The US Open is here and that means that the finals will be coming up soon! Now is the best time to start setting up for your US Open watch party so you can see your favorite finalists in action. There are many things that you can do to set up your watch party, however, you can only do so many! Here are some of the ways that our Tennis Express team is setting up our US Open watch party and how you can set up like a pro!
The US Open Cocktail!
The Honey Deuce has been the trademark cocktail of the US Open for about 15 years. When setting up your watch party, whipping up this delectable drink is an absolute must! Here is a recipe that you can use to make your own at-home cocktail for you and all your friends:
1 1/4 oz. Grey Goose Vodka
3 oz. Fresh Squeezed Lemonade
1/2 oz. Chambord or Premium Raspberry Liqueur
Frozen Honeydew Melon Balls for Garnish
Fill a chilled highball glass with cubed ice and Grey Goose Vodka.
Top with fresh-squeezed lemonade and Chambord or raspberry liqueur.
Garnish with a skewer of frozen honeydew melon balls.
Simple, yet flavorful, you and your friends will enjoy this refreshing cocktail at every watch party. It is quite the drink to have on the menu!
Dress Like the Players!
What better way to support your favorite finalist than dressing like them? You can find the outfits of many different players so you can dress and feel like a pro! Even if your favorite player isn’t in the finals, it always feels great to look like the player you aspire to become.
Let’s not forget about Zverev in the adidas men’s Primeblue Freelift Printed Tennis Top in Grey Five with the Ergo Tennis Shorts in Black and White.
Sakkari is a favorite for many and during the U.S. Open, she has been seen wearing the adidas women’s Primeblue Aeroknit Y-Back Tennis Tank in Ambiant Blush with the Primeblue Match Printed Skort in Orbit Green.
Tennis Themed Desserts
From cake balls to cupcakes to cookies, there are many round desserts that you can turn into a tennis ball. Plus, getting a little sugar in the system is a great way to keep the hype high. You can use regular cake mix for cupcakes or a traditional shortbread recipe to keep it simple. Or you can whip up an old family recipe you’ve had for some time. After the dessert is made, decoration is key to making it look just like a tennis ball!
The best way to create this tennis treat is to mix yellow and blue food coloring to get the right hue of green. Or you can mix yellow and blue frosting to get the same effect. Just make sure to keep some white frosting off to the side to add the white trim to make it look just like a tennis ball!
Fresh Fruit and Fruit Salads
To go along with your Honey Deuce Cocktail, it never hurts to have some fresh fruit. Fruit often complements any meal or snack that is added to the table. Some good fruits that would go well with any meal are watermelon, strawberries, cantaloupe, grapes, apple, and to add some zing, pineapple! To make your fruit platter tennis-themed you can also add this tennis hors d’oeuvre fork set. These tennis-themed forks are great for chocolate fountains, fruit, and other small desserts or snacks that you have at your watch party. Plus it comes with a cute stand that offers a classy way to keep them all in one place.
There’s never such thing as too many sweets! Celebrate with tennis-themed candy and support a good cause with Sugarpova. A portion of the proceeds goes towards helping children across the world achieve their dreams. Plus these delicious treats come in various shapes. The gum looks just like tennis balls! Dress these treats up in a nice decorative bowl for a glamourous addition to your snack table!
Bonus Tip: Goodie Bags!
Putting together goodie bags for your friends and family at the watch party is a fun way to put together a memento of your successful watch party. Some of the items you could use for your goodie bags are any leftover tennis-themed candy and desserts, and some fun dampeners to decorate their tennis racquets. You can also add some keychains that will give guests some flair on their tennis bags or backpacks. Or if you want to give them something small for their home, then you can always give them a tennis magnet hidden in your goodie bags.
Now You’re Ready to Party
Make a US Open watch party that your friends and family will remember for years to come. Even if you weren’t able to go see it in person, your watch party can still feel like you are there with the players! Get creative and enjoy the U.S. Open with some of your favorite tennis players at home! Now is the best time to show off your tennis flair!