4 June 2012
So, this past weekend the UK was celebrating Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee, and we celebrated along in Berlin, expat style. The party was a huge success, so all the preparations last week were truly worth it. Everyone enjoyed themselves, and the food and cocktails went down a treat. Here are a few pictures of the event to share with you.
Decorating the flat. Bunting, bunting, lots of bunting. Bunting everywhere. Check back on my previous post on how to make your own bunting.
Me and the boy dressed for the occasion in our Union Flag outfits. (Sadly the pictures of the husband looking very British in his suit trousers, shirt and braces/ suspenders didn’t turn out).
The buffet was set out with lots of Union Flags, crowns, the British themed cupcake toppers, of course, and generally lots of blue, red and white everywhere (could come in useful if we ever have a French, Dutch, or USA party^^)*
I think you all get the idea by now that we had cupcakes, but what else was there on our jubilee buffet? Scones with cream and jam, egg & cress and cucumber sandwiches, crown shaped parmesan biscuits, and little bags of red, white and blue jelly beans as party favours.
We prepared pitchers of Pimms & lemonade in advance, but for the Routemaster and London Queen we set up a DIY cocktail bar. You can find recipes for all three cocktails in my previous post.
Here’s me enjoying a Routemaster cocktail once the party is in full swing.
More Union Flags and blue, red and white decorations. We also had a “name that queen” picture quiz, which was a lot of fun.
A few last shots of the jubilee cupcakes, which were the buffet centre piece. Don’t forget you can download them to make your own toppers, or as a template for anything else. One of our friends has said they’ll use the corgi as a template to make a cushion cover. If you do end up using them, in whatever way, I’d love to see your pictures.
* In fact, at one of the most popular colour combinations, there are over 20 different countries with red, white and blue flags.