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How to Throw an EPIC PTA Street Party for the Queen’s Jubilee!

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Looking for some fun ideas to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee?

PlanSocial has the perfect solution – an EPIC PTA Street Party! This article will show you how to throw a street party that will be the talk of the town.

The Queen's Platinum Jubilee will be a special opportunity to celebrate her Majesty's seventy years on the throne. There are many ways to mark the occasion, from street parties and parades to royal feasts. However you choose to celebrate, the Queen's Platinum Jubilee will be a truly memorable event. So start planning your street party now and join in the fun!

Read on to learn everything you need to make your party a success, from invitations to food ideas to music and activities. We’ve got you covered!

As Britain prepares to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee in 2022, preparations are already underway for street parties across the country. While the exact details of the celebrations are still being finalised, there are a few things that you can do to start planning your own street party for the school community.


You will need all hands on deck to help get organised, so seek out as many parent volunteers as possible to join the planning committee. With their support, you can ensure that your street party is a safe and fun event for everyone involved. So start planning now and get ready to celebrate in style!

First, talk to your neighbours or send out invitations to see if they would be interested in taking part. Once you have a rough idea of numbers, you can start to think about logistics like food and drink, decorations, and entertainment.


Next, start planning the decorations. Here are some tips on how to decorate for the occasion. Union Jack bunting is a must for any patriotic street party, and what could be more patriotic than celebrating the Queen's Platinum Jubilee?

You can get the children involved by asking the school if classes would like to make bunting to hang up at the street party. There are plenty of templates that they can use. You can find some by doing a quick Google search on ‘union jack bunting templates’.

The PTA volunteers can make bunting using red, white and blue fabric, or make it easy and buy ready-made bunting from your local party shop that can be hung from buildings, fences or trees.

Union Jack flags make great party decorations, too - you can use them to line the street or hang them from lampposts.

Hire trestle tables or picnic benches for seating and decorate them with union jack table cloths and napkins, and fill vases with red, white and blue flowers.

And don't forget to stock up on Union Jack cake cases, straws and other party supplies!

If you want to get really creative, you could even set up a Union Jack flag as a backdrop for photos.

Balloons and streamers in the national colours are also a great way to add a touch of festivity, and you can even get Union Jack balloons if you really want to go all out.

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Balloons galore! (giphy)

Whatever decorations you choose, make sure they reflect the spirit of celebration and patriotism. The Queen's Platinum Jubilee is a once-in-a-lifetime event, so make it one to remember!


To make sure your street party is fit for a queen, here are some delicious food ideas...

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Give me all the food! (giphy)
  • Trestle tables laden with finger food are always popular, so why not start with some classic sandwiches filled with cucumber or smoked salmon? For something a little heartier, add on some mini sausages or pork pies.
  • Is your crowd adventurous? Try including something a little more unusual like mini lamb pies or chicken skewers with a honey and mustard glaze.
  • Follow tradition and go for an afternoon tea style. Serve scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam, followed by a selection of dainty sandwiches and cakes.
  • For something more substantial, offer a ploughman's lunch of crusty bread, mature cheddar, pickles and a crisp salad.
  • And for dessert, you can't go wrong with traditional British favourites like a trifle or a Victoria sponge cake. Strawberries and cream always go down well.

Whatever you serve, don't forget the Pimms! - for the adults of course ;) Raise a glass to the Queen and enjoy an unforgettable street party with the school community, family and friends!

Music & Entertainment

Jammin with the band! (giphy)

Of course, no street party would be complete without music. A brass band is the perfect addition to any street party celebration. They add an air of excitement and bring people together with their upbeat music. Brass bands also have a long tradition of being associated with royal events, so they are sure to add a touch of regality to your Jubilee celebration. And what better way to show your patriotism than by joining in with a sing-along of "God Save the Queen"?

Best of all, brass bands are very versatile and can play a wide range of music, from traditional marches to contemporary pop hits. So whether you want your guests to sing along to classic British tunes or dance the night away to modern chart-toppers, a brass band will be able to provide the perfect entertainment.

A Jubilee street party is the perfect opportunity to celebrate British culture and heritage. There are many other ways to add excitement and entertainment to the event. Why not set up a parade route with floats representing different aspects of British history.

For added fun, you could even have a medieval-themed jousting tournament or an archery contest.

For those looking to do something a little more active, organise a royal scavenger hunt. Divide the crowd into teams and give each team the Queen’s list. The first team to return to the palace (designate a special spot for this) with all of the required items listed on Her Majesty’s list will be crowned the winner. The scavenger hunt could include finding items like union jack flags, crowns, and tea sets, just to name a few.

The Queen’s Jubilee is a time to celebrate the long and successful reign of our monarch. What better way to mark this momentous occasion than by throwing an EPIC PTA street party? By incorporating some of these ideas, you can throw an amazing street party that will help everyone celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee in style! So put on your party hat and get ready for a celebration worthy of a queen!

No matter what you choose to include in your event, make sure it’s a celebration that the whole community can enjoy. Get everyone involved and have a blast celebrating the Queen’s Jubilee!

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