Sofa Moments: Our guide to celebrating the World Cup & Wimbledon Final
Sunday 15th July is set to be a day of epic proportions in the realm of sport. Both the World Cup and Wimbledon finals will take place, which will probably see most of our nerves shot! Whether you’re a super-fan or not, the day will certainly prove eventful with the prospect of tie breaks and penalty shoot outs to boot. With all that excitement, you will no doubt need something to help you cool down, stay hydrated, fuelled and comfortable throughout.
Of course, the comfiest place to watch the finals is on your Arlo & Jacob sofa, the perfect front row seat to all the sporting action. Those coil springs and hardwood frames can withstand all the jumping, cheering, fist-pumping celebrating that will no doubt be taking place.
Here's our guide to enjoying the World Cup and Wimbledon Finals.
We’re sure the cold beers will be free-flowing on match day, but for the little ones and anyone who prefers something refreshing and light, here’s an idea for a non-alcoholic mocktail made with delicious elderflower and zingy passion fruit.
For the Grownups
Nothing is more synonymous with Wimbledon than strawberries and Pimm’s. Who says ice-lollies are just for the kids? We love this idea for Pimm’s popsicles which are ideal for keeping you cool and hydrated at half time.
Keep up the energy
The ultimate sports snack has to be hamburgers, but with the games in full swing, the last thing you want to be doing is slaving over a hot barbecue. This simple and handy recipe for sheet pan meatball sliders let’s you prepare them all in advance in a single pan. When it comes to the coin toss, everyone just tears one off as and when they're hungry. Game, set and match!
With temperatures in the high twenties (and sometimes thirties) over the past few weeks, it might be worth thinking about a fan to keep you and any other spectators cool, especially with all the jumping, hugging and cheering that will no doubt be going on. We love this stylish and slim option from Dyson – plus it’s super quiet so won’t break the tension during any penalty shoot outs or tie break points.
Alternatively, we love the idea of creating a screen outside to watch the matches. You can hang up a white bedsheet or some plastic sheeting, and project the screen onto it for full-scale, garden-viewing pleasure. Check out Pinterest for tutorials and how-to guides.
Wherever you'll be watching the matches, and whoever it's with, we hope you have a wonderful day celebrating!