Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Celebrating the Queen's Jubilee in Style

On Sunday the 3rd of June 2012, our community came out in style to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee with pride that she is only the 2nd monarch to ever celebrate 60 years on the throne (and judged by how she stood for the whole Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant at the grand old age of 86, she has a lot more years in her yet). I also believe that this is the only Diamond Jubilee that we or our children will ever see!

Although the weather spoilt our first choice of location of the gardens by the beach, luckily we had a back-up plan of the leisure centre meaning that the celebration wouldn't be spoilt!

Thanks to the wonderful official Diamond Jubilee Street Party Pack I was sent from Party Packs (see my review here) we were able to decorate the leisure centre and make it look wonderfully patriotic and showed we were proud to celebrate this milestone in the Queen's reign.

The party, which was organised by the BCP (a local community group supporting the children of our town), was a huge success and it was fantastic to see so many people from the community coming along to support us and also bringing food with them.

Mr Balloons gave his all as he spent 2 solid hours making balloon animals and even staying longer than he'd originally said to make sure that every child who waited patiently in line got one.

A local hotel owner also provided the music to get the children up and dancing and one of the members of the BCP was lucky enough to win £250 from Iceland to cater a Jubilee Party.

Three other BCP members (including Katie Cupake Cymru) spent all morning preparing all the food whilst hubby spend time transporting the food to the leisure centre and the rest of us decorated the hall.

And to round off a wonderful day, which wasn't spoilt by the weather, the youngest and oldest resident at the party recieved a special gift to remember the party by as well as a member of the community who worked hard alongside the BCP to help support the party. 

All in all a wonderful day and a special thanks has to go out to the BCP for organising the street party as well as Iceland Frozen Foods, Party Packs, the Local Town Council, Bellevue Hotel, Marwyn Guest House, Crystal House Hotel, Missing Sleep, Really Rachel, the Residents Association and to everyone else who helped out, supported or donated anything. Thank you for helping us celebrate in style!

**Apologies for the pictures, unfortunately the lighting in the leisure centre makes all pictures come out with an orange tint and thank you to Katie Cupcake Cymru for letting me use some of her photos which came out better than mine!**

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