The Jubilee Jamboree – a Right Royal Knees-Up
2022 marks the 70th year of Queen Elizabeth II on the throne, making her the longest serving monarch in British history and the first British monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee.
The Queen’s Coronation took place in Westminster Abbey on 2 June 1953 – more than a year after she actually came to the throne on 6 February 1952. And to mark the 70th Jubilee, 3rd-5th June 2022 has been designated the official Platinum Jubilee bank holiday weekend with parties, pageants and picnics planned in celebration.
The occasion’s also an opportunity to reflect on what the last 70 years of our history have brought us in the way of changing fashion, food, music and technology - and how our national and personal stories have played out through this rapidly changing cultural landscape. As well as being a Right Royal knees-up, we think the Platinum Jubilee holiday is also a great time to celebrate our great British Vintage - the fashions and subcultures which have defined our last 70 years – from jivers and hipsters to rude boys and ravers - from punks and goths to Britpop and grime.
Whatever your Platinum Jubilee celebration looks like - whether you’re planning a street party, vintage pageant, garden get together, or a long weekend in the pub, we’ve got a few ideas to inspire your royal festivities:
Show your Colours
Our limited edition Union Jack Jubilee lights are the perfect way to theme your Jubilee street party and to light your celebrations in style. Our exclusive red, white and blue Paper Stars boldly feature the Union Jack flag and are the perfect décor for a classic street party or vintage-inspired event. Our Union Jack Jubilee lights are ingeniously designed to recreate every feature of the famous flag in the form of a 5-pointed star - the perfect way to celebrate everything that’s Cool Britannia! Combine with a selection of our bold red, white and blue starlights to create a striking star-studded display for celebrations indoors or in sheltered outdoor environments.
Street Party Decor
Festoon lighting has become increasingly popular for all types of hospitality venue – indoors and out. It not only illuminates, but can define spaces and different locations at an event. Festoon is therefore the ideal lighting for a street party as it can define the shape of the party area as well as providing illumination with a classic vintage feel. Our star lanterns are designed perfectly to work with long drop style festoon. This is the type of festoon where the bulb hangs below the main cable. Completely transform your street party location in minutes by tying a selection of our Jubilee themed Starlights over each bulb. Use over every bulb, or perhaps just a few, if you want to highlight a particular space such as a bar, or seating area.
Garden Party Lighting
Our battery operated bulbs on a rope are designed to light your stars when a temporary solution is required, and where there is no electricity supply. Bulbs on a Rope turn on and off by pulling the cord which also suspends the bulb. With an extra long cord, they’re ideal for hanging our star lanterns at a variety of heights for temporary decorative use. If you’re planning an al fresco Jubilee celebration and there’s no power nearby, our LED bulbs on a rope are an instant and easy way to provide temporary lighting at your Jubilee garden party, family barbecue – or a trip away in the campervan.
House Party Decor
If your celebrations take you indoors and you’re planning a good old fashioned house party (or shelter from the great British summer) tie one of our Jubilee lanterns over a simple plug-in pendant light and bulb kit for instant Jubilee party lighting. Our cable and bulb sets come ready-made with 4 metres of white cable (long enough to hang your star in a window, or pretty much anywhere), a 3 pin UK plug on one end, an E14 lamp holder on the other, and an LED E14 candle style light bulb. You can also create striking surface and table decorations by illuminating our Jubilee star lights with LED battery operated fairy lights.
Jubilee Window Displays
Many neighbourhoods are celebrating the Jubilee by creating themed Jubilee window displays along the length of their street. We love this idea – hang a star in your window using our cable and bulb sets – a complete kit for lighting your paper star lanterns when there is a power source available. They come ready-made with 4 metres of white cable, a 3 pin UK plug, an E14 lamp holder, and an LED E14 candle style light bulb. The light bulb provided is 5.5 watts, gives a warm white light, and is the perfect way to light your paper starlight.
And if you’re planning Jubilee themed décor for your shop window, pub or restaurant then look no further than our discounted Jubilee themed paper starlight bundles. Create sensational Jubilee themed window displays with our cable and bulb sets and hang stars at different heights to create maximum impact in your shop window.
So - whether it’s the Platinum Jubilee, the great British summer, our traditional seaside culture - from bake-offs to dance-offs, to a right royal knees-up, you can’t beat a bit of red, white and blue on the village green. Mine’s a Pimms!