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The Queen's Platinum Jubilee: A guide to celebrations

Updated: May 25, 2022

Celebrate The Queen's Platinum Jubilee with our guide to celebrations! From street parties to traditional tipples, here's everything you need to put on a majestic spread over the long weekend.

Street Parties

If you're holding a street party at home, or have some outdoor space in your restaurant to host a group of people - get all of your supplies from JJ's! We've got everything you need to celebrate in style - from BBQ essentials to drinks and even cleaning materials to tidy up after.

Our range of burgers has something to suit everyone's tastes, and our meats are perfect for the BBQ. We're thinking lamb chops, ribs, juicy ribeye steaks or chicken shish skewers.

Finger food options are ideal to share with big groups of people - our selection of squid rings, prawn appetizers, onion rings and mac and cheese triangles are perfect.

Wash it all down with the perfect summer drink, a fruity jug of Pimm's. Or, leave some space for dessert and present our mouthwatering range of cakes.

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Afternoon Tea

Incorporate afternoon tea onto your menus to truly celebrate the occasion. It's so simple and can also increase your sales by charging a set price per person.

If you don't have them already, grab yourself some afternoon tea stands to give your guests the full experience - it makes it feel that little more luxurious!

Start off with the sandwiches. This momentous occasion has to be marked with coronation chicken - a

fitting filling for the celebrations. Or, try the classic cucumber, egg mayonnaise or ham and mustard.

Follow on with traditional scones, a delightful strawberry jam and clotted cream - the big question, which goes first? Add our French macaroons to the stand for a beautifully bitesized delight.

Wash it all down with our selection of teas, or if you want to mark the occasion properly, a bubbly glass of prosecco is perfect.

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Limited Edition Menus

Add some quintessentially British classics onto your menu to get involved in the Jubilee celebrations.

Spice up your brunch menu with coronation chicken on toast - stack it up high with layers of crusty buttered toast sandwiched with delicious filling.

Add a twist to a trifle with Pimm's - a true British combination. Drizzle 50ml of Pimm's over the base layer of sponge fingers, top with raspberry jelly, blueberries and sliced strawberries, and a layer of custard. Finish with whipped cream and decorate

with more strawberries, lemon zest and mint leaves.

Reinvent the characteristically British fish and chips into a pie - a dish that will really wow your guests. Lay a shallow casserole dish with skinless and boneless haddock chunks, a creamy white sauce, chopped boiled eggs, and top with homemade chips, then bake for 40 minutes.

Discover the range to create your limited edition menu.

Traditional Tipples

Add these classic British cocktails on your menus to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee.

This deliciously refreshing punch is perfect for big get togethers or featuring as a 'Jubilee special' on your menu. Simply combine three parts of gin and prosecco, with two parts apple juice, one part fresh lemon juice, one part elderflower cordial and sugar syrup. Serve in a punch bowl or large jug and garnish with crisp, thinly sliced apple.

English Breakfast tea and vodka - who would've thought of that combination? In a jar, pour 350ml of vodka and add in one English Breakfast tea bag. Allow to steep at room temperature for two hours, then remove the tea bag.

Mix two teaspoons of honey with 15ml of water.

To make the cocktail, pour 50ml of the vodka into a cocktail shaker over ice, one sprig of thyme, 20ml of lemon juice and the honey syrup - shake well and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with another sprig of thyme and serve.

Or, simply satisfy your guests with a crisp jug of Pimm's - the perfect summer tipple. Serve with some chopped fresh fruit, refreshing mint and lots of ice, the classic that everyone loves.

Create your own traditional tipples using our products, shop here.

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