Long summer days, Pimms, strawberries and cream… Wimbledon is the perfect excuse for a summer get-together with family and friends.
And whether you’re a tennis fan all year round or just for the two weeks of Wimbledon, its quaint traditions can be hard to resist!
If you’re throwing a Wimbledon party this year, take a look at our Wimbledon party food ideas for ideas on what to serve and how to make the perfect Pimms!
Our favourite Wimbledon party food ideas
Tennis ball shortbread
This is the perfect snack for Wimbledon – and it’s so easy to make!
Either buy or make a batch of shortbread and use some white writing icing to draw to lines on each one that will instantly transform it into a tennis ball!
Strawberries and cream
Our next Wimbledon party food idea is an absolute classic – strawberries and cream!
There’s no need for a recipe but pay attention to presentation to make this Wimbledon snack look extra special!
Layer up strawberries, cream and a touch of strawberry sauce in a glass and top it all off with two slices of strawberry!
As far as Wimbledon goes, Pimm’s is just as important as the tennis! We’d recommend making a couple of pitchers a couple of hours before your Wimbledon party and leaving them in the fridge to give the fruit time to soak up the flavour of the Pimm’s.
And if you’re wondering what the right ratio of Pimm’s to lemonade is, here’s the perfect Pimm’s recipe:
- 3 parts lemonade
- 1 part Pimm’s
- 1 slice of orange
- 2 slices of cucumber
- 1 sliced strawberry
- A sprig of mint
Sticking with British party food, scones are a must for any Wimbledon buffet! They’re really easy to make yourself (or you can buy them at the supermarket) and taste delicious with a generous dollop of jam and cream. Just don’t ask us which one goes on first – that’s a debate for another day!
Union Jack trifle
If you’re feeling adventurous, why not have a go at making this Union Jack trifle? It’s not as hard as it looks – simply layer fruit, sponge, cream and custard and then use strawberries, blueberries and squirty cream to decorate the top like a Union Jack!
Union Jack cake
The crème de la crème of our Wimbledon party food ideas is this very impressive Union Jack cake! Layer red, blue and plain sponge and cover the whole thing with white frosting. Then crumble some extra red and blue sponge over the top in the shape of the Union Jack!