Jubilees started life as religious celebrations but have become occasions to celebrate the life and reign of a monarch.
In September 2015, Queen Elizabeth II became Britain’s longest reigning royal and is now the first monarch to reach the Platinum Jubilee – an incredible achievement! She acceded to the throne in 1952 - that’s a whopping 70 years as the Queen of England! To get to Platinum (70 years) she has already achieved Silver (25 years), Ruby (40 years), Gold (50 years), Diamond (60 years) and Sapphire (65 years).
Did you know that The London Underground has a line named after the Queen’s Silver Jubilee? It’s aptly named the Jubilee Line! And in celebration of this special year the brand new Elizabeth Line crossing west to east right across Greater London opens this summer.
From her service during World War Two to her charitable giving and love of animals, Queen Elizabeth is a strong, inspiring and powerful woman who sets a benchmark for a future generation of leaders.
Her extraordinary reign has seen her travel extensively – more so than any previous monarchs – with many historic overseas visits. She has toured the Middle East, danced with U.S. presidents, travelled many times to Canada (also part of the Commonwealth) and acquired some interesting gifts on her travels (in 1968 in Brazil she was gifted two sloths! They were placed in a local zoo to be appropriately cared for).
Known for her commitment to a life of duty and service, she has been an important figure for the UK and the Commonwealth during times of change, crisis and celebration throughout her 70 years as reigning queen. And she has been true to her coronation promise: 'I declare before you all that my whole life whether it be long or short shall be devoted to your service.' Queen Elizabeth II definitely ranks high on the list of eatsleepdoodle’s favourite heroines!
During this year’s Jubilee bank holiday (2nd-5th June), celebrations will be taking place all over the UK – from Street parties, dinners with friends and family, to meals out and BBQs to celebrate this incredible accomplishment.
Are you looking for party ideas or inspiration on how to dress your table? Or are you wanting to create a fun kids’ zone? We’ve got just the thing! Our colour and learn tablecloths are the perfect fun addition to any party, for kids and adults alike - great for indoor dinners with family or street parties and outdoor dining! Using the included wash-out markers, dive into a world of endless colouring fun with four creative and educational designs including world map, nature & wildlife, heroines of history and world flags – there’s something for everyone!
Our Heroines of History tablecloth is just perfect for Platinum Jubilee celebrations – packed with historic inspiring women to colour in and learn about as you celebrate our heroic Queen. There are three blank frames so you can add your own heroines – and as you can see below we decided Her Majesty should feature on our tablecloth amongst these legendary women, so have added her to one of the blank frames! Why not doodle and colour your own version of the Queen -and other favourite heroines - onto our reusable tablecloth?
Whether you’re having a street party, a family dinner or just staying in we hope you have fun celebrating the Jubilee weekend!
And don’t forget to share your own heroines and colouring creations with us on social media by using #eatsleepdoodle – we always love to see what you’re up to! You can also tag us on Instagram (@eatsleepdoodle_), Facebook (@eatsleepdoodlehq) and Twitter (@eatsleepdoodle_).