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How to Plan Your Platinum Jubilee Party

We don't know about you but we are already pretty excited about the Platinum Jubilee weekend in June, and in honour of Her Majesty the Queen celebrating 70 years on the throne we have teamed up with Gathered's Sewing, Crafting and Patchwork magazines to bring you 20 projects to celebrate the Jubilee in style. Even better, we have the best Jubilee Fabric Collection to plan your very own Platinum Jubilee Party, so do read on for party inspiration....

 

The Queen's Platinum Jubilee Royal Emblem

 

Essential Platinum Jubilee Party Makes

In our minds a party simply isn’t a party without a few key things - a party table cloth, bunting and a cake. Now we can’t help you on the cake side, but we can make sure you have a pretty damn good table cloth, some extra special bunting, along with a few other ideas to really make your Platinum Jubilee Weekend one to remember.

 

Make a Jubilee Tablecloth

As the parties we have coming up are gonna have a slight Jubilee Theme it’s a chance to go full on red, white and blue, but you still want something you can use over and over again so you want to make something quite classic. In terms of classic summer table cloths, we are thinking it comes down to Gingham, a Red Ticking Stripe and maybe a cheeky spot print in there too. All of these are a soft furnishing Cotton Panama Fabric so they will lay beautifully and can easily be washed over and over again. Oh, just think of summers to come with the sun shining, a lovely lunch in the garden made even more picturesque by a pretty red gingham table cloth. 

 

Red Gingham Table cloth Fabric

Furnishing Cotton Gingham Picnic Red

 

The other great thing about whipping up a tablecloth is it's so simple, all you need is scissors, an iron and some pins; our only advice would be to iron a double hem and then whizz around it on your sewing machine.

 

Make Jubilee Bunting 

Now a party really isn’t a party without Bunting, and there are so many options for crafting some pretty, party-ready bunting. Again the Jubilee means it’s all about red, white and blue. BUT that doesn’t mean you can’t mix in some fabric from your stash but also some pretty florals too so that you can crack it out for many parties to come. At Fabrics Galore we love a pattern clash and were thinking that the best bunting is a real mixture of stripes, spots, florals and plains. Making bunting is also a really good way of clearing up any odd bits of cotton in your stash as well as an excuse for pretty prints you simply can’t think of what to make with but you love them all the same. Some of our favourite floral options are our Autumn Flowers in Navy which would look pretty mixed in with some plain red and white flags too.

 

Jubilee Bunting Fabric London theme

Jubilee Bunting Fabric London Town

 

Jubilee Fabric Union Jack Fabric

Jubilee Fabric: Iconic London, Red Telephone Box and Layered Union Jacks

 

Summer Party Bunting Fabric

As this is going to be an opportunity for a summer party, which means a great opportunity to use this cute Strawberry Cotton, maybe teamed with some red stripes and other florals for the perfect summer party bunting.

 

Summer Bunting Fabric

Navy Printed Cotton Strawberry Picking

Bunting can be made of any cotton, but light weight ones such as poplin or lawn are easy to make, however if you are thinking of leaving it outside for the summer you might want to use more of our furnishing cottons as they will weather better against our marvellous climate. 

 

Make Jubilee Party Bags

Call us young at heart, but you know what our favourite part of a party was as children? Yes, the party bag and we really want to start bringing them back as it is the perfect place to pop any left over cake for the way home. They don’t have to be difficult to make or even made with anything special but they really create a lovely memory of the day. We were thinking of making some pretty little bags from one of our gorgeous Jubilee fabrics and then tie them up with a Jubilee appropriate coloured ric-rac in pretty red, white and blue.

 

Union Jack confetti fabric    Ric Rac in Red

Royal Confetti Blue and Craft Ric-Rac Trim in Red

 

 

Make a Jubilee Crown

As it is a Jubilee Party, why not bring the Royal feeling of the weekend and fun by making some crowns for your guests. They are super simple and are an excellent excuse to use some trims like our Pom Pom, and the combination of one of our darker denims with a bright red Pom Pom would make a crown fit for a King or Queen.

Think this is a good idea but you aren’t sure where to start? Don’t panic we have a free pattern for you from our friends at Gathered.

 

Jubilee Crown Tutorial

 

Essential Information for Planning Your Jubilee Party

  • The weekend runs from Thursday 2nd June to Sunday 5th June, yes 4 whole days of fun.
  • You can find out more on the official Platinum Jubilee website and download the Royal Emblem. 
  • Street parties are legal but apply to your local council at least 6 weeks in advance (not necessary for private parties of course).
  • Thinking about the environment, use mismatched crockery rather than disposable plates and cups - it will not only be more sustainable but also look pretty on that gingham table cloth!
  • Ask people to bring a plate of food and extra chairs if you need them. 

 

Buy Your Jubilee Fabric Online

Don't leave it until the last minute to buy your Jubilee fabrics online. Our gorgeous British, Royal and London themed fabrics are just perfect for your Jubilee party and we can't wait to see your makes so please remember to post them and tag us using the hashtags #FGJubilee, #PlatinumJubilee and #HM70. 

 

 

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