Saturday, May 7, 2011

The Royal Wedding Party

You are cordially invited to celebrate the wedding of William and Kate with us on Friday, April 29 at 11:00 am, read the beautifully crafted paper invitation.  Well, well, well, now this sounds like fun!

With only a week to get ready, my mind raced with ideas of what a real Royal Wedding party would be like.  My neighbor, who is from London, let me know that in the UK it is a tradition to have a block party on the day of a Royal Wedding, and she wanted her friends and family to experience one with her.

My husband, Jem, really go into the whole English theme, and spoke with a British accent for two days prior to the wedding.  (Yes, he's funny like that.)  He assured me that I really, really could get up at 5 am to watch the wedding on television, which we really, really did.  The wedding was beautiful, but nothing can compare to the wedding Princess Dianna put on.  I'll never forget seeing her arrive in that Cinderella carriage....but I digress.  Back to my neighbor's Royal Wedding Party.  It was one of the most pleasant occasions I've ever experienced, so I wanted to share it with you, my dear readers. 

I love any excuse to wear a hat!!!
Jem with his pith helmet & flag.  (have to represent the USA)

Flags were flying!

Little helpers.

Nose pressed up against the glass.

Beautifully decorated sugar cookies made by Lady Hannah

Real English scones 

Lady Hannah with Prince William's groom's cake.

Jack, our butler...he did a great job!

Three types of sandwiches, quiche, three cheeses and crackers.

Pretty cupcakes with real whipped cream and fresh strawberries.

English tea with milk in Royal Dolton cups.

Lady Dianna's favorite:  cold tomato-dill mousse with lobster on watercress.

The cookbook from which the recipes were taken.

Yes, William and Kate were there!

We'll have to borrow this to plan our trip to Great Britain.

We had a royally wonderful time.  Cheerio and pip pip!  G-d save the Queen and all that.  Keep calm and carry on...
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  1. Wasn't it beautiful? We do love our princesses, don't we?!
    Happy Mother's Day!

  2. How exciting that you did this. The excitement in the air must of been so fun.

  3. Such a fun time! And creative. Loved seeing the pictures. Would have loved to taste the food. :-)

    Princess Gail, have a great week,

  4. My mother was invited to a similar party for the big event. She wore her royal blue velour bathrobe (the royal color) and her tiara and jewels. She, like you, had a grand time!

    Blessings, Debbie

  5. That looked like so much fun! Much, much, more fun than my party.(sitting alone in the computer room watching it on the internet at three in the morning:) Lucky you!

  6. Wow! I wish I'd been invited to a royal party like yours.

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  7. Love the hats and the celebration. Looks like you guys had a great time! :O)

  8. Lovely celebration. Very festive and I agree about the hat. I wish they would make a comeback. I really like hats.