Your guide to hosting the perfect Wimbledon Garden Party

It’s Wimbledon time again but you don’t need centre court tickets to get in on the action!

As it's officially the year of the garden party, make this your opportunity to prepare your outdoor spaces and welcome family and friends.

Put the Union Jack bunting up, have strawberries & cream and champagne at the ready and add TV coverage of the Wimbledon tournament.
Here's our tips on how to transform your home and garden into a spectator’s paradise!

Create spaces for entertaining with McAlister Textiles

We have the perfect colour themed cushions, throws and table runners to decorate your outdoor space. Our velvet cushions are available in 25 colour options. Team with matching Throws and Table runners.
Fuchsia Pink and Champagne Gold velvet cushions reflect the winning combination of strawberries & cream that was served at the first ever Wimbledon tournament back in 1877!
Our Throws are available in a wide range of designs and colours and our Angus Tartan, Heritage Check and Herringbone designs make a perfect picnic blanket.

Offer Traditional British treats

Take your pick from these inspired food and drink ideas -
  • British Cheese and Biscuits
  • Scones, strawberries, clotted cream and fine English jams accompanied with a pot of English tea! Browse our range of tea cosies here
  • Wimbledon themed cupcakes
  • Add a jug of Pimms - the classic summer drink which can also be made into refreshing ice lollies!
  • and of course a celebratory glass of champagne will never go a miss!


Keep the kids (and grown ups) entertained

Organise a "find the tennis balls" treasure hunt, create a Wimbledon trivia game or set up a mini tennis tournament to keep everyone entertained as the afternoon turns into evening.


Prepare for sunshine or showers

As the English weather can be unpredictable at this time of year, put up a gazebo up in the garden over your table and chairs. 
Use our cushions and throws on your furniture to personalise your space and create a comfortable area for relaxing. No matter what the weather you can be sure that rain will never stop play.


Having the company of friends and family has to be the main bonus of watching Wimbledon at home and without the large expense of attending the tournament in London. By investing in soft furnishings to decorate your outdoor space, traditional British party food and classic summer drinks, you can host a winning garden picnic, afternoon tea or barbecue in style. 

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