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Best Platinum Jubilee decorations 2022: bunting, plates, tea towels, crowns and more
Planning a right royal knees-up to toast the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee (and an extra day off work)? We’ve got all the stuff you need to create a party fit for a Queen, from vintage bunting to a life-size cutout of Her Maj.
By Rachel Erdos | Last updated May 24, 2022
A nationwide shindig seems long overdue and what better way to bring the whole country together than to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s 70th year on the throne with an extended bank holiday weekend between 2-5 June. Whether you’re planning a street party, a Great British Buffet or a garden gathering to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, we’ve rounded up the best decorations to add some pomp to parties big and small.
Here are the best Platinum Jubilee decorations to buy for a happy and glorious weekend of celebrations.
1. Queen Elizabeth II Bunting
Price: £16 | Buy now from Amazon
First up, bunting. Is there a more British way of getting a room party-ready than hanging strings of flags about the place? Honour Her Majesty at home by decorating your house with this regal bunting featuring 12 cutouts of the Queen’s head, all strung together with a pink ribbon.
2. Jubilee Tableware Bundle
Price: £19 | Buy now from Amazon
From less than £20 you can deck out your dining table in red, white and blue with this great value party bundle. It comes with everything you need to host a Great British Buffet (for up to 16 guests) including plates (large and small), reusable plastic cutlery, a tablecloth and napkins. You’ll even get three metres of bunting thrown in for good measure.
3. Commemorative Jubilee Plate
Price: £13 | Buy now from Amazon
Royal memorabilia can be a little naff so it’s pleasing to see a stylish design feature on this commemorative Jubilee plate. At its centre is an illustration of the Imperial State Crown that the Queen wore at her coronation in 1955. It comes in two different sizes (15 and 20cm) and would make a perfect serving plate for a showstopper dessert or a Victoria Sponge (or a gorgeous gift for your gran).
4. Set of Six Queen Cake Toppers
Price: £9 | Buy now from Not on the high street
If you’re planning to celebrate the Jubilee weekend with a spot of afternoon tea, then these colourful cake toppers will add the perfect finishing touch. Made from acrylic, each of the six toppers features a picture of the Queen in a jewel-toned outfit and matching hat.
5. Platinum Jubilee Treats Tote Bag
Price: £30 | Buy now from M&S
If you don’t have a commemorative biscuit tin from M&S are you even British? A beautiful tin of shortbread features as the centrepiece of this foodie bundle, which is packed full of sweet treats. In addition to the buttery biscuits, there are corgi-shaped chocolates and gingerbread, Jubilee novelty lollies, sparkling strawberry and elderflower pop, and some limited edition Connie the Caterpillar mini rolls. It’s all presented in a cute souvenir tote that’ll add a regal touch to your weekly shop.
6. 8-Pack of Royal Face Masks
Price: £7 | Buy now from Amazon
Give your family a majestic makeover with these fun face masks and argue amongst yourselves as to who ends up with Camilla. This multipack features eight royal cutouts including Her Maj herself, Prince Philip, Prince Charles, Camilla, Will, Kate, Harry and Meghan.
7. Life-Size Queen Elizabeth II Cutout
Price: £35 | Buy now from Amazon
For a guaranteed VIP at your gathering, splash out on this cardboard cutout of the Queen. At 5ft 7”, it’s literally larger than life (Her Majesty is a dinky 5ft 3”) and having Liz in your lounge will provide a brilliant backdrop for group selfies.
8. Make Your Own Crown Kit (Set of 5)
Price: £10 | Buy now from Amazon
Get the kids involved in creating their own decorative crowns and enjoy five minutes’ peace in the process. This crafty set includes everything you need to create five fancy gold paper crowns including an array of stick-on jewel embellishments.
9. Vintage Union Jack Bunting
Price: £15 | Buy now from Amazon
This vintage-style fabric bunting would make a great backdrop for a Jubilee garden party. Made from cotton, its five-metre-long design is double sided and each flag has a satisfying weight to it. Long-lasting and plastic-free, you can whip this out for many a royal wedding, christening or coronation celebration to come.
10. Souvenir Jubilee Tea Towel
Price: £11 | Buy now from Amazon
Classier than your average souvenir tea towel, this one features a portrait of the Queen looking her glamourous best in full regalia. It’s made from a microfibre towelling so it’s super absorbent but if you’re likely to feel uncomfortable wiping dirty dishes on the Queen’s head, then maybe keep this one as a memento.