Finding the perfect Jubilee decorations and unique decor ideas is sure to make your street party the best in show as we prepare to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in style on Sunday 5th June.
This monumental royal celebration is cause for stringing up the bunting, blowing up balloons and doing a spot of baking to host unforgettable parties throughout the long weekend. From garden parties to street parties, if you’re looking for Jubilee decorations and ideas to ensure your party is suitably dressed, you’ve come to the right place.
We’ve selected the best of the best jubilee decorations available, from Union Jack bunting and Queen-themed cake toppers to more unusual decor ideas like mini picnic bench grazing tables and London bus cake stands that will really make your Jubilee party one to remember…
The best Jubilee decorations and décor ideas for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 2022
1. Hang out the Jubilee bunting
Hanging bunting is an easy, effective way to make any party feel suitably well-dressed. Whether a street party or a private garden party, hanging bunting is a charming way to create a canopy of flags to be admired by party-goers below.
Tableday Founder Margo Kane agrees, especially for creating an atmosphere for a street party: “First thing for any street party is the bunting. This is a time to be a bit patriotic so Union Jacks are certainly a safe bet, but other colourful bunting will also work well.”
“On the morning of the party, attach the bunting to telegraph poles or lampposts running across the street. If you don’t have street-lights then put some bamboo poles in the ground and string the bunting from them, or just decorate your garden with them.”
Top Tip: When hanging bunting along the street without ladders, from house to house, start by dropping a piece of string out of the top windows. Have a neighbour below tie the bunting to the string, then simply hoist the string up back through the window. Untie the bunting and attach it securely around the window handle. And repeat this step, from one side of the street to the other.
Right Royal Spectacle Bunting
£10 | Set the scene with this assorted flag bunting from Talking Tables. The regal red, white and blue bunting measures 3 metres in length, consisting of 12 hanging flag pennants. The flags include a Union Jack, a majestic horse emblem and a crown illustration encased by the phrases ‘Three cheers to her Majesty the Queen’. This bunting is made from paper, and therefore recyclable.
Rustic Fabric Jubilee Bunting
£15 | This rustic-style, commemorative bunting is 100% cotton with a red spotted fabric on the reverse. With a traditional triangular shape this Jubilee inspired red and blue bunting features nine double sided flags, backed in red or navy spot – chosen on check out. Useful to know: it measures 189cm from end to end, 135cm from flag to flag. Each flag measures 12.5cm. It comprises hanging loops and button details.
Vintage Style Union Jack Bunting
£6.49 | Celebrate the nostalgia of the occasion with this Vintage Style Union Jack Jubilee Celebration Bunting. The young image of the Queen is displayed across 12 flags, plain or laminated card. Worth noting the Laminated card is weather-resistant, so more practical for outdoor use. The reverse of each flag is plain white, to take into consideration for where you hang your bunting. Each flag has pre-cut holes for threading onto a 3 metre length of organza ribbon (supplied).
2. Create balloon arches
Balloon arches are the latest decorating trend for maximising impact of any decorating scheme, whatever the garden party theme or occasion, meaning no Queen’s Jubilee street party will be complete in 2022 without a show-stopping balloon arch decoration. From balloon arches over doorways, creating a warm welcome, to arches stretching above the street, there’s no limit for creativity when it comes to dressing parties with balloon arches.
Balloon arch kits come complete with the lengths of twine needed to contract your inflated design. However you can create a DIY balloon arch by simply tying the ends of each balloon to a length of string, clustering them as you go along, to form an arch-like structure.
Queen’s Jubilee Party Balloon Arch Decoration
£17.49 | The Ginger Ray Queen’s Jubilee balloon arch decoration is the ultimate for making a style statement at your street party. This pack contains 65 balloons, including clear balloons with crown confetti inside; 5 card crown decorations; 5 metres of balloon tape and 3 metres of jute twine for assembly. It’s a balloon arch but fancier.
Royal Theme Party Balloons
£11.99 | When dressing your street party you may be looking to get more for your money, so keep it simple and smaller with a mini balloon arch kit. This set contains 100 mini 10 inch latex balloons, in red, white and blue. The 100% natural latex, non-toxic, environmentally friendly balloons can be filled with air or helium.
