With the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee just around the corner, neighbourhoods up and down the country will be preparing to celebrate the occasion in style. Whether you’re hosting a small get together for family and friends or getting the whole neighbourhood involved here’s some top tips to help make your street party the talk of the town.
Organising your Street Party
Organising a large party can be stressful, so try to share responsibilities with your friends and neighbours. Delegating tasks will also help everyone feel involved and get them into the community spirit. Try to plan as far in advance as possible and don’t forget that you will have need to seek permission from your local council if you are planning on closing off a road for your party. It’s also a good idea to keep an eye on the weather forecast for your area and be prepared to take your party under cover if necessary.
Street Party Decorations
From pretty bunting to union jack flags there are plenty of ways to make your street party a bright and colourful affair. If you’re on a budget, why not get the kid’s making their own decorations? Homemade paper chains and hand drawn flags will add a touch of nostalgic charm to your street party. And as for your party centrepiece, why not opt for an arrangement of fresh flowers such this commemorative Diamond Jubilee Hatbox?
This stunning limited edition design includes a selection of beautiful flowers grown in the Commonwealth, all in the royal colours of crimson, purple and gold. Displayed in a luxurious hatbox with diamanté wrap it’s sure to be a talking point.
Street Party Food
There’s nothing like putting on a good spread to get people in the party mood. Again, it may be a good idea to get everyone involved in the making and sharing of the food. As for recipe ideas why not have a go at making some great British favourites such as Cherry Bakewell tarts or Eton Mess or get creative with some red, white and blue decorated cupcakes. The more patriotic the better! Homemade lemonade is also sure to go down well, as will a glass or two of Pimms!
No good get-together would be complete without a party game or two so make sure you’ve got plenty of activities planned to keep all ages entertained. How about a game of Great British trivial, a good old-fashioned tug or war or the all-time family favourite game of charades.
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