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How to throw a party fit for a King

How to throw a party fit for a King

Prepare for the King of all celebrations to mark the coronation in style.

Get together with all the family for a royally good time this Bank Holiday. Celebrate the coronation of King Charles III with food, drink and activity ideas that will keep everyone entertained and feeling like royalty. Here are our best ideas for a coronation party that will have the whole neighbourhood talking.

Food for the feast


The food will be one of the most important components of the party, because after all, what’s a celebration without a feast? A classic British buffet is our recommendation, complete with homemade favourites like mini Quiche Lorraines, coronation chicken and something sweet like a traditional trifle. Pop in to your local Nisa to pick up tasty extras for your buffet table, including 2 for £4 Co-op products like pork pies and bitesize sausage rolls. 

For a fun and colourful touch, you could decorate shop bought cupcakes with red, white and blue icing and adorn with little Union Jack flags. Your guests will appreciate the effort and they’ll look great in your spread!

Drinks for the occasion


This party calls for a bubbly celebration, so don’t forget to stock up on Co-op Irresistible Prosecco. Why not add fresh strawberries into the bottom of glasses for extra flair? Plus, the party vibe would be amiss without a selection of well-loved cocktails such as a simple G&T, an Aperol Spritz or a Pimm’s.

For the kids or designated drivers, you could mix up a batch of fruity non-alcoholic Pimm’s, or keep fizzy drinks like Pepsi Max and R White’s Lemonade on tap. 

Activities for festive fun


You’ve rallied up your guests after they’ve been fed and watered - now it’s time for the fun to really start! With any hopes the sun will be shining and you can gather in the garden for outdoor activities like darts (you can buy magnetic dart boards on Amazon) or bowls. Test everyone’s knowledge with a quiz all about the monarchy of the history of the UK, and then finish up with a game of charades. 

Decor for a royal ambience


Go all out in honour of the King with bunting galore and adorn your home and garden with Union Jack flags. Patriotic gear is a must have, and plenty of local stores will stock the perfect paraphernalia for the occasion. Paper or inflatable crowns make for great party favours, as do royal family masks that inject a little humour into your celebrations. If your party is going to continue into the night, you might want to invest in ambient lighting like garden lanterns or fairy lights.

We hope this guide has provided you with all the inspiration you need to get prepared for your coronation party. We’d love to see how your celebrations turn out, so make sure to tag us in any pictures on our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

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