Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Diamond Jubilee - Street Party Food

Morning! It's almost upon us, the long bank holiday weekend to celebrate The Queens 60 year reign.  The bunting is fluttering in the breeze, union jacks are hanging across the main roads of the centre of the capital and there is an air of anticipation and excitement across our beautiful country.  On Monday I am taking Lucy, Amber and Kitty to a Diamond Jubilee street party at their school.  We will be taking plates of homemade cakes, whilst others are bringing the sandwiches and sausage rolls.  The village postie and his band will be playing and there are lots of fun games planned.  Having already posted inspiration for a Jubilee Street Party on Let's Plan A Party, I thought I would share some foodie ideas for your own street parties. 

Yummy sausage rolls made by Drew for his own blog

Easy to pick up and eat food is essential at a street party, or finger food as some might call it.  Sandwiches should be cut into fingers with the crusts removed, well this is a royal celebration!  Of course cucumber sandwiches are a must, as well some delicious British cheddar and pickle, ham and mustard and of course Coronation Chicken

Victoria sandwiches or smaller versions are part of traditional British tea and scones should be served with homemade strawberry jam and lashings of clotted cream.  Plastic beakers filled with British strawberries, sprinkled with sugar and topped with a swirl of whipped cream are perfect.  You could also serve apple crumble in little pots alongside small pots of trifle.  Children and adults all love jelly and what's a party without jelly! 

Grenadier Guard Cookies
Cookies from an English themed party I featured on Let's Plan A Party from The Inspired Occasion.

Cakes or cheesecakes can be topped with berries in the style of the union jack. You could make cookies cut to be the Grenadier Guards or crowns.

To quench all the partygoers thirst large jugs of homemade lemonade, elderflower cordial mixed with sparkling water, ginger beer or endless cups of tea served in vintage china.  Or maybe some of the grown ups will prefer something a little stronger, so jugs of Pimm's or barrels of real ale or bottles of cider will be needed!

Have you any other great ideas? Be sure to share below.

Enjoy your day,

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