Summer 2018 is gearing up to be full of exciting sporting events on an international scale. From the best of soccer showcased in the World Cup taking place in Russia to tennis served with a side of strawberries and cream at Wimbledon, this summer gives you the perfect opportunity to cheer on your team, host a sports-themed party or get active yourself. Give the different sports a go yourself by hosting a neighborhood soccer match or packing a picnic and going for a day-long family bike ride. Get into the sporting spirit and follow these top tips for ways to enjoy this summer’s sporting events in style.
The 2018 World Cup in Russia, with the first game on June 14th, brings the best soccer players in the world together to compete for the ultimate trophy as the best soccer team in the whole world. Why not hold a sweepstake with your work colleagues, friends or family, with everyone picking out a country name from a hat and then cheering for that team. To kick things off in style, throw an opening party, serving snacks and drinks inspired from around the world and invite your friends to come dressed as the country they support. Get your kids involved by hosting a neighborhood soccer match, which is not only a fun way to get active but also a great way to get to know your neighbors and build community spirit. For a refreshing half-time snack serve colorful flag freezer pops, made with different colored juices to represent the flags of different nations. Make watching the World Cup even more exciting by putting a bet on your favorite team to win using https://www.unibet.co.uk/blog/football/world-cup for the best odds.
If tennis is more your style then Wimbledon, beginning July 2nd, promises a summer full of tennis greats and English sunshine. Why not make it a social affair by having a Wimbledon-themed garden party, brunch or picnic, serving English scones with clotted cream and jam, iconic Pimms cocktails, and bowls of strawberries with double cream. You could serve a full English afternoon tea in honor of Wimbledon, with cucumber sandwiches, cream cakes and pots of hot tea. Decorate by hanging green and purple balloons and, if it is a sit-down affair, use tennis balls as place settings by writing the names of guests on them and placing them on top of table settings. Ask guests to dress up in their finest garden party attire with hats for the women to truly get into the swing of it.
Tour de France
The number one cycling event in the world, the Tour de France, begins on 7th July. If you can’t make it over to France to follow the Tour in person then don’t worry, there are many bike-themed ways you can enjoy the competition. For example, go for a family bike ride. If you have little ones who are too young to ride solo, then bring them along for the fun with a front-mounted bike seat so they can see everything or trailer. Not only will you be able to enjoy it all as a family, but you will also be passing on a love for cycling and the great outdoors to your children from a very early age.