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- 1 Our top buys for a Platinum Jubilee Street Party
- 1.1 Pineapple Glass Drink Dispenser | £12.99 from Aldi
- 1.2 Kirkton House Drinks Trug | £19.99 from Aldi
- 1.3 Slush Puppie 9047 Slushie Machine – Blue | £34.99 (was £52.99) from Robert Dyas
- 1.4 Global Gizmos Premium Candy Floss Maker 500W | £26.99 from Amazon
- 1.5 Ambiano Ice Cream Maker | £34.99 from Aldi
- 1.6 Glass Drink Dispenser | £12.99 from Aldi
- 1.7 Ambiano Black Frozen Drinks Maker | £24.99 from Aldi (also available in grey)
- 1.8 Elgento Candy Catcher Battery Operated Sweet Grabber Arcade Machine | £27.99 (was £47.99) from Robert Dyas
- 1.9 Ambiano Cinema Style Popcorn Maker | £49.99 from Aldi
- 1.10 Ambiano Ice Cube Machine | £79.99 from Aldi
- 1.11 Inflatable Water Slide | £299.99 from Aldi
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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)
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
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
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 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
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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