Still looking for something special for Tuesday's lunch? This Union Jack Battenberg Cake will take a bit of effort, but I'd imagine it would wow your guests.
If you're having a Jubilee party this weekend, these flags for your food will add that extra bit of festivity. We all know it's not necessary, but doesn't it just say 'party food this way'? If you're going to the trouble, you may as well go all the way!
Here it is, the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. It is going to be a long time before there's another jubilee. If ever (who knows if there will be a Monarchy by then?). I don't remember the silver Jubilee at all, although I was living in New Zealand then.
This time around I feel obliged to make a bit of something of a fuss about it all, for my son if nothing else. All that pageantry is the sort of thing kids just love. It is also an excuse for street parties. We're having one, although it is less for a chance to celebrate the Jubilee and more for an opportunity to shut the road and have it car free for the day. I can't wait - an opportunity for my son to play out front, just like I used to when I was a kid!
There's lots of things going on all over the country, and lots of ways to enjoy the Jubilee, and many of them without spending a penny. Let's just hope the weather holds, and we get to enjoy it outside as well!
There's a Diamond Jubilee celebration at my son's school this Thursday for which I have to bake something vaguely in theme. Then we're off to the country on Saturday and Sunday, with a BBQ to go to, and dessert to bring. And finally our street is having a party on Monday.
So I've been spending the last week drooling over all sorts of wonderful Jubilee-themed baking and desert ideas.
Here's some of the best, yummiest, or easiest ideas that I've come across or have been suggested by our PlayPennies parents.
The weather forecast for the weekend made me laugh though. Apparently it is going to cool down but still be fairly pleasant. Kind of sounds like how most people I know feel about the actual Jubilee. Not exactly excited in any way, but a pleasant four days off and a chance to close the street and let our kids play outside for a change.
Now just make sure you stock up on plenty of red and blue colouring for the inevitable icings!
Use this Marks & Spencer Food to Go promotional code to get £5 off your order when you spend £30 or more on food. The offer can only be used once per customer, and not in conjunction with any other offer that requires a code. I had discounted items in my shopping bag and it worked just fine.
- Discount: £5
- Minimum spend: £30
- Applies to: food to go
- Promotional code: SAVE5FTO
- Expires: 31st July 2012
To use this code you need to go through checkout. There are two opportunities to enter a promotional code before you confirm your order. Once entered it will appear automatically on your order if it is accepted.
It can be easy to do a big shop at Marks & Spencer. I like the quality of the food. In my shopping bag to test this code I selected a range of tasty treats from their Diamond Jubilee selection.
The whole lot came to £31.99, with delivery free as I was collecting instore. The offer took £5 off that, making it £26.99.
Thanks to aScottishBloke at HUKD!