Coronation tablescaping ideas
April 28, 2023
King Charles III’s coronation will see the nation come together to celebrate a new monarch for the first time in 70 years. If you’re entertaining over the bank holiday, there’s a huge selection of red, white and blue decorations to dress your table for your coronation-themed party.
When is the coronation?
The coronation of King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla will be held at Westminster Abbey on Saturday 6 May 2023 at 11am. Celebrations will continue throughout the weekend, including on bank holiday Monday 8 May. On Sunday, neighbours and communities are being encouraged to share food and fun together as part of The Coronation Big Lunch, while the Coronation Concert will take place in the evening. On the Monday, people are encouraged to get involved in local volunteering opportunities in the Big Help Out.
Coronation-themed party buys
Whether you’re hosting a quintessentially British afternoon tea, a lavish spread or a traditional Sunday roast, there are plenty of coronation-themed party buys available to impress your guests.
Get on top of the Royalcore trend by decorating your home with bunting, tablecloths, candles and all your finery. You can also add extra props for the occasion with the stunning King Charles III cushions, napkins and tea set. Browse the range available at Victoria Eggs here.
It’s no secret that the new King is passionate about the environment and sustainability. Keep your coronation-themed party planet-friendly and royally approved with recyclable paper plates, napkins and paper straws from Talking Tables.
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Union Jack flags
The Union Jack will be flying high throughout the long weekend of celebrations, add it to your coronation themed party in bunting form, as cake toppers and even include flags as part of your tablescape like the one pictured below to show your support for the new monarch. Store your supper in style with the beautiful Shirehampton round cake tin set (£29.99, Wayfair).
Red, white and blue
Stick to the three core colours of the Union Jack and you can’t go wrong! These red, white and blue striped tablemats (£17.50 for set of 4, The Stripes Company), are perfect for creating a right royal coronation tablescape. Whether you want to keep it simple, or load up on coronation memorabilia, your celebration is sure to be a success.
Shop these Coronation-themed party treats
- King’s Coronation plate, teabag tidy and mug, from £13.50, from Portmerion
- Coronation Union Jack fabric bunting, £28, from Talking Tables
- Coronation Cake Toppers, £5 from Talking Tables
- Coronation cupcakes, from Piglet’s Pantry
- Crystal Coronation Tumblers, £25, from Dartington Crystal
- Coronation carriage shaped treat stand, £16.99, from Jeremy’s Home Store
- Coronation cake stand, £15, from Talking Tables
- King Charles III Coronation tray, £9.95, from Annabel James
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