Some of the favourite traditional reasons to celebrate in the British Calendar are Royal Family celebrations. Whether it is the Queens Birthday (90 this year – expect HUGE parties!), Royal Weddings, or welcoming new members to the family, the British public and people worldwide are captivated by our truly magnificent Royal Family. With the Queens 90th Birthday coming up, we thought it would be a great idea to give you a quick guide to hosting your own British Royal themed party!
No matter the ages involved, there is something for everyone, whether you are having fun with the kids or putting on a grown up get together. Baking, decorations, games and plenty of tea and biscuits are always in order when a Royal Party comes around. Here are some of our favourite ideas on how to really give your event that sovereign touch!
Some people enjoy the a more regal approach to a Royal event – dusting off their finest china, and enjoying the finer things in life like HRH and co. The other school of thought is big, bright and patriotic! Lots of flags, bunting and other unique decorations, flying those Union Jack’s high and proud!
Union Jack decorations are always a good place to start – be it traditional flags and wall decorations, to more unique items like hanging bells and lanterns! You can wear masks of your favourite family members, or even have them join you in life-sized cut out form.
If the weather is good, a barbecue is always a welcome addition to a Royal celebration – don’t forget the napkins, cups and cutlery!
Snacks & Treats
Alongside tea, traditional British cakes and snacks are staple parts of any traditional celebration. Regardless of the level of your baking skills, there are a wealth of time-honoured classic recipes out there you can make. On this blog we have some fantastic Royal Cupcakes, Classic Scones with Jam & Clotted Cream and Chocolate Caramel Flapjacks that are easy to do and are very effective!
Savoury snacks are also important – some British classics include cheese and pineapple on a stick, pork pies, sausages on cocktail sticks, a lovely selection of sandwiches, and if the weather is nice then a barbecue alongside a refreshing glass of Pimms and lemonade (or two!) are perfect additions to your majestic event!
Fun & Games
Entertaining your guests is always key to throwing a great party, and a Royal party is no different! If the sun is shining you can have an old school game of badminton or bowls in the garden. To keep the kids entertained, you can make some lovely cut out crowns which you can print out and decorate here, or even a fun game of musical chairs using our Royal playlist! Don’t forget to gather around the television to watch any speeches and fireworks, and to top off the momentous occasion, why not let off some Sky Lanterns and make some wishes for the future ahead. Happy Celebrating!
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