The 10 best: Diamond Jubilee Essentials

Street party essentials ' including cake tins ' from Sainsbury's
Street party essentials ' including cake tins ' from Sainsbury's
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Things to make life better and easier for you.

1 Union Jack bunting, £2 for 12ft, from Marks & Spencer.

Throwing a Diamond Jubilee street party? It wouldn’t be the same without some bunting.

By the time the extended celebrations roll around this June, you can expect to see Union Jacks wherever you go. Might as well embrace it now.

2 Great To Be British T-shirt, £15, from M&Co.

Wear your heart on your sleeve with M&Co’s range of Jubilee T-shirts.

3 Jubilee jelly moulds, £13, from

Create a jelly in the shape of the Queen’s head to give your Jubilee party guests something to talk about.

4 Ice cream bowls, £2.99 for eight, from The Contemporary Home (

These cute little bowls will be perfect for serving that quintessential English pudding, ice cream and strawberries, to your party guests.

5 Diamond Jubilee cake tins, £10 for two, from Sainsbury’s.

Get all your Jubilee essentials in one place with the supermarket’s plentiful selection of red, white and blue accessories.

Choose from paper tumblers at £1.50 for eight and paper plates for £2.50 for eight, as well as more expensive items including toy soldier trays for £3.

6 Cupcake stand, £5.99, from

Make a show of your Diamond Jubilee cupcakes on this Union Jack display stand – perfect for family parties, office celebrations or street gatherings.

7 Red and blue balloons, £1.95 for 10, from

Make sure you’re kitted-out with everything you need on June 5 – including balloons to give your party that extra special finishing touch.

8 Corgi plate, £6, from M&S (pictured left).

If there’s one thing the Queen loves it’s her corgis – now you can show your own appreciation with these patriotic plates. Too expensive for a street party but perfect if you’re planning on dining in style.

9 Union Jack flags, 40p each, from

It wouldn’t be a proper celebration without a flag or two to wave.

10 Union Jack party pack, £7.95, from House of Bath.

This bumper pack includes six plates, 10 cups, 20 paper napkins and 2ft of weather-friendly plastic bunting.