3. Fly the flag with Union Jack decorations
It wouldn’t be a Jubilee party without a Union Jack decoration or two. From flags in flower pots to Union Jack cloths to dress up trestle tables, there’s a Union Jack decoration to add to every aspect of your decor.
We’ve got Union Jack bunting covered above, but it’s not the only way to fly the flag for the 2022 celebrations. Look for adorned Jubilee decorations to dress the main staging table, where the food and drink will be displayed, because this plays a huge part in any Jubilee garden party decoration ideas.
Union Jack Tablecloths
£6.98 | A Union Jack tablecloth instantly transforms any dull trestle table into a party-ready serving table to celebrate the 2022 Queen’s Jubilee. This jolly pack contains 2 reusable high-quality PE material Union Jack tablecloths, which features excellent waterproof performance, strong and wear-resistant for your party.
Platinum Jubilee Flags
£1.99| This pack of 4 Union Jack commemorative Queen’s Platinum Jubilee flags are perfect to scatter around the garden. The flags plastic holding stick is ideal to pop in planters and hanging baskets to welcome festivities to planting, or equally ideal placed in vases along the food and drink table. As the party gets going, these patriotic four-pack of Platinum Jubilee flags are on hand to be picked up and waved in celebration.
Union Jack Tableware set
£14.99 | It’s a Union Jack bonanza with this complete bundle. The 147 piece tableware set consists of Union Jack tablecloth; paper plates; napkins and cups to ensure the table is dressed from top too bottom in patriotic flags. Buying everything in a bundle ensures there’s plenty of matching items to go around
4. Dress drinks to serve in style
Once you’ve stocked up on the latest prosecco and champagne deals ahead of the Jubilee, serve your refreshments in style with a little help from these dedicated Jubilee decorations for drinks, including paper straws and crown glass toppers.
So whether you’re sipping champagne from the finest flutes in the garden, or enjoying soft drinks from paper cups at the street party, there’s a solution for all Jubilee party beverages.
Of course there are also commemorative mugs to treasure forever. These are slightly more expensive than other Jubilee decoration ideas, but they’re the perfect mug for serving cuppas on the day or also make a lovely thank you gift idea if you want to show your appreciation to your party host or your local Platinum Jubilee event organiser.
Union Jack Straws
£7.50 | Union Jack straws are so simple, yet so effective for making every drink served feel more like a party tipple. The box of 250 biodegradable paper straws is ideal to elevate table and garden bar decorations at parties and celebrations. Simple straws are also ideal for a quick and easy styling fix for jazzy up drinks served at street parties.
Crown Glass Toppers
£3.99 | Dress drinks ready for royalty with these fun, novelty crown glass toppers – a fun addition to the table at your Jubilee street or garden party to celebrate this momentous occasion. Enjoy a glass of bubbly with these patriotic gold crown glass toppers. Simply attach the crown shaped cutout to your glass to identify your fizz.
70 Glorious Years 1/2 Pint Mug
£22 | Sip, sip hooray! It wouldn’t be a special occasion without an Emma Bridgewater commemorative collection. For the Queen’s 70th Jubilee the legendary pottery has designed a 300ml earthenware mug, with a striking green design, to set it apart from a sea of red, white and blue. While the collector’s mug is ideal for serving the finest British tea on the day, the design is subtle enough that ‘one’ can enjoy it for years to come.
5. Set the table with a theme
Setting the table for the big event is the best part of the day, especially a Jubilee party where a ‘theme’ is a must. Throwing a Jubilee party to make such a historic event gives you the perfect excuse to go all out on the patriotic red, white and blue Jubilee decorations.
To cater for a crowd, and to save on washing up, choose decorative paper plates, cups and napkins that can be recycled with ease after the event. If you’re hosting a large number we suggest a Jubilee decoration bundle as a great way to save money.
British Royal Paper Napkins
£4.50 | These charming paper napkins by Talking Tables say it all: ‘Three cheers for Her Majesty the Queen.’ The pack of 20 are a number one best-seller.
Personalised Jubilee Plate
£10 | Make your paper tableware personal for your individual street party by choosing these purple personalised plates. Decorated with the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Street Party 2022 this set of 10 paper plates is the perfect way to wow the neighbours, by adding your own street name to the design.
