Ten Top Ways to Celebrate the Platinum Jubilee

3 May 2022

We are only a month away from the Platinum Jubilee weekend, and what a weekend it’s shaping up to be. The Platinum Jubilee celebrations mark the 70th year since Queen Elizabeth II ascended to the throne.

Arguably the most recognisable person in the UK, the Queen’s rich history provides the perfect backstory to the different ways you can toast her reign in style.

Born on the 21st of April 1926, she was the first child to the late King George VI and Queen Elizabeth I. Our monarch grew up in the UK and remained throughout the duration of WWII, performing a variety of duties despite only being in her teens. In 1940, at 14-years old she made her first radio broadcast, addressing children who had been evacuated from cities, stating:

"We are trying to do all we can to help our gallant sailors, soldiers, and airmen, and we are trying, too, to bear our own share of the danger and sadness of war. We know, every one of us, that in the end all will be well."

The war continued for five more years but during that time she visited the Grenadier Guards and trained as a driver and mechanic.

Two years after the war ended, at the age of twenty-one, she made this pledge to the British Commonwealth:

"I declare before you all that my whole life, whether it be long or short, shall be devoted to your service and the service of our great imperial family to which we all belong.”

And long it has been! As of her birthday in April the Queen is now 96-years old and Britain’s longest lived and longest reigning monarch. She is also only two years off becoming the world’s longest reigning monarch, the title currently held by Louis XIV of France.

Prior to her ascension to the throne, she married Prince Philip on the 20th of November 1947, following an eight-year romance.

Her father passed in the February of 1952 and Queen Elizabeth II ascended to the throne at the age of only twenty-five. Her coronation was held a year later, after mourning her fathers’ death, on the 2nd of June 1953.

The Jubilee Celebrations

Marking the 70th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s remarkable reign, the Platinum Jubilee is set to be an unforgettable event. It’s being celebrated across the Commonwealth in 2022 from February, right through to her official birthday and coronation date in June 2022.

There has already been many amazing events and tributes to mark this landmark occasion, but there is more to come with the main celebration being held across the extended bank holiday in June which takes place from Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th of June 2022 in the UK.

Here is a selection of events that have already happened to mark the lead up to the Platinum Jubilee weekend.

In January 2022, The Platinum Pudding competition was launched to find the best pudding to celebrate the Jubilee. Five finalists prepared their creations for a panel of judges, but for the public we will have to wait until the Jubilee weekend for the winning recipe to be unveiled.

In March, a concert titled The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee – 70 Years, took place at the Royal Albert Hall. It showcased some of the most note worthy musical moments from the Queen’s reign.

There is still the 2022 Royal Windsor Horse Show to come, taking place between the 12th and 15th May. The show will be titled A Gallop Through History and will end with a celebration in honour of the Queen, featuring 500 horses and 1,000 dancers.

But it doesn’t have to stop there!

A once in a generation show, mixing the best of British ceremonial splendour and pageantry with cutting-edge artistic and technological displays, has been promised by the British Government. It’s no wonder either as this is the first time in history that a British monarch has celebrated a Platinum Jubilee.

To start off the Platinum Jubilee weekend the Queen’s birthday parade, Trooping the Colour, will be held on Thursday 2nd of June. Over a thousand parading soldiers, horses, and musicians will march together in a parade to usher in the Queen’s official birthday. The parade will conclude with a Royal Air Force flypast over Buckingham Palace.

On 4th of June, the ‘Platinum Party at the Palace’ concert will take place in the evening at Bucking Palace. The concert will be produced and broadcast by the BBC and will be distributed throughout the UK and European Union.

On the last day of the extended bank holiday, 5th of June, the public are encouraged to partake in the Big Jubilee Lunch, a jubilee twist on The Big Lunch, aimed at bringing people together to celebrate their connections and strengthen community bonds. Tables will line the Long Walk with the option to reserve seats. You don’t have to be in London to get involved, reach out to your local community and host your own.

There will also be a pageant with roughly 5,000 participants from the UK and commonwealth taking place, with a mixture of street art, theatre, music, circus, carnival, and costume in celebration of the Jubilee. It will be televised around the Big Jubilee Lunch at Long Walk and nationwide for viewers at home.

There are plenty of options when it comes to getting involved in the Platinum Jubilee. With the celebrations kicking off in a month, now is the last chance to booking. So, don’t miss out on this once in a lifetime event. We have put together a list of just some of the ideas for how you and your guests can enjoy the Jubilee, regardless of whether your local to London or not.


