Top tips for planning a coronation party

With King Charles’ Coronation just round the corner, former Royal butler and etiquette expert Grant Harrold has opened up on his top tips for nailing the ultimate street party. 

Speaking exclusively to Slingo, Grant said: “It would be beneficial to have a planning committee for any street party.

“I think the person whose idea it is to have the party needs to get together with a few friends, who are willing to support and organise the party.

“It’s also good to have a little group to bounce ideas off and delegate, when it comes to food, decorations and the logistics.

“In your group you may want to decide the theme of the party, for example how you will be setting up the tables.

“Are you going to bring kitchen tables out into the street or will you hire them? Remember to keep the theme as patriotic as she can.

“You may want to decorate the tables with a white cloth and Union Jack napkins, but remember that it doesn’t need to be expensive. It’s all about having fun, rather than being too over the top!”