How to Host a Coronation Party at Home

Last updated: April 26th, 2023 Published on: April 24, 2023

On Saturday 6th May, the UK will experience its first coronation since 1952. Where the late Elizabeth Windsor was crowned Queen Elizabeth II, now it’s her eldest son’s turn, who will be officially crowned King Charles III.

This coronation for most people is the first coronation that they will have experienced in their life, so the experts at Funky Pigeon have put together their top tips for hosting the perfect coronation party at home.

1. Plan well

For the success of any party, not just a coronation party, a key factor is planning. Organise where it is happening, what time is it happening and who is doing what, early. This will ensure that the party has everything that is required for a good time and that it runs smoothly.

You could plan a rota with guests on who brings what. Then there’s no chance of you missing anything or having doubles. As we’ve all been there, the party has started and someone asks for the exact thing you forgot to pick up at the shop.

2. A wide range of food and drink

Every party or celebration requires a wide variety of food and drink. Make the occasion special by buying in or making foods that you normally would consider a treat.

Our recommendation is to go with traditional British food such as afternoon tea-style sandwiches and cakes, along with pies, pasties, and sausage rolls. You can still add a twist, for example serving Britain’s favourite dish, Chicken Tikka Masala. I’m sure that served with some rice and naan would be very popular with guests.

As it is a celebration don’t be afraid to go all out with the prosecco, or if you don’t drink Bucks Fizz is a great alternative.

3. Decorate your home

Decorating your home is a big part of the celebrations, you don’t simply have to go out and buy a load of flags. This can be expensive and not look very niche. Instead why not go with a red, blue and white coloured theme in and outside of your home.

You can make it a fun family activity, putting together paper chains and allowing the kids to make drawings of famous British landmarks for example.

4. Consider a street party

Street parties have been extremely common ways of celebrations for jubilees in the past, get in contact with your neighbours and ask if they would like to do one. It takes the pressure off just one person to organise everything whilst allowing the local community to mingle with each other.

It also makes the event more affordable, as everyone can bring food, drink, and decorations meaning that the cost is more spread out rather than just on one person/family.

5. The invitations

Forget the meaning of the event for just a second, the coronation is a great time for family and friends to get together and spend time with each other. Make sure not to forget to invite anyone, you don’t want someone sitting at home feeling lonely.

As this is a nationwide event, why not reach out? There might be many local people who have no party to go to, social media is a great tool to contact them and give them some company and happiness.

6. Make use of your space

As the coronation is taking place in May, chances are the weather will be warm and potentially bright. So if you have a garden, make the most of it. Set up a gazebo, some chairs, and then a BBQ to give it a real summer party feel.

If the British weather does keep to tradition, and it is raining then don’t worry. Just bring everyone inside and carry on the fun.

7. Play some games

Having a party also means games. Put together a quiz for everyone to get involved in, where the winners could win a potential prize. Or introduce your friends and family to more traditional card games like Snap or Goldfish.

Of course, what you do is weather and space-dependent but make sure to try and get everyone involved.