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5 ways to get Platinum Jubilee Celebration ready in your kitchen

  • 3 minute read
  • May 31st, 2022

The 2022 May Bank holiday has taken a regal turn as we celebrate Her Majesty’s 70 years of service as reigning Monarch with an extra Bank Holiday on the 2nd and 3rd of June.

There will be street parties and picnics, community gatherings, union jack bunting galore, and of course, masses of Platinum Pudding and Victoria sponge cake!

Many of these celebrations start in your own kitchen, letting the outside in (or letting the inside out) – combining our kitchens and gardens and enjoying the lovely early summer sun that we have been experiencing.

So, let’s take a look at five ways our kitchens can get ‘Jubilee celebrations’ ready. 

  1. Treat your guests to a palatial garden party. Dust off the kitchen table (or improvise with a decorating table), throw on a colourful tablecloth and get table scaping! Fresh cut flowers in jugs, tiered cake stands, festive napkins, and proper china is a must – just this once! Grouping mismatched crockery from the charity shop adds sustainable credentials to your celebrations while allowing more guests than usual to be catered for.
  2. Get cheery with the red, white, and blue. Nothing says British summer garden party like bunting! Two values close to our hearts are longevity and sustainability, so why not try your hand at making some bunting with cheerful fabrics. These Union Jack bunting instructions from Hobby Craft are easy to follow. Whether paper or fabric – there are lots of ways you can get creative.

3.Check out BBC Good Food’s Platinum Jubilee Recipes: homemade pink lemonade, cucumber and herb triple-deckers, jubilee cake, and Mary Berry’s royal cherry trifle! Every BBQ needs a salad– the perfect side dish and ultimate BBQ pairing; they’ve got everything from Aubergine, Harissa & Halloumi Salad to Chicken Pasta Salad to Griddled Asparagus Salad. There’s no beating a freshly prepared BBQ salad! So, if you require some side dish inspiration, delish.com has got you covered.

4. All fun and games. Reminisce with old favourites, perhaps opting for some fun with a quintessentially British garden game and bringing out the croquet set from the shed (and fancy yourself on the set of Bridgerton) Or get theatrical with a round of Charades with some royal themes to challenge your guests. How about our newly invented, very regal, ‘pin the tail on the corgi’… (and why not!).

5. And of course, no celebration is complete without a few celebratory tipples…! We’ve found some delicious inspirational concoctions over at BBC Good Food.com

Prosecco & elderflower cocktail

This floral prosecco and vodka cocktail, with edible flower ice cubes and elegant elderflower flavours is sure to be your new favourite.

Cucumber, mint & melon punch

A fruity, minty, refreshing punch for a summer party. The mix of juicy honeydew, cantaloupe and watermelon chunks make this the ultimate cooler to beat the heat.

Earl Grey martini

This delicious twist on a martini is made with just three ingredients and takes minutes to make. The bergamot oil in the Earl Grey gives a lovely citrus hit.


However you may be celebrating this Platinum Jubilee bank holiday, we wish you a delightfully cheery, sunny and fun-filled long bank holiday weekend.

From the Team at Granite and TREND Transformations

Talk to your local showroom directly to find out more information about the S.M.A.R.T.E.R way to renovate or get a quote.


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