Everything you need to make your Royal wedding party go off with bang

Everything you need to make your Royal wedding party go off with bang

Prince Harry will marry American actress Meghan Markle on Saturday in the most eagerly anticipated royal event since his brother wed Kate Middleton in 2011.

From cakes and celebratory plates to sausages and giant novelty balloons, no other country does pomp and ceremony quite like the British with an excuse for a party. 

And with the big day nearly upon us retailers say they are already feeling the boost with party favour sales sky rocketing in the last few weeks.

Amazon says it has recorded a huge spike in sales for items related to the Royal Wedding, with Union Jack bunting sales up over 3,000 per cent and Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Flags sales up over 3,400 per cent year on year.

The online retail giant says champagne sales are also up over 380 per cent. 

So whether you plan to watch the Royal Wedding from a street party, a pub or merely from the comfort of your own sofa, MailOnline has handily rounded up the best – and the most bizarre – goodies you can buy to make sure it goes off with a bang.  


Masks, bunting and flags, from £1, Poundland

Poundland has launched a range of royal wedding-themed gifts, including bunting, masks of the happy couple and plates all starting at just £1.

A spokesman told MailOnline: ‘So far more than 44,000 masks have been sold with only 400 masks between Meghan (the current leader) and Harry.’ 

Pick up a bargain: Poundland has launched a whole range of Royal Wedding themed goodies

Fly the flag: The range consists of flags, masks, bunting and commemorative mugs

Sparkle Like Markle Inflated Orb Balloon, £35.40, from Bubblegum Balloons

Celebrate the Royal Wedding with this massive Sparkle like Markle orb balloon which comes complete with a red, white and blue tassel tail and sparkly silver writing.

Filled with helium, the balloon will float out of the box when opened. The Bubblegum Balloons Orbz lasts for weeks and the Orbz price includes Express Next-Day Delivery if ordered before 12 noon, excluding Sundays. 

Flying high: Sparkle Like Markle Inflated Orb Balloon, £35.40 is available online 

Her Majesty cutouts, from £29.99, from Argos 
Pose with Her Majesty dressed in her finest for the wedding of the year with these fun cut-outs.

All of Argos’ lifesized cut-outs are easy to display and are free standing – bringing her Majesty to life.

The cut-outs are made from durable, heavy duty cardboard, they fold away for easy storage and are great for fans, parties and gifts. These are around 189cm tall.

Dressed in her best! These cutouts of the Queen are available from £29.99, from Argos

Bunting, £7.99, from Lakeland

Ideal for both indoor and outdoor use, this string of pennants is showerproof – much needed with the risk of unpredictable British summer drizzle. 

Long-lasting, the decorative bunting is reusable, so it could see you through any number of Bake-Off themed bashes.

It consists of 14 triangular pennants over 3.5m ribbon. Each flag approx. 17 x 22cm.  

Flying the flag: Ideal for both indoor and outdoor use, this string of pennants is showerproof


Royal Wedding Celebration Cake £8, serves 16, Tesco 

Cut the cake and toast the newlyweds with this classic Victoria sponge cake. Filled with sweet raspberry jam and velvety buttercream, the cake is covered in smooth icing and decorated with edible flags. No royal celebration would be complete without bunting and the Royal Wedding Celebration Cake has it in abundance, to help get you into the party spirit.

Piece of cake! Royal Tesco’s Wedding Celebration Cake £8, serves 16, and is perfect for a party

Royal Wedding Scottish Shortbread £4, 450g

Helping you host the perfect royal wedding-themed party are these petticoat tail designed shortbreads, enclosed in a beautifully presented regal tin. 

The decorative tin is embossed with a white, gold and purple design listing the details of the special day. 

Taking the biscuit: This Royal Wedding Scottish Shortbread £4, 450g, from Tesco comes in a pretty commemorative tin you can keep afterwards 

Mr Kipling Cakes, £1, from Asda 

They are a quintessential British favourite, and now Mr Kipling’s treats have undergone a Royal makeover in anticipation of Saturday’s festivities. 

Each of the following products are available exclusively in Asda from until May 16.

Bridal Fancies £1

Princely Pies (was Apple Pies) £1

Wedding Whirls (was Viennese Whirls) £1 

Family favourite: MR Kipling has given three of its most popular treats a Royal makeover

Harry’s Royal Fillet cured salmon, 400g, £49.50 from the Forman and Field website.

For two weeks only, Forman & Field have created ‘Harry’s Royal Fillet’ to celebrate the royal wedding.

World famous for their smoked salmon, their Royal cut is the fillet steak of the salmon world.

Their award winning Royal Fillet has been tweaked for the big day – two salmon halves have been married together with a rose wedding ring of beetroot cured salmon.

