There’s lots to celebrate this summer including the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the Olympic Games. When the weather’s good, garden and street parties make for great fun. Outside decorations and furniture can transform your back garden into a festive party setting. There’s still time to pick a couple of bits and bobs up if you need them, especially if you haven’t planned for bad weather!
You’ve got the bunting up, the Union Jack deckchairs out and the barbecue burning, but what if it rains? Make sure you have a few tricks up your sleeve for when the clouds turn grey.
Indoor decorations are worth having on standby, draped in your living/dining room or kitchen. Union Jack flags combined with red, white and blue ribbon or streamers can transform your home into a venue fit for the Queen. The bunting you had draped around your trees can be hung around the room too!
A tea party can be an easy alternative. Consider adding a selection of finger foods to your barbecue selection and if not eaten outdoors, you can have an old-fashioned tea party. Take the old china out of the cabinet and keep the kettle on boil! Triangle cut sandwiches are a good back up too and quick and easy to make. The desserts you had for your outdoor party can be cut up and popped on to a three tier cake stand.
Most importantly, keep your spirits up and have fun with your friends and family. After all, it wouldn’t be truly English without a spot of rain!