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June, 1st

Five Fun Ways to Celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee

Five Fun Ways to Celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee is almost upon us, and whether you are a fan of the royals or not, it's the perfect opportunity to get together and have fun with the family and your local community. If you haven’t yet planned a party or gathering, there’s still time! The weather looks promising for the two Bank Holidays (Thursday June 2 and Friday June 3), so here’s hoping for a sunny celebration, wherever you are. We’ve put together five suggestions to help you make the most of time spent together with friends and family during this unique moment in our history.

1. Brunch fit for a queen

If you’re keen to see friends and family but don’t want to make a whole day of it, why not get together for brunch? Menu ideas could include scrambled eggs and smoked salmon, exotic fruit salad with pineapple and mango, or of course the traditional Full English with bacon, sausages and mushrooms. For vegetarians, try cooking hash browns, arranging them around the edge of a large plate, then filling the ‘crown’ shape with grilled tomatoes and slices of avocado.

2. Dress up fifties-style

In 1952 when Queen Elizabeth came to the throne, fashion was all about nipped-in waists, floral prints and elegant court shoes. Polka dots, gingham and wraparound dresses were also on trend and there wasn’t a white trainer in sight. So have a dig around your wardrobe and see what you can find. If you can’t put together a red, white and blue outfit, channel your inner Audrey Hepburn and go for elegant black!

3. Play patriotic party games

Royal-related party games can be enjoyed by children and adults – our suggestions are just for fun and strictly non-competitive! Perhaps a game of pin the tail on the corgi? Musical thrones? A blindfold jam tasting competition? If you love a quiz, think up ten questions about the history of the royal family. A picture round could include baby photos of famous royals. You don’t need a printer – just flash up the picture on your phone, tablet or laptop.

4. Create a classic playlist from seven musical decades

Ask family and friends to choose their favourite tracks from the 1950s to the 2020s – seven amazing musical decades that have taken us from Rock ‘n’ Roll to Techno via Pop, Disco, Dance and Indie. Patriotic songs might not make the best party tunes, but maybe you’ll find room on your playlist for a quick burst of the National Anthem!

5. Find out what’s happening in your community

Towns, villages and cities across the UK are putting on celebrations in their communities. From street parties to fetes, beacon lighting on June 2 and the Big Lunch on June 5, there’s bound to be something happening in your area. Don’t miss this chance to share memorable moments with people in your neighbourhood, and perhaps make some new friends too.

Wherever you are over the Platinum Jubilee weekend, we hope you have a wonderful time with the people you love. Don’t forget to share your pictures on our Me to You social channels – especially if Tatty Teddy joins in your celebrations!

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