Sunday, 3 June 2012

Storytelling Sunday-a Street Party

This weekend sees the Queen's Diamond Jubilee......only the second British monarch to reign for 60 years.......there's celebrations everywhere in the UK.......and yesterday our small cul-de-sac of 42 houses held a street party.
The diary of a Street Party
11a.m. Putting up bunting and flags....setting up tables and chairs

1p.m. The party begins......the food arrives.

1.30p.m. The children parade in their finery for a group photo.
2p.m. The eating begins
3p.m. Games and crafts for the children continue all afternoon


5.30 The hot food starts arriving.....the barbeques are lit.
6.30p.m. Everyone eats......chats.....listens to music.....and eats some more til the party finishes at 8p.m. and the clearing up is done just before the rain starts......and everyone agrees what a success it has been.....and start planning for another street event.
This is my story for Sian's Storytelling Sunday.....see more stories here.

36 comments:

Amy said...

I love the sense of community that comes with a street party, we have one every year at Christmas.
Have a great weekend Jacky!

Kathyk said...

WOW! What a fabulous day it looked too. You must have great neighbours, Jacky. The kids looked like proper kids - not a mobile phone in sight!!! SO GLAD to hear you were all cleared away before the rain too. The strawberry/blueberry union flag dessert looked fantastic.

Happy Sunday - bet you're glad you held yours yesterday!

Kathyk

Jo.C said...

I recognise a good food cake inspiration there. Glad you had such a great day. Ours is on the village green on Tuesday. Hope the weather improves. It's a bit cold up north :0)

debs14 said...

Love the Union Jack cake! You certainly chose the right day for your street party - good old British weather eh?! Looks like you all had a great time. What's the next excuse for a get together?!

Angelfish said...

That Union Jack cake looks brilliant. I love the fact that the colours are made with fruit and not E numbers!
Your celebrations look very similar to the street party I remember for the Silver Jubilee. Happy days :o)
Fiona x

WendyB said...

So glad you did this yesterday and not today, looks like it was enjoyed by all.

Elizabeth said...

That cake looks good enough to eat! Bet everyone had a wonderful day.

Karen said...

What a wonderful old fashioned sort of day you had. It looked such fun.

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

That looks like such a fun time! I remember having street parties as a kid.

Alison said...

That looks like a really fun day..and yes, I think the cake may have stolen the show!
Alison xx

Sian said...

Oh, this is wonderful! What a fabulous atmosphere you have provided for us today - I wouldn't we all just love a slice of that cake, it's amazing.

Thank you for the Jubilee Party Jacky. Love it.

Maria Ontiveros said...

This looks like a terrific time! We're enjoying watching the festivities right now. Everyone looks wonderful, even in the rain.
Rinda

Jane said...

we have ours tomorrow, hope it goes as well as yours.

Louise said...

looks like you picked the right day, ours was today and although we enjoyed ourselves it really was a wash out! Great photos

Gem's Crafts said...

It looks like you all had such a wonderful time, and it'll be something that the children will remember for years to come. What lovely community & patriotic spirit your street has :)

Missus Wookie said...

Looks like such fun!

Chipper said...

What a fantastic street party. I looked like such fun. I am glad the rain held off until after :-)

Beverly said...

I love how patriotic it all is. Hope ya'll have another street party soon and don't wait for the next jubilee ;)

furrypig said...

how lucky to have such great weather for your street party Jackie. It looks like great fun xxx

Denise said...

How lovely for Storytelling Sunday.Great that the weather held out for you too. Lovely post Jacky x

humel said...

That sounds fun - and I'm so glad the rain held off just long enough! The fruity union flag looks fab :)

Melissa said...

What a fabulous neighborhood party - how wonderful that y'all had such a fun full day together to celebrate. Great photos to tell this story!!

Sandie said...

How lovely to have a traditional street party. Everyone made a real effort and the union jack cake looks amazing!

Karen said...

This looks like so much fun! What a fabulous cake! Our neighborhood picnic was cancelled on Sunday because of rain. We're hoping for a better day this coming Sunday.

Becky said...

Looks like a great day - so glad the rain held off for you x

Cheri said...

What a lovely looking neighborhood! And so many young children. Our neighborhood has "grown up" and there are very few little ones. A few high school age kids left, but a whole bunch of kids who have grown up and moved out. And for some reason, we never really established street parties. Wish we did!

heart.hearth.home. said...

How lovely you were able to celebrate this momentous weekend, and managed it without the rain. It looks such a fun time and you will be glad of the photographs in years to come.

Sandra said...

I'm over the moon to see you had a street party. Sounds like you've got great neighbours :)

S said...

Oh that looks like lots of fun - street parties have their own brand of festivity, don't they.

pinky said...

Party looks great Jacky and looks like your weather wasn't bad at all.

Stephanie said...

Wonderful, wonderful photographs Jacky - wasn't the Jubilee just spectacular?!!!! xxx

Gail said...

Looks like it was a lot of fun. That cake looks divine! So great that you picked Saturday for your party.

Ginger said...

Jacky it looks like you all had such a wonderful celebration, lots of visiting, good food and fun is what I see here - what could be better!

Rhona said...

We didn't see any street parties around here but did have our parade. Love the look of your party and that Union Jack cake :) xx

Dora said...

That looks like such a fun day Jackie .. I've seen some of the celebrations on TV... such a good excuse for some fun and getting together xx

Jimjams said...

How fabulous Jackie - takes me back 10 years (I was sad that we didn't organise anything this time around). Looks like your weather was kind too - and that cake looks yummy!