Creating a Right Royal Celebration!

How nice it is to have something to celebrate – much-needed now and after the last 2 years.

The Platinum Jubilee is an excuse for a party and for us to get together with family and friends.

If you are looking for ideas on how to create a celebration a la Royalty, here are some of my tips:

  • Royal banquets ordinarily are laid out as long tables, called Sprigs. The hosts’ table is a long one running horizontally and the sprigs are set off from this vertically. If you’ve a sizeable room, or are planning an outdoor celebration, this set up works well.

  • Bunting is a British tradition and one that is, literally, rolled out for any celebration. It works as indoor or outdoor decoration and is always associated with a party.

  • June offers host of British summer flowers - fragrant and glorious in their colour. Choosing all summer flowers will lend a beautiful scent to your setting. Including herbs adds greenery, a variation in texture, and yet more scent!

Dining on British cuisine is perhaps not as unexciting as some people may initially anticipate! We do do food rather well! Eton mess, cheesecake, trifle and the quintessential roast dinner are all popular for party menus. Serving a Pimms, dressed with fresh mint and fruit I always feel looks equally celebratory and delicious!