How to celebrate the coronation in your care home
The Kings Coronation, feast fit for a king!
We were honoured to create a pop up party in honour of the King’s coronation at one of our customer’s homes, St Tunstall Hall (St Phillips Care). Our chefs created a feast fit for royals! Watch the video to see more of our Bidfood pop up event…
Celebrating events in care homes can really help bring your residents together. It not only encourages residents to socialise but it also helps them have something to look forward to.
It can also be a chance to encourage creativity, maintain a sense of community and helps honour traditions. The coronation of a King Charles III provides a great opportunity to do just that!
To help you kick start the celebrations of a new era in your home, we have created a guide that is a feast fit for a king… It is filled with recipes, activity packs, star products hand selected by Chef Wayne, and much more.
To bring the guide alive, we created a pop-up lunch party at St Tunstall Hall, St Phillips Care. It was great to see the residents getting involved and enjoying the feast. The atmosphere in the home was incredible and certainly one we will all remember. We wanted to share with you some factors that made this lunch an event to remember that you can easily use in your home…
The first thing to consider when celebrating the coronation of a king is the decorations.
You can decorate the care home with banners, flags, bunting and even crowns. You could also decorate the dining hall with a royal-themed table setting, such as using silver cutlery, napkins with gold trimmings, and royal blue tablecloths.
For our pop up lunch, we gave each resident a gold crown which they loved! It really helped them get into the spirit. We also used flowers, napkins and special crockery to bring some extra special magic to the dining room. See below for how we used decorations at St Tunstall Hall:
Encourage your residents to dress up for the occasion. Whether it is putting on their favourite outfit or dressing in the union flag colours, it helps create a buzz around the home and makes it feel like an occasion.
You can also use some fun fancy dress props like crowns or hats! Here is a snapshot from Tunstall Hall (St Phillips Care) of the residents getting into the spirit…
Why not put on some royal-themed entertainment for everyone to enjoy and get involved with. This could include a royal quiz, where residents can test their knowledge of the royal family and history. You could also have a sing-along of popular songs from your residents’ favourite eras. To help you create some royal entertainment, we have created a royal-themed activity pack! You can download and print this here.
The second thing to consider is the menu. The coronation of King Charles III is a chance to elevate your usual menu to offer something special and memorable.
To help support our care home customers with choosing a menu, Chef Wayne has pulled together some of his top products to create a simple feast with high impact. The key products selected offer a chance to elevate classic dishes your residents love as well as introduce some of King Charles’s favourite dishes.
Launching soon, you will be able to find the guide on our care home page.
Craft activities can be a great way to involve residents in the celebrations. You could arrange a craft session where residents can make their own crowns, cards or posters. Alternatively, you could all create a mural or collage filled with images of the royal family throughout history. It would make a great feature in the lounge!
Celebrating the coronation of King Charles III is a great opportunity to bring residents together and provide a sense of community and belonging. Whether it is decorating your care home or creating a royal menu, you can create a memorable and enjoyable event for everyone.
Don’t forget to look at our activity pack and our recipe guide. We hope your home enjoys all the celebrations the coronation has to offer! We would love to see exactly how you celebrate it, be sure to tag us in any posts social media.