How to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee

Unless you’ve been living in a hole over the last few months, you’ll know that the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee is incoming! Not only does this mean that the nation is gifted with a four-day bank holiday, but it means that there’s even more opportunity to enjoy a celebratory event or two.

Whether it’s a street party, family shindig or a quiet night on the sofa with the kids, we’ve found a few ways in which you can enjoy the upcoming extended break, in honour of our Queen.

Introduce a royal into your home

Fans of Steven Brown Art will know that earlier this week we released Jubilee Lizzie McCoo in honour of Queen Elizabeth II’s 70 year reign. Her limited collection includes canvases, collector’s edition prints, tea towels, latte mugs, cushions and tote bags - so there’s every opportunity to add a royal stamp to your home decor.

Add a canvas to your walls and have Her Majesty, Jubilee Lizzie McCoo as a focal point in your home this summer. If you’re looking for something a little more affordable to adorn your walls with, our collector’s edition prints are a great antidote. 

Plan a street party

For those of us in the UK, you’ll know that there’s a long history of organised street parties to celebrate national events, so why not organise one for your neighbours for the Platinum Jubilee?

Get the table set with our brand new Jubilee Lizzie McCoo mugs, and make sure you’re prepared for any spillages with the Jubilee Lizzie McCoo tea towels. 

If you’re not much of an organiser, check out the official platinum jubilee website to see if there’s already an event taking place close by to where you live.

Get creative

It’s hard to tell what the weather will look like over the jubilee weekend, but it’s always good to have some back-up options if the typical British weather does prevail. Eagle-eyed fans might already have spotted our new bunting which has become available on our site.

It’s fully designed for you, in our special Jubilee colours and features our very own Jubilee Lizzie McCoo. All you need to do is print and cut it out, and attach it to some string or ribbon and hang it in your home. If the weather treats us nicely, it could be the perfect addition to your street party and will add a wonderful pop of colour.

And if you fancy getting the kids (and adults) involved, you can download our brand new Jubilee Lizzie McCoo colouring sheet and add your own stamp to her sparkly crown. 

Add a dash of patriotism to your home

Did you know that the national animal of Scotland is a unicorn? We all know that the Queen has a deep love for Scotland, and spends as much time in Balmoral as she can. Our magical multi-coloured unicorn, ‘She Who is Brave’ is the essence of Scotland. Wild and fierce, but gentle and loyal, she’s the gatekeeper to a magical time.

As for England, its national animal is a lion. Add some patriotism to your home with Lewis McZoo. Lewis is the regal King of the McZoos. This loveable lion by Steven Brown is handsome, strong, courageous and fair, but can be fiery and fierce if the animals step out of line.

Steven is yet to paint a beautiful dragon - the national animal of Wales, but Janet McCoo has taken a trip to Laugharne in Carmarthenshire to get a selfie instead! This colourful Coo is adventurous, confident and loves immersing herself in the Celtic culture.

Some careful digging uncovered that there is a national creature in Northern Ireland’s history, and it’s a fish. Although not an official national animal, we think it’d be a wonderful addition to the Steven Brown collection. 

As for Great Britain as a whole, the lion is often cited as the national animal but the British Bulldog is also widely recognised. Laid-back Davy is a loyal companion. This colourful bull dog can be a wee bit stubborn, but, at the end of the day, he’s just too loving and lazy to be grumpy for long.

However you choose to enjoy the Jubilee and add a splash of royalty to your home, we hope you have a wonderful time doing it! Don’t forget to share what you get up to with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

May 12, 2022 — Steven Brown
Tags: Jubilee