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Stars give royal wedding party tips

Paul O'Grady, Edith Bowman and other celebrities have come up with the perfect ways to make royal wedding street party celebrations go with a bang.

Comedian Paul, Radio 1 DJ Edith, television cook Lorraine Pascale and broadcaster Natasha Kaplinsky have all provided tips for revellers planning events for the big day.

The organisation Streets Alive has estimated that up to two million people could take to the streets to celebrate Prince William and Kate Middleton's big day on April 29.

Save the Children has asked its celebrity supporters to contribute their tips to a party pack it is releasing today for those planning outdoor events for the wedding which falls during the charity's annual fundraising week.

The organisation is hoping revellers will raise money to support its No Child Born to Die campaign, aimed at dramatically reducing the number of children dying from preventable diseases around the world.

Paul, who has produced a Royal Wedding Sweepstake game for the pack, said: "Every one of us is born to do something - and what better reason to do that than in royal wedding week, to help children get a good chance in life."

Edith has created a party play-list featuring acts like Primal Scream, Tinie Tempah and Beyonce, Lorraine's perfect dinner party menu includes whisky and chilli prawns and peppered beef and cognac, and Natasha suggests ways you can get your festivities noticed by the local press.

The pack includes a "pin the tail on the corgi" game and material for posters, stickers, bunting, balloons and a "royal crown".

Packs can be downloaded from savethechildren.org.uk/borntoparty or ordered on 020 7012 6400.

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