Platinum Jubilee street party ideas: 11 fun buys to liven up the celebrations

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Platinum Jubilee street party ideas
Fun buys to liven your Platinum Jubilee street party. (Aldi/Amazon)

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After two years without being able to have huge celebrations (thanks Covid), it's no surprise that millions of us are planning Platinum Jubilee gatherings big and small.

Including, of course, neighbourhood street parties celebrating the nation's favourite Royal, the Queen and her record-breaking 70 years on the throne.

So we've scoured the (virtual) high street and compiled a huge array of amazing buys that'll ensure your Platinum Jubilee party is a talking point for all the right reasons. And, happily, Amazon, Robert Dyas and Aldi have all come up trumps.

From kitsch but cool drink dispensers to genius ways to entertain the kids (a candy grabber and an inflatable slide), and even that summer party essential – a portable ice-maker, there are all sorts of clever gadgets that'll add the fun factor to your day.

With prices from £12.99 you don't need a big budget, either.

Our top buys for a Platinum Jubilee Street Party

Pineapple Glass Drink Dispenser | £12.99 from Aldi

Fruity fun for your table. (Aldi)
Fruity fun for your table. (Aldi)

Even if it's not hot, this will add a much-needed tropical vibe to your celebrations. With a seven-litre capacity, this glass pineapple piece by Kirkton House will serve up anything from iced water, to soft drink or cocktails.

Kirkton House Drinks Trug | £19.99 from Aldi

A stylish way to cool your drinks. (Aldi)
A stylish way to cool your drinks. (Aldi)

Made from hammered metal, simply fill this stylish drinks cooler with heaps of ice – and you'll fit in about 8-10 cans/bottles. Bonus: it has side handles to make it easy to carry.

Slush Puppie 9047 Slushie Machine - Blue | £34.99 (was £52.99) from Robert Dyas

You can now make this iconic frozen drink yourself. (Robert Dyas)
You can now make this iconic frozen drink yourself. (Robert Dyas)

Our childhood dreams have come true – we can finally make our own Slush Puppies/Snow Cones. Included with this compact Slush Puppie machine is a jug, mixing paddle, ice-shaving chamber and lid (all you'll need to provide is plenty of ice and some slushie syrup). This will make around one-litre of frozen drinks.

Global Gizmos Premium Candy Floss Maker 500W | £26.99 from Amazon

Bound to be a winner with all the kids. (Amazon)
Bound to be a winner with all the kids. (Global Gizmo/ Amazon)

You can make this your own fairground favourite in minutes – using just one spoonful of sugar. This compact candyfloss maker will make around a batch of five at a time. Expect a queue.

Ambiano Ice Cream Maker | £34.99 from Aldi

DIY ice-cream made easy. (Aldi)
DIY ice-cream made easy. (Aldi)

This handy gadget will ensure you can whip up some soft-serve ice-cream in 15-20 minutes. It won't put Mr Whippy out of a job, but it's a perfect party treat.

Glass Drink Dispenser | £12.99 from Aldi

A simple but chic way to dispense your drinks. (Aldi)
A simple but chic way to dispense your drinks. (Aldi)

Fitting around seven litres of drink – whether it's water-flavoured with cucumber slices or your 'special' party punch, this glass drinks dispenser is a staple you can use for every party to come.

Ambiano Black Frozen Drinks Maker | £24.99 from Aldi (also available in grey)

Make all sorts of frozen drinks with this. (Aldi)
Make all sorts of frozen drinks with this. (Aldi)

This Ambiano Frozen Drinks Maker is the perfect gadget for making back-to-back amazing frozen drinks, whether you opt for a fruit punch, iced lattes or even cocktails like Margaritas.

Elgento Candy Catcher Battery Operated Sweet Grabber Arcade Machine | £27.99 (was £47.99) from Robert Dyas

An amusement arcade fave. (Robert Dyas)
An amusement arcade fave. (Robert Dyas)

Another childhood fave, this candy grabber will add some serious fun to your festivities. You just add your own sweets and insert the plastic coins provided (there's 24). The challenge is to grab as many sweets as you can in 60 seconds. And yes, there's even an authentic arcade-style soundtrack while you do it.

Ambiano Cinema Style Popcorn Maker | £49.99 from Aldi

Make party popcorn with this handy gadget. (Aldi)
Make party popcorn with this handy gadget. (Aldi)

In our view, one of the best things about the cinema is the popcorn – and this machine will help you make it for your Jubilee party, picnics, or future at-home film nights – for a fraction of the price. The best bit? It uses hot air to make it, not oils or fat. And it can make up to 16 cups worth of popcorn at once.

Ambiano Ice Cube Machine | £79.99 from Aldi

This portable ice-maker is a summer essential. (Aldi)
This portable ice-maker is a summer essential. (Aldi)

This Ambiano Ice Cube Machine means you'll never have warm drinks again. You can even choose between small or large fresh-tasting ice cubes. Buy it now, use it forever.

Inflatable Water Slide | £299.99 from Aldi

Summer fun starts here. (Aldi)
Summer fun starts here. (Aldi)

An investment, yes, but this inflatable water slide can be used for many summers to come. Suitable for kids aged 3-10, it can be set up in minutes – and it's continuously inflated by an electric blower. It has four functions: slide, climb, water cannon and the water pool. Plus it folds into a compact size that's easy to store.

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