Party in the bag kits are being handed out to residents in Harlow to help them celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
Harlow Council has organised the kits containing Union Jack plates, cups, napkins, a table cover, bunting, balloons and curling ribbon.
The aim of the kits is to ensure residents can have a street party in style to mark the Queen’s 60 years on the throne.
A spokesperson for the council said: “Harlow Council wants to make it as easy as possible for residents to hold street parties, fetes and other events on the weekend of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and during the Olympics in August and September.”
If there is high demand for the party kits, the council will be running a draw to allocate them. There are 60 available.
Harlow Council has also organised guidance for anyone organising a party on its website, in an aim to make sure the celebrations run smoothly.
Essex County Council is also helping residents have a good time during the Jubilee weekend.
Its free party packs include posters, invites, a bunting template and a recipe from Essex resident Jo Wheatley, the 2011 winner of BBC’s Great British Bake Off.
A spokesperson for Essex County Council said: “This year will offer a fantastic series of opportunities for local celebration with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee taking place over an extended weekend from the 2nd to the 5th of June 2012, and the Olympics and associated events in August and September.
“Essex County Council welcomes holding a street party for these events and we intend to make it as easy as possible for residents to celebrate.”