How to Throw the Perfect Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Street Party – 6 Tips to Help You
Experts from Wholesale Candy have put together their tips to ensure the celebrations go off without a hitch.
They looked at pre-party planning, including closing the street for the event, organizing neighbors, and planning food and drink.
Experts also suggest considering decorations to give the street a royal look and activities and entertainment for all to enjoy.
A WholesaleSweets.co.uk spokesperson said: ‘Platinum Jubilee is the perfect time to celebrate and what better than to throw a street party.
“Getting started is the hardest part – figuring out what permits you need and involving neighbors to help you plan and get everything ready on the day.
“A street party is definitely a great way to unite a community, really get to know your neighbors and enjoy each other’s company. And the added bonus? No need to go far to get home at the end of the evening!
Here are Wholesale Sweets’ tips for planning the perfect street party:
Planning ahead is a must for a big party, but don’t try to plan alone. Gather a group of neighbors to share the stress and effort. Have a street meeting to decide what you want to do, divide the tasks and start building the excitement for the big day.
A street group on WhatsApp or Facebook is a great way to stay up to date and plan on the right track. Once you’ve planned the basics, you can submit your details to have your street party listed on the Platinum Jubilee website!
If you plan to close your road for the event, you need permission from your local council. Make it your number one priority if you haven’t already. They will need to know where and when the party is taking place so they can plan accordingly.
Some municipalities will lend you a sign for the closure of the road. Otherwise, you should be able to rent them from specialist companies. If you plan to sell alcohol, you will need to apply for a Temporary Events Notice.
Decorations make a street party special. Rather than shelling out for expensive decorations, try involving the whole street in making them. Bunting is simple to get started. All you will need is a rope or string and triangles of paper, cardboard or fabric. And how about having the kids make posters and invitations for everyone to spread the word?
Also consider creating shaded areas or a place to shelter from showers if the weather isn’t perfect. If someone has gazebos, set them up and drape them with streamers and fairy lights to create something unique.
Set up a food and drink table and let everyone bring something to add – plan ahead so you don’t end up with the same thing multiple times! Also consider setting a sweet table with a royal theme. Check out Wholesale Sweets to pick and mix fun choices to decorate your table.
Outdoor games like Giant Jenga are great for street parties as well as popular fairground games like Shy Coco. If you want to stick with a royal theme, you can have a “Pin the Crown on the Queen” or even a costume contest.
The best party activities are suitable for people of all ages, but it’s always a good idea to think of the little ones. Organize activities like coloring or drawing stations – you can even introduce royal stencils.
On the day of the party, make sure everyone has their own work to do and work as a team to organize the event. Once ready, it’s time to celebrate.