inspiration for stylish celebrations



Best of British Party Decor
Union Jack Placemats
Union Jack Bunting
Red Bus
Underground Sign
Big Ben
Chalkboard Pub Menu
Red Telephone Booth
Royal Post Box
White Tablecloths
Vintage Black & White London Landmark Posters
Red Roses in Union Jack Boxes & Teacups
“Keep Calm & Carry On” Poster
London Tube Map Placemats
Paddington Bear
Black & White London Icon Posters

Best of British Party Food & Drinks
Beer Battered Fish & Crisps in Newspaper Cones
Cucumber & Cream Cheese Sandwiches
English Beer
Double Chocolate Stout, Wychcraft, Robinsons Old Tom Ale
Mini Beef & Guinness Pot Pies
Bangers & Mash with Onion Gravy
Roast Beef Sandwiches with Hot English Mustard & Pickles
Mini Banoffee Pies
Individual Shepards Pies
Pimm’s Cup Cocktails
Individual Trifle Cups
Mini Cornish Pasties
Stilton & Walnut Welsh Rarebits
English Cheese Platter
Stilton, Cheshire Blue, Cheddar, Five Layered Cheese
Cheese Straws
Pickled Onions
Sausage Rolls
Pint of Prawns with Marie Rose Sauce


I thoroughly enjoyed putting every element of this party together.  The guest of honour was a lovely British lady, the party was hosted by her granddaughter for her 80th birthday, what a lovely milestone!

The food was inspired by Great Brittian but with a South African flavour.

We set up a long table which we decorated with white tablecloths, a red & white striped paper table runner, Union Jack placemats, red roses in teacups & teapots, a red box, Paddington Bear (my favourite element!), Union Jack triangle flags, "Keep Calm & Carry On" in a red frame, black & white London icon posters and a red Royal Post postbox as well as side plates and Union Jack serviettes.

The guests were welcomed with Pimm's Cups cocktails with English cucumber sticks and red & white striped paper straws.

On the menu was delicious individual prawn & avocado cocktails with Marie Rose sauce, beer battered fish bites & crisps in London Times newspaper cones in wooden crates, mini Banoffee pies, London icon cupcakes in Union Jack cupcake wrappers, pickled brown onions, mini Cornish pasties, delicious cucumber, carrot, herb & cream cheese sandwiches, roast beef, hot English mustard & rocket seed loaf sandwiches with gherkin, the most delicious mini beef & Guinnes pies (thank you to my husband Ian!), a cheese platter with a selection of English cheese including Stilton, Cheshire Blue, Cheddar & Five Layered Cheese with biscuits, cheese straws and of course fresh strawberries & cream, Wimbledon style!