Written by Paisley Tedder

12 Platinum Jubilee tablescaping ideas

The four-day Platinum Jubilee weekend will see the nation come together to celebrate 70 years of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign. If you’re entertaining over the bank holiday, there’s a huge selection of red, white and blue decorations to dress your table with. Whether you choose to rely on the sun making an appearance for al fresco dining, or keep bring the party indoors, here are some of the Good Homes team’s favourite Platinum Jubilee tablescaping buys…

Beautiful bunting

A quintessential for any important event, particularly in Britain, these are perfect for jazzing up both the indoor and outdoor spaces of your home. Whether you choose to show your support for Her Majesty in the front garden, around the trees, throughout the inside of your home or a combination of all three, there are plenty of ideas to choose from. Pictured below: Red, white and blue bunting, £18, Talking Tables; Raley Union jack penant, £21.99, Wayfair; Postage stamp 70th bunting, £10, Folksy.

Top tent

Ensure you can enjoy the celebrations outside whatever the weather with an adjustable gazebo. The bright blue will fit in perfectly with the union jack colour theme and the large size means you’ll be able to protect your food, seating and guests all under the same roof, come rain or shine! Pictured below, Bamny gazebo with adjustable sides, £89.99, Mano Mano.

Blue adjustable gazebo on white background

Photo: Mano Mano

Cooking for the Queen

If you’re looking for more to offer than simply the Platinum Pudding, a centrepiece cake stand with cupcakes or personalised biscuits could be just the things to further impress your guests on the tablescape. Pictured below: Jubilee cookie party pack, £27.95, Gardeners cookies; Union jack 40 large cupcake cases, £11.75, Mano Mano; Two tiered cupcake stand, £33.72, Mano Mano.

Balloon arch

Nothing screams a party like a balloon arch. Whether it’s a wedding, baby shower, Christening, Birthday party or another event, they really cement the vibe when it comes to powerful decor. This red, white and blue kit offering is perfect for creating a simple look indoors and outdoors to add something extra. Pictured below: Red, white and blue balloon arch kit, £5, Hobbycraft.

Platinum Jubilee balloon arch in red, white and blue

Photo: Hobbycraft

Royal rites of passage

Make the day extra-special with some party pieces your guests will remember forever. The silver foiled 70s balloons are perfect for commemorating the occasion, whilst a union jack chair is bound to be a comfort for people to relax and enjoy the festivities. If we’re in for the sunny spells many are hoping for, a drinks dispenser will also come in handy to ensure there is plenty of hydration on tap, whether you choose to fill it with cold water, squash or the British summertime favourite, Pimms. Pictured below: 70 silver foiled balloons, £10, Hobbycraft; Union Jack fold up chair, George Home; Kilner 5 litre drinks dispenser, £16.50, Dunelm.

Time for tea

No Platinum Jubilee tablescaping round up would be complete without the ultimate accessory for British entertaining, a tea set! This stunning specialist offering for the celebrations from Emma Bridgewater is perfect for serving up a storm and is a piece of history well-worth keeping in good condition ready for Antiques Roadshow in years to come! Pictured below: Platinum Jubilee tea collection, from £14, Emma Bridgewater.

Platinum Jubilee commemorative tea set

Photo: Emma Bridgewater


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