Monday, 1 August 2016

Celebrating our Queen's 90th Birthday in our Street.

Our church decided to organise a street party to celebrate our Queen's 90th birthday. Many from our church community live in this road and as we have quite a number of new neighbours this would be a good opportunity to get to know everyone.
The planning meetings were open to anyone who wanted to be involved at that level.



There was a cake competition which I had not planned to enter but changed my mind about 90 minutes before the party began thinking I could make some scones and work on a themed presentation of red, white and blue.  


Alan and I in our red, white and blue attire.


We kicked off with a BBQ midday


when everyone began to congregate



Help yourself teas and coffees and cold drinks 


Various stations around the street for different games for both old and young


Karen the main organiser on the left


Our member of Parliament has arrived and will be judging the cake competition




Our local Town Councillor on the left helping with the judging





Unexpectedly I was one of the winners




as was my friend Maria with a delicious Lemon Drizzle




Sarah enjoying a scone with strawberry jam and cream


The little ones playing pass the parcel


Face-painting





Children's poster competition



Seeing how many marbles can be dropped through the whole in 2 minutes


Large soft ball that will not break a window!


Two of our church worship leaders performing their comedy act


Now it is time to eat again with a bring and share feast
We have 7 different cultures in our road so the food was very varied






Last but not least, Sadie our 96 year old next door neighbour
Not everyone managed to attend as it is the holiday season but for  those that did many were saying we should make this a yearly event!
Must go now as it has gone 7.0 pm and we have to have the road open again by 8.0 pm.

11 comments:

Elizabethd said...

What fun! It sounds a perfect way to mingle with neighbours old and new.

Janneke said...

Congratulations with your delicious scones. That must have been a lovely day with your neighbours and meeting other people from your street.

Rasma Raisters said...

Wonderful photos. Looks like it was a lot of fun.

ellen b said...

What a wonderful event and great way to share with your neighbors. Congratulations on your recognition for your bake!

Lorrie said...

What a fun way to engage with your neighbours and celebrate our wonderful Queen! Congratulations on your win!

Needled Mom said...

It looks like it was a fantastic celebration. I'd like to taste those scones.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Looks like a wonderful celebration. It's always nice to get together with your neighbors. Congrats on the prize scones. They are always a treat !

Winifred said...

That looks like a great street party. We had none this time around. Where we live we are all golden oldies now. No young families. Wen it was the Queen's Silver Jubilee we had a great party but we were a lot younger then! Glad you had a great time Barbara & wish I had been able to have one of your scones & some of Maria's lemon drizzle, it's my favourite!

CherryPie said...

What a fabulous community event, everyone looks like they are having so much fun :-)

Seeing your presentation of scones I knew you would be one of the winners!

Vee said...

what a lovely thing to do! It's not every day that The Queen turns 90. Looks as if Sadie is going to show her how to get on through one's 90s in style. Congrats on your win for the yummy looking scones!

Trisha said...

May God Bless you Barbara, you and Alan are looking great. Hope all goes well with your back. I so enjoyed the post about the Queens 90th. Birthday Party. So glad you were rewarded for your last minute effort in the cake contest. Many Blessings, Trisha