5 ways to celebrate Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee
It’s the perfect excuse for a party, and we’ll be marking the occasion at Avonbourne with lots of festive fun.
It won’t have escaped your notice that there’s a bit of a party going on!
Everyone is looking forward to the extra long bank holiday weekend from 2 – 5 June to celebrate 70 years of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign. It’s the perfect excuse for a party, and we’ll be marking the occasion at Avonbourne with lots of festive fun.
There are lots of ways you could mark the occasion with friends and family over the period. It’s the sort of day you’ll remember forever because it’s a unique day in history, and one none of us will see again. Here are five ideas to celebrate the platinum jubilee.
- Decorate with red, white and blue
We’re showing our colours with bunting and other decorations, and waving our Union Flags with pride. Our residents really enjoy crafts and colouring, so this is the perfect opportunity to get our pens out.
- Remember the good ol’ days
We do a lot of reminiscence activities at Avonbourne, particularly with our residents in Avon Court. Short-term memory loss is common for people living with dementia, and many of our residents find comfort in looking at old photographs, listening to music from different times, and recalling older memories. The Jubilee is the perfect chance to look back at 70 years of good times! Who doesn’t love a bit of nostalgia?
We’ve been sharing stories and playing lots of songs from days gone by, and it’s true – they don’t make ‘em like they used to. It’s sparked lots of memories. We’ve watched the coronation on the television and lots of residents had tales to tell.
- Go retro with your food
You can’t have a proper party without food! Our entry to the Platinum Pudding competition might not have won the official title, but it was certainly delicious. We’ve also made cupcakes, and we are rather partial to a good Victoria sponge cake. If you’re aiming for a retro theme, you’ll need a cheese and pineapple hedgehog, followed by Coronation Chicken, and perhaps some Cherry Bakewells as a sweet treat to finish.
- Play some games
A quiz is a lovely idea for a good multi-generational activity, or try a game that is more based on luck, like bingo, where anyone can take part. We’ve tailored our game to Royal Bingo, with famous royal faces rather than numbers.
- Jubilee Lunch
We’ll be rounding off our celebrations at Avonbourne Care Centre with a live entertainer, and then our Royal Jubilee Lunch, which looks set to be something we all remember and talk about for a long time to come.
Do let us know if you have other ideas for how to celebrate Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee. However you’ll be celebrating, we wish you all a lovely long weekend of fun and laughter.