There are plenty of public events happening throughout the UK to get involved in. From the Scottish Highlands right down to Land’s End there are thousands of event and street parties taking place. You can browse through the ever-growing selection and even submit your own public event here

If public events are less your style, or you want something more exclusive for your company, organising a private event is the way to go.

Live Events

The benefit of a private event is that it is catered to your aims. If you just want something quiet and classy, that can be done. Alternatively, if you want the whole office involved in an extravagant Platinum Jubilee party, nothing is stopping you. But if this does appeal to you it’s important to get moving as venues are booking up fast. At Inconnection, we can organise venue finding or handle your entire event, with food, drinks, entertainment, and more, to make sure your Platinum Jubilee plans are perfect.

Virtual Event

If getting everyone all in one place is causing issues it might be worth considering virtual events as an alternative. The great thing about virtual events is they transcend geographical limitations, allowing you to get anyone and everyone involved in the festivities.

We can create custom virtual events to suit any companies’ needs, or we have a selection of ready-made events which can be delivered live or virtually. Check out our library of events, perfect for the Platinum Jubilee, here.


It may not be practical to bring all your employees together at one place or one time, for a single event. Our personalised sending service, MemMail, provides an effective alternate way to celebrate and overcome any logistical challenges. It is the perfect way to treat your employees at home or liven up the office with a special Platinum Jubilee gift box.

Whether it’s a splendid picnic with our Royal Afternoon Tea Set, filled with your selection of teas, coffee, biscuits, or prosecco, or get jolly with the Queen’s Party-In-A-Box, stuffed with novelty decorations, tipple, and Union Jack playing cards, there is no better way to kick of the celebrations. The other option is to create your own custom box to tailor your employees’ Platinum Jubilee MemMail to your aims.


When it comes to hospitality there are many options to choose from to add that touch of royalty to your celebrations. Here’s a selection of events close to Platinum Jubilee weekend that provide the perfect way to celebrate. Read further to see the most jubilant hospitality packages available this summer:

Chelsea Flower Show

24th May – 28th May

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show is one of the most famous flower shows in the UK. It’s held over five days in May by the Royal Horticultural Society in Chelsea, London. As one of the most prestigious flower shows in the world, it is often attended by members of the Royal Family. The gardens offer a variety of different displays to enjoy, from avant-garde designs to smaller gardens such as the Artisan and Urban Gardens, offering something for everyone.

The Derby at Epsom Downs

4th June

The Derby takes place at Epsom Downs Racecourse in Surrey. It is one of the greatest sporting events in the UK calendar, and this year will be attended by the Queen as part of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations. It is a Group 1 flat horse race in England open to three-year-old horses and considered one of the best from the classic flat races in Britain.

Royal Ascot

14th June – 18th June

Taking place a week and a half after the Platinum Jubilee, the Royal Ascot is the horse racing event of the year. The five-day event brings something new each day to suit all horse-racing enthusiasts and socialites. Whether it’s flats, jumps, or socialisation, there is something for everyone. For the full breakdown of each day, what to expect, and to help you choose the best for you and your guests, check out our blog on corporate hospitality here.

Henley Royal Regatta

28th June – 3rd July

Heading later into the month there is the Henley Royal Regatta. If competitive rowing floats your boat, then this is the one. The Henley Royal Regatta is one of the best-known regattas in the world, it is a must for anyone’s summer sporting plans. Taking place in Henley-on-Thames this six-day event attracts thousands to this small town on the bank of the Thames.

Spectators get the opportunity to watch over 300 head-to-head races, with contenders including Olympians, international rowers, and rising stars.

Tatton Flower Show

20th July – 24th July

Tatton Flower Show falls later into the summer but offers an alternative to the Chelsea Flower Show for gardening enthusiasts. Tatton creates a more family friendly, community orientated show than its Chelsea counterpart. With dedicated children’s day and workshops, Tatton is the perfect pick for those who love to get involved.

Commonwealth games

28th July – 8th August

The Commonwealth Games encapsulate everything the Platinum Jubilee is about. Many of the Commonwealth countries are coming together to celebrate the Jubilee and the Games this year will be extra special. This international multi-sport event invites athletes from the Commonwealth of Nations to participate in over a week of competitions. The Games will be held in Birmingham, an ideal, central location for many businesses.

Whatever your Platinum Jubilee celebration looks like, make sure you make the most of this once in a lifetime event. With Inconnection, you can create an unforgettable Jubilee weekend for your guests. Whether it’s a hospitality package, bespoke event, or our personalised sending service, the decision is in your hands.

Whichever of these ideas sound right for your company, or you have your own ideas, contact us now to avoid disappointment this Jubilee weekend. We can’t wait to hear from you!