With The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee just around the corner – beginning on June 2nd and continuing until June 5th – now is the perfect time to get planning for what is set to be a monumental celebration up and down the country. The event marks Queen Elizabeth II’s 70-year reign, with a four-day bank holiday to follow. Here we give you everything you need to know when it comes to planning your Jubilee street party.
Anyone who wants to hold a street party for the Jubilee can do so during the bank holiday weekend. You can plan one yourself, but uniting the road as a group is ideal if you want to really build a sense of community spirit and togetherness! Government advice suggests it might be a good idea to begin planning six weeks in advance – guidance on how to begin doing that can found here.
The earlier you start, the earlier temporary traffic regulations can be put in place to close your road so that you might take advantage of having the whole street at your disposal. A risk assessment may need to be carried out, the forms to which can be found on the aforementioned link.
Should you decide to sell alcohol, or require the playing of loud, amplified music, then you will be needing a Temporary Events Notice. Making sure you’re fully up to date on everything your local council will require for the party to go ahead safely and responsibly is always a good idea.
After receiving approval from your local council, you can begin the all-important job of promoting your party to the neighbours through handwritten leaflets, letters, or WhatsApp groups.
Here at Lauren’s Catering we can provide you with all the catering advice and needs you require! Should you go about the daunting challenge of catering for the whole street, however, there’s some important things you should know. Asking everyone to bring their own drink and dish is a good way to ease the amount of work you have to carry out yourself.
You could either provide plates and cutlery yourself or ask everyone to bring their own – the choice is yours! Also consider ways that you might reduce the amount of waste created by everyone there; having a number of bin liners ready to collect rubbish is always a good idea.
Think about whether you’ll be eating the food standing or sitting; finger food and cold bites are a good idea should you have very little sitting. The Big Lunch has loads of classic British recipes for you to choose from should you need a little inspiration – and remember, if all else fails, you can’t go wrong with cheese and crackers!
Embracing the Jubilee party tradition and transforming the aesthetic of your street is never a bad idea. Union Jack bunting is never a bad idea, and hanging it between houses can create a sense of unity within the community. Flags are also a popular choice, and can be hung from the front of houses or used as tablecloths. String, lace, and ribbons can be hung from the backs of chairs or table legs to give them a Great British Jubilee makeover!
If you are looking for a reliable buffet caterer to provide you with delicious and exciting food for your Jubilee party, look no further than Lauren’s Catering.
We are incredibly talented when it comes to cooking up a variety of tasty food. We take pride in delivering a service that leaves our customers feeling best pleased!
Find out more about our buffet catering services here or, discover what else we get up to here at Lauren’s Catering.