4 Ways To Celebrate The Queen’s Birthday
Our longest-reigning monarch (known to us as Queenie) is turning 90 this year and if that’s not something to shake a selfie stick at, we don’t know what is. Here at Luckies, we’re Union Jack wearing, corgi stroking, tea drinking ready to celebrate this special day with some good old fashioned British pride. But if you’re struggling for regal inspiration, take at look at some of our suggestions on how to celebrate the big day below…
1) Throw a street party
To commemorate the momentous occasion, an official street party is taking place at The Mall in London on Sunday 12th June. But if like us you can’t wait that long, grab some Party Cups, get in touch with your local council and come together to celebrate the royal occasion by throwing your own street party. Your local council is responsible for co-ordinating road closures and diversions (snoooooze) so you can spend your precious time getting the shade of blue just right for the Union Jack cake icing. We’d also recommend picking up our Book of Masks and placing them on each table so your guests can play dress up whilst eating crust-free cucumber sandwiches and sipping on pimms.
2) Visit Windsor
The Queen has chosen to spend her 90th birthday at Windsor Castle. So what better excuse to take a trip there and uncover it on your Scratch Map® UK and Ireland poster?! On the 12th of April the Queen will unveil a plaque marking the start of a four-mile Queen’s Walkway at the bottom of Castle Hill in Windsor. Afterwards, the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh will greet members of the public but unless the zoom on your camera is epic, we recommend getting there early to get a good spot. Don’t worry if you miss out though, at 7.00pm the cute couple will make another appearance to light a beacon along with over 1,000 others across the country and worldwide.
3) See some Official Pomp & Ceremony
Sticking with Windsor Castle (she is turning 90 after all..) why not celebrate with HRH by getting tickets to her Official 90th Birthday Celebrations. With a performance involving 900 horses (they are her fave) and more than 1,500 participants from around the United Kingdom and the World it is set to be an amazing spectacle. Tickets start at £55, or if you want access to the Guard Chamber (which basically means you can get within waving distance of the birthday girl) you’ll have to stump up £165. Her Majesty’s 90th Birthday Party will take place during the evenings of 12th – 15th May 2016 in London and last time we checked there were still tickets for the Friday and Saturday!
4) Buy a Corgi
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has had over 30 Corgis during her reign so we thought what better way to honour her than by owning her favourite furry friend?! Not only are Welsh Corgis super cute, they are known for their loyalty and intelligence. Despite their small size, they make for great watchdogs, alterting their owners if they notice anything ‘different’ (which can come in handy if you’re the type of person who doesn’t notice their girlfriend’s new haircut). You’re welcome.
But remember kids, a dog is for life not just for the Queen’s birthday.