This June, the country will come together to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years on the throne as the Queen of England!
Over the bank holiday weekend, the streets will come alive as friends, families and neighbours join together in their celebrations, turning front gardens, pavements and roads into a communal space for parties.
After the streets are decorated with union jack bunting and front lawns are filled with garden seating and tables; you may be looking for ideas for traditional British food to serve at your party. We’ve put together a list of British classics that are great for gatherings…
Pimm’s O Clock!
Pimm’s is a classic British drink that will help to kick off any party; the perfect refreshing accompaniment for a hot summer’s day. Serve it up in big jugs so the guests can help themselves and add fresh fruit from our fruit boxes to complete the drink!
For those wanting a non-alcoholic beverage, our James White juices are a fruity, healthy alternative that will satisfy both adults and children!
Afternoon tea is quintessentially British, a tradition that’s been enjoyed around the country for nearly 200 years. So the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee feels like the perfect occasion to enjoy this tasty treat that most of us so rarely indulge in.
Fill a serving stand or platters with light and airy homemade Victoria Sponges, cut into bite size pieces, and freshly baked scones, topped with our Dorset clotted cream and scrumptious jam from The Bay Tree. Or for those who are not bakers, Barkers Bakery produces delicious cakes in a range of flavours, including lemon, carrot and chocolate.
Finger sandwiches are another afternoon tea essential that guests can pick at throughout the party. We love the classic fillings; egg and cress, ham and cheese, smoked salmon and cream cheese and cheese and pickle. Get creative with your fillings and provide a mix of options that cater to your guests’ food preferences and dietary requirements. Our bloomers from Barkers Bakery will create a lovely base for your sandwiches, ready to be filled with ingredients of your choice!
Then of course, you’ll need the star of the afternoon tea; the cups of tea! Get out your finest mugs (or even a Jubilee one, if you have one!), and fill your teapots with our Butterworth & Son Suffolk Gold Blend tea bags. Top up your tea with a splash of our freshly delivered milk (make sure you order extra milk if you’re expecting plenty of guests!)
When preparing food for big groups of people, having a selection of salads is a great way to cater for lighter eaters and provide a healthy and fresh option for a summer’s day. Dress fresh leaves from our salad boxes with Yare Valley Oils Honey & Mustard Dressing. Order our vegetable boxes so you can make your own potato salad and coleslaw; two summer salad classics!
With less than a month to go, start planning your Platinum Jubilee street party and book your food order with Plumbs’ Dairy, so we can make sure you have fresh produce delivered straight to your door! Click here to view our full range of products.