The Queen's Diamond Jubilee is a fantastic opportunity to treat your family and friends to some Royal celebrations. The longer weekend will get everyone in the party spirit so make sure you have all bases covered...
Your home needs to be as welcoming as possible so
focus on the decorations, make sure you have plenty of food and drink, and introduce games so little ones can get involved and competitive spirits can be raised!
Union Jacks will be flying high on June 2nd so put up some flags and join in the jubilation!
Mixing Fairy Lights with other outdoor lighting will add a bit of sparkle to your garden in the evening and why not hang baubles on indoor fixtures to really dress up your home?
Decorating your home with bunting is an easy way to get in the Jubilee spirit. Our Organza Bunting is simple and pretty for a summer garden, and our Union Jack design is great for children's bedrooms.
The Jubilee celebration will be an event to remember so why not make sure your photos of the weekend aren't forgotten and put away? Our gorgeous Wooden Photo Frame will be on show for everyone to see where they were and what they did in years to come.
The Jubilee is a truly, British celebration so stick to traditional fare... cucumber sandwiches, coronation chicken, scones for afternoon tea and, of course, the essential Victoria sponge cake!
Use creative touches on your table to make it as tempting as possible – put out Placeholders to make guests feel really welcome, use Egg Cups for little portions of sweet treats for the children, and Platters filled with cheese, home-made chutneys and crackers to create lots of sharing and conversation between the adults.
Treat your guests to champagne... it is a Royal party after all! Punch or
Pimms® will make the perfect summer cocktails and our really stylish Handmade Jug is great for serving them in, and don't forget the
children – make fresh lemonade for a really refreshing afternoon cooler.
However active your guests may be - everyone can enjoy a bit of afternoon sporting activity. Keep to your British theme with a rousing game of croquet or cricket, it will soon get everyone in the competitive mood – and will help to work up their appetites!
For the littler children a great way to keep them entertained is to let them join in with making all the guests Royalty-inspired Jubilee crowns. Name your King and Queen and make their crowns really spectacular – the best crown wins.
For other games, stick with tradition and make sure you have plenty of skipping ropes – for the children and dad's alike!