Brits Plans for the Coronation Weekend Revealed

With just a few days to go until the King’s Coronation, party planning for the Bank Holiday weekend is a top priority. With the cost of living crisis still taking its toll, new data from Ginger Ray reveals just how Brits are planning on spending the royal celebrations.

So how is the UK planning to celebrate the bank holiday? Ginger Ray asked their social media followers in an informal poll on Instagram how they were spending their weekend during the Coronation.

  • 22% said they were attending a street party.
  • 46% were planning a relaxing weekend with friends and family.
  • 9% were taking the opportunity to go on a weekend away.
  • The remaining 23% were looking forward to a variety of plans including weddings, brunch with friends and understandably for some, work.

Whether you are planning a street party with friends and neighbours, a family get-together or perhaps a garden party… weather permitting… Jess Martin party planning expert at Ginger Ray has shared 3 low-cost, high-impact tips for adding some regal touches to your decorations and hosting, however, you choose to celebrate.

1. Decorations

Jess said: “Coronation balloons and bunting are a super effective way to decorate for a party and will go a long way in impressing your guests at your celebration- plus they are super easy to assemble! The Union Jack will be the pattern of the moment for the Coronation and so will a red, white and blue colour theme.

“Why not create a focal point perfect for pictures with a showstopping balloon arch. To elevate your balloon arch display, add some coordinating bunting in a classic Union Jack design to get everybody in the party spirit! Just add some royal-themed photo booth accessories so everyone can capture memories of the occasion.”

2. Food and drinks

Jess suggests: “Once you have your decorations organised, it’s time to move on to the food- an equally important part of any get-together or party! If you are planning on hosting outside you may not want to use your regular tableware (especially if you have a few clumsy attendees). Recyclable paper plates and cups can be a super convenient option (no one wants to wash up after hosting a party) and they can look great too coming in a range of Coronation-worthy colours and patterns.

“Check out our bus treat stand– your guests will be forming an orderly queue for first pick of your Coronation spread! You might have seen a suspiciously similar version featured on This Morning but who has time to make their own?

“Keep the food simple and stick to traditional British fare, such as tea sandwiches, scones, and finger foods. You can also ask guests to bring a dish to share potluck style. This can help to keep the cost of food down.”

3. Entertainment

Jess adds: “When it comes to deciding on what activities to do at your party, keep your guests in mind. For example, will it mostly be families or elderly people? From there you can consider whether some classic games like a treasure hunt and pinata might be more suitable, a tea party or even a combination of the two.”

Browse Ginger Ray’s Coronation party collection online here: 

Anabel Cooper

Anabel is a graduate of King’s College London and upon graduating, she set out on a journey to inspire and empower women through her words. Besides working as a digital marketing expert, Anabel is a freelance copywriter.