• Samsung teams up with William Hanson, the UK’s foremost etiquette pundit and coach, to master ‘street party etiquette’ ahead of the Platinum Jubilee bank holiday weekend
• Street party ‘Top 10’ faux pas revealed, drinking too much, gossiping about neighbors and letting kids and animals run wild
• The main foods you should avoid bringing to a street party have also been revealed, such as tofu, curry and trifle
LONDON, UK – Wednesday 4and May 2022 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. has teamed up with William Hanson, the UK’s foremost etiquette expert and coach, to share tips and advice on mastering the perfect street party etiquette ahead of the Platinum Jubilee of the Queen Elizabeth II, when almost a third (33%)* of the country plan to throw or attend a street party to celebrate the bank holiday weekend.
Research by Samsung revealed the ‘Top 10’ street party faux pas of having one too many (34%), not helping clean up (31%) and letting kids and pets run wild (28%). Other top things to avoid include being careful with your language (27%), gossiping about neighbors (24%) and bringing uninvited guests (21%).
|Top 10 faux pas for street parties|
|1||Drink too much alcohol||34%|
|2||Doesn’t help brighten||31%|
|3||Let children or pets run wild||28%|
|4||Don’t worry about your language||27%|
|5||Chatting about the neighbors||24%|
|6||Bringing in uninvited guests||21%|
|7||Saying the food is bad/cold to those attending the street party||21%|
|8||Do not bring at least 1x dish with you||20%|
|9||Exceed your welcome at the street party||17%|
|ten||Not helping with the setup process||17%|
The study also revealed the top foods to avoid at a street party, with tofu (18%), curry (19%) and trifle (10%) making the list. Other dishes to avoid include Cornish pastries (8%), samosas (11%) and pizzas (10%).
When it comes to mastering the Great British Street Party, the essentials to include are music for all generations (26%), tables for laying out food (25%) and plenty of savory snacks, such as sausage rolls (24%). Decorations such as garlands (23%), alcohol such as punch (20%) and a selection of cakes (20%) were also high on the list.
|Top 10 street party essentials|
|1||Music for all generations||26%|
|2||Tables for arranging food||25%|
|3||Savory bites – for example, sausage rolls||24%|
|4||Decorations – e.g. streamers, balloon arch||23%|
|5||Alcohol – eg punch, G&T, Pimm’s||20%|
|6||A selection of cakes||20%|
|7||Plenty of seating||19%|
|8||Environmentally friendly paper plates and cutlery||17%|
|9||Soft drinks – for example, pink lemonade||17%|
|ten||Entertainment – eg games, quizzes, outdoor screening||15%|
William Hanson, the UK’s foremost etiquette expert and coach, shared his tips for mastering the perfect street party: “Street parties can be a great way to boost neighborhood morale and build community spirit. After two relatively reclusive years, the Platinum Jubilee celebrations will have added luster.
“As with any form of entertainment, quality is always better than quantity. A well-organized street party held for over two and a half hours filled with essentials, savory treats, entertainment and alcohol – but in constant supply – will make for a perfect day out with family and neighbors. And don’t forget the bunting!
“But remember, chatting about The Jones is a ‘no no’ and please watch your P’s and Q’s. You’ll be in the company of people of all ages, from children to elderly neighbors, so good manners and the best behavior are essential.
Besides street parties, the nation is considering other ways to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee, including watching the concert (25%) and “Trooping the Color” (22%) on television. While almost a fifth (18%) plan to head to the pub with friends and family, while 15% travel to central London to experience the celebrations in person.
To celebrate the platinum jubilee, Samsung today launched pre-orders until the 22n/a May of a range of limited edition Bespoke Jubilee fridge-freezers with panels displaying the quintessentially British Union Jack. With almost a fifth (24%) of people planning to buy Union Jack-themed homewares to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee, many may be delighted to know that the fridge-freezer comes in three colors, including Clean black’, ‘Glam Lavender’ and ‘Peach Glamour’ — and there are only 70 units of each available to sell on a first-come, first-served basis.
(Picture: Samsung’s bespoke Jubilee fridge freezer)
Dan Harvie, Vice President, Head of Home Appliances, Samsung Electronics (UK & Ireland) Ltd, said: “We are delighted to launch our limited edition Bespoke Jubilee Fridge Freezer to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee.
“Furthermore, our research reveals that a fridge freezer is ‘the most useful kitchen appliance’ for a street party (24%), so we’re delighted to launch the Bespoke Jubilee fridge freezer in time for all. celebrations to give consumers even more choice in their kitchens, but also to honor our queen and our country.
The limited edition Bespoke Jubilee fridge freezer is available to buy (MSRP £999.99) via Samsung.com, Samsung KX, Harrods and Selfridges on the 23rdrd May 2022. Those who want to get their hands on the Bespoke Jubilee fridge-freezer can pre-order between 4and – 22n/a May 2022. Order a bespoke Jubilee fridge-freezer by the 7thand June via samsung.com and receive £140 off purchase.
For more information, please visit: https://www.samsung.com/uk/refrigerators/bespoke-refrigerator/
Notes to editors:
*Research conducted on behalf of Samsung among 2,000 UK adults aged 18+ by OnePoll between 25and – 27and April 2022.
|Food you shouldn’t bring to a street party|
|Bubble and squeak||21%|
|Bangers and mash||20%|
|Chocolate biscuit (the Queen’s favourite)||9%|
|Breadsticks and dips||9%|
|Jam and Clotted Cream Scones||8%|
|Mini Pork Pies||8%|
|Victoria sponge cake||8%|
|Quiche or mini quiches||7%|
|The most useful kitchen appliances at a street party|
|A fridge freezer for storing and cooling food||24%|
|An oven for cooking and reheating food||21%|
|A microwave to heat food quickly||17%|
|A dishwasher for washing plates/cutlery||8%|