With my children our favourite spectator sport has always been the football. Every two years, there is either the European championships or the World cup. As a special treat we would eat watching the matches, getting to know the names of the players and the anthems of all the different countries. We would make charts and have special rituals. One year a friend brought us a cake to eat watching the match. Every time Italy scored we would have a slice. On holiday in England we would get heavily involved in Wimbledon, eating strawberries and cream and marvelling about how it could be raining enough there to stop the match while we were in bright sunshine just an hour away.
So here is a quick list for all the sports you can enjoy watching this summer and how to celebrate them.
Giro d'Italia, glass of prosecco
Royal Ascot, The Derby, Aintree, glass of shandy or Guinness
Wimbledon, strawberries and cream
Cricket, cucumber sandwiches
Rowing, regattas, Pims
Tour de France, baguette and glass of wine
Grand prix, champagne
Golf, cup of tea, scones with jam and cream
World cup, Brazilian cocktail like caipirinha or caipiroska
Rugby, mars bar and a Guinness