How to Throw a Platinum Jubilee Party Fit for a Royal

Did you know that 2022 marks the 70th year of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign? This makes it the year of her Platinum Jubilee! The queen is officially the longest-reigning female monarch in history (1952-2022), so it’s fair to say she’s witnessed her share of highs and lows over the years. In June, from the 2nd-5th, the country will be celebrating our monarch by throwing Jubilee garden parties, tea parties, street parties and everything in between!

In this article, we’re going to take you through how to make the Jubilee a day to remember, with a little help from our Platinum Jubilee party decorations. So, get your Victoria Sponges at the ready… There’s going to be a Great British PARTY!

Jubilee Table Decorations

To kick off our royal bash, let’s start by setting the table… Our full range of Union Jack tableware is fit for any banquet. We recommend starting with a table cloth, either our Union Jack paper table cover or opting for a plain white cloth sprinkled with red, white & blue tissue confetti.

queen's platinum jubilee table decorations inspiration

Paper plates are a great option for parties, especially if you’re going to be throwing a Jubilee garden party. You’ll be able to relax knowing that your crockery isn’t going to get broken, plus it means there’s less washing up! Our Union Jack paper plates and day to remember paper plates will help to keep your event on the theme, whilst being a great touch to any table.

Every table needs a crowning glory, so you can take this quite literally as this is a Jubilee party! Our crown glass decorations will look great on a champagne flute and will be sure to put a smile on your guest’s faces. When it comes to Platinum Jubilee party decorations, there’s no such thing as getting carried away.

royal jubilee decorative crown glass toppers

Jubilee Balloons and Bunting 

Whether you opt for a balloon arch, balloon garland or a more simple bouquet, balloons are a great way to set the party mood. The red, white & blue DIY balloon garland kit from our Jubilee decorations range and the Union Jack flag bunting, is perfect for indoor or outdoor decoration. You can up your balloon game further with the royal crown balloon arch or some of our themed foil balloons.

jubilee red, white and blue union jack bunting and balloons

Bunting is potentially the most classic decoration you could choose for your Jubilee party, whether it’s a Jubilee street party or an indoor affair. The Great British public have been sporting red, white and blue or Union Jack bunting for decades, even since the Queen’s coronation! We’ve come prepared for the occasion and are currently offering bunting kits, so that you can easily cover the entire street if you need to.

A top tip when it comes to decorations, especially if you are throwing a Jubilee garden party or an outdoor party, is to choose items that could work inside or outside – even if it is June, we all know how British weather can be!

Jubilee Party Accessories

A fun way to get your party guests in the spirit of the occasion is to provide fancy dress novelties for everyone. Items like head boppers and photo booth props always go down a treat with adults and kids alike! This year, we’ve got everything you need and more, from Union Jack cone party hats and plastic bowler hats to Union Jack sequin bow ties and jewelled jubilee tiaras

union jack crown headband accessory

Don’t forget about Jubilee party games either! There’s nothing like bringing together friends and neighbours with themed games. If you’re hosting a Jubilee street party, or have a larger group, a quiz would work well as guests can play together in teams. There are plenty of quizzes to download or draw inspiration from online, or our ready-made right royal trivia game will make being the quiz master easier than ever. What about a prize for the winners? Stick to the theme with yummy Great British puds chew bars from Swizzels!

Check out our blog on 30 Summer Party Games the Whole Family will Love for more outdoor games inspo! 

Special Guests and Transport

Planning for how your guests might arrive at your party, or whether there is parking space available is important. However, the transport we had in mind was the transportation of sweet treats. To be more specific, we are talking about our double-decker bus treat stand! This product will not only complete any Jubilee table setting, but it’s also a functional way to display cakes and other goodies.

double decker london bus decorative jubilee cake stand


Now that you have your decorations, activities and accessories organised, it’s time to review the guest list. We have a feeling that her majesty might be a little busy over the jubilee, so might not be able to attend your event. Don’t worry though, we can provide you with the next best thing! Choose from four life-size cardboard cutouts of the queen herself and surprise your guests with a royal visitor. You can even time travel back to 1954 with the Queen Elizabeth coronation cutout

Life size cut out of queen Elizabeth II from 1954 coronation

Whatever you are doing to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee this June, we hope you party like a royal your way! We have plenty more Jubilee and Union Jack decorations, bunting, tableware, balloons, accessories and more right here.