Jubilee Celebrations: Top Tips for a Vintage Tea party

Jubilee garden celebration vintage tea party

Anticipation for the Jubilee weekend has been building for months and not just because of the four day bank holiday. Celebrations are being planned far and wide, up and down the country.

If you’re throwing a Jubilee get-together, we’ve been doing some of the prep work for you by setting up a vintage tea party in our very own show home garden!

Here’s what we learned:

1. Pick a theme: As the Jubilee marks the Queen’s 70th year on the throne, we took a step back in time and took our inspiration from her coronation. Here we found that the past held all the secrets we needed for a high tea party fit for the Queen herself.

2. The must have: A traditional afternoon tea party must of course have a cake stand at its heart. Whether it’s a classic Victoria Sponge - decorated by hand in the colours of the Union Jack - or a tiered stand filled with fluffy scones, height is the key. You can bring the theme to life, while feeding your guests in one fell swoop.

3. Go all out: Think china tea pots, cups and saucers, red roses, strawberries too. And don’t forget the bunting - red, white or blue!

4. The little touches: This is a theme you can have lots of fun with - accessorise with pearl necklaces and sparkling crowns. It’s quite easy to get carried away, but if this isn’t the perfect excuse for a party, we don’t know what is!

5. Have a spiffing time: Why not have some good old-fashioned fun with a game of croquet, hopscotch or dominoes. Once everything’s in place, all that’s left to do is for you to sit back, relax and have a royally good day!