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Now, the Royal Wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton soon approaches (29th April) and just like any high-profile televised event, we are certainly going to be glued to our TV screens no matter where we live, to watch the royal festivities - Any excuse for a party I say! So why not invite a few friends round for a fun and romantic Royal Wedding Viewing Party! :)
I've designed the "Royal Love" printable party collection to reflect this special date, taking inspiration from Kate's wedding ring (said to be sapphire in color) as well as royal elements like the cute Corgis, golden crowns, vintage lace, the English rose and off course the Union-Jack - But all with a modern twist, a splash of pink and a dash of British eccentricity! :)
A few days ago I was talking to my dear friend The Purple Pug who suggested I design a Royal Wedding Viewing Party complete with Corgis and all. I then started brainstorming with my husband (as you do) and he suggested a High-Tea set up - He even baked the scones himself! Bless! :)
For this very English High-Tea Party table, I decided on a very relaxed look with Spring influence, and dashes of pink and lace to keep it feminine and romantic - I was going for a modern British take on the whole "Rule Britannia" style with a very strong "Cath Kidston" vibe! :)
For this dessert table I chose sweet treats you would normally associate with an English high-tea. So NO cupcakes (shock-horror!) here but rather traditional English sweets, which include homemade scones (recipe to come soon) filled with clotted cream and raspberry jam (jelly), cherry and almond slices, custard tarts, shortbread biscuits, meringues, pink sweets as well as fresh fruit served with cream (substituted by thick yogurt here).
Traditionally for a full English tea, you'd also have a selection of savory "snacks" like sandwiches with a variety of fillings such as salmon and cucumber, egg and cress, little cheese tarts and so on.
But off course no high-tea is complete without...TEA! So go for a selection of English blends served with milk or cream, but also offer a few extras like fruit teas, homemade lemonade, fruit squashes and Barley Water if you can get hold of some. For an adult only option add a dash of Pimm's! ;)
Activities / Games
Pin the crown on the Corgi
What People Ate
Traditional English tea, scones, sweet tarts and more!
What People Drank
Tea, squashes, barley water, Pimm's