Jubilee Street Party
Celebrating a Royal Jubilee with a Street Party!
Find lots of ideas, supplies, recipes and more for a Jubilee Street Party or celebratory gathering. The Queen's Diamond Jubilee was recently celebrated in style, and you can enjoy a royal-themed celebration with these ideas for Jubilee party supplies, decorations, food, themed Jubilee cupcakes and much more!
Even though the Diamond Jubilee has now passed, there are plenty of future royal celebrations, from the Queen's birthday to the birth of William and Kate's baby. Whether your royal party is big or small, you can find everything you need right here!
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Celebrating the Queen's Diamond Jubilee
60 years on the Throne
During 2-5 June 2012, thousands of people in the UK toasted the Queen's 60 year reign with a street party for her Diamond Jubilee. You can do the same for future Jubilees, royal weddings, birthdays, and other events, such as the forthcoming birth of the new royal baby!
Whether you are planning a street party, garden party, BBQ, fete, or even a small gathering of family or friends, here are lots of ideas for a right royal knees-up!
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Are you having a Jubilee Street Party?
Are you going to a Jubilee Street Party for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee?
How to Throw a Jubilee Street Party - Ideas, Themes, Design, Activities and More
Here in the UK, street parties are usually held for a Royal or national celebration, such as the Jubilee this year and the Royal wedding last year. You need to apply for permission for your road to be closed off, using an application form to your local council (look on your local council website). Once confirmed, you can set about organising the event with your neighbours. Delegate tasks, purchases and baking to different homes so that everyone can help contribute to the event!
- The Street Party Site
This street party site encourages street parties for all occasions, and of course has lots of ideas for the Queen's Jubilee.
- Queen's Jubilee Street Party
Official government site for the Jubilee with information on holding a street party in your area
- Organising a Street Party
Information on the legalities and practicalities of organising a street party. The directgov site has information on forms, street closure signs, organisation and more.
- The Jubilee Big Lunch
Information on the Big Lunch with free packs on offer for your own Big Lunch or street party
- Sainsburys Jubilee Street Party Planner
Ideas, recipes, themes and more
- M&S Jubilee Street Party Guide
Ideas for recipes, drinks, fashion, style and more
- Ideas for your Jubilee Street Party
Includes a fabulous Union Jack cake!
- Jubilee Street Party Ideas for Food
Recipes and ideas for street parties. Has ideas for small gatherings for friends, as well as ideas for large crowds
- How to Organise a Jubilee Street Party
How to go about throwing your street party
Jubilee Street Party Supplies
Find everything you could possibly need, from Jubilee-themed plates, cups, napkins and other tableware, to fun royal party masks, lifesize cutouts, party games and more. There are lots of ideas for things to brighten your Jubilee table, along with, of course, Union Jack bunting, flags and balloons. You can even find inspiration for music, gifts and cupcakes, too!
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Find a complete guide to Jubilee decorations here:
Looking for Jubilee decorations to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in June? Find inspiration for everything from Jubilee flags and bunting, to balloons...
Jubilee Recipes for Food and Drink to Celebrate the Diamond Jubilee!
Want ideas for creative and delicious Jubilee food and Jubilee drinks to serve up at your royal party? Look no further than this amazing collection of Jubilee recipes.
Whether you are celebrating with a street party, garden party or family get together, or simply want to make something royalty-themed, you will find a huge range of recipes in this section.
Think Union Jacks, red white and blue, queens and crowns, quintessential British classics and much more!
Photo Credit: Jubilee party food at Iceland
An Unusual Jubilee Toast! - Love It or Hate It?
If you're a fan of the infamous British "love it or hate it" spread Marmite, and love to have it on your toast of a morning, then this is the Jubilee gift for you!
Enjoy your Marmite from a commemorative Diamond Jubilee edition jar. Toast the Queen on a whole new level!
Jubilee Party Food Ideas
This section will shortly include recipes for royal buffets, picnics, party food, royal roasts, side dishes and more!
What did you serve up or eat for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee?
The centrepiece of any event has to be a show-stopping, spectacular cake! These are certainly fit for royalty...
- Jubilee Fresh Berry Cake
Delicious fresh sponge with summer berries in a red white and blue theme
- Union Jack Jubilee Cake
Make an amazing buttercream cake and use raspberries, baby strawberries and blueberries to create the Union Jack flag on top
- Jubilee Celebration Cake
Delicious red white and blue layered cake with decorative berry topping
Jubilee Cakes - Portrait of the Queen!
Photo Credit: Jubilee Traybake and Cupcakes - image by the author
Munch your way through these delicious dessert ideas! For a ton of creative cupcakes, see the next section!
Jubilee Food Videos - Jubilee Recipe Tutorials
Another Jubilee party essential is the drinks! But what to toast royalty with? Here are some topping ideas...
- Jubilee Very Berry Pimms
The must-have summer drink with a royal twist
Creative Ideas for Jubilee Cupcakes and Patriotic Cupcakes
Jubilee Cupcakes Galore!
Want to celebrate a Jubilee with some fabulous Jubilee cupcakes?
This section has plenty of ideas and recipes, from red white and blue cupcakes, to crown jewel cupcakes!
I made many of the recipes below for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, but these British and royal themed cupcakes can also be enjoyed for other events too, like the sporting events, St George's Day, princess parties and much more!
You can get the kids involved too, even the toddlers! My two-year-old had great fun helping to mix the cake batter, turn the buttercream blue and gloop on the glace icing.
Photo Credit: Royal Jubilee Cupcakes - image by the author
Jubilee Cupcakes Recipe 1: - Union Jack Cupcakes!
Photo Credit: Union Jack Cupcakes created by the author
Fantastic kit with 24 cupcake cases & 24 assorted toppers, perfect for the Jubilee and other royal or British themed celebrations!
The toppers come in 4 different designs which include fur trimmed crowns, the royal coach, British soldiers and the Tower of London, while the cupcake cases come in two designs - the Union Jack and the royal crest.
This fabulous kit is ideal for cupcakes at any event with a British theme! There are 24 cupcake cases - 12 each of 2 designs (royal guard with flag and Union Jack), and 24 cupcake toppers - 6 each of 4 iconic designs (red bus, black cab, royal soldier and Big Ben).
Jubilee Cupcakes Recipe 2: - Red White and Blue Cupcakes!
Photo Credit: Red White and Blue Cupcakes created by the author
Essential Decorations for Jubilee Cupcakes
Whatever type of royal cupcake you decide to make, here are some cupcake decorating essentials to help you make them look fit for a king or queen!
Jubilee Cupcakes Recipe 3: - Royal Cupcakes!
Photo Credit: Royal Cupcakes created by the author
Lots More Recipes for Jubilee Cupcakes!
- Jubilee Cupcakes Ideas and Recipes
Strawberry, red white and blue, British themed and more!
- Red White and Blue Jubilee Cupcakes
With fabulous fondant designs!
- Jubilee Heart Cupcakes
Gorgeous with white buttercream topped with red and blue hearts
- Crown Jubilee Cupcakes
Red white and blue theme with edible fondant crowns
- Individual Crown Fruit Cakes
Not strictly cupcakes, but these mini fruit cakes with amazing edible crowns would look wonderful nestled among your Jubilee cupcakes!
- Fondant Flags Jubilee Cupcakes
Another stunning array of red white and blue
- Nigella Domestic Goddess Jubilee Cupcakes
Beautiful cupcakes from a Nigella cupcake recipe for street party perfection!
Holding a street party? Been to one before? Share your stories, or just leave your comments and thoughts here!