Organising a Street Party for this summer
Choosing a venue for your party is really important. Try and find a place where you and lots of your neighbours can celebrate together. This might be a local park, where you could have a big picnic, or in a town square. Street parties are fun to hold in a local street, but be sure to leave enough time to apply to close the road from your local council.
Remember to publicise your street party well in advance so that your entire community can get involved, if they wish. It might be a good idea to hold a meeting, a couple of months prior to the event, to decide on venue, cooking arrangements, and how you will celebrate together to make the most of this community event. Getting as many people involved as possible will make the event much more fun. Ask your elderly neighbours if they have memories of street parties in the past - you’ll be sure to pick up some good ideas. Catering for large groups is a challenge, so why not ask everyone to bring some sort of dish? Celebrate the diversity of your community by asking them to bring a dish that’s really special to them. Don’t forget lots of colourful decorations - including bunting! - And you’ve got a really special event that you and your neighbours will remember for a long time!
What’s going on at Emma Bridgewater?
To celebrate the Diamond Jubilee, we’ve designed lots of really special products that are designed to be used every day, but which will undoubtedly be treasured for generations. To help your summer parties go with a swing, we’ve got cake plates, dinner plates and napkins galore. Our gorgeous Jubilee mugs are really special pieces, and as they come boxed, make super presents. Don’t forget our bold Steadfast and True apron, and our colourful tea towels will really brighten things up in your kitchen when you’re baking a hundred cup cakes. Last but certainly not least, no Jubilee party is complete without our gorgeous and unique 4 cup teapot, beautiful comport and utterly irresistible Flotilla Mug.
The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Central Weekend took place from Saturday 2nd June 2012 until Tuesday 5th June 2012 with celebrations throughout the UK and across the common wealth.
The Central Weekend Schedule
Saturday 2nd June 2012
The Queen attended the Epsom Derby.
Sunday 3rd June 2012
The Big Jubilee lunch: People were encouraged to share lunch with neighbours and friends as part of the Jubilee Celebrations.
The Thames Pageant/Flotilla: Up to 1000 boats took to the Thames. The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh will travelled in the Royal Barge at the centre piece of the Flotilla.
Monday 4th June 2012
BBC Concert at Buckingham palace: Televised Diamond Jubilee Concert at Buckingham Palace – featuring British and Common wealth musicians.
The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Beacons: 2,012 beacons were lit throughout the UK.
Tuesday 5th June 2012
On Tuesday there was a service at St Paul’s Cathedral, carriage procession to Buckingham palace and finally a balcony appearance and flypast.