How to Host a Royal Wedding Party
Parties that centre around moments of national importance are exciting and bring together communities in a way that is rarely seen nowadays in our busy lives! The Royal Wedding on the 19th May is the perfect excuse for a mass get-together. Whether you’re celebrating on a small scale indoors, or with tables lining the cobbles, we have tonnes of crafty ideas to help cater for the event.
Note: If you are planning to have a party in your street, it is important that you inform your local council in good time before the event. Click here for more information.
Celebrate in true British style with a selection of sweet treats and bakes. Create your spread to a red, white, and blue theme – or go wild with colour in true celebratory form! Here are a couple of ideas to get you started!
These cake pops look such fun and work perfectly together in a bouquet format – just like a celebratory firework! Head on over to the post by Fiddes Payne, who show us how to create such delights using Candy Melts and Cake Angel sprinkles.
Why have one cake, when you can have two? Let’s take advantage of the merging of nationalities during Harry and Meghan’s big day by making these show-stopping creations out of Renshaw Ready to Roll Icing! Head on over to the post to find the recipes.
These cubes of fudge are totally mouthwatering, and look really beautiful (and on trend!) to boot. Head on over to the post by Taste and Tell to see how layering coloured fudge can result in these creations. We have plenty of food colouring options online and in store at Hobbycraft!
It’s not a party without the games! There are so many ways to craft interactive, joy-filled activities for all who attend your street party. Here are a few ideas!
These tins look SO fun and bright, and work perfectly as an outdoor game to entertain the kids. Upcycle some tin cans using craft paint – being sure to file down any sharp edges first. Decorate using our huge range of patterned papers once the paint dries!
Making games jumbo is perfect for social events. Take the above photograph as inspiration and paint or tape a grid onto a wooden palette, or the ground! Use our mache letters for the noughts and crosses. Spray paint (available in store at Hobbycraft) or craft paints are best to transform the letters into your ideal colour combination.
These wands look perfect for kids to play with in the spring breeze! Select relevant colour combinations from Hobbycraft’s vast ribbon range, and attach to a painted piece of dowel. Take a look at the tutorial linked above by Mad in Crafts for a step-by-step guide.
A sensory tub is great fun for smaller kids! Follow this tutorial by The Imagination Tree, using food colouring to colour rice. Add pom poms, ribbons, feathers, sequins, and other bits and bobs for a super playful experience!
Decoration is arguably the most enjoyable part of organising a party! We have a whole host of craft ideas and products aimed to make this process stress-free. Take a look below to see what styling we’ll be going for this 19th May!
Rosettes are a traditional sign of pride, celebration, and achievement. Make your own using differently coloured tissue papers, ribbons, and a button in order to make napkin rings as above, or brooches for your guests!
You may not need a tutorial on how to make paper chains, but they are the most simple yet enjoyable decoration to craft for any occasion! For paper suggestions, try the V&A Floral 12×22 inch Paper Pad and Watercolour Dreams 12×12 inch Paper Pad for an on-trend look to your street party.
These balloons are ma-hoosive, and will really make a statement at any gathering! There are so many colourways available online and in store.
Let’s be real, it’s not a party without the snacks, and good snacks need great presentation! Take a look at the blog post above, which shows you how to make these cute designs using red, white and blue corrugated papers.
If you want to spend a little longer making a set of decorations that you can crack out for any occasion, check out the blog post above by our Haberdashery expert, Kathi. Here Kathi shows us how to screen print type at home using mod podge! These pennant banners look absolutely delightful hung up on a wall or on the back of a chair.
These giant rosettes sure make a statement, and are a useful and quick decoration to make if you have a big space to fill! Head on over to the post to find out how they’re make. Alternatively, Hobbycraft stock a selection of party decorations that would be perfect alternatives to a DIY project!
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