Street Party Food Ideas – Easy Coronation Party Food

With only a few weeks to go until the Coronation of King Charles III I have rounded up all the recipes you will need for your street party food and drinks. Plus lots of ideas to get you in the kitchen before enjoying all that you bake at your Coronation party.

Official recipes for the coronation have now been released and we are in for a treat. Firstly, a coronation roast lamb made with mustard, soy sauce and sesame oil marinade. Then there is a Coronation aubergine, taking the flavours from the Queen’s coronation chicken and serving it atop a roasted aubergine. Finally a dessert. I love desserts. A strawberry and ginger custard trifle.

I don’t know which my favourite is but I think I’m most excited to try the trifle! Below is a round up of Street party food you can serve at your coronation street party, these are just street party food ideas so feel free to add your own buffet food ideas in the comments below.

The countdown to the Coronation on the 6th of May is on.

King Charles Coronation Cake

For a super easy and fun King Charles Coronation Cake, this Union Jack traybake cake is the best show stopper you will find.

This cake is such a people-pleaser, it can feed a lot of friends and is topped with the best fresh berries. This is a perfect cake for a street party or Coronation party.

Check out the Coronation Cake recipe.

Coronation cake for the Street Party Food

Top Questions

What food can you take to a Coronation Party?
What can you do at a street party?
How do you host a street party?
What time should street parties finish?
What food is good for outdoor party?
How can you decorate a buffet table for a street party?
What is the best food to feed a crowd?


Buffet Party food ideas for adults – Street Party Food

This delicious chickpea salad recipe really is up there with the best. Vibrant, fresh and flavoursome, it’s both healthy and naturally vegan. And not a bit of lettuce in sight. Serve as a light lunch or supper with pitta bread, as a side dish or as part of a mezze spread.

With melt in the mouth pastry and a classic flavour combination, this Pear and Almond Frangipane Tart not only looks inviting but also tastes amazing.

Roasted garlic white bean dip not only tastes delicious, but it is super simple to make too. This 5-ingredient dip is made by blending canned white beans with garlic, lemon zest and juice, olive oil and creme fraiche to make a wonderfully smooth and creamy textured dip.

These colourful Roasted Vegetable Tartlets have crisp flaky filo pastry cases and are filled with roasted vegetables, which can be served as they are or with the addition of goat’s cheese or a dollop of crème fraîche. And however you serve them, they are quite simply delicious!

Easy lemon tiramisu, an Italian layered dessert where sponge biscuits are soaked in limoncello then layered with lemon curd and thick mascarpone cream. Not only does this easy no bake dessert taste amazing, but it’s pretty enough to serve at any party or family gathering.

A glass of Pimm’s and lemonade epitomises the English countryside. As well as being delicious in drinks try using Pimm’s in a dessert – like this quick and easy boozy Pimm’s & strawberry syllabub.

What food can you take to a Coronation Party?

You can take any of your favourite party foods to a coronation party, I think the best thing to take is either a big traybake that you can share with all the guests or something small and snacky. Like finger food, this could be sausage rolls, sandwiches, cheese and crackers or some homemade biscuits.

What can you do at a street party?

Most people share food, and drinks and play games at a street party.

Hopefully, if the weather is nice all the guests can share their food at a long table outside and can enjoy cocktails together. If someone has a speaker, background music is always nice to get people in the party mood.

Hot buffet food ideas

An iconic and easy snack or party food, these honey and mustard cocktail sausages are so easy and utterly delicious. They are firey from the whole grain mustard but also sweet and sticky from the honey. Easy to make and even easier to eat!

Our Easy Chicken Shawarma Kebab, is a great tasting chicken kebab flavoured with Middle Eastern flavours, including mild spices, lemon and garlic, and a hint of char from the grill.

This chicken satay is all about succulent grilled chicken pieces on the skewer with a generous drizzle of spicy peanut sauce and sweet soy sauce.

This skillet charred corn recipe, or blackened corn as it’s also known, is an addictive side dish. Ready in 15 minutes, it contains just 4 ingredients and means you can enjoy the smoky flavor of grilled corn all year long.

How do you host a street party?

