Royal Family Watch Party

Thirty years ago we watched the wedding of Princess Diana and Prince Charles. There was the horse-drawn carriage, the ornate cathedral, and the dress with the huge train! It was a real life Cinderella wedding.

On April 292 2011, the world watched the princess story of a new generation when Prince William takes Kate Middleton to be his bride. Sadly, none of us made the royal guest list, but we had fun watching it on TV (and having a party of course)!
 
We're lucky that there are so many wonderful Royal events on TV these days.  Celebrate the Royals with a ROYALLY FUN theme party!

royal family watch Party Party Invitations 
Let everyone know that this party should not be missed by sending a Royal Family Watch Party ticket invitation featuring our favorite couple! You can send an invitation with a fun saying like "Save the date for a Royal affair!" or send a homemade invitation that uses the same wording as an official invite (with a few additions of course) - 
 
The Lord Chamberlain is commanded by
The Queen to invite
__________________
__________________
to Watch the Marriage of
His Royal Highness Prince William of Wales, K.G.
with
Miss Catherine Middleton
at Westminster Abbey
in Kathleen's Living Room
on Friday, 29th April at 5.00 a.m.
 
A reply is requested to: State Invitations Secretary Kathleen, 123-4567
 
royal watch Party Decorations and Party Supplies
Decoration will make the Royal Family Watch Party even more fun! Instead of decorating the room though, decorate your guests! Here are some fun and regal party wearables (don't forget the camera) -
And don't forget the Prince William Royal Party Photo Op. Everyone will want to take a pic with him before he is off the market.

royal family watch Party Menu
Use gold paper goods on your table that look so regal. Flowers make a great centerpiece.
 
Your menu should certainly be inspired by British food. If you are having a breakfast/brunch here is a fun menu - 
  • Stuffed French Toast
  • Tea Scones (here is a Basic British Scones Recipe)
  • Full Breakfast or "Fry-Up" of fried bacon, sausage, potatoes, corned beef hash, mushrooms, tomatoes
  • Eggs in a Basket
  • English Muffins
  • Fruit and Cheese Tray
  • Mimosas - perfect drink. Just mix a sparkling white wine with orange juice
If the party is later in the day have fish and chips. Or try individual size pot pies or Cornish pastries. How about a carving station with roast beef and roast lamb. Be sure to offer an assortment of tea (and biscuits) with dessert. You can have an elaborate "tea bar" with an assortment of teas along with honey, sugar and flavored creams. Or serve a fun dessert:

Eton Mess (Serves 5 to 6)

Eton mess is an English dessert which is traditionally served at Eton College's (Prince William's alma mater) annual cricket game against Winchester College.
  • 1 pound strawberries, hulled and quartered
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 3 cups meringue cookies broken into bits
Combine strawberries and granulated sugar in a large bowl. Refrigerate for 1 hour. Crush berries using a potato masher. Whisk together cream and confectioners sugar in a large bowl until soft peaks form. Gently fold in cookies and berries (with juices) until almost combined but ribbons of juice remain. Serve immediately.

royal family watch Party games and activities
Watching "The Royals" will be the main activity of your party, but here are a few more fun things you can do with your friends -
  • Print out these cute Royal Family Paper Dolls for your guests to dress up
  • Take a stroll down memory lane and watch footage from the 1981 wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana
  • Host a fancy dress competition to find the best-dressed king or queen
royal family watch Party Favors
The wedding is over, the champagne has been drunk, the fancy hats have gone home. How will your guests remember your party? With a fun party favor of course. Have your guests take home the party tiaras and crowns. Here are a few more fun favor ideas -
  • T-shirt or bag that  says "Commoner" or "Royal Subject"
  • Tea Bags with a little note saying "Thanks for coming to our Royal Watch Par-Tea!"
  • Pint glasses with a W & K monogram and the date are a fun favor too!
Have a great time at your watch party!