How to Throw a Last Minute Jubilee Party
Updated: Jun 1
The Queen's Platinum Jubilee is a special occasion that is celebrated after 70 years of the Queen being on the throne. If the Queen's Jubilee wasn't enough of an excuse to have a party, we don't know what is! If you're looking for ideas on how to throw a jubilee party at short notice, look no further. In this blog post, we will give you tips on food, drinks, what to wear and how to make sure your guests have a good time.
Let's get started!
If you're planning on hosting a street party (or any party for that matter) for the Platinum Jubilee, there are a few things you'll need to make sure you have in order to make it a success.
1. Feeding your guests and neighbours
First, you'll need to have plenty of food and drink on hand! Many people will be choosing to cater with a fully-fledged afternoon tea, filled with finger sandwiches, and some traditional English favourites like scones and tea. This is a great idea if you want to go down the traditional route, and will create something that can be easily shared for you and your neighbours to nibble on.
And if you're feeling ambitious, why not fire up the barbecue? A BBQ is always a winning idea, and it's the perfect way to keep your guests happy and fed. Just be sure you get to the shops early to grab enough burgers for all those last minutes add-ons! No one wants to be hungry after a day of celebrations!
Whatever you decide to do, make sure you have something sweet for after. Nothing goes down better than a Victoria Sponge oozing with cream and jam!
2. Dress the part
This year's platinum jubilee is a great opportunity to get patriotic and show your support for the UK. One way to do this is by wearing the colours of the UK flag. red, white, and blue are not only patriotic colours, but they also look great together.
Another option is to wear a jubilee-themed top. These can be found in many stores and come in a variety of styles, from casual to dressy. Or, for a truly unique look, you could dress up as the queen herself. Whether you choose to go all out or keep it simple, make sure to show your pride this jubilee season!
3. Theme your decorations Jubilee style
Of course, no celebrations would be complete without decorations, and the Queen's Platinum Jubilee is no exception.
There are many ways to decorate for this special occasion, but some of the most popular choices include bunting and flags. You can find both of these items at your local party store, or you may even have some lying around the house leftover from previous celebrations or the lockdowns over the past few years. If you want to get the kids involved, you can have them help you make some of the decorations, or even have them colour in flags themselves. These will make for memories to remember for years to come.
No matter how you choose to decorate, the important thing is to have fun and enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime event.
4. Plan inclusive themed games that everyone can enjoy
Games are a great way to add excitement and variety to any party. However, it's important to make sure that everyone can join in on the fun. When planning games for your party, be sure to choose ones that will be appropriate for all of your guests, from young children to elderly neighbours. Consider opting for classic party games that are easy to learn and can be played by people of all ages.
There are many options for Platinum Jubilee-themed games such as pin the tail on the Corgi and design your own crown. Why not create a Jubilee-themed scavenger hunt for the younger ones to entertain themselves. Whatever games you choose, make sure that everyone can join in on the fun!
5. Choose inclusive music and entertainment
If you're planning a jubilee party, it's important to choose music and entertainment that everyone can enjoy. One way to do this is to select songs that have wide appeal. For example, instead of choosing a song that only appeals to one demographic group, look for songs that have been popular with different age groups over the years. Maybe you could even play songs that have a connection to the Queen or the Royal Family in some way!
Another way to ensure that everyone enjoys the music at your party is to hire a band or DJ that specialises in playing music for a diverse audience. This way, you can be sure that there will be something for everyone to enjoy. By taking these steps, you can ensure that your jubilee party will be an inclusive and enjoyable event for all.
If you live in a residential area be sure to inform your neighbours that there may be music playing. Better still, invite them along to join in!
So what are you waiting for? Get your party planning hat on and start thinking about how to make your celebration one to remember. Whether you’re looking for catering ideas, entertainment or just some inspiration for transforming your event space, we can help. Just get in touch and let us know what kind of celebration you have in mind!