Royal wedding bunting, food, decorations and other party ideas
With the royal wedding just days away, it’s time to finalise those party plans and make sure you’ve got your bunting, flags and food at the ready.
Whether you’re heading to a street party, organising a royal celebration in your back garden or you’re planning to have a quiet one in front of the TV with your loved ones, you’ll need to make sure you have the essential party supplies to cheer on the happy couple on Saturday 19 May.
There are a host of royal wedding themed items on the market so we’ve rounded up the cream of the crop so you don’t need to spend hours researching..
Here’s our pick of the best party supplies to make sure 19 May is unforgettable…
Bunting, flags and balloons
No royal wedding party is a royal wedding party without bunting. And flags. And face masks.
Lucky for you, Poundland have a great selection of all of these items and more – from Harry and Meghan face masks to themed Union Jack bunting.
If you’ve got bunting, you’ve got to have balloons too. BubbleGum offer an excellent range of royal wedding-themed balloons – and some even have confetti inside to give your guests that wow factor.
There are plenty of other party supplies on their website too, from cutlery to paper plates and cups.
Not On The Highstreet stock a whole range of essential party supplies too – from Union Jack-themed napkins to paper cups to confetti and Union Jack garlands.
Why just invite your neighbours? How about the Queen? Thanks to Argos, you can!
Buy a cardboard cutout of Her Majesty complete with a fun head-hole for some great pictures (Argos.co.uk, £34.99).
Why not ensure the evening May chill is kept at bay with this notjust scarf, which, for £14.99, celebrates half the royal wedding and half the FA Cup final, which is taking place on that day.
If you’re not worried about a chill, pretend you’re a princess with a fun inflatable gold crown prop (LastNightOfFreedom.co.uk, £2.99)
Be the most fun host on your street with the Heritage Union Jack folding table (Gopak, £186.48), which can still be delivered in time for the royal wedding.
There are plenty of tea towels on the market for Harry and Meghan’s big day, too.
If you’re into your subtle yet arty tea towels, go for this £10 design from House Of Cally.
But if you prefer things a little more colourful, this fun one from Milly Green will set you back £12.
Buy your Harry and Meghan tea towels from House Of Cally and John Lewis now.
If you’re throwing a street party but don’t have an endless supply of seats, why not buy some of these regal floor cushions?
Created by British illustrator Alice Tait and WELOVECUSHIONS, they retail at £99 each and will ensure your guests are comfy all day long.
Obviously you’ll need to ensure you and your guests are well fed on the day, so read ahead for some great examples of royal wedding-approved treats.
What better way to celebrate the wedding than by having a slice of Harry and Meghan’s wedding cake? This great – and very decadent – limited-edition lemon and elderflower cake.
It’s available in a sharing size of six servings (PAUL, £21.95). You can order online for London delivery or collection, from 3 – 20 May.
Iceland has also got in on the act, selling their own lemon and elderflower cake for £8, while Morrisons has just launched one for £7. Bargain.
The Biscuiteers are back and this time with their commemorative Harry and Meghan biscuit tin.
The stunning tin is filled with 18 hand-iced biscuits and will set you back £45. They also have the popular Jolly Gingers – gingerbread versions of Harry and Meghan – at £12 for a pair, as well as other royal-themed treats.
All biscuits are hand-iced to order, with Kate and Will’s royal wedding seeing the team ice over 1500 tins – that’s 27,000 biscuits!
While you might not be able to keep away from the biscuits for years to come, the tin will be useful for years to come, making it the ideal practical royal wedding memorabilia item to snap up.
Why not impress your guests with a cheese cake, like this Snowdonia Cheese Company one Harry and Meghan themselves tried and tested in Wales earlier this year?
Upon seeing the cake, Meghan declared, ‘Oh my goodness. How sweet is that?’ and after trying the creamy cheese, she added that it was ‘really delicious’.
If it’s good enough for Harry and Meghan, it’s good enough for your royal party, no? Visit the Snowdonia cheese website for more information..
There are a whole host of other tasty treats on offer to celebrate the royal wedding, including royal shortbread (Walkers, £9), royal wedding chocolates (ChocOnChoc, from £4.99), Mr Kipling themed cakes, including Bridal Fancies, Wedding Whirls and Princely Pies.
If savoury is more your thing, why not try the gluten-free, dairy-free American mustard and sweet ginger sausages from Heck, (£2).
Royal wedding drinks
You can’t forget about the drinks on the day, so why not rustle up a royal wedding themed cocktail for your friends and family?
One of our favourites is The Invitation, created by Cotswolds Dry Gin (it will work well with your favourite gin too).
Another is the G&T Royale, which mixes 25ml gin, a squeeze of lemon juice, 2 teaspoons of runny honey, 75ml Champagne or dry prosecco, 75ml Schweppes classic tonic water and fresh pint. It’s a summer wedding in a glass.
Not content with just one glass? Or perhaps making your own cocktails just isn’t for you. Why not call on Deliveroo?
Especially for the royal wedding, Deliveroo has teamed up with London haunt Mahiki to launch a limited-edition take-away Treasure Chest.
The chest contains variations of Prince Harry and Prince William’s favourite cocktails, allowing the public to party like the princes. It goes on sale from next week.
If you really want your drink fit for a princess, try Popaball’s rose-gold shimmer for Prosecco, (£7.49).
Alternatively, Harry and Meghan’s very own beer, Windsor Knot, has been brewed by the Windsor based Windsor & Eton brewery and is available in selected local stores and London Waitrose branches.
Don’t forget your pup
Make sure you’re not too busy downing fizz and scoffing Harry and Meghan-themed cakes to notice that your dog wants to join in with the fun, too.
Luxury British dog accessories brand Teddy Maximus have released three gorgeous items for your treasured Prince or Princess – the emblazoned Heart Toy Cushion, which will set you back £25.00, the embroidered Bow Tie, which comes in at £18.00, and a special Crown Motif Neckerchief, which costs £25.00.
Teddy Maximus was founded in 2015 so this is their first royal wedding. The entire Teddy Maximus Royal Collection will cost you £68 and you can buy it right now at Teddy Maximus.
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