Prepare For The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee!

It’s time to bring out the flags, sing the national anthem proudly, and arrange to see your nearest and dearest, as the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations are just around the corner. Whether you’re organising a street party, a picnic in the park, or you’re dusting off your BBQ, we’ve got you covered for everything you need to enjoy the June bank holiday weekend. After all, it is the event of the year! You can always count on M&S to create a spectacular range to celebrate every UK holiday, and they’ve truly outdone themselves for the Jubilee. If you’re hosting a garden party, then decorate with Union Jack bunting, the Queen’s Guards napkins and cushions covered in crowns. Feast on chocolate corgi’s, party sandwich platters, and all-butter shortbread served in stunning Jubilee tins. And pop open a bottle or two of their Summer limited edition Prosecco to sip in the sunshine. The crowning glory of their range has to be their Jubilee Corgi and Connie the Caterpillar cakes. Delicious! Image Credit: Marks & Spencer Next are helping you throw a tea party fit for Royals with their Jubilee kits. Packed with tiered cake stands, ‘party like royals’ napkins, mini flag cocktail sticks, confetti balloons and Corgi bunting, they’re helping you make your party one to remember. But don’t forget your outfit for the celebrations! Their Jubilee edit features a sea of blue (and red and white) floral dresses, printed boxy T-shirts, sparkly hair clips and glitter slip on pumps. There’s even a few themed aprons, so head chefs can still dress for the occasion! Image Credit: Next If you’re wanting to add a little sparkle to your outfit for the weekend, then head to Pandora. They have a selection of dazzling charms, rings, necklaces and more, that will certainly make you feel like royalty. Why not add a Buckingham Palace charm, sparkling tiara ring or pair of crown stud earrings to your collection, to create a look that's fit for a Queen. Image Credit: Pandora Do you like to get a little crafty instead of buying ‘shop bought’? Then head to Hobbycraft Baking a celebratory cake, making a showstopper crown and designing handmade bunting is made easy with their range of Union Jack coloured supplies. Tissue paper, knitting material, ready-to-roll icing. You name it, they have it. Explore their range of party prep ideas and activities today, as they will entertain your prince and princesses this half term. Image Credit: Hobbycraft Joules are raising a glass to 70 years of service, and are helping you throw a right royal celebration. Hope & Glory candles and diffusers, Great British table runners, English rose bunting and a range of Sweet William mugs will have your home feeling like a palace over the bank holiday. They’re also helping you look the part with printed, themed T-shirts, party dress up props, and flag hoodies. There’s even a Union Jack bow tie or neckerchief for the little Corgi in your life! If partying in the park or hosting a get together isn’t your thing, then enjoy a royally good time at Bills. For one week only, from Monday 30th May to Sunday 5th June, they’re pulling out all the stops with a Platinum Jubilee menu. Enjoy the likes of a Fish and Chip Burger, Platinum Eton Mess, a Queen Almighty Breakfast, or special edition cocktails; The Crown Jewel & The Royal Flush. This is a meal that will definitely will go down in British history! Image Credit: Bill's Have you entered our royal competition  yet? We're giving you a chance to win a bundle of Jubilee goodies fit for a Queen! The bundle includes Marks and Spencer Jubilee products, Afternoon tea at Patisserie Valerie (£25 gift card), A £100 Robert Goddard gift card and a corgi pen from Paperchase. This competition closes at 4pm on Monday 30th May - enter now on Instagram or Facebook. T's&C's apply (please see the posts for details). Have a joyous Jubilee weekend from everyone at Rushden Lakes. Opening hours may vary over the Jubilee weekend, so please check with the individual stores.