Queen Elizabeth II will celebrate her Platinum Jubilee, making her the first British monarch to celebrate 70 years on the throne.
The official day for the Big Jubilee Lunch is Sunday 5th June, when up to 10 million Brits are planning to organise and attend street parties in Her Majesty's honour.
HOW DID THIS TRADITION START AND HOW CAN WHITE ROW HELP WITH YOURS ?
Street parties organised by residents on a mass basis in the UK seem to have started in 1919 as ‘Peace Teas’ after World War I. as a treat mainly for children in times of hardship to publicly mark the end of the war
Today, street parties are for all ages. to build community spirit AND CELEBRATE BEING TOGETHER AND SHARING OF FOOD.
WHAT WILL BE AVAILABLE FROM WHITE ROW FARM TO HELP WITH YOUR FOODIE CELEBRATIONS :
PLATTERs of sandwiches, cakes and savouries.
Large sandwich platter
feeds 10-12 people
Large mixed platter of
sandwiches and savoury pastries from £27.50
32 pieces feeds 8-10 people
Sandwiches / sausage rolls /vegetarian rolls / quiche slices / pork pie
Please choose your sandwich fillings upon ordering; vegan and vegetarian options are available. please note we require 3 days' notice for your pre-order. payment will be taken upon order
collection on the day from 10.30 am for more information, please call 01373 830702
WHITE ROW HOMEMADE PICNIC
Tuck into a picnic filled with treats from our Farms Kitchens and Bakery, including all the classics from pastries, salads, sandwiches, quicheS, desserts and more.
Place your pre-order with the Deli on 01373 830702 by noon the day before collection on the Deli counter in the Farm Shop. Click here for more information.
BBQ BEST OF BRITISH
Stock up on BBQ coals, firelighters and the finest meat supplies to cook up a treat. Pick up a BBQ pack to feed family and friends with ease that includes a marinaDe, a mix of sausages, steaks, homemade burgers, chicken and more!
Plus there’s A generous offer available Thur / Fri / Sat & Sun - Limited stock available, when it’s gone it’s gone!
50 % off sausages
20% off rump, sirloin, rib-eye and tomahawk steak
Our White Row pork is reared outside all year round right here at the Farm. A natural environment meaning exceptional tasting pork. We hand-butcher to order, all of our meats are fresh so it can be frozen. Sausages are made with free-range pork, and hand-tied by our head butchers.
We use 100% British! All of our beef, chicken and lamb are sourced locally.
Our British favourite cakes and tray bakes will be available to purchase from the deli. What tickles your fancy? Union Jack cupcakes, Victoria sponge, rocky road, blondies and more. It wouldn’t be a celebration without cake, would it?!
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HERE ARE OUR TOP THREE TIPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL STREET PARTY:
FOOD & DRINK
We’d suggest asking everyone attending to contribute by bringing their own speciality dish or drink. That way, you’ll have a widespread and it’ll cater to everyone in your community, from vegans and veggies to cake-lovers. Also, consider that you will be standing, so cold bites and finger food are good options.
We’re partial to a coronation chicken sandwich, followed by a generous slice of Victoria Sponge and a glass of Pimms ( don’t forget the mint, strawberries and cucumber)
DECORATIONS TO EMBRACE THE PARTY VIBE
Hang bunting between the houses, crisscrossed over the road to unite the street and bring a sense of solidarity. Get creative as you don’t need to buy it new; recycle old materials you have lying at home inspired by the colours of the Union Jack or Jubilee purple. You could include the street name on it and the year in commemorating the platinum jubilee.
CAN'T sew? no problem; cut out a triangle template, and glue them to a string to create a garland. It’s a great opportunity to get the kids involved.
Add old ribbons, lace, string or coloured crepe paper to the backs of chairs to give them a bright makeover. More is more, and we all are overdue some celebrations.
MUSIC TO GET THE PARTY STARTED
If you are hosting your street party simultaneously as one of the official Platinum Jubilee celebrations, you can pop the event on BBC One in the background and enjoy the merriment live from the Palace.
Alternatively, use one of the streaming services to curate your own playlist! Ask everyone attending to drop a few of their favourite tracks in there. Either way, we think we can all agree that God Save the Queen should be on there at some point.
Some of the Queen’s favourites include:
-Oklahoma! Howard Keel
-Anything You Can Do (Annie Get Your Gun), Dolores Gray and Bill Johnson
-Sing, Gary Barlow and the Commonwealth Band feat. the Military Wives
-Cheek to Cheek, Fred Astaire
-The White Cliffs Of Dover, Vera Lynn
-Lester Lanin Medley
We hope you have a wonderful and joyous time celebrating with family, friends and neighbours marking this significant occasion. Tag us in yours so we can share @Whiterowfarm