6. Display beautifully decorated cakes
Cake and celebrations go hand in hand, so it feels only right to go all out when it comes to decorating and displaying baked delights. If a number of those in attendance bring along a delicious homemade cake (and of course there’s always the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Pudding to consider) you’ll need ample space to display them in style.
After you’ve laid your decorative tablecloth, perhaps a Union Jack themed cloth as suggested above, you will need cake stands aplenty and cupcake toppers to show them off.
Top Tip: For added street party fun you could organise a bake sale, with a honesty box, to raise funds for a local charity to add an extra element of loveliness and local support to the occasion.
Right Royal Spectacle Cake Toppers
£4.29 | Top your cake decoration off, quite literally, with these quirky royal-themed cake toppers. Even the Dutchess of cornwall’s classic Victoria Sponge suddenly becomes a show-stopping party decoration with the addition of these fabulous cake accessories. The pack of 12 toppers come in 7 designs featuring the Queen, her beloved corgis, crown, royal guards, Buckingham Palace, horse-drawn carriage and Union Jack flags.
Union Jack Paper Cupcake Cases
£5.16 | These Union Jack cupcake cases are already a best-seller, so don’t delay ordering yours. It’s easy to see why the set of 50 piece Union Jack paper cases is proving so popular, as a simple way to transform a batch of freshly baked angel cakes ready to serve to the street party.
Right Royal Spectacle 2-Tier Cake Stand
£13.99 | When there’s cake, it always pays to have cake stands to show them off like they do at the best afternoon teas in London. This royal inspired Talking Tables design is ideal for elevating a cupcake display. The design is reversible, with a Union Jack on the other side to offer a choice of Jubilee decorations. Made from sturdy cards there’s also no fear of this cake stand being knocked over and smashed at any point. Height measures 30.6cm.
7. Try the art of ‘tablescaping’
Tablescaping, the new buzz word for any party planner, is the simple art of making the main table look like a curated masterpiece. From filling the table with artfully displayed food, or a grazing table if you will, to displaying food at different heights, the ethos of tablescaping is to make a style statement. This is a skill that if learnt can be used well beyond the bank holiday weekend, whether that’s for lunch when entertaining friends or a casual dinner party.
“The party table is the centerpiece to any street party so you will want it to be vibrant, eye-catching and full of fun” says Margo, founder of Tableday. With over 523K posts for #grazingtable and 71.2k for #tablescaping on Instagram you won’t be short of inspiration when it comes to styling your Jubilee party centrepiece.
Malvern Grazing Table
£38 | What could be more quaint to dress your garden party table than a mini picnic table display stand?! This solid wood grazing table is just the thing to elevate how you display cupcakes, sausage rolls and crust-less cucumber sandwiches alike. Height measures 44cm.
London Bus Cake Stand
£49.99 | How fun and fabulous is this iconic red bus inspired cake stand! The characterful London transport themed cake stand is perfect to add personality to your Jubilee street party and also add height and interest to your ‘tablescape’ masterpiece.
Limited Edition Jubilee Afternoon Tea Sandwich Fingers
£20 | Good old M&S are preparing delicious, quintessential sandwich platters to fill the table with delicious ‘grazing table’ coverage. The 20 piece platter contains a mix of Free-range egg and watercress; British roast beef and horseradish mayo; Prawn mayo; British honey roast ham and Cheddar; Smoked salmon and cream cheese. Pre-order to collect in store from 26th May
8. Get creative with flower arrangements
With any occasion, be it a garden party or wedding celebration, flowers are a sure way to welcome added finesse. Offering a decorative and fragrant touch to proceedings, flowers are never to be underestimate when it comes to decorating – even for Jubilee decorations and decor ideas.
From flowers arrangements in country-style jugs, to statement centrepieces, tables are better dressed with the addition of flowers. Order from the best places to buy plants online, pick up from a local florist or use a trusted flower delivery service to take some of the hassle out of party prep.
