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Jubilee Decor & Tablescaping Ideas for Your Street Party

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Consider your Platinum Jubilee decor ideas, sorted.

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On the Bank Holiday weekend (Friday 3 June, for your diaries), we’ll be celebrating with The Platinum Jubilee Street Party, and that means nailing the Jubilee decor. First you’ll need get the nitty-gritty out of the way (you can apply to host your own street party here on the Platinum Jubilee website), and then comes the fun part: decoration.

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Things to consider before you’re drawn to the aesthetics are the logistics. You’ll find a plethora of Tressel table options on Gumtree or eBay at a fraction of the price if your guest numbers are spilling off the page. Once that’s nailed this year, we’re thinking Jubilee decor should bring the old and new, not only is this an apt nod to the occasion of celebrating the Queen’s reign, but it also is a good way to swerve single-use decor that can verge on the wasteful.

You can do this by trawling through eBay for the ultimate kitschy memorabilia platter, or perhaps head to a car boot sale or vintage bric-a-brac to uncover some so-bad-it’s-good treasures. You’ll be able to find plenty of recyclable options now for paper plates and cups. Plus there’s also the bunting to think about. Have a look on Etsy, and you’ll see loads of options that are made from cotton fabric (as opposed to single-use plastic).

Jubilee Decor & Tablescaping Must-Haves

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The Royal Crown Bableit Candles

Game, Set, Match

Get your Jubilee themed hand-painted candles from small business owner, Bianca of @bableit. There are special requests open if you’re hankering after something super bespoke, but you’ll have to be quick: these candles get snapped up fast.

The Royal Crown, £16, Bableit, bableyourtable.com, image: @bableit

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Platinum Jubilee Commemorative Plate by Royal Stafford

Kitschy Memorabilia is Cool Again

Etsy, Narchie and eBay are your friends to help you find your ‘so-good-its-bad’ Elizabeth II memorabilia plate (or whatever trinket most speaks to you, the possibilities are truly endless). The kitschier, the better in our eyes.

Platinum Jubilee ER Commemorative Plate, £20, royalstafford.co.uk

union jack bunting on a street

British Bunting Please

You can’t really decorate a Platinum Jubilee table without British bunting, our pick of the bunch would be a fabric union jack bunting from Etsy.

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Party Like Royalty banner

Go Big with a Banner

A statement banner will never go amiss.

Ginger Ray Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Bunting, £7, John Lewis, johnlewis.com

 

Issy Granger blue spotty glasses for the platinum jubilee tablescaping

Raise a Glass

Because if you’re raising a toast, it should always be an aesthetic moment.

Issy Granger, Blue Pom Water Glass, £17, issygranger.com

 

VAISSELLE Hot Cakes Cake Stand by Liberty

By the Book

If you haven’t already heard, Prince Charles and Camilla have released a Platinum Jubilee Cookbook that shares over 70 recipes from across the world, of which many are inspired by Royal Visits. May be worth meeting the moment with your own Monarchical style crockery.

Vaisselle, Hot Cakes Stand, £60, libertylondon.com

Emma Bridgewater Platinum Jubilee Mugs

Spilling the Tea

Of course, your tea-scape has to be in hand for the celebrations, see Emma Bridgewater’s new range of  Platinum Jubilee mugs.

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 1/2 Pint Mug, £22, Emma Bridgewater, emmabridgewater.co.uk

'colette' yellow glass candlestick set of 2 by Narchie

Stick it to the Man

Is it a tablescape if you don’t include candlesticks? Narchie (the app that’s Depop for interiors) has a stellar range of second-hand glass candlesticks that are one of a kind.

‘Colette’ yellow glass candlestick set of 2, £44, Narchie, download app here

Style Your Spaces Tablecloth

Table Talk

Clothe your table with the same finery as your wardrobe for the occasion. Take your cue from Style Your Spaces.

Block Printed Tablecloth, Savannah Melon, Style Your Spaces, £98, style-your-spaces.com

12 Talking Tables Queen’s Jubilee Eco Paper Plates

Paper Plates – But Make it Recyclable

The Platinum Jubilee needn’t be wasteful.

12 Talking Tables Queen’s Jubilee Eco Paper Plates, £4.40, Lakeland, lakeland.co.uk

a green portable outdoor speaker for the platinum jubilee

Play On

Outdoor speakers are always a must for street parties. We’re taking our cue from Bang & Olufsen.

Bang & Olufsen Beosound Explore waterproof wireless speaker, £169, Selfridges, selfridges.com

paper crowns for the platinum jubilee

On Point

A paper crown needn’t be reserved just for Christmas.

Mini Glitter Party Crowns (x 8), £15, merimeri.co.uk 

Union Jack Royal Party Glasses

If in doubt, Union Jack it

Union Jack Royal Party Glasses, £11.50, Not on the High Street, notonthehighstreet.com

a marbled Summerill & Bishop Napkin

Nod to the Noble Napkin

If you’re going to make it an elevated moment, Summerill & Bishop’s napkins are your go to. There’s also a flurry of Platinum Jubilee specific napkins if you’re hankering after a feverish dedication to the day on Etsy.

Summerill & Bishop x Matches Fashion, £27.50, summerillandbishop.com

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