ADVERTORIAL • April 2023

How to throw the ultimate coronation party

With all eyes on the UK’s first coronation in 70 years, it’s the perfect excuse for a right royal knees-up. Thanks to a little help from The Wine Flyer (where you can spend and collect Avios as you stock up on wines), we have all the ingredients – from tipples to tunes and tablescapes – for a party that’s fit for a king…

The drinks
The Wine Flyer certainly has plenty of bubbles, but true patriots will go for English sparkling wine ‒ Prince William and Kate Middleton served Chapel Down at their wedding. Rosé heralds an early summer feel, and Laylo boxed wine is a sustainably packaged option that our eco-minded monarch might approve of (from £1.69 plus 4,970 Avios per box). The King and Queen Consort are also reported as saying that Corfu is their favourite holiday destination – so why not try on a Greek winery for size?

The offer
Curated with travellers in mind, The Wine Flyer’s wines run from old-world reds to elegant English fizz, sourced from big-name wineries and small-scale producers alike. In celebration of the King’s coronation in May, The Wine Flyer is offering up to £50 off selected cases.

Raise a toast with the Old World Classics Selection Twelve Case for £139.99, saving £50, or £6.99 plus 26,600 Avios. Or make a splash with the Coronation Celebration Six Case for £47.99, saving £25, or £2.39 plus 8,115 Avios.

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What else?

The nibbles
Why not start by looking out for Royal Warrants: Fortnum & Mason smoked salmon, King’s Fine Food caviar and Charbonnel et Walker’s Best of British chocolate hampers all qualify. Also, make a star of homemade coronation chicken ‒ first invented for Elizabeth II’s 1953 crowning.

The décor
Union Jack bunting is a classic budget buy you’ll find online ‒ complement it with bunches of delphiniums, the new monarch’s late-spring-blooming favourite flower. Try a royal blue cloth topped with white and red runners, leaving the flag accents to smaller items. 

The music
Ask guests to contribute their favourite royal-themed tracks on a collaborative playlist featuring the best of Prince, Queen, Lorde’s ‘Royals’ and Stormzy’s ‘Crown’ for starters. Needless to say, ‘God Save the King’ requires no disco remix…

The games
You can buy Coronation Bingo on Etsy, but we hear King Charles loves a game of darts, so why not invest in a board? You might even dabble in the parlour game ‘ibble dibble’, featured in The Crown: the royal family is said to have enjoyed playing a tipsy round of it at Balmoral.

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