2016 is the year of Queen Elizabeth's 90th Birthday. Flags are flying, bakers are baking, and royals are royalling. As the whole country gears up for some royal festivities, it's the perfect time to start a party of your own. With the right organisation, a street party can be a bash to remember that brings neighbours together. We're sharing the best tips that will show you how to prepare, present, and party in truly royal style.
Kick things off by revising important aspects of British culture, such as how to make a perfect cup of tea. Your guests will expect the finest in tea-pouring, so don't disgrace yourself. Check out our list of 10 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Tea and drop a few facts during the party to assert your authori-tea.
Nothing says Great British Party like a bit of bunting. Make your own bunting and add a flutter to the royal occasion by sewing ribbon scraps onto cotton tape. Red, white and blue colour scheme optional, but let's face it, it adds a certain royal flair.
Look the part with these Union Jack nail art designs - perfect to show off when you're raising an elegant champagne toast or picking pesky scone crumbs out of the kids' hair. See the full Union Jack Nail Art Tutorial and prepare to dazzle, or even offer manicures on the day.
Honour the queen of baking with a delicious Mary Berry cake. Mary Berry's Chocolate Roulade or her Lemon Drizzle Traybake are perfect for sharing and are delicious enough for even royal tastebuds. Add candles for maximum patriotism.
Whether or not you're implementing a royal dress code at your street party, paper crowns are a cheap, fun way to ensure your guests are ready for any royal engagement. See our tutorial on how to Make Your Own Paper Crown and unleash your inner Philip Treacy.
If you've got some fruit left over from the jug of Pimms, you can get fruity with these chocolate fruit pops from Step-by-Step Desserts. Simply melt 100g of good quality dark chocolate and 100ml double cream in a small bowl over simmering water, skewer some fresh diced fruit, dip and serve.