After weeks of planning and making preparations the day of the Diamond Jubilee Party arrived. Heavens knows how the Queen managed with all her party arrangements, although I think she may have been given a hand. With family, friends and neighbours all arriving the house soon filled up. Alas the constant rain prevented any hopes of a garden party. The house was decorated both inside and out with Union Jacks galore, and guests were invited to dress in red, white and blue.
|Food, bunting and a letter from the Queen|
Sausage and Herb Rolls
Jubilee Pork Pie
Grapes or Pineapple and Cheese on Sticks
Auntie Betty's Jubilee Trifle
Jubilee Fairy Cakes
Raspberry and White Chocolate Crown Cakes
Mars Bar Chocolate Cake
The centre piece of the savoury buffet was a magnificent commemorative Diamond Jubilee pork pie, from the renown Eleys of Ironbridge. Few visitors to Ironbridge leave without calling into Eleys of Ironbridge for a pie or pasty.
|Eleys of Ironbridge Jubilee Pork Pie|
There was, of course, a selection of cakes and sweets. The centre piece of the dessert buffet was Auntie Betty's Jubilee Trifle - always a big hit at family gatherings, this was the first dessert to disappear.
It was not all about the food. My mum has quite a collection of Jubilee related material from the Coronation and the Silver and Gold Jubilees. I displayed some of these items, which made for fascinating reading.
|Shropshire Star tea towel|