With one of the biggest Tennis events of the year coming up in July, we thought it would be fun to come up with some ideas for a British-Tennis Party. Here is a roundup of some of our best suggestions:
1. Have a table tennis tournament
If you want to watch the tennis at home or just have a tennis-themed party, you can get into the spirit of things with a table-tennis tournament! Create a league table with your friends and get some nifty prizes from Goodwill to hand out at the end.
2. Actually play tennis
A lot of places have free tennis courts that you can use; you just need a couple of rackets and a ball. Play doubles for some team-bonding experiences. Bring a speaker to connect to your music device for some British tunes or whatever gets you in the Tennis-playing mood. Eye of the Tiger?
3. Wear the colors of the British flag
A little red, white and blue looks good on any day, but especially during Wimbledon! If you want to look super-British, get your Beatles look on!
4. Shout random British phrases throughout the day
That’s wicked! Aces! That’s barmy! And Bob’s your uncle! You get the drift. If you’re in a relationship you can learn some flirty British phrases to tell your other half. Maybe ask them for a ‘snog’!
5. Hang up British decorations
Print out and hang up some Big Bens, hang pictures of the Queen around the living room or make ‘British celebrity’ masks and add some British flags. You could also hang up random Beatles lyrics around the living room or Harry Potter quotes if that’s more your jam. A British trivia quiz would also no go amiss!
6. Eat British food
Who wouldn’t want some “bangers and mash” or “toad in the hole”? If you want to go simpler, have some “fish and chips” or you can just have some tea and biscuits! Preferably Earl Grey and shortbread. Or make yourself a full-blown Afternoon Tea with crumpets, jam and clotted cream. Mmm it tastes good to be British.
7. Play British music
The Beatles, The Spice Girls, David Bowie, Mumford and Sons; Britain has produced some pretty amazing musicians over the years and there is a huge selection to choose from. You could even have a little karaoke session with your ‘mates’ (British for ‘friends’)!
8. Watch some British shows
You can find a ton of British shows on Netflix and other places online: The IT Crowd about 2 guys who work in IT; Fresh Meat about university life in the UK; Black Books about a guy who owns a book shop but hates people; Fawlty Towers about a hotel in England; and of course the ever-loved Sherlock! You can get a flavor of British humor and pick up some nifty British phrases.
9. Watch the tennis
You could of course, also, you know, watch the tennis! That might be fun. You could also set bets in the form of candy or favors. Don’t forget to check out the women’s championship for some inspiring kick-ass women!