Recreate the Notting Hill Carnival at home with our party ideas – plus win £50k in The Sun Raffle

EVERY year, Notting Hill throws one of the world’s biggest street parties with its famous carnival.

Almost one million people head to the two-day London event. But if you can’t make it, why not bring the party to you?

Bring the Notting Hill Carnival to you… dancer not included

Get the barbecue going this bank holiday weekend with your own carnival-inspired party — without breaking the bank . . .

COVER YOURSELF: Even in August, the unpredictable British weather can leave our garden parties a bit soggy. Be prepared with a garden gazebo.

They also work as shade from the sun, if we do have that scorcher. You don’t need to fork out a fortune.

Head to Wayfair, where Shumpert 3m x 3m metal party tents, in various colours, are £18.99, usually £47.99.

SAVE: £29

SPICE IT UP: Jerk chicken is one of the Caribbean’s most famous dishes.

Experiment with your barbecue flavours by trying Dunn’s River Jamaican jerk seasoning, down to £1.80 at Sainsbury’s, usually £2.10.

You can be traditional and use cheap and cheerful chicken thighs, £1.80 for 1kg, also Sainsbury’s.

But it is also great used as a marinade for fish or vegetarian kebabs.

SAVE: 30p

All the Jamaican jerk chicken you can eat

RUM-THING AMAZING: Get your garden carnival going with a glass of rum. Light rums are perfect for cocktails, while darker ones are great enjoyed on the rocks, so there will be something to suit plenty of tastes.

Grab a bottle of Captain Morgan Original Spiced Gold Rum, which is currently on offer at Asda for £13. Was £15.75.

SAVE: £2.75

DRESS TO IMPRESS: Put on your brightest gear to get into the party mood.

Feathers are optional, but for some easy extra sass, add a touch of sparkle with body glitter.

I love the PaintGlow glitter body gel range, £5.99, sold at Superdrug.

It comes in different colours, is easily applied and washed off and is currently on a buy one, get one half- price deal.

There are also neon-UV options on the same offer if you prefer them to glitter.

SAVE: £2.99

Deal of the day

SAVE this bank holiday weekend at SCS.

Get your hands on the Ailsa three-seater sofa scatter back for £299, down from £399.
SAVE: £100

My Sun Savers Fiver

  • ROSE MARY CHERITON, from Erith, Kent, says: “I am saving my Sun Savers fivers towards a Sun holiday next summer.”
  • MARIAN THORLEY, from Manchester, says: “Instead of buying expensive powder blusher, use a cheaper lipstick in your favourite shade – this saves on buying two products.”

Send your Savers fiver stories to and get 28 codes, worth £5, if yours is used here.

Please include your name and town.

Cheap treat

Treat yourself this week with this Old El Paso kit down to £ from £3.20

SPICE up your Saturday night with Old El Paso Mexican Original Smoky BBQ fajita kit for £2, was £3.20, at Tesco.

SAVE: £1.20

Top swap

B&Ms pink gin is just 89p a can compared to Gordon’s £1.85 version

B&M is capturing hearts with its pink gin and tonic single cans for 89p

A great price compared with Gordon’s similar version for £1.85.

Shop & Save

Save 50 per cent on this beef roasting joint at Sainsbury’s

PICK up a Taste The Difference 1kg-1.8kg beef roasting joint from Sainsbury’s for £6.50 a kilo.

Usually £13 a kilo.

SAVE: £6.50

Your paper could be worth £50,000

YOU could win £50,000 in our Sun Raffle, just for reading the paper.

Whether you are saving for a holiday, moving home or preparing for Christmas, we know just how expensive life can be.

That is why we are trying to help by giving away £50,000 to one lucky reader every month in our Raffle.

To enter, simply download the Sun Savers app or sign up at

Then, opt-in to each month’s Sun Raffle by clicking ‘Yes!’ when prompted and start collecting the codes printed daily inside the paper – scanning in the app or entering online.

Saturday’s code is on Page 20.

With every code you enter, you will earn a Raffle ticket into that month’s £50,000 Raffle.

There is no limit to how many tickets you can collect per month, so make sure to enter as many codes as you can to give yourself the best chance of winning.

Start collecting your codes today as the next giveaway is on Saturday, August 31.

