There are many people who are absolutely fascinated by the British Royal Family, and there are just as many who have no interest in them whatsoever. No matter what your day to day interest in the Royals (or lack thereof) it’s difficult to ignore the world-wide buzz that a royal wedding creates. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will tie the knot at St. George’s Chapel on May 19th. It’s not every day that an actress becomes a Princess, so why not host a royal wedding watch party?
Add elegance to your royal wedding party decor with gorgeous florals. Flowers say romance and that is what the event is all about. Pick arrangements with hues of pink and white for an understated touch. Need a place to pick up your arrangements? My favorite florist in the LA area is Empty Vase.
No British theme party would be complete without tea. Bring out your beautiful tea set, or invest in one, and enjoy a fine tea with cakes. This lovely Royal Court Fine Porcelain English Tea Set is an example of the kind of item that would be perfect for high tea during your royal wedding watch party.
Yes, most Americans only think of fruitcake as a dreaded dessert item that is gifted during the Christmas holidays. In royal tradition, the fruitcake is expected. A three tiered fruitcake is traditional in British weddings. If you would like to make your own fruitcake, give Pastry Chef Fiona Cairn’s recipe a try.
Be sure to celebrate the British monarchy by breaking out your finest. Set your table with gorgeous plates and silver candlesticks. An elegant dinner is the perfect way to celebrate like a royal. The menu? Try British classics like fish and chips or Yorkshire pudding.
Hats and Fascinators
While many weddings are about the dress, royal weddings are all about the hats and fascinators. Audiences love to see the fabulous and gravity defying head gear on display during the royal festivities. Best and worst hats and fascinator lists name and shame various celebrities, much like Americans do with dresses on the red carpet. Encourage your guests to don their best hats or fascinators to rival those in attendance at Windsor Castle.
A royal wedding watch party is the perfect excuse to celebrate love and life as you watch a prince marry his princess on the other side of the pond.