I’m sure most of you were inspired by Kat’s fabulous Alternative Jubilee finds, but If you’ve got a street party to attend/organise, but you’ve left things until the last minute (happens to the best of us), don’t despair. Paper chains, flags and crowns are all easy makes with kids (check out Blue PeterÂ for funky windmills, too), plus I’ve been trawling the web for cool printables for a celebration that would make Her Madge proud. I can guarantee there’ll be a lot of cupcakes around over the holiday weekend – make your little one’s efforts stand out on that trestle table with these jolly toppers from Wee Birdy – as a bonus, they’re absolutely free!
Also free is this cute floral tricolour bunting that I found over at Crumb, who specialise in tea and cake by post. (I know!)
As is Pink Petticoat‘s Jubilee Party pack containing the essential cake toppers, paper chains and flags, as well as these cute little gift pouches, ideal packaging for bejewelled crown cookies.
Paper printable gurus Happy Thought have come up with a fabulous Jubilee-themed set of characters, featuring the Queen (in both ‘casual’ and formalwear), Prince Philip, a Beefeater, a policeman, a guard, corgis, buses, commerative taxis and Buck House, all for about Â£4.
Finally, if you’re heading for the hills rather than hitting the streets this weekend, you can still get the kids involved. The Woodland Trust have a big selection of Jubilee/nature-themed free printables, from instructions on how to make flower crowns and leaf boats, to picnic ideas and fab games, such as the Crown Jewels Colour Bingo.