It's time for a sociable summer! There’s a packed schedule of things to see and places to be seen.
The Chelsea Flower Show has been and gone so we declare the summer ‘season’ officially open! Between now and the middle of August, the social calendar is crammed with fun frolics! From cricket, polo and racing to rowing, tennis and sailing there’s a packed schedule of things to see and places to be seen.
Next up is the incomparable Royal Ascot and the gripping distraction of Wimbledon. Whether you’re lucky enough to be attending or if you’ll be watching from the comfort of home Rinkit is here to kit you up for the ultimate social summer.
While there are strict restrictions on picnicking at Royal Ascot, it can be done! Just be sure to acquaint yourself with their picnic rules. One top tip is to ensure that any alcohol is spread across all the bags you are carrying in so as not to contravene their strict drink limits. You won’t be able to take a picnic into Wimbledon, but Henman Hill/ Murray Mound is an ‘ace’ al fresco dining spot.
You can’t have a picnic without a hamper and we have some stunners to choose from. Try our classic fitted wicker hampers for a traditional feel or our backpacks for ultimate portability. Both are stocked with cutlery, crockery, glasses and plenty of space for all those goodies. The backpacks even come with a picnic rug and holder for added convenience. We also sell stunning Turkish towels in both rectangular and circular sizes and which double up as beautiful picnic blankets.
For those of you who will be partaking of the action from afar, we have plenty of inspiration to enjoy the events at home. We have a plethora of trestle tables which can accomodate plenty of guests but then fold away to a storable size. We also have plenty of foldable chairs, deck chairs and even sun loungers so everyone can get the best seat in the house!
Keep your cool with a gazebo or sun shade. While they probably couldn’t be relied upon to keep Centre Court bone dry in a deluge, they can certainly hold their own against a light rain shower. If you’re headed to Wimbledon or Royal Ascot, we’d certainly recommend a brolly if the forecast looks unfriendly.
And now, most importantly, time to think about the catering! Our Bormioli Rocco jugs and glasses look stunning when filled with the obligatory Pimms and fruit. If you decide to make a real event out of it, our glass party packs give you a range of glasses to show off your mixology skills! If you really can’t face the washing up then take advantage of our disposable options.
Serve up a feast to impress all your friends and family. Our stacking lidded bowls are ideal for transporting your delicious food. Made from fully tempered Duralex glass and benefitting from tightly fitting lids, they’re perfect for storage and transporting. The seat consists of five containers ranging from 12-23cm, so you can pack all different sorts of treats. If you plan to be knocking back the wine, our top tip is to take a tray along to ensure you have a level surface to avert any wasteful spills.
Strawberries and cream is a non-negotiable when it comes to Wimbledon, but we don’t think you can go wrong whatever the occasion! We’d recommend ‘serving’ up with extra thick double cream or whipping your cream in advance if you’re going mobile to avert the risk of spillage.
If you do head along to any of the wonderful events over the summer season and you use our products, we would love to see your photos! Either tag us on social media or email them across to us! Wishing you all a summer of fun!
- Scott Hargrave