Think balloon garlands, dressed in your best and red, white, and blue for a bank holiday full of celebrations for Her Majesty, the Queen’s 70 years of reign.

Get involved in celebrating Her Majesty’s historic reign in the run up to the Platinum Jubilee Central Weekend which takes place from Thursday 2nd June to Sunday 5th June. Whether you’re planning an event for every day of the bank holiday or perhaps are taking part in a signature street party, we have all the tips for marking this momentous occasion.

From preparing five-star dishes, to a cocktail only royalty would drink, continue reading for our advice on how to throw a five-star Jubilee party:

Decor…

Everyone loves a touch of DIY in their life and crafting is the first place to start if you want to put that personal touch to your Jubilee celebrations. Whether you want to dabble in some calligraphy for personalised place cards or get your sewing machine out to create your very own bunting, as long as it’s red, white and blue you’re on to a winner.

If you really want your event to go above and beyond, we’d recommend looking into luxury event stylists such as Ambience or The Little Events Company who create everything from balloon garlands, statement signage and also flower installations and glitzy backdrops – the perfect additions to make your party pop!

Food…

Every body’s one true love is food, so a party for the people you love or those who live near to you needs to be decorative yet delicious. Think finger sandwiches, cupcakes and of course the Queen’s favourite dessert, the biscuit cake and you’re good to go. We’d highly recommend an Afternoon Tea theme as it is quintessentially a British pastime… more tea anyone?

Also, if you’re hosting a street party and delegating the catering, why not plan an on-the-day competition for best prepared dish to add even more fun to your wholesome weekend? Go for a red, white and blue royal theme and it’ll be sure to go down as momentous occasion in British History.

Drink…

Though tea is royally approved, we’re celebrating in five-star style so a cheeky best of British cocktail wouldn’t go a miss. Perhaps a bramble which is a spring cocktail that was created in London in 1984. Consisting of dry gin, lemon juice, sweet blackberry liqueur, sugar syrup, and crushed ice it’s highly refreshing for a warm bank holiday occasion.

Our favourite however would be the classic gin gimlet. A simple yet statement drink, which is named after Sir Thomas Gimlette, who supposedly invented it at the end of the 19th century. The cocktail is made up of gin and lime cordial with a fresh zesty lime wheel for garnish. Did you know we have our very own signature Gimlet available in the Cocktail Bar? Any rule with cocktails is they must be tried and tested before preparing for your guests but please do drink responsibly.

Entertainment…

Speaking previously of competitions, there’s so many avenues you could go down to provide some fun entertainment on Jubilee Day. From craft competitions to a royal family themed quiz, getting your guests to attend in their best attire including the crown jules would be nothing less than what we expect especially when it comes the Queen’s own wardrobe.

And finally, it can’t be a party without music. Whether you’re happy with your Spotify playlist or listening to Now That’s What I Call Brit Hits on repeat, a superb way to end your platinum celebrations would be live music such as a traditional military band or a solo-musician playing the likes of a saxophone or trumpet – something the royals would definitely approve of!

If you don’t have any plans this coming bank holiday you can join us for a regal Afternoon Tea in The Orangery which is available from Wednesday 1st June to Sunday 12th June, or we have extended our Nu Sana opening hours on Thursday 2nd June for pre-platinum evening celebrations.

All hail Her Majesty, the Queen!

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