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It’s party time!

by Rhiannon James


John Lewis Summerhouse 15-flag bunting

With the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the Olympics this summer, there’s no shortage of excuses for a party. So deck the garden or the street in red, white and blue and get ready for a right royal knees-up!

Fly the flag

Add a patriotic note with these Union Jack print pieces.

  1. Rustic Union Jack outdoor wall art, £35 from Graham & Brown,
  2. Rule Britannia two-person tent by FieldCandy, £395 from Selfridges,
  3. Union Jack sky lantern, £5.99 from Ella James,
  4. Roberts Revival RD60 DAB digital radio, £199.95 from John Lewis,
  5. London 2012 deckchair, £44 from John Lewis,
  6. Union Jack buttoned cushion with carry strap, £29.95 from Cotton Hill,

Decorate and celebrate

Get the garden ready for a summer of fun.

  1. Wooden Union Jack bunting, £14.95 from Dotcomgiftshop,
  2. Portable Queen cut out, £34.99 from Firebox,
  3. Red and blue paper parasols, £9.99 each from The Hanging Lantern Company,
  4. Large street party paper fan decoration, £3.83 from Pipii,
  5. Pack of nine Alisa garden flares in blue, £5.60 from Habitat,
  6. Union Jack string solar lights, £14.99 from Homebase,
  7. Large Loop lantern in red or blue, £19.50 each from Marks & Spencer,
  8. Hampton gazebo, £449 from Marks & Spencer,
  9. Crown candle pin, £3.95 from Nordic House,

Great British banquet

Make your feast fit for a Queen with this tempting tableware.

  1. British street party picnic rug by Wayne Hemingway, £18 from John Lewis,
  2. Medium cake stand by Jansen+Co, £33.49 from SCP,
  3. Union Jack print paper cups, £1.50 for eight from Matalan,
  4. Queen’s jubilee party napkins, £2.50 for 20 from Oliver Bonas,
  5. Jubilee PVC tablecloth, £6.99 from Wipe Easy Tablecloths,
  6. Talking Tables jubilee plates (pack of 12), £3.50 from Transport for London shop,
  7. Table confetti and crystals, £3.50 from John Lewis,
  8. Mason Cash jubilee cake stand, £18.91 from Amazon,
  9. Union Jack cutlery: knife, fork and spoon all £4 each from John Lewis,
  10. Diamond jubilee solar Queen, £17.50 from Maiden,
  11. Olympic striped paper straws, £3.25 for 25 from Pipii,

Land of hope and glory

Give the garden a regal feel with some crown and flag-adorned accessories.

  1. Keep calm & plant it up flower crate, £30 from MeggyMoos,
  2. Aged metal crown planter (large), £22.49 from The Chelsea Gardener,
  3. Kneelo, £19.95 from Burgon & Ball,
  4. Union Jack Duck tape, £5.99 from B&Q,
  5. Cool Britannia Union Jack cup and saucer 20cm planter, £8.95 by Ethos from Amazon,
  6. Kew Gardens cast iron hook, £3.99 from Ocado,





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