Meghan is known to love sushi, so the wasabi & ‘ginger’ half works perfectly with its Asian flavour infusion, and can be cut into sashimi slices. The other half is also a sashimi grade Royal Fillet. 

Harry’s Royal Fillet cured salmon, 400g, £49.50 from Forman and Field is available online

HECK Royal wedding celebration sausages,  £2 per 400g pack, from Sainsbury’s

With the nation gearing up for the royal wedding and street parties and BBQs being planned up and down the country, Yorkshire sausage maker HECK has created a Royal-themed recipe to mark the occasion.

By HEck! Royal wedding celebration sausages, £2 400g pack, from Sainsbury’s

As a nod to Meghan’s American background and Harry’s fiery red locks, the creators have married lean British pork shoulder with American mustard and sweet ginger in the limited edition recipe.

The product is then wrapped up in a suitably regal sausage sleeve embellished with a crown and entwined wedding rings.

Pop them on the BBQ, serve them up at street parties or create your own wedding breakfast on the big day, complete with a slice of ‘toast’ to the happy couple. 

The HECK celebration sausages are on sale at Sainsbury’s and on the company’s own website, £2 per 400g pack.

Peanut butter, salted caramel and bacon dougnut, 900g for £20 from STK restaurant

Modern steakhouse STK London has created a giant doughnut in honour of the Royal Wedding.

The decadent 900g STK Doughnut is packed with iconic US favourites of peanut butter and salted caramel-scented custard cream and comes decorated with an indulgent cracker jack popcorn. Representing the best of British, it wouldn’t be complete without a crispy, smoked streaky bacon glaze.

The STK Doughnut is priced at £20 and all proceeds from the sales will go to The Children’s Trust – the UK’s leading charity for children with brain injury and neurodisability. 

Huge: Peanut butter, salted caramel and bacon dougnut, 900g for £20 from STK restaurants

Royally Tasty Wedding Treat Box, £25 from Keelham online shop

The award-winning Keelham Farm Shop has created a ‘Royally Tasty Wedding Treat Box’ in honour of the big day. The box fuses popular British flavours with an American twist, featuring a selection of drinks and snacks hand-picked from Keelham’s Yorkshire suppliers.

Each treat box includes Keelham’s specially brewed Royal Wedding Beer – a pale ale featuring a tangy blend of ginger and citrus – made by Yorkshire Heart, rich brownie bites freshly made by Keelham’s award-winning bakery team and hand-decorated bride and groom gingerbread biscuits. 

Those with a savoury palate can enjoy Salt and Sweet Yorkshire Popcorn and Henderson’s Relish flavoured Yorkshire Crisps, washed down with Belvoir Elderflower Cordial. The box also includes a packet of red, white and blue balloons and four themed beer mats to decorate your party room.  

A lot of what you fancy: Royally Tasty Wedding Treat Box, £25 from Keelham’s online shop


Asda launches £5 ‘Markle Sparkle’ prosecco deal

Asda is selling bottles of award-winning prosecco for just £5 the launch of its Markle Sparkle promotion starting on Wednesday.

With the nation set to enjoy the nuptials at street parties, soirées and shindigs, Asda has dropped the price on some its best-selling bottles, including, Yellow Label Prosecco and Henri Cachet Champagne Brut.

As part of the promotion, Asda’s Yellow Label Prosecco is dropping to just £5 (down from £6) – the cheapest prosecco on-offer ahead of the big day.

Available for one week only, the bargain fizz is set to be one of Asda’s best summer sips, with the bottles promising to provide quality at a great price. 

Shoppers will be able to purchase the supermarket’s award winning prosecco for just £5 – the cheapest drink of its kind on offer

Markle & Spencer IPA, £3 a can from Craftedcans.com

Don’t fancy popping open the champagne? How about cracking open an exclusive Meghan and Harry craft beer for your guests to toast the happy couple instead.

Craftedcans.com has launched a Limited Edition IPA, called Markle & Spencer.

Named in tribute to Miss Markle, and her husband-to-be’s maternal heritage (Spencer), the exclusive beer is now available to buy online – just in time for your Royal wedding themed street party, or picnic.

Markle & Spencer IPA costs £3 per can + delivery (sold in crates of 12 or 24). 

It’s a punny one! Markle and Spencer craft beer could be the perfect accompaniment to your party

Partridges Royal Wedding Edition No.2 Chelsea Flower Gin, from £3.99

This brand new Royal Wedding Edition No.2 Chelsea Flower Gin from Partridges, Royal Warrant holder and grocer to the Queen, makes another great alternative beverage to raise a toast with on the big day. 

Chelsea Flower Gin is exclusively available in Partridges’ two central

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