Life’s Biggest Bashes Revealed, Including Brits’ Perfect Party Guests

We all love a good celebration; a chance to get our glad-rags on, catch up with friends and show off our best dance moves. And Brits find plenty of excuses to throw a big bash, too, but which ones are our favourites?

In a lifetime of celebrations it’s really the weddings that stick with us, a new study has revealed. A survey of 1,000 over-50s showed that a third believe that their wedding day was the best celebration of their lives, followed by a friend’s nuptials.

The survey of 1,000 older Brits by Regent Seven Seas Cruises also revealed that the ‘big 5-0’ was the best milestone birthday bash, ahead of our 21st.

A spokesperson from Regent Seven Seas Cruises, who are celebrating their 25th Anniversary, said: “It’s really no surprise that weddings are the country’s favourite reason to celebrate.

“They provide everything you could ask for: the spectacle, the location, the company and wonderful cuisine.”

Given the opportunity to host a star-studded gathering, participants in the study would want a mix of the Hollywood elite, the Royal family and ‘national treasures’.

Thirty eight per cent would welcome a visit from Dame Judi Dench, closely followed by Joanna Lumley and Dame Helen Mirren.

Four in ten want to hear David Attenborough’s legendary chat at their dream party and a quarter think Stephen Fry’s quick wit could help make their celebration one to remember.

A third of over 50s-crowned Prince Harry as the people’s Prince of Parties, with only one in ten putting Prince William on the guest list.

President Donald Trump may be POTUS, but we’d rather see Barack Obama at the head of the dinner table.

Just eight per cent thought the new President would make a good party guest, compared to Obama’s 33 per cent approval rating.

A spokesperson from Regent Seven Seas Cruises added: “As we head into our 25th anniversary year, Regent Seven Seas Cruises feels like celebrating.

“For this milestone anniversary, the ultra-luxury, all-inclusive line is offering up to 25% off selected voyages, exploring destinations including the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, South America, Asia, Alaska and more.”

The Celebrate with Regent campaign is available on selected itineraries, when booked by 31 March 2017.

For more information or for specific itineraries included in the Celebrate with Regent campaign visit

1. My wedding
2. A wedding party
3. My 50th Birthday
4. My 21st Birthday
5. New Year’s Eve party
6. My 60th Birthday
7. Someone else’s birthday party
8. Christmas party
9. Work/office party
10. Retirement party

1. Dame Judi Dench
2. Joanna Lumley
3. Helen Mirren
4. Michelle Obama
5. Dawn French
6. Jennifer Saunders
7. Adele
8. Meryl Streep
9. JK Rowling
10. Jessica Ennis-Hill
11. Mary Berry
12. Emma Thompson
13. The Queen
14. Darcey Bussel
15. Princess Kate Middleton
16. Bette Midler
17. Nigella Lawson
18. Theresa May
19. Katherine Jenkins
20. Emma Watson
21. Catherine Zeta-Jones
22. Delia Smith
23. Emily Blunt
24. Melania Trump
25. Pippa Middleton
26. Madonna
27. Victoria Beckham
28. Serena Williams
29. Amal Clooney
30. Camilla Parker-Bowles

1. David Attenborough
2. Barack Obama
3. Prince Harry
4. Tom Hanks
5. Stephen Fry
6. Rowan Atkinson
7. Hugh Laurie
8. Bill Nighy
9. Sir Anthony Hopkins
10. Boris Johnson
11. Colin Firth
12. George Clooney
13. Prince William
14. Paul McCartney
15. David Beckham
16. Benedict Cumberbatch
17. Mo Farah
18. Andy Murray
19. Elton John
20. Roger Federer
21. Prince Charles
22. Prince Philip
23. Jeremy Paxman
24. Gordon Ramsay
25. Donald Trump
26. Richard Curtis
27. Daniel Day Lewis
28. Heston Blumenthal
29. Andrew Lloyd Webber
30. James Patterson

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