A Patriotic Picnic | The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

This year across the United Kingdom, we are celebrating the excitement of the forthcoming Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. It’s certainly a proud year to be British, as Queen Elizabeth II celebrates a truly momentous occasion, marking her 70-year reign.

A Patriotic Platinum Jubilee Picnic

This year, invite your guests over for a sumptuous patriotic garden picnic, fit for Her Majesty, The Queen herself! The perfect location that isn’t too far away from your home comforts. (Especially when food and drink need to be topped up!)

Get the garden ready

Of course, this is a special occasion and you’ll want the garden to look its best, so before you roll out your picnic blanket give the garden a little spruce up, by potting some fresh flowers.

Show off your national pride and impress your guests with your decorative flair, by transforming your garden into an elegant patriotic display. Why not choose a selection of red, white and blue flowers in some Grey & Buff Rattan Wicker Planters?

Our wicker planters are the ultimate gardening accessory because they add elegance to any garden (whether they great or small). Not to mention they look utterly beautiful when decorated with charming bunting!

Complete with soft textures, such as Union Jack cushions and rugs for extra comfort and your garden is picnic party ready.

What picnic basket do I need for the perfect patriotic picnic?

Once you have decorated your garden for the ultimate picnic party it’s now time to choose a picnic basket from our collection.

Our exquisite picnic hamper baskets are the perfect accessory for luxurious picnics. They come in a variety of styles from rich brown tweed to stylish antique wash grey and various colours of tweed checked lining.

Introducing our luxury Tweed 4 Person Picnic Wicker Hamper Basket

For those who like to dine in style, this picnic hamper is a must. Our luxury Tweed 4 Person Picnic Wicker Hamper Basket is lined in rich green tweed. Inside you will find crockery, cutlery, glasses and beautiful matching napkins. The straps and fastenings are refined in a rich tan coloured faux leather, perfected with a matching picnic blanket.

Now for the important part, the food!

Patriotic Picnic Food

Any glorious British picnic should start with a selection of tea sandwiches such as ham and mustard, sliced cucumber with cream cheese and of course coronation chicken. Coronation chicken was a dish first served at Her Majesty’s coronation banquet in 1953, so we couldn’t think of a more perfect occasion for this tea sandwich filling. It is a combination of cold cooked chicken meat, herbs and spices in a creamy mayonnaise sauce.

Then complete your delectable spread with some sweet treats inside our rustic wooden storage crates, such as cupcakes, scones with clotted cream and jam and a delectable Victoria sponge to sink your teeth into. Yum!

Quintessentially British Drinks

Naturally you’ll want to offer your guests some cold beverages and as you’re in the comfort of your own garden, why not make a jug of Pimm’s to serve your guests? (It is a special occasion after all). Pimm’s is the perfect British beverage. Simply pour in a jug with lemonade, give it a good stir, then add mint, sliced cucumber, strawberries, oranges and plenty of ice to serve!

If you prefer a bottle of fizz, pop some bubbles and keep your bottle inside Wicker Champagne Drinks Basket, complete with glasses for convenience and ease.

Wicker Champagne Drinks Basket

All that’s left to do now is sit back, enjoy the sunshine and indulge in your delicious patriotic picnic party! Enjoy.

We’d love to see your patriotic picnic displays on social media! Follow us on Instagram @thebasketcompany and tag us in your picnics, we can’t wait to see them.

If you’re looking for more inspiration on how to make your Platinum Jubilee celebrations even more special, check out our collection of Jubilee Baskets here.

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