Best decorations for your anniversary party, from bunting to balloons and more

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You don’t see one every day on a Platinum Jubilee.

In fact, we’ve never had one here in the UK, and the history books only have three others before Queen Elizabeth II (CC: Pub Quizzers, that’s Louis XIV of France; John II, Prince of Liechtenstein; and King Bhumibol of Thailand).

Her Maj is our longest reigning monarch and has worn the crown for an impressive 70 years. This is a milestone worth celebrating in our book.

As we get closer to the much-anticipated four-day weekend (which is June 2-5, if it’s not already circled in red on your calendar), we’re seeing more and more limited-edition anniversary items filling the shelves, both physical and also digital. We’ve rounded up the best of the bunch here.

The Platinum Jubilee will see many official Red, White and Blue events, a special Trooping of the Color and high profile pageantry across the country.

With such a huge national event (not to mention two extra days off – cheers Liz) there will of course be street parties, with streets cordoned off in every borough of London and beyond to make way for majestic British food celebrations: think Think of coronation chicken, pork pies, trifles, sandwiches with every filling under the sun, and mountains of scones for cream teas. Less state, more street banquet.

Decorations will play a central role – and we don’t just mean bunting. You will also need matching dishes, napkins and balloons. If you’re planning on throwing up your own royal right knees, we’ve collected the pieces that HRH herself would nod in approval for.

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Party Pieces Anniversary Party Placemat

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Where better to source patriotic party supplies than from the society of the future Queen’s Family? Run by Ma and Pa Middleton, Party Pieces offers a range of decorations to set the stage for your soiree.

There are many Jubilee pieces to choose from, but if you’re looking for a set for your street party table, this bundle has it all. There are plates, cups, napkins and a table runner, all adorned with a chic Union Jack print and all made on FSC-certified paper, which can be recycled after the hype.

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Party Pieces The anniversary crowd pleaser

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It’s a big occasion, so why not push the boat out? This decoration set is designed to bring extra joy to your anniversary party.

You can expect bunting, cakes, balloons, ribbons and a balloon weight, all in stripes of red, white and blue with the odd silver to represent shadows you jour, platinum. There’s even a small helium canister to ensure the balloons stay upright and buoyant throughout the event.

Queen Platinum Jubilee Garland Elizabeth Party Decorations 2022

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Leave your guests in no doubt who the party is for with this playful 14 Queen Faces garland on various engagements and a range of wonderful hats.

The double ended bunting stretches up to 3m with pink twine in between adding to the party look.

Talking Tables Queen’s Jubilee Eco Paper Plates x 12

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Talking Tables offers a fun take on paper plates, featuring a royal blue serrated edge design that reads “Three Cheers For Her Majesty”. The set of 12 is fully recyclable as mentioned on the cute scroll in the center of the plate. A greener way to celebrate the anniversary.

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Knit Blanket

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For those celebrating the Queen’s 70th birthday with a classic English picnic, set the scene with the Not Just commemorative blanket. The knitted design is edged with white fringes and features HRH’s profile on a royal blue background along with the dates of her reign and the words ‘God Save The Queen’.

It’s also big enough for the whole family, measuring 180cm x 180cm and also makes a lovely throw for your sofa or bed.

Star Cutouts British Royal Family Queen Cardboard Cutout

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Unfortunately, the Queen will be too busy over the Jubilee weekend to attend every street festival in person, but you can still enjoy her royal presence with this life-size cutout from Argos. The flat-packed queen made of high-quality cardboard can be unfolded to the dimensions H 172, W 52 and D 15 cm.

Corgi Dog Lifesize Mini Cardboard Cutout

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Party styling is in the details. Invite the Queen’s beloved corgis to your party with cardboard. This cutout ships flat packed and is free standing once set up (although it’s advisable to add a weight to the back to ensure the little fella doesn’t tip over). Measures 62 x 27 cm.

Postbox Party Traditional Union Jack party hats

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Not just for kids, party hats get a patriotic makeover in time for Her Majesty’s special moment. The four pack will arrive flat ready for you to put on your street party tables as a fun favor for the adults.

Rowwait 36 ​​Piece Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Balloons Set

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Celebrate the occasion in no uncertain terms with this glowing British Jubilee balloon set, which includes silver foil letters that read ‘Platinum Jubilee’. There are 36 pieces in total, consisting of red, white, blue and silver balloons, all labeled to celebrate the Queen’s 70th birthday.

John Lewis & Partners Tourist Soldier with Parachute Ball

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Baubles aren’t just for Christmas, this cute soldier suspended from a Union Jack parachute is ready for your personal Trooping of the Colour. Dangle it from a tree to enhance the look of your celebrations.

FLOWERBX anniversary wreath

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Just like the bauble in our list, decorations traditionally associated with Christmas come out for special occasions throughout the year. For the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, FLOWERBX created a purple and silver wreath to hang on front doors to spread patriotic cheer from your front door. The fresh floral arrangement is perfect for the season. Free Shipping.

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