The Queen’s Jubilee is right around the corner which means a 4-day weekend for many. Hurray! I hear you rejoice! But if you’re a parent, most of the time, a bank holiday weekend is obsolete.
Having said that, it would be rude not to participate in the celebrations - after all - what a perfect excuse to raise a toast to Elizabeth herself and commemorate the Queen serving our country for the last 70 years.
What better way to spend an extra day off than seeing the kids smiles, making priceless memories and laughter flowing through the air? Bring the family together and let’s celebrate in style!
Add a little spice to your party and ask guests to show up in their best fancy dress outfits! If you’re feeling patriotic, you could ask everyone to come in the national flag colours; that being red, white and blue, of course. But if you want to show your appreciation for the Royals and feel like a Queen for the day - a King and Queen theme would be a huge hit! The kids can dress up as little Princes and Princess – how adorable!
It’s not a party without the décor! This is your excuse to go big or go home! From flags to bunting to balloons, the list is endless. Keeping in with the theme of red, white, and blue, you can’t go wrong. If you decide to include fancy dress, then choose decorations or props that work with your theme. Get the kids to help decorate the house to highten the excitment and to excude pride.
You can’t forget food at a party – especially when the kids are involved. Cater to your guests but finger food is always a winner! Dessert based choices will be you’re go-to. After all, we’re known for our afternoon tea delicacies. A traditional Victoria Sponge, scones or a Bakewell Tart will go down a treat!
Keep the children happy with several games that they will love – even the adults won’t want to miss out! Simple party games, such as, pass the parcel, musical chairs (or thrones, maybe?) and musical statues will be a fun way to let the kids burn off that energy! Depending on the age of the children, you could host a quiz which ask all things royalty. Exciting AND educational!
Before the party, why not get your creativity hat on and get crafty with the kids. You and the children could make your own decorations for the party. Why not make your own Union Jack? Or bunting for the garden? You can go as big or as small as you like. Even try out making your own invites for the do – It’s a cheaper alternative and a lovely way to involve the kids.
Happy 70 years to the Queen!
Written by Laura, who you can follow on Twitter, @LauraJadeC20