In February 2022, Her Majesty The Queen has become the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee after 70 years of service. To celebrate this amazing anniversary, a number of various events has been organised throughout the year, culminating in a four day UK bank holiday weekend from Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th June. Up to 10 million Brits are planning to organise and attend street parties on Sunday in Her Majesty's honour - this is going to be the biggest party yet!
We find the history of street parties fascinating. It is believed that they first were organised by residents on a mass basis in the UK in 1919 as ‘Peace Teas’. The 9th of July 1919 was declared Peace Day and a bank holiday in Britain by a committee chaired by the Foreign Secretary. In addition to major national and town events, ‘peace teas’ were formal sit down affairs mainly for poor and orphaned children after the war and the 1918/19 global flu epidemic.
After then this uniquely British tradition developed, mainly in England and Wales, as residents continued to organise them on all major national days of celebration. Nowadays, street parties are held at any time for all ages, for the neighbourly fun of it, and to build community spirit - we hear this years street parties even have neighbourhood committees organising the most perfect events!
Very soon our streets will be dressed with Union Jack’s colours being displayed from every drive and garden. People will host BBQs with their family, neighbours, and friends. The tables will be laid in public areas (which is completely legal on these occasions!) for everyone to share food and favourite tipples - ours is a G&T or a glass of fizz if you're asking!
To help you get in the party mood, we handpicked some Jubilee party decorations and accessories for the perfect celebration!
Party like the royals and serve up a feast fit for a King with these patriotic Union Jack 'Best of British' paper plates from Talking Tables. Fill these disposable plates with sandwiches, sausages and of course a slice of Victoria Sponge, then slip into the recycling bin to be a green Queen. Perfect for hosting a quintessentially British afternoon tea, street party for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee or even an Olympics party to cheer on Team GB.
These cute royal napkins will be needed to mop up spillages and hold cakes. Our regal blue party napkins have a gorgeous nostalgic crown design with 'Hip Hip Hooray' circling Her Majesties Crown - perfect for your Jubilee party!
Our whole Right Royal Spectacle range is recyclable so after using the napkin to clear up the crumbs from a cake, sandwich or biscuit simply put straight into your paper recycling. Don't forget about the packaging! Instead of using plastic we have included an extra napkin at the front of pack to keep the rest clean.
Bunting is an essential element for hosting a quintessentially British afternoon tea, summer street parties, and the upcoming Queen's Platinum Jubilee. Alternatively, this bunting is ideal for throwing an Olympics party to show your support and cheer on Team GB, or celebrate St Georges Day or Remembrance Sunday with your family and friends. Simply hang these Union Jack flags outside your home, in the front garden, window or balcony to celebrate in style!
To give your display a touch of elegance, our favourite item is the Boho Red Glass candle holder. The striking candle holder will make a perfect addition to any table! Impress your guests and neighbours with these statement holders on your Queen’s Jubilee table!
Mix your red candle holder with 'BOHO BLUE GLASS' holders, which is also available in our shop, to create decor in the colours of the Union Jack!
Your display will not be completed without matching candles. Our '2 PACK TAPERED RED' candles from CASPARI are 10-inch elegant crown candles, made with a paraffin and palm wax blend. To ensure a clean burn, they feature a lead-free cotton wick. Smokeless and dripless, they can be safely burned from your tabletop to your mantle without worry of a mess.
Match them with your red candle holder to show their charming light or mix with the blue one. Not a fan of mixing colours? CASPARI '2 PACK TAPERED BLUE' candles will be your perfect choice!
These beautiful candle holders and long-lasting candles can be used all year round, for a dinner party with friends, afternoon tea or on your fireplace or mantlepiece.