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Throw your own Jubilee bash24.05.12
With the Jubilee weekend in our sights we're getting very excited about the pending celebrations. And with a street party being the obvious way to celebrate, we run through all the essentials needed to throw your own bash. From the outfits, the food, the drinks and all the fun and games you require for a suitably British-themed Jubilee party.
For the guys, keep it cool and casual in chinos or shorts with a preppy polo or open-neck shirt. Think off-duty Royal and you're on the right track.
Take all the elements of a high tea and gorge on strawberries and cream, cucumber sandwiches, a Victoria sponge and anything emblazoned with a bit of Union Jack branding.
Drinks are essential to ensure your party gets into full swing. Luckily there's lots of traditional tipples to choose from; Champagne to toast our Diamond Queen, Pimms for a sunny afternoon, a refreshing G&T, or if it all gets a bit much, join your granny in a wonderful pot of English Breakfast tea.
Bunting, flags, pompoms, checkered table cloths and Jubilee crockery are all street party essentials. Stick up anything Queenie-related and invite your friends, family and neighbours along to join in the celebrations.
If the drinks are flowing you shouldn't need to worry too much about party games, but keep any little ones entertained with a game of pin the tail on the donkey, a bit of old-fashioned apple bobbing or even a classic round of pass the parcel.
A tombola (with cute, Queenie-inspired prizes) is a sure winner, as is a game of musical chairs around your Jubilee table.
Make sure you accessorise accordingly too; dress up in a mask of your favourite Royal, don a paper crown or a tiara, get creative with some Union Jack face-painting or why not ink yourself with a (temporary) Queenie tat?
Whatever you do, raise a glass to our Diamond Queen and enjoy.