How To Host A Jubilee Party
After 70 years of service, Queen Elizabeth will become the first British monarch ever to celebrate her Platinum Jubilee. From parades and derbies to musical tributes, church services and feasts, many national events will be taking place over the extended bank weekend to commemorate this.
However, many people celebrate occasions such as these in their own ways -traditionally, communities came together at street parties across the country. However, it’s probably a little too late to organise an event like this now, but you can still host a get-together with all your friends at home. So, to help you plan a memorable event, we’ve created this guide to hosting an epic Jubilee party.
1. Create a guestlist & send out the invites
As we said before, there are bound to be many celebrations planned over this weekend. Start by getting your guest lists sorted so that you can send your invites out as early as possible. If you wait too long, everyone may have already committed to plans.
2. Decide on the menu
Crafting a good menu is one of the most important aspects of any party, and the Jubilee is no exception. Serving traditionally British items like sausage rolls, fish and chips or coronation chicken is never a wrong choice, and it’ll fit in quite nicely with the occasion. However, no one’s stopping you from putting out different dishes. Remember to check if any of your guests suffer from allergies or have any preferences.
The next most important thing is the drinks menu. Some Pimm’s or gin and tonic always goes down well on a hot summer's day, or you could try whipping up some martinis - after all, they are one of Her Majesty’s favourite beverages. Don’t forget to serve some non-alcohol refreshments too. If you’re still finding yourself at a loss for inspiration, many brands are bringing out Jubilee-edition products for the occasion, so keep your eyes peeled when at the supermarket.
3. Put up some festive decorations
You can’t possibly celebrate this historical event and not go all out with decorations. Whether you like bunting, fairy lights, or tissue pom-poms, the possibilities are endless. When it comes to choosing the décor, do try to stick to a theme. Blue, red and white is a classic and patriotic go-to. However, white and gold or a regal shade of purple can look just as fabulous, and it’ll go perfectly with the occasion.
4. Choose your party games
While everyone enjoys a party with good food, drinks and laughs, choosing some fun games will keep your guests entertained, taking your party to the next level.
Karaoke is guaranteed to be a hit amongst your friends. So, make sure you have your at-home karaoke machine set up and ready to go. When you’re not belting out the lyrics to your favourite song, you can honour Queen Elizabeth with some royalty-themed songs, just for fun.
Monopoly, Clue, Risk or Checkers are some timeless board games while a couple of rounds of trivia are always exciting! You can even go so far as to play exclusive Jubilee themed games if you like.
Ready to throw the best Jubilee party?
With this guide in your hands, you’ll be throwing one of the most memorable Jubilee parties of all time! So what are you waiting for? It’s time to start planning and have a good time!
Check out our Platinum Jubilee Party! playlist here.