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Looking to get involved in organising a Queen’s Jubilee street party? Use our guide to uncover the best street party ideas to mark this momentous occasion!

The country is preparing to commemorate Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee, which will honour her 70 of service. Although the formal commemoration was in February, celebrations are finally ending with a four-day bank holiday weekend, from Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th of June.

Gather your friends, family, and neighbours together for a lively Queen’s Jubilee street party and hope that the British weather stays dry!

Plan your event with the help of our ultimate 2022 Queen’s Jubilee street party guide…

How to Organise a Platinum Queen’s Jubilee Street Party

Step 1: Check the rules

Union Jack flag

It’s easier than you think to organise your own Queen’s Jubilee street party! Anyone wishing to throw a street party is welcome to do so between Thursday 2nd and Sunday 5th June. Here is a list of some things you may need to consider:

  1. Make sure to speak to your neighbours or hold a meeting beforehand
  2. Fill out a government form on your local council’s website
  3. Agree on start and finish times
  4. Organise music or speaker requirements
  5. Apply for a Temporary Events Loud music and/or alcohol sales notice if needed
  6. Invite the entire street!

Alternatively, if you live on a cul-de-sac, in a small area, or don’t have enough neighbours to secure the whole street, you can have a Platinum Jubilee Street Meet in your driveway or garden. Since this is private land, you won’t have to go through the council to get permission.

Step 2: Get creative with Platinum Jubilee decorations

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Deck the streets in red, white and blue and get creative with some patriotic Platinum Jubilee decorations.

Rather than delegating this job to one person, leave notes through everyone’s doors and host a house decorating competition. It’s probably best to only decorate your own house and front areas to avoid any unwanted mess on other people’s property.

Use your DIY skills and make Platinum Jubilee bunting, paint banners in a Union Jack fashion, or blow up balloons to scatter around your garden. If you’re into crafts, try knitting your very own royal crown tea cosy and impress guests with your artistic skills. Alternatively, browse Etsy’s Jubilee decorations page where you’ll find a range of decorations for your party, whilst supporting local businesses.

Make sure to use our Platinum Jubilee bunting instructions and template and impress your whole street!

Step 3: Plan fun street party games

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Games that are perfect for your Jubilee party include friendly neighbourhood quizzes with questions like who’s lived on the street the longest? Who is the youngest resident? Who owns a BMW? An icebreaker like this is a great way to get to know people and have some fun!

You could also hold a British Bake Off contest or a Royal-themed fancy dress competition, getting neighbours to volunteer as judges.

You can get the kids involved and hold a recycling-based crown-making competition. It’s eco-friendly, creative, and doesn’t incur any extra costs for parents!

Step 4: Use your cooking skills for classic British dishes

big jubilee lunch

Trying to feed everyone on your street may seem like a daunting task, so we recommend that you tell each person to bring their own dishes or drink they enjoy. This way, your community has a lot of options, and everyone is catered for, from vegans and vegetarians to furry pets and babies.

Some Platinum Jubilee recipes you can make yourself include coronation chicken sandwiches, jubilee pudding, Victoria sponge, scotch eggs, and scones.

If you’re more of a drinker than a baker, then whip up a few jugs of classic Pimms, and bring a bottle of celebratory prosecco, or your favourite flavoured gin.

Check out the BBC Good Food website for even more Platinum Jubilee recipes.

Take away all the planning and treat yourself to a regal holiday home and celebrate the Jubilee weekend in style. You can also browse a stylish choice of luxury cottages before planning a memorable getaway with our UK Travel Guide.

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