British street party and Diamond Jubilee picnics

From vintage bunting to regal table settings and quirky cake toppers - we've found everything you need for a right royal knees up.
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This quirky and irreverent range by 3 Blonde Bears is sure to get a right royal seal of approval from your guests. Choose from paper cups, plates, napkins, cupcake cases, paper windmills, mini cake stands, bunting and sandwich platters. Prices start from £4. Visit
Pack a picnic and soak up the celebratory atmosphere in one of London's many parks. The British Street Party Coolbox (£90) from John Lewis will keep the drinks cold. And you'll always get a seat with a souvenir Diamond Jubilee Hemingway Design Deckchair (£55).
Toast the royal occasion with crystal flutes, each inscribed with the commemorative dates and the Queens' cypher. Dartington Crystal Diamond Jubilee Celebration Flutes, £15 (set of two). And Great British street party napkins create fun place settings with a vintage twist. From Selfridges, £4.95 for a pack of 20.
This has to be the most regal way to present your Jubilee cupcakes. Talking Tables Street Party Cupcake Thrones from John Lewis, £7.50 (pack of four).
Perfect for street parties and picnics, these smart paper cups, plates and napkins are decorated with a parade of colourful, dancing beasts. Jubilee paper cups, £4 (pack of 12); plates, £5 (pack of 12); and napkins, £3.50 (pack of 20). All from Fortnum & Mason.
Get into the celebratory spirit with Jubilee bunting (left) from Heal's (£8 for five metres), featuring a royal carriage design with Union Jacks on the reverse; or (right) create your own red and blue polka-dot bunting using the DIY Cool Britannia Bunting Kit (£17.95) from Liberty.
This royal assortment of 16 hand-iced vanilla biscuits includes corgis and crowns, guardsmen and pages, gilded coaches, queen's racing colours, a sumptuous cake and a majestic Buckingham Palace. Jubilee Biscuit Tin by the Biscuiteers, £40.
Take the Jubilee celebrations to the park with a picnic set for four. Includes porcelain plates, plastic wine glasses, cutlery and napkins plus a handy corkscrew. £69.95 each from De Cuisine.
Vintage Union Jack Bunting will add country charm, £19.95 (length 800cm) from dotcomgiftshop.
Display your cucumber sandwiches and cakes on this afternoon tea stand with reversible tiers, £10; regal cocktail napkins (£4.50 for 25) and royal party cups to toast with (£4.50 for 12). Visit Heal's.
Make your cupcakes the main attraction at your Jubilee party with this regal-themed kit from Meri Meri. Decorate cakes with a crown, Buckingham Palace, carriage or guardsman. Each Terribly British Cupcake Kit (£10.95) includes 24 cupcake cases and 24 assorted toppers that are presented in themed box.
Leave no one in doubt who's in charge of the "royal" kitchen: light blue Diamond Jubilee commemorative apron from Harrods (£12.95), or Emma Bridgewater's charming Steadfast and True apron, £25, from Selfridges.
Pack a patriotic picnic all summer long with a red, white and blue portable picnic rug from M&S and plastic tumblers, £2.50 each. Matching paper plates and bowls available in M&S stores now.
A set of 12 quirky paper plates in three Jubilee designs, £5 from The Contemporary Home. Visit
TG Woodware's table runner will be a fun addition to your Jubilee party spread (£16.45; 200cm x 25cm).
Any picnic hamper that includes a musical tin of biscuits that plays God Save the Queen is surely a must-have for the Diamond Jubilee. The Fortnum & Mason Jubilee Hamper (£175) is a very royal experience from the first mouthful to the last, and is filled with Majestic Marmalade, Jubilee tea, coffee and cake, champagne, Marc de Champagne truffles. What else could one need?

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