There are many ways to host a street party. You can host an official one by applying to the council to have your street closed for that day (meaning there would be no traffic) and hosting your street party out there in the street with your neighbours. If you aren’t wanting to go through all those steps, you could host a ‘street party’ at a neighbour’s house or in the garden.

Party buffet ideas on a budget

A club sandwich is an iconic sandwich packed full of flavour and a great way to use up leftover roast chicken too. In this club sandwich recipe UK I have given my take on the classic. This tower of toasted bread with chicken, bacon, tomatoes and lettuce with mayo is a real crowd pleaser. A great picnic sandwich idea and perfect for lunchboxes too.

This Coronation pudding recipe is the best cheats Union Jack meringue that you can make for the Coronation on May 6th. I use shop-bought meringue nests filled with a double cream and white chocolate layer and topped with fresh fruit for this King’s coronation pudding. If you have time you can lay out the strawberries and blueberries to make the Union Jack or just add them in a beautiful way. Ready in 20 minutes.

Don’t throw your potato peelings away! Instead make these Air Fryer Potato Peel Crisps for an incredibly easy and deliciously moreish snack.

This easy Popcorn Snack Mix involves no baking and is super versatile using what you can find in your store cupboard. Popcorn, cornflakes, chocolate chips, salted nuts and marshmallows are all drizzled with melted chocolate. It’s a delicious snack for kids and adults alike.

What time should street parties finish?

In the UK street parties are normally in the afternoon finishing about 5pm/6pm.

The best street parties usually go on until the early hours of the morning but they can finish at any time. Most people will finish their street party before dinner time as it’s usually starting to chill down by this point and everyone is getting tired.

Finger food for a block party – Street Party Food

Puff Pastry Strawberry Tarts are a simple summer dessert. Make these individual desserts with ready-made puff pastry, then fill the pastry cases with a creamy custard and top with sweet strawberries. Finish the Puff Pastry StrawberryTarts with a glossy, sticky glaze and they are so delicious.

My Parma Ham and Peach Focaccia Party Bites are so easy to make and perfect for a party as you can make them earlier in the day and serve them when needed. It is a mix of soft bread that compliments the creamy mozzarella, fruity peaches and salty ham. Plus with the fresh thyme, you get that green earthiness that hits all the senses.

These mini fruit tarts make the perfect bite-sized canapés.  Pretty and delicious, they really have the wow-factor to impress your guests. Make them ahead of time and assemble them in minutes with a store cupboard secret – ready made canapé cases.  

Mini Meringue Bites which are colourful, light and crisp. Pop them in a jar for the perfect foodie gift or party meringue treat. Just add some fresh strawberries and cream!

What food is good for outdoor party?

Small finger food is best for an outdoor party. Something people can pick up and eat as they are walking around while mingling with guests. My suggestion would be sausage rolls, salads, mini quiches and small sandwiches.

Street party drink ideas

This Pimm’s ginger ale cocktail is a fruity and fiery cocktail that is a perfect drink for hot summer days. The heat from the ginger ale really compliments the Pimm’s fruit. A perfect Wimbledon tennis cocktail and summer party drink idea.

This strawberry ginger cocktail is a wonderful summer drink, an easy party cocktail to make at home and is also an easy rum cocktail. As a refreshing rum strawberry cooler, you easily make a large jug and serve it at a summer party or event.

If you like your cocktail a little sweeter, this jam margarita could be the drink for you. Fun, fruity and easy to make, it’s guaranteed to make you smile. Shaken in a jam jar, it’s also a fuss-free jam jar margarita!

Banana and Strawberry Smoothie by Charlotte’s Lively Kitchen

Get your day off to a great start with this quick, nutritious and delicious banana and strawberry breakfast smoothie. With an added ingredient to help keep you feeling full until lunchtime.

This strawberry white rum cocktail is so juicy and fresh. It’s a perfect strawberry rum punch for a hot day, a summer celebration or as a quick and easy Coronation cocktail. Made with fresh strawberries, mint, sugar syrup, lime, Bacardi white rum and then topped with lemonade.

Looking for a simple yet impressive cocktail recipe to serve at your Coronation party? Look no further than this easy-to-make blue curacao cocktail recipe! Bursting with bright flavours and colourful hues, this drink is sure to impress your guests.

