet! You can usually purchase a bunch for anywhere from $10-20! If you have your own garden, you can even make your own!
*When planning your brunch, there is one seasonal food that must appear on your menu: strawberries! Strawberries are the quintessential Wimbledon ingredient! You can let the centerpiece be a large bowl of strawberries and surround it with smaller bowls of topping, such as sugar and whipped cream, or you can just leave them as is.
*Lets be honest, who doesn’t love cheese? To fit the theme, stay true to English cheeses! Think: Derby, Stilton, English Cheddar or Cheshire and, of course, add some crackers on the side for your guests to grab from.
*Have hot tea and champagne, of course! The English love their tea and, well, everyone loves champagne, so it’s a must for a festive brunch!
*Scones and English muffins are another great food item to add to the brunch menu! You can serve them with lemon curd or even jam or jelly. Also make sure to have softened butter for the English muffins!
*If hosting a more formal sit-down brunch, use a tennis ball at each plate to act as a place card. Just write guests’ names on the ball with a sharpie marker!
The Wimbledon Finals are coming July 9 & 10. Two days of the finest tennis you will ever see, and the perfect time to celebrate with friends. Visit www.wimbledonweekend.com to learn more.