Street party anyone?

17 Apr 2012 12:28:11

This summer is going to be the summer for street parties.  Have a look at our bunting pink, bunting blue and jubilee designs.  They will look great on the tables at your street party!  Bunting pink is currently on offer so order now to save some money.

We’ve got the Queen’s jubilee in June and after that we’re hosting the Olympic Games in London: Extra holidays, lots of sun and celebration in the air, here are some tips on how to get yourself involved by throwing the best street party in your neighbourhood.

When Prince William and Kate got married last April, the UK had an unusually common point of interest to gossip about. Unless you were walking round with a paper bag over your head there was no way you could have missed the general atmosphere of celebration that swept the nation.

The Queen’s jubilee and the games are going to provide exactly the same kind of festivity, but this year it’ll be even better: We can prolong the festive spirit right through the summer!  One of the best things about a street party is discovering who lives on  your street.  It’s good to plan early. Other than leaving lots of time for bouncing ideas around and putting them in to action, there are also logistics to think about: let the council know your plans.  Get permission around 4 to 12 weeks before the party from your council’s traffic department.  Unless everyone in the neighbourhood chips in for a caterer, it’s going to be a bit overwhelming to provide all the food for the street party yourself. You don’t want to be slaving away in the kitchen while everyone else is having fun.  So, try to get as many people as possible to provide food; a dish from each person goes a long way and requires little effort. How about nominating each person to make or bring something in particular?  There’s also no reason to be boring about food.  Get creative; make biscuits in strange shapes or cupcakes with funny messages on them.  Things like a cake baking competition is a great idea, time to get the mixing bowl out!

There’s not going to be any dancing in the street without some great music. Live performances are always a treat and a brilliant way to bring people in from the outside. Check to see what your own neighbours and friends have to offer in the first instance. Are they in bands? Do they have sound systems?  After that, all you need is a great playlist of tunes to put people in the right mood.  You can’t go wrong with a bit of Motown and some reggae.

Good luck and we'd love to see some photos of your summer celebrations and your Wipe Easy tablecloth in action!

Posted in General By Denise Edwards