Jubilee fever is upon us and the high street has responded with all sorts of party supplies adorned with union jacks. There are plenty of cheap and cheerful decorations in the shops but if you want something a bit different you have to look a little harder. We’ve found some great things that’ll help your party go with a swing.
Firstly what British party would be complete without some bunting? It’s an easy way to make any space look festive. You could also use cute bunting invitations to hint at the style of your party. To dress your table make a runner from some retro print fabric, any of the fabrics in the London Collection would be perfect. They have several kitsch designs featuring London buses, crowns and Buckingham Palace.
For an unusual centrepiece try a cake stand with small flower arrangements instead of cupcakes. The arrangement pictured from Red Floral has lots of different flowers in clashing colours, to keep with the Jubilee theme use summer flowers in red, white and blue. Tie your napkins with some ribbon in the same retro style as your table runner. Berisfords have a range of British themed ribbons printed with union jacks, teacups and Beefeaters.
Strawberry champagne Jelly is a great party desert, how could you not like jelly with fizz? There is a lovely recipe on Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s website, it’s made with loads of fruit and tastes fantastic. If you fancy a jelly centrepiece Bompas & Parr have designed a special Jubilee jelly mould. You could have your very own Jelly Buckingham Palace, guaranteed to be a hit with children and adults alike.
Suppliers for all your Jubilee goodies:
Bunting – Giftwrappedandgorgeous.co.uk
Ribbon – Berisfords Jubilee ribbon – eBay seller Beansbeads
Fabric for Table runner – London collection – fabricrehab.co.uk
Floral cake stand– Red Floral Architecture, Stephanie Oakes photography
Invitations – bunting party invites – notonthehighstreet.com
Buckingham Palace Jelly Mould – Bompas & Parr Selfridges