News is spreading fast from the Met Office that rain is forecast for some parts of the UK on Sunday … but here at The Big Lunch we don’t let anything rain on our parade! Even if the heavens open and rain does pour, keep calm and carry on – there’s no need for your Big Lunch to be a washout! Here are our suggestions for some fun activities to make the most of our country’s famous wet weather.
A simple, old-fashioned game of welly-wanging will bring out the competitive streak in everyone to see who can sling their Wellington boot the furthest. Guinness World Records state that the current record holder managed 63.98m – can you beat that?
Wacky-weather outfit competition
Channel your inner fashion guru and see who can assemble the most stylish waterproof ensemble – or who can look the most ridiculous in the rain!
Get everyone’s creative juices flowing by decorating your wellies with whatever takes your fancy! Our favourites are sequins, feathers and glitter, but with glue and scissors you can adorn yours with pretty much anything. Or if you’d rather your wellies stayed firmly on your feet, you could decorate your umbrellas!
Singing/dancing in the rain
Take inspiration from Gene Kelly (or the cast of Glee with their modern mash up!) and don’t let the rain stop you from putting on a show! Either recreate the famous number from Singing In The Rain, or let the raindrops add an edge to your Big Jubilee Dance.
Slip and Slide
This is a quick, easy way to ensure maximum fun for your Big Lunch. Create your own Slip and Slide with plastic tarps and some bags of sand (or anything heavy enough to hold down the slide) and make sure the area is clear of rocks and stones – for more inspiration, check out YouTube for some how-to videos. Grab your lilos and rubber rings and slide away!
Jumping in puddles is great for little ones, or anyone who wants to make a big splash! Make it a competition to see who can create the biggest splash, and you could find your guests entertained for the whole afternoon!
Who says apple bobbing is just for Halloween?
Come rain or shine, we hope you enjoy your Big Lunch! We’d love to see and hear all about your day, so don’t forget to send your photos and videos to firstname.lastname@example.org and your stories to email@example.com