2022 sees Queen Elizabeth II become the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, marking an admirable 70 years of service.

Get involved in celebrating her historic reign over the extended bank holiday weekend from Thursday 2 June – Sunday 5 June. Here’s our Jubilee party guide, including what to eat and drink, and how to decorate.

London Bus Table Decor

Patriarchal Party

Decorate with an array of Union Jacks, crowns and big red buses. Incorporate splashes of red, white and blue through balloons, bunting, streamers, tableware and garlands, and serve up food on themed plates or vintage crockery.

Union Jack Scone Flags

Serve The Classics

Put together a medley of afternoon tea classics consisting of cucumber and/or coronation chicken sandwiches, Scotch eggs and sausage rolls, followed by sweet scones and slabs of Victoria sponge cake. Alternatively, hop on the grazing board bandwagon and compile a table top complete with cured meats, chutneys, crackers and cheese – they always go down a treat. Check out our Graze Craze feature further on in the magazine for more inspo. Drinks wise, offer traditional British Pimm’s or sparkling Prosecco, and for non-alcohol drinkers, serve steaming pots of English Breakfast tea. 

Queens Jubilee Sandwiches

Tip

If you decide to go down the street party route with your neighbours rather than a celebration at home, you won’t need a council risk assessment or a license for consumption of alcohol, food or to play music, as street parties are considered a one-off event.

God Save Our Lizzie!

There’s set to be many public events and community activities, as well as national moments of reflection. These include The Queen’s Birthday Parade (Trooping the Colour), Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral, Platinum Party at the Palace and finally The Big Jubilee Lunch, which encourages communities to celebrate together in the form of street parties, picnics or garden get-togethers.

Queens Jubilee Party Inspiration