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.)
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?