Make, Do, Mend: Party like it’s Diamond Jubilee!

This weekend has been one for the books… We’ve had our royal fix watching the queen on the telly and had fun with friends. Couldn’t have been any better.

Since we’re always looking for an excuse to throw a little party, the Queen provided us an unbeatable one! So my husband and I had a few lovely friends around for a dinner party. We’re not made of money so costs had to be kept low which resulted in some penny pinching ideas. I thought I’d share few of these crafty details  with you…

We kicked things of with the classic Pimm’s enjoyed through red, white and blue paper straws in a jam jar. (Celeste’s hands are completely normal though it may not seem so in this picture!:))

The idea was to eat outside in the garden, but the British weather decided otherwise. Though it wasn’t raining it was cold. So we packed our tables inside, hung a little bunting in the mirror and were good to go!

I wanted to have a few flowers on the table so I bought 6 white roses from the shop and added some ivy + random purple weeds from our garden to make “wild” flower arrangements. The small ones are in jam jars and the big one is in an Ikea glass jar. With a doily wrapped around no one will ever know (until now) that these flowers cost me all of £3.

Another penny pinching idea was to use sticky back plastic printing to make cloth napkins. The Queen’s head seemed appropriate choice for the motif. As I had a big bundle of material and black fabric paint in the cupboard this was a completely free touch!

Just can’t beat good times with good friends!

Though we ate inside we moved outside afterwards to sit around the fire. Bunting and jam jar (I know – again!! I think I may have gone a bit overboard with the jam jars!) lanterns are such a simple way of adding bit of ambience to your garden (just wrap a bit of wire around a jam jar and make a loop – done!)

Hope you enjoyed this mini party recount and had a good Jubilee (even if you’re not in the UK)!



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