Light as a Feather

Watching the Royal Wedding reminded me how much fun it can be to rock a fun and crazy headpiece:

While we may not be able to get away with doozies like that every day here in the US, there’s no reason we can’t add a little pomp and circumstance to our hairstyles.  And we don’t have to be going to a wedding or the Kentucky Derby in order to sport some hair flair – my cousin and I wore these for a nice Mother’s Day dinner (followed by some impromptu thrift store shopping), and didn’t feel out of place at all:

How about these?

 

You can find more here, at my Etsy shop 🙂

A Royal Wedding Party!

Being the huge Anglophile that I am, I was beyond thrilled about the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, and couldn’t resist throwing a royal wedding party for my girlfriends and I to watch the whole thing.  Of course I woke up at 4am to watch all the festivities live, but I had a party later that evening full of British food and jolly good fun.

This was a perfect opportunity for me to serve all the yummy British treats I discovered while studying abroad in London, and display some of the dishes, souvenirs, and decorations I have amassed since then.  Aside from planning the English menu, I also worked on a handful of crafts for the event.

Kate’s engagement ring replica napkin rings:

Napkin rolls in a matching basket (with princess wands…why not?)

A perfect excuse to wear tiaras!

(even for cats)

We also wore feathered headpieces I made for the wedding

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(You can find them here.)

 

 

 

And of course we all had royal titles for the evening!

London pub coasters for our cider

Inflatable Big Ben to remind us where we are pretending to be celebrating

During the party, we enjoyed the following British goodies: tea sandwiches, chips (fries) and HP sauce, crisps (chips), scones, crumpets, McVitie’s digestives (biscuits), English toffee, chocolate covered strawberries, cupcakes, Yorkie bars, and bread pudding.  And we washed it all down with Strongbow cider (my favorite), Crispin, and wine.

Here are a few pictures of the tablescape…

Complete with pictures of the happy couple

All the food hadn’t been set out yet – I meant to take a few photos with everything set up, but as soon as I got everything out, it started getting eaten 🙂

 

Handmade placecards and holders

Friends also got to take these home

 

The wedding was amazing, Kate was stunning, Wills looked dapper, and we all had a blast.  Congrats to Will & Kate, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge!

Did you watch the royal wedding?  How did you celebrate?

Pretty Ponytails

Sometimes when I just throw my hair up into a ponytail for the day, I feel a little blah.  Sure, it’s easy and comfortable and takes about 30 seconds, but it never feels all that cute.  So I decided to find a way to fancy up that ponytail a little bit.  A basic hair band, a pretty flower, a bead, and voila!

Check out my hair accessories here and say goodbye to boring, everday ponytails!