A coronation party is a great way to celebrate the occasion of King Charles III being crowned king.
Here we take a look at how you can plan the BESTparty for the historic event.
What date and time will there be coronation street parties?
During the coronation weekend, people are invited to organise their own street parties and host a Coronation Big Lunch.
Most of the street parties will take place around 12pm on Sunday, May 7 – the day after the King is crowned at Westminster Abbey.
Prime Minister Rishi Sunak will also host his own Coronation Big Lunch at Downing Street, with community volunteers set to attend among other guests.
Where can I find a coronation street party?
To find out which street parties are happening near you, just type your postcode into the government’s interactive map.
Culture secretary Lucy Frazer said: “We want everyone up and down the country to have the opportunity to get involved in the coronation of His Majesty the King and her MajestyConsort.
“Our interactive map will help you find activities, events and celebrations nearby.
“Whether you’re hosting a street party, planning a big lunch, a screening or an activity for the Big Help Out, we want to hear from you.
“This is a fantastic occasion to come together with friends, family and your local community to mark this historic moment.”
Were there street parties for the Queen’s coronation?
There were street parties for the late Queen’s coronation in 1953.
Tables were placed down the middle of the road and everybody shared their food.
There was tea and coronation, and people took part in fancy dress .
Food items were still rationalised in 1953, but households were allowed to buy an extra 1lb of sugar and 4oz of margarine for the big day.
Many people made spam sandwiches and had jelly and ice cream as their party food choices.
What did people do at coronation street parties in the past?
Theparties weren’t all about the food.
Betty Ward used to organise all the festivities for the Leicestershire village of Kibworth Harcourt in 1953.
Speaking to Street Party, she said: “We had a fancy dress parade, a glamorous grandmas contest and a pram race, which involved ‘nannies’ (men dressed in nursemaid’s uniforms) pushing ‘babies’ (women dressed in bibs and bonnets) around two villages.
“They had to stop and drink a half-pint at each of the nearby,” she recalled.
How can I decorate a coronation street party?
You could opt for the classic Union Jack bunting everywhere for a truly British celebration.
You could also fly flags from the windows and dress your street party table with iconic Union Jack tableware.
Get creative by using string, ribbon, paints, and coloured cards – anything and everything goes!
What are some Coronation street party ideas?
Best Coronation Party Decorations
Transforming your street for the coronation street party is easier than you think.
Here are some of the best party decorations you need for the big day.
Union Jack Bunting Lunch Napkins
Get your table ready with these wonderful Unuon Jack Bunting Lunch Napkins.
Buy now from Emma Bridgwater (£3.95).
Ginger Ray Coronation Bunting Party Like Royalty
This party like royalty bunting is just the bunting is just what you need to celebrate this historic event.
Buy now from Sainsbury’s (£7.00).
Union Jack Table Cloth
This classic Union Jack table cover is essential for any street party.
Buy now from ETSY (£5.39).
Union Jack Kings Coronation Party Paper Chains
These Union Jack party paper chains are great to jazz up any table.
Buy now from Not On The High Street (£5.63)
Union Jack Balloons
You can’t have a celebration without including party balloons.
This 20-pack of King’s Coronation Union Jack Balloons are a great option.
Available in red, white and blue with each featuringalongside the Union Jack flag.
Buy now on Amazon (£6.99).
King Charles Party Novelty Mask
You can’t get a much better decoration than a Kingface mask to wear during the celebrations.
Buy now from The Works (£2.00).