Monday, 24 April 2023
On Saturday 6 May, the King’s coronation will take place, and is likely to start in the morning. This historic event will be watched by millions across the world.
It’s not every day you see a royal monarch being crowned, and there’s so many ways you can join in with the nationwide celebrations. Whether you’ll be watching from home or holding a garden party, let’s look at a few ways you can get ready for the coronation.Watch it live from the comfort of your own home
Are you a keen Anglophile and royalist who intends to be fully immersed in the royal proceedings? The day will be full of events, so you’ll need a comfy reclining chair or sofa to take the strain! If you cannot be dragged away from the TV, plan an easy indoor picnic with your favourite savoury snacks and sweet treats. Don’t forget to decorate your living room to get into the mood. Union Jack napkins, tablecloths and bunting will create a coronation vibe.
Celebrating at home with children? Why not host your own coronation with some home-made costumes (use scarves and throws for gowns)? Keep children busy by getting them to colour in and make paper bunting, along with paper crowns and props. Dress a doorway to create a royal entrance. As well as red, blue, white and silver, purple and gold are also traditional royal colours. So, get creative and add pops of coronation colours to your home.
Get into the coronation spirit with a street party
After last year’s jubilee celebrations, street parties have become a popular and fun way to celebrate this special event with neighbours and friends. Find out which neighbours are interested and start a WhatsApp group, so you can organise food and furniture for the day. Depending on the type of road you live on, you might need to seek approval from the council before blocking off your street! You could even look at hanging bunting across street lighting.
One easy way for everyone to contribute is to organise an afternoon tea. Ask people to bring along a food or drink item. Not a big fan of coronation chicken? Go traditional with a selection of English sandwiches, strawberries and scones, and of course, the quintessential cup of tea! A commemorative tin of shortbread or two will go down a treat. Why not bake some coronation-themed cupcakes with little ones? Enjoy with old-fashioned lemonade.Celebrate in your back garden with family and friends
Enjoying the royal event with family and friends will create lasting memories you will treasure forever. Can you watch the coronation live in your garden? See if you can move your TV or set up a projector and hang up a white sheet to use as a makeshift screen. If you want your guests to be comfy during your garden party, think about your garden furniture. How many seats will you need, and do you have enough tables and surfaces to serve food and drinks?
Our premium rattan garden furniture will help you entertain your family and friends. Available as 4-seater, 8-seater or 9-seater dining sets, this collection of high-quality furniture will make this special day even more enjoyable. You can choose a parasol as an optional extra, which can be handy if you need to keep little ones out of the sunshine. And if the weather’s warm, you could organise some sports-day games in the garden for both small and big people!
There are so many amazing ways you can celebrate the coronation. Whether you hold a traditional afternoon tea, a garden or street party, make sure you prepare well in advance for all those essential items. Whatever you choose to do, you can be sure that we have suitable furniture to help you make this day even more of a momentous occasion.
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