Platinum Jubilee garden party ideas for a right royal celebration

Make your jubilee celebrations one to remember with these ideas.

Union Jack bunting hung in a flowering garden

by Rosie Floyd |

This year marks 70 years since Elizabeth II became the Queen of England. She ascended to the throne in 1952 and has been Britain's longest-reigning monarch since 2015, surpassing her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria. There's not long to go now until Jubilee weekend when we will mark the 70th anniversary of Her Majesty's accession to the throne.

If you're wondering what to do to mark the occasion, why don't you host a garden party? There will be nothing better than having a right royal knees up with friends and family. You can go all out on the decorations, put on a spread of delectable treats, and enjoy some friendly competition with a selection of garden games.

If this sounds like your idea of fun, but you're not sure where to start with getting all the Jubilee themed items you need, we're here to help with our Platinum Jubilee garden party ideas so you can throw a celebration fit for a Queen!

Platinum Jubilee garden party ideas: decorations

This party box is bursting with goodies to help you celebrate the occasion. There's bunting, balloons, a table cloth, hats and loads more so you can celebrate in style.

Everyone loves a good selfie, and you'll be able to create some truly memorable ones with this photo prop kit. Just pop up a crown, don a fake cardboard beard, and say cheese!

This right royal bunting will look lovely hung up for your jubilee garden party. As well as standing out, it will really set the tone for your celebrations.

We love the print on this paper table cover - there are crowns, horses, lions and Union Jack flags. When you're finished with it, you can pop it into your recycling as it's totally recyclable.

Platinum Jubilee garden party ideas: food

Packed with sweet, savoury and sippable treats, this wicker basket would be the perfect accompaniment to an afternoon tea enjoyed in the garden. Lift the lid to find tea, jam, chutney and biscuits, amongst other items.

This Platinum Jubilee themed hamper has everything you need for your celebrations. From food and drink to paper plates, napkins and bunting - it really has it all! There's a selection of savoury and sweet treats inside, including Marks & Spencer's signature Connie the Caterpillar mini rolls that have had a Jubilee makeover.

If you're more of a savoury than a sweet fan - this is the box for you. Perfect for lovers of a cheeseboard, it has a selection of hard, soft, and blue cheese, an apple and chilli jelly, and some wholemeal biscuits.

Is there anything more British than a Victoria sponge? This cake will be the ideal treat to enjoy at your Platinum Jubilee garden party, with its edible union jack topper.

Platinum Jubilee garden party ideas: games

This classic ring toss game will be a great addition to your Platinum Jubilee garden party. Test your aim and see who can achieve the highest score between your friends and family.

This giant version of the tabletop classic is the perfect retro game for your celebrations. Compete against your friends and family to be the first to achieve four in a row.

If you're looking for a garden game that will add a bit of a class to your Jubilee celebration, this croquet set is ideal. It doesn't matter whether you're old or young, this traditional game will be enjoyed by many.

This game is guaranteed fun over the Jubilee bank holiday weekend. It's just like traditional bingo, except the numbers have been replaced with royal related items, such as a crown, throne, and of course, a corgi.

Will the Platinum Jubilee be a bank holiday?

Yes, the Platinum Jubilee will be a bank holiday. The official jubilee bank holiday is 2 June 2022, which falls on a Thursday. We also have an additional bank holiday to enjoy the next day on Friday 3 June, as the late Spring bank holiday that usually falls on the last Monday of May has been moved. The Platinum Jubilee Central Weekend, as it's been officially called, will give people a four day weekend to enjoy.

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