Little Buds x LK Bennett
Platinum Jubilee Extravaganza
It’s definitely the best excuse for a garden party…the Platinum Jubilee! If you know anything about me, you know of my love for all things royal, and this June bank holiday can’t come soon enough.
I’m going with a slightly vintage flavour but keeping it more glam than kitsch which I think is the key to cool. I got together with LK Bennett's style team to share my thoughts on how to keep your Jubilee party the right side of chic.
My Jubilee table featuring the Aurora
First and foremost the table setting! I always plan this out beforehand to make sure I’ve got it all down pat. Faux comes in super-handy when I’m entertaining; I always have something wonderful on hand to make my tablescapes zing.
Going faux is a real lifestyle for me - it means I can rely on having exactly what I need, ready to go immediately. Faux bouquets, artificial garlands and mini-faux in little vases all make it look spectacular – and they’re so lifelike no one notices the difference! I can pop them all away when I’m done, ready for next time.
Guest ready table? Done. Next up – what to feed people! All the Jubilee design motifs play right into my love of theming; so hard not to go a little overboard! I’m going (reasonably) light on the kitsch but dialling up the chic to counter it.
Jubilee themed Biscuiteers sweet treats? Tick. Vintage-style glassware with elegant Pimms for balance? Tick. And what’s a party without a cake…themed with red, white and blue, natch! Just make sure your cake-stand meets royal standards plus your tableware is smart too.
Finally – tea in a proper teapot, please…Earl Grey or ordinary, darling?
I've chosen to wear a glorious ensemble from LK Bennett, made up of the Shenyu dress with its whimsical cotton candy stripes matched with their Lucie shoe for a fashion feel. Love, love, LOVE this key look! The seventies-style shoes really make me feel like I’ve mixed the coronation fifties with the edgier Jubilee of ’77.
A last note would be the soundtrack. I'm all for theming but I think this should be a personal choice. I'll have a nice muddle of vintage and contemporary, no need to go full Glenn Miller, but I'm not sure Pearl Jam would work!