A gin elderflower cucumber cocktail is one of the most delicious, fruity and sweet cocktails. It is perfect for a summer party or as a Coronation cocktail to celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III. The mix of citrusy gin, sweet and floral elderflower with the cool and earthy cucumber along with cloudy lemonade is a mix made in heaven.

How can you decorate a buffet table for a street party?

You can decorate your street party buffet table any way you like but I suggest working to tie the theme together.

I think the best place to start is with a fun table cloth, this will help give your tables uniformity and looks really lovely once all the food is laid out. You could then decorate your table with balloons, confetti or bunting. Whatever you have on hand!

Add flowers that compliment that table clothes and the plates if you want to make a theme.

Afternoon Tea and Sweet Treat ideas

Coronation Cookies are delicious buttery shortbread cookies shaped as crowns. They are simply decorated with jelly sweets to represent the jewels on the crown. These cookies are the perfect way to celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III.

Whip up a batch of these fruity and crumbly Afternoon Tea Fruit Scones this weekend with my easy recipe. Then the real question is which comes first – jam or cream?

This is a light and fluffy sponge with the subtle flavour of pistachios and silky smooth cream cheese Icing. This Pistachio Cake with Vanilla Cream Cheese Icing will be a favourite for everyone!

If you fancy making the official strawberry & ginger trifle for the coronation of King Charles III but don’t want to faff with the overly complicated official version, this is the recipe for you. This Cheat’s Coronation Trifle retains all the essence and flavour of the original but with less effort, cost and time.

White Chocolate Raspberry Blondies are the best mix of squidgy blondie studded with fresh raspberries and white chocolate chips. Raspberry blondies on their own are worth a recipe but adding white chocolate takes it to the next level. The creamy white chocolate and juicy raspberries make this a great afternoon tea treat.

This recipe is for a large Victoria Sponge Traybake or Victoria Sandwich, whichever way you like to label this big old classic beauty. Perfect for feeding a crowd and despite being a traditional bake that’s been around for ever,it can still run with the very best of them.

Check out my pudding ideas fit for a Queen.

Buffet Essentials for Street Party Food

This warm chicken salad is freshly made and is super healthy too. The chicken is cooked in fresh herbs and served in a salad bowl with avocado, mozzarella, crisp red onion, juicy tomatoes plus the delicious staples of salad lettuce and cucumber. It is topped with an easy to make a dressing of balsamic vinegar and olive oil.

With just a few ingredients and less than half an hour, you can have a batch of these flaky and delicious Chicken Sausage Rolls ready to go. Using chicken sausages and store bought pasty isn’t cheating, its working smart! Both oven and air fryer instructions included for ultimate ease.

A classic for a reason. This decadent sandwich is super easy to prepare and can be made ONLY with 3 ingredients such as white bread, plain cream cheese and English cucumber.

If you ever want to pimp up a sausage roll adding herbs is the best way to go. These pork and herb sausage rolls are so easy to make and have a brilliant earthy and fresh flavour. You can either use dried mixed herbs or make fresh herbs sausage rolls.

What is the best food to feed a crowd?

The best foods to feed a crowd are traybakes and big dishes. Think kinds of pasta, big salads or a one-pot dish like curry. These big meals are always crowd-pleasers and they save time for the chef too. Finishing your meal off with a slice of traybake cake is a great way to keep the crowd happy.

Air Fryer Party Food

Making your own Air Fryer Garlic Bread is simple and really delicious. It is a great way of using up leftover bread and homemade garlic butter really can’t be beaten!

Air Fryer Scones are classic light and fluffy British scones baked in your air fryer! This quick and easy recipe makes four delicious scones that simply melt in your mouth.

Bake this delicious chocolate cake in your Air Fryer and you will be thrilled with the results! This easy chocolate cake recipe is foolproof and perfect for beginners. Add your favourite frosting and prepare to swoon!

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8 thoughts on “Street Party Food Ideas – Easy Coronation Party Food”

  1. Fab collection with loads of great ideas, thanks for taking the time to put it together. Now I just need to decide what I’m going to make alongside my trifle!


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