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Etiquette of the Great British Street Party

¬†Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. has partnered with the UK’s leading etiquette expert and coach, William Hanson, to share tips and advice on mastering the perfect ‘street party etiquette’ ahead of Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee, when almost a third (33%)* of the country are planning to either host or attend a street party to celebrate over the bank holiday weekend.

Research by Samsung revealed the ‘Top 10’ street party faux pas, from having one too many (34%), not helping clear up (31%) and letting the kids and animals run riot (28%). Other things to avoid that topped the list included minding your language (27%), gossiping about neighbours (24%) and bringing uninvited guests (21%).

 

Top 10 Street Party Faux Pas

1

Drinking too much alcohol

34%

2

Not helping to clear up

31%

3

Letting the children or animals run riot

28%

4

Not minding your language

27%

5

Gossiping about neighbours

24%

6

Bringing uninvited guests

21%

7

Saying food is bad/cold to those at the street party

21%

8

Not bringing at least 1x dish with you

20%

9

Overstaying your welcome at the street party

17%

10

Not assisting with the set-up process

17%

The study also revealed the top foods to avoid bringing to a street party, with tofu (18%) and trifle (10%) featuring in the list. Other items to avoid include Cornish pasties (8%), samosas (11%) and pizza (10%).

When it comes to mastering the Great British Street Party, top essentials to include are having music for all generations (26%), tables to layout food (25%) and lots of savoury nibbles, such as sausage rolls (24%). Decorations such as bunting (23%), alcohol such as punch (20%) and a selection of cakes (20%) also featured highly on the list.