Here’s How You Can Celebrate the Royal Wedding at Home
Just because you aren’t invited to the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate. Throw a party of your own to wish the couple well and bond with the British!
You need flags
No party in Britain will be lacking strings of Union Jacks. Storefronts and restaurants are already plastered with mini flags in preparation for the wedding. Have your flags in hand to wave when Harry and Meghan officially wed. These are the royal wedding etiquette rules every family member must follow. Try to follow some at your party!
Set a dress code
You could ask everyone to dress in the colors of the Union Jack (red, white, and blue), or to dress up like royalty. Perhaps you’d even like to require extravagant hats and gloves! If you’re feeling bold, you could even sport a neon outfit just like the Queen. Here’s the reason Queen Elizabeth wears neon outfits all the time.
Have a guard
Would it really be a royal wedding party without a proper British Royal Guard protecting your home? Get yourself a life-sized cut out of a guard to make your home feel like Windsor Castle.
Throw a tea party
One party option is a British-themed tea party, with scones, egg salad or cucumber sandwiches, crumpets, clotted cream, and Earl Grey tea. To be extra festive, splurge on Harvey & Sons Royal Wedding Tea. It’s a delicious blend of Chinese Mutan White tea and pink rosebuds.
Buy festive paper plates
You may not be able to find any with Union Jack designs near you, but you can probably find red, white, and blue plates, napkins, and cups. This is how Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding will make history.
Have an English brunch
It will still be early in America when Meghan and Harry have said their vows, so why not invite friends over for a celebratory English brunch? Fry up some eggs, sausage, bacon, mushrooms, tomatoes, and serve them with baked beans and toast for an authentic meal. If you feel like starting up the oven, try making the Queen’s own Drop Scone recipe.
Invite people for champagne and cake
Make sure you serve champagne or British sparkling wine! People reports that Chapel Down Sparkling Wine is rumored to be served at their reception. You’ll have to splurge if you want to drink like a royal at your party, though—one bottle goes for $35 to $42. For cake, whip up a lemon elderberry recipe to match the dessert Harry and Meghan will be serving at their reception.
Have a fish-and-chips do
Serve up some deep-fried cod and chips along with some British beer. Popular brands include Tetley’s, London Pride, John Smith’s, Newcastle, Boddington’s, and Old Speckled Hen. On the slim chance that you were actually invited to the royal nuptials, this is everything you need to know about attending the royal wedding.
Create a fairytale centerpiece
Make or order a bouquet of white roses, or other flowers in red, white and blue. Try to incorporate myrtle into your bouquets because it’s the one flower that every royal wedding bouquet must have.
End the night with party favors
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Send your guests home with leftover goodies that they can enjoy once the wedding is over. Include tea, a few flowers, a small bottle of champagne, and some scones. It will have them feeling like royalty for days. Next, check out these iconic royal wedding photos throughout history.