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Tatler Tips: How To Throw A Royal Wedding Viewing Party

Tatler Tips: How To Throw A Royal Wedding Viewing Party
By Philippine Tatler
May 18, 2018
Tomorrow is a monumental day for Prince Harry and American actress, Meghan Markle, and for British Royal family as a whole. If you are planning on watching the contemporary Royal celebration tomorrow catch it at 12 noon London time or 4pm local time, on CNN and BBC. We know that many of you are planning to get-together to watch the wedding of the year, so here are some Tatler Tips to help you throw the perfect viewing party!

1/13 Invitations

Create some invitations, hard copy if you’re feeling up to it. You can craft some classy and funny invites by using various websites on the internet, Adobe Photoshop or even on PowerPoint. Have fun with it!

2/13 Tea

An afternoon viewing party without any tea? Nonsense! Serve your classics, some English Breakfast, Earl Grey, Chamomile, Peppermint and then perhaps some contemporary blends.

3/13 Scones

Photo: Courtesy of @highteasociety
Photo: Courtesy of @highteasociety

Do not forget the double clotted cream and jam – nothing goes better with scones!

4/13 Light bites

Photo: Courtesy of @gabepllrn
Photo: Courtesy of @gabepllrn

A very traditional British finger sandwich is the cucumber sandwich, or some smoked salmon and cream cheese. However, feel free to experiment and throw in some wild cards…. As long as they are still dainty and finger sandwich sized, of course.

5/13 Crumpet

Photo: Courtesy of @sarahlianhan
Photo: Courtesy of @sarahlianhan

Serve some crumpets! What are they?: A thick, flat, savory cake with a soft, porous texture, made from a yeast mixture cooked on a griddle and eaten toasted and buttered. (New Oxford American Dicitonary)

6/13 Trifles

Photo: Courtesy of @helloberryworld
Photo: Courtesy of @helloberryworld

Your spread could include a trifle, which is refreshing and delicious dessert. They typically contain sponge cake and fruit covered with layers of custard, jelly, and cream (New Oxford American Dicitonary).

7/13 Bangers and mash

You can treat this occacion as a heavy merienda, and eat enough to carry you through the night by serving some hearty savories like the classic English dish, bangers and mash.

8/13 Cake

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are said to be serving a lemon and elderflower wedding cake tomorrow, so why not try to prepare up some cakes, cupcakes and goodies with a similar flavor profile to stay in theme! 

9/13 Booze

Wine, champagne, beer, Pimm’s Cup, gin & tonics are classics that you should serve! What is a Pimm’s Cup?: It is a refreshing, fruity, summer concoction. You can find berries, lemon, ginger beer, herbs and some mint in this delightful cocktail but make sure to find a variation that best tickles your fancy.

10/13 Costumes

Photo: Courtesy of The Royal Family Facebook page
Photo: Courtesy of The Royal Family Facebook page

Go to the party store and purchase some tiaras, crowns and masks with the faces of the Royals themselves.

11/13 Hats

Photo: Courtesy of Debenhams
Photo: Courtesy of Debenhams

Pick up some themed hats with playful and whimsical quotes. Or, don your best fascinators to show off your true English spirit. What are fascinators?: Well, they are an extremely British accessory – quite posh actually! They are miniature headpieces that can be clipped onto a lady’s hair or worn like a headband. 

12/13 Themed décor

Photo: Courtesy of The Royal Family Facebook page
Photo: Courtesy of The Royal Family Facebook page

Throw up some streamed, confetti, use plates and napkins that are all the colours of the flag! Even try hanging photos of British monuments and iconic images. You could also pop on dessert décor or table fixtures and miniatures of the actual flag!

13/13 Corgi balloons

To honour her majesty, try to find some balloons in the shape of her favourite pet, the corgi!


Celebrations Wedding Royal Prince Harry Meghan Markle Queen Elizabeth London England Royal Family British Royalty British Royal Family


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