Friday, 8 April 2011

Royal Wedding - Street Party

Union Jack Bunting from Zig Zag Bunting

I can still remember the huge street party when I was six and Prince Charles married Lady Diana Spencer.  All the chidlren were in fancy dress costumes for a big fancy dress competition and I proudly wore a tie dyed dress from Nigeria that my Dad had brought back from his most recent trip and I sported a bowl of fruit on my head.  There were long trestle tables covered in red, white and blue crepe paper piled high with food and everyone was in high spirits.  Looking back it was day of a great community coming together to celebrate an important day. 

Serve homemade lemonade
Image courtesy of Bridal Daze

So what will we all be doing on Friday 29 April to celebrate the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton?  I am hoping that such an occassion makes us join together and create memories of an amazing celebration, just as I still remember 29 July 1981.  However community spirit has wavered in our society since the Eighties and perhaps planning a street party is  the last thing on our minds.  But it should be important, what better excuse to get together to eat, drink, dance and celebrate in these difficult economic times than to celebrate a new era in the Royal family. 

Union Jack cupcakes are a must.
Cupcake Flags from Francesca & Florence

So rollout the bunting, grab the trestle tables from the village hall, bake sausage rolls and fairy cakes, book the ice cream van and start making your childrens dressing up costumes.  Go and knock on your neighbours doors,get everyone involved.  This party may be just what you need to rebuild that community spirit.

Betty is available for bookings from Vintage Scoops

Remember to send me your photos of your Street Parties so I can share them here on Inspired Celebration.

Street Party Invite from Cute Maps

Enjoy your street parties!

1 comment:

Loulabelle said...

Ahhhh I really wish our little road was having a Street Party, it would work well too as we're a single lane with cottages on either side (perfect for stringing up bunitng).

How cool that you had one for Charles and Di when you were little. My ma watched it when she was pregnant with me.

Hope that you have a lovely day and can't waiit to see all the Street Party pics on here xxx

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