What better way to celebrate the start of Wimbledon with an All England tea party. Invite friends and family over for an afternoon of strawberries & cream, scones and Pimms galore. Red spot partyware is just the ticket for a colourful celebration and games of short tennis!
Strawberries & Cream Party Invitations
Red coloured card cut out in the shape of a strawberry with all the party invitations on is a quick-fix invitation. Sprinkle with red or green glitter and pop into a white envelope. Alternatively write details on a simple designed invitation (ideally using red, white and green colours) and add a couple of strawberry Haribo sweets for a fruity touch. The Utterly Scrumptious invitations are also perfect for this teatime party theme.
Strawberries & Cream Party Decorations
The red-spot party decorations are just what you need for this theme and means you can mix and match with plain red and plain white partyware or things you already have in your home. A plain table cover works as a good base and you can then add red spot and other colourful table decorations such as red tiered cupcake stands and red table gems. Plain white plates can be lifted by red spotty paper doilies and don’t forget bunches of red and white balloons for a stylish party feel.
If you’re celebrating outside, the red pom pom red spot fabric bunting tied between tree branches will set the scene for the occasion. It’s also something you can use for other family occasions and even as decoration for the nursery or bedroom.
Strawberries & Cream Party Food
Apart from the obvious (which you need plenty of) and you can serve in the red spot party cups with a plastic fork and a drizzling of cream, don’t forget other Wimbledon favourites. Jugs of Pimms are a must and for the kids a strawberry punch. Fill finger sandwiches with smoked salmon, cucumber & cream cheese, strawberry jam, egg mayonnaise & cress (something for all taste buds). Keeping your colour theme in mind, mini mozzarella balls and cherry tomatoes on skewers are a fun and savoury option as well as cucumber sticks with a red pepper houmous. Keep your menu light just so there’s enough space for pudding.
The older generation will love scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam or even a classic Victoria sponge. Then there’s always strawberry jelly and ice cream – child heaven and if you’re out of time, Mini Milks in strawberry and vanilla flavour will be popular with all ages. Cupcakes baked in red spot cupcake cases are perfect nibbles for birthday party guests with a buttercream icing and red spot candles. Be sure to have plenty of napkins on hand.
Set up a few outdoor ball games such as short tennis, badminton or swing ball (an all-time favourite). A tennis racquet and ball is always fun for games of catch or French cricket and don’t forget the strawberry pinata, an absolute must for this party theme. You can hang this inside or out and fill with fun goodies and prizes.
Strawberries & Cream Party Bags
If you’re hosting a small party send guests home with their very own strawberry sponge baking kit. Alternatively the red-spot paper party bags are fun for younger guests or white organza sacks filled with a red spot cupcake, handful of strawberry Haribos or anything strawberry flavoured or tennis themed. Game, set, match!