Join Sun Savers

Remember, you have got to be in it to win it.

Not already a Sun Savers member? Join Sun Savers today.

It only takes a minute to sign up ­­— just search “Sun Savers” in the app store and download the app, or head to

To get started all you need to enter a few details.

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A winner speaks

PART-TIME cleaner Betty Preen, 52, could not believe her luck after she scooped a life-changing sum of £50,000 in July’s Sun Raffle.

Betty, who has been widowed for 15 years after husband Les died suddenly of a rare cancer, is planning to spend her winnings on a once-in-a-lifetime trip to see the Northern Lights.

It is something she and Les had planned to do in their retirement.

Betty Preen was thrilled to win £50,000
© 2019 Richard Walker/ ImageNorth

Mum-of-one Betty, who also works as a carer, says: “I’m petrified of flying, so much so that I’ve never been on a plane before.

“But I’ve always wanted to see the Northern Lights.

“It is something Les and I had talked about doing when we both retired.

“Neither of us imagined Les wouldn’t live to see that.

“But you never know what’s around the corner, so now I’ve got this money I’m going to take the plunge and go for it.

“I know Les will be there with me in spirit.”

I was gobsmacked when I won the £50,000…now I’m off on a dream trip

Sun Savers winner Betty Preen

Betty still hasn’t told her son Sam, 26, about her incredible win.

She says: “When I found out I’d won I just didn’t believe it.

‘“I was sat at home having a cup of tea and went to check my emails to see if my rota had come through when I saw an email saying “Congratulations”.

“I read and re-read it 20 times before I got in touch with The Sun, and they confirmed it.

“When the call came through I was gobsmacked.

“I was at work, and my friend said, ‘What’s that all about?’

“I said, ‘I think I’ve won 50 grand’.

“Then she said ‘You jammy so and so!’.

Betty can’t believe her luck
© 2019 Richard Walker/ ImageNorth

“I’m going to write a cheque out for Sam, and when I go and give it to him I’ll tell him about the win.

“He’s moving in with his girlfriend, so I’m sure some extra cash will really help him out.”

As well as helping her son, biker chick Betty is also planning to splash the cash on a new motorbike.

She says: “I used to have a moped but it got pinched and I couldn’t afford to replace it.

“Biking is a hobby Les and I shared. I’d love to get a Lambretta or a proper motorbike.”

Betty and her family have been reading The Sun for decades and she has been a member of Sun Savers every day from day one. She won the jackpot after collecting 18 Raffle tickets in July.

She says: “I’ve been a Sun Savers member since it started and I enter anything and everything I can. I think it’s great. I never expected to win £50,000, though!”

She says: “Usually I let my free Sun Savers fivers build up over a while then give them to Sam to help him out with bills and things. It’s great!”

Another chance to book hols from £9.50

IT is your last chance this year to book one of our great getaways from just £9.50!

With our Sun Holidays, you can choose from more than 190 holiday parks across the UK and Europe.

Two young sisters enjoy the beatch during a Sun holiday

IT is your last chance this year to book one of our great getaways from just £9.50!

With our Sun Holidays, you can choose from more than 190 holiday parks across the UK and Europe.

Visit somewhere new in the UK such as Cornwall, Devon or East Anglia, or venture abroad to one of our great European destinations, including France, Spain and Italy.

Check out all the destinations and holiday parks online by visiting

Our Hols from £9.50 are available from this September all the way until May 2020.

From relaxing spas to stunning golf courses and top evening entertainment, there is something for everyone at our holiday parks.

Take your pick from a three-night weekend break or for those who are able to go midweek, you can get a fourth night completely FREE.

To book a holiday all you need to do is collect SEVEN tokens, codewords or Sun Savers codes from those printed daily inside The Sun until Saturday, August 31.

Today’s token and codeword is on the right. Today’s Sun Savers code is on Page 20.

Once you have collected SEVEN code-words, tokens or Sun Savers codes, all you need to do is follow the table below to book your break.

If you collect for your holiday through Sun Savers, you can even pay or pay in part for your holiday using the cash in your Sun Savers wallet –  making your break even cheaper. Just make sure you book early, as the best holidays will get booked up quickly.

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