Rosie Dried Flower Posey
£27 | This striking dried arrangement is ideal for the Jubilee and beyond. The mini bouquet features dried flowers, accessorised with contrasting textures of soft, fluffy white pampas, and preserved blue gypsophila. “The Rosie will make the perfect addition as a tablescape centrepiece,” suggests Shida’s Founder Katherine Whitchurch. “Or to gift to a loved one as a special memory to mark such a wonderful occasion in our nation’s history.”
Summer Floral Jubilee Wreath
£32 | Start celebrations at the front door with this colourful hand-crafted faux flower wreath, that’s blooming with brightly coloured wooden petals. Complete with a natural birch wood tag lovingly engraved with a royal crown and “2022”, it’s a tasteful Jubilee decoration for dressing homes. But best of all, this 32cm wreath can be left up after celebrations (just hide the tag) to welcome a touch of summer decoration. Suitable for both indoors and out.
Platinum Jubilee Dried Flower Place Setting
£ 7.50 | If you’re hosting a more intimate celebratory soiree you might be looking to dress individual place settings, so consider this limited edition dried flower arrangement to add a pretty touch. The specially selected bouquet welcomes a hint of patriotic colour, designed to fit perfectly as a place setting on your table. Each measures approximately 20cm in length.
9. Decorate seating with Jubilee cushions
The one thing every outdoor party needs is plenty of seating, but it can often be the case of using mismatched chairs to cater for all. While that’s practical, it might not always be the best solution for presentation. The easiest way to unify your party chairs, even if they are from different households and completely different styles, is by dressing them with cushions and throws to make them look styled. A simple addition of a Jubilee themed cushion distracts from the chair itself, giving guests a new focus and your outdoor living room (if you have one) a regal vibe.
Union Jack Tapestry Cushion
£9.99 | Make a statement with this iconic Union Jack cushion to instantly add some vibrancy to any seat. Whether sat on a solitary garden chair or layered with additional cushions on a garden sofa, this cushion is sure to set the scene for the Jubilee celebrations. And of course the Union Jack is classic, so it can be used well after the party is over.
Jan Constantine Lion and Unicorn Cushion
RRP: £139 |This exquisite cushion is a real collectors item, featuring the Queen’s reign, 1952 – 2022, inscribed upon a banner below the Queen’s insignia. Famous for her appliqué and hand-embroidery, Jan Constantine has designed this purple, cream and red wool felt piece to be treasured well beyond the celebrations. Measures 46cm square.
Remarkable Regal Crown Tapestry Cushion
RRP: £28 | Guaranteed to add personality to your Queen’s Platinum Jubilee party this royal crown cushion certainly makes a statement. But we can see its striking black and gold aesthetic proving hugely popular for a contemporary living room or bedroom decorating scheme well beyond the Jubilee celebrations.
What are the Jubilee colours?
“Jubilee Decorations and street party tablescapes should be an explosion of red, white and blue and a celebration of all things quintessentially British” says Tableday Founder Margo Kane. “Double decker buses, phone boxes, post boxes, a rustic table-runner, bud vases with Union Jack flags, red, white and blue candles and flag napkins.”
“For a more formal dinner party, there should be elements of platinum, but you can easily work with any white metal, silver colour. ” Purple is also a recognised regal colour, one which pairs beautifully with accents of silver and white – providing a great alternative colour palette if you don’t want to go all out with Union Jacks.”
How do you organise a street party for the Jubilee?
“Organising a street party for friends, family and neighbours is an easy and fun way to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee. If it’s just for residents and neighbours then you don’t need insurance and risk assessments. (See government guidelines here)” advises Tableday Founder Margo Kane.
“All councils need four weeks notice for street closures, so the deadline for that has passed, but you can have an Informal Street Meet, outside your house on a grass verge or front garden. If you live in a cul-de-sac some councils waive the need for a formal street closure. The key thing is ensuring that the residents are happy with the arrangement and that pedestrians can still use the pavement.”
Margo is keen to stress: “If you are planning a street party it’s important to share jobs and organise all the neighbours as much as possible, and plan activities for all ages and tastes.”
Once you’ve decided to throw your street party you need to decorate with classic Jubilee decorations such as bunting, commemorative tableware and balloons. All of these key decorating elements are small details that can go a long way to make the party suitably dressed for the monumental occasion. Remember if your are hosting a street party everything has to be cleared from the road by 8p.m.