Go Wild for Wimbledon!
We're getting closer and closer to the often dissapointing summer weather us Brits so desperately anticipate. While fed-up, pale Britons wait for a few warm days, we're reminded of the greatest summer event of the year. Yes, the one thing that distracts us all and combines two of the Queen's favourite things... tennis and Pimm's!
That's right, Wimbledon is just around the corner. Here at House of Oak, we can't think of a better way to celebrate than with a good old summer party - let's just hope the sun gets an invite! We've put together some of our favourite tips to ensure you throw a summer knees-up woth cheering about. With these tips you're sure to impress anyone lucky enough to be there.
British cuisine is often a dish best served on a huge plate, with all the trimmings. The summer months call for slightly lighter bites, not the stereotypical belly-busting Sunday roast. Don't worry though, you can still stick to your British roots and show off some of our finest cuisine in the form of these mouth-watering canapes. We love the sound of mini Welsh rarebits, sheperds pies and strawberry and cream vol-au-wents being served up. Providing something for everyone that's a lot more original than the traditional afternoon tea.
Dress (your home) to impress
Depending on your personal style and the interior of your home, this could vary from party to party. Are you planning on throwing a formal, seated celebration? Personalised seat decoration or party favours to suit your guests add a sentimental and well thought-out touch. If you're leaning towards a more chilled gathering, embrace traditional British teatime vibes. Let guests serve themselves tea and scones from a beautifully designed buffet area.
Embracing the Theme
One of the most important things to remember when throwing a themed occasion party is to include the theme! You can never go too far with a theme. Try a spectacular British-themed cake that tastes as good as it looks. Quirky tennis ball centrepieces in replacement for flowers? Or even some small and simple Wimbledon themed glass attachments. Your guests will love the extra effort you put in to make your party the best they've ever been to!
Make the most of the summer months and show off your home with a day to remember! If you're looking to kit out your house for when the time comes, take a look at our beautiful dining and living area ranges. They are all sure to help give your home the wow factor and impress your guests.
Have a look at our collections online, or pop into store where one of our friendly customer advisors will be on hand to help.
After all, there's no place like home.