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TOP TIPS: How to create a Platinum Jubilee Garden Party!

Jubilee Garden Party

The Platinum Jubilee bank holiday weekend is nearly here!

Many people will be hosting garden parties, street parties and BBQ’s for this special national event, including all of us here at Melody Maison!

To help you (and us) decide how to decorate, we’ve put together this handy ‘Top Tips’ guide!

We all have different sized spaces to work with, but don’t worry, these tips can be implemented on a balcony, a patio or on a lawn space. Regardless of what space you’re working with, you can get ready to party!

Tip 1 – Furniture & Seating

The first thing you need to invest in for any good garden party is some garden furniture.

Bistro sets are the ideal choice for those wanting to add a vintage feel to their outdoor space and perfect for serving up your jubilee cream tea!

We love this Antique Cream Bistro Set! It’s small and compact enough to fit in small spaces, while still seating two people comfortably. 

In addition to a bistro set, why not choose a bench? This Metal Vintage Sage Green Garden Bench is a stylish seating option for those with limited space. 

But what about serving your guests drinks? Bart carts and drink trolleys are the way to go!

Easy to move around and a fabulous way to serve your favourite drinks, we offer a selection of multi tiered carts and trolleys in a variety of colours and styles, like this bestselling Gold Mirrored Oval Drinks Trolley or this Gold & Marble Round Bar Cart!

Tip 2 – Mirrors

Antique Grey Arched Window Mirror 120cm x 60cm

A quick and easy way to update your space is with a mirror. The great thing about an outdoor mirror is it can create the illusion of more space, while adding a quirky touch to your garden!

Our mirrors have been specifically designed for use outdoors and are available in an array of sizes, styles and colours. Depending on your needs and available space, you could choose a large contemporary style window mirror, like this Large Grey Rectangle Window Mirror 130cm x 95cm. This mirror could be styled leaning against a garden wall or shed, or it could be wall mounted.

Alternatively, if vintage style is more your vibe this striking Antique Grey Arched Window Mirror 120cm x 60cm will add a classic garden party feel to any wall space.

However, if you have been looking for a smaller mirror, why not try this White Wooden Window Pane Mirror 49cm x 58cm, ideal for fans of shabby chic style!

Tip 3 – Outdoor Planters & Decor

If you want to liven up your outdoor space, but you have to stick to a budget, update your space with planters and decor!

A few well chosen pieces of decor or a handful of planters can instantly transform any space. Try choosing decor pieces of alternate heights and lengths to create interesting juxtapositions for the eye.

Hanging planters such as this Grey Multi Hanging Frame Planter With Pots are perfect for fans of smaller plants and flowers, and will add a charming, country-esque feel to your outdoor space.

Decorative hangable lighting like this Set Of 3 LED Ribbed Glass Bottles With Jute Hanger are perfect for fans of the boho look and are a quirky way to introduce more outdoor lighting.

For fans of more classic garden decor, this Large White Ornate Cement Pot Planter is the right pick for lovers of vintage vibes.

For those with a more contemporary taste, this Set Of 3 Lattice Antique Cream Decorative Garden Spheres are ideal for placing in flower beds or on a patio for a decorative touch.

And for those who like their garden decor a little more eclectic, this Sage Green Metal Garden Storage Trug Basket is a lovely choice for storing your favourite plants.

Tip 4 – Jubilee Themed Decorations

8 Piece Set of Vintage Jubilee Decorations

Is it really a jubilee party without Union Jack themed decorations? Depending on your personal style there are several different jubilee options you can choose from!

This 8 Piece Set of Vintage Jubilee Decorations is the perfect pick for those wanting to create a classic garden party vibe, we love the floral detailing on this set and these are a great choice if you have a small space to decorate!

If you’ve invited a larger crowd to your garden party, you’ll want to make sure most of your space has a jubilee theme. Choose decorations like this 48 Piece Queen Platinum Jubilee Set, which includes a variety of balloons in a selection of designs and shapes. 

A great all round package is this Queen Platinum Jubilee Decorations Party Pack Set, this includes balloons, bunting and a selection of different sized flags.

All of these Union Jack themed decoration packs will get your garden party Jubilee ready!

Tip 5 – Food & Drinks

Platinum Jubilee Celebration Hamper

An easy way to serve up food & drinks for your garden party guest is by purchasing a jubilee themed hamper! A luxurious choice is this amazing Platinum Jubilee Celebration Hamper from M&S! This hamper includes a wicker hamper, tote bag and some decorations as well as a mouth watering array of food such as sausage rolls, mini victoria sandwich cakes, shortbread and more. Also included is a bottle of prosecco and a bottle of Strawberry & Elderflower Pressé.

Another option is The Platinum Jubilee Afternoon Tea Hamper from The Cornish Company. This hamper can arrive boxed or in a wicker basket (at an extra cost)  and you can also add additional scones if you’d prefer! This hamper contains a delectable selection of cakes, brownies, shortbread, scones and tea bags, perfect for quenching your thirst after all of those cakes! 

Alternatively, food retailers such as Asda offer bundle options, like this Jubilee Afternoon Tea Bundle, ideal for those hosting smaller get togethers! If you are more of a savoury person Morrisons offers made to order party platters like this Morrisons Savoury Grazing Box containing pork pies, quiche, chicken satay and more!

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