Have your own Royal Wedding tea party!

Prince William and Kate Middleton. Photo: Alexandre Goulet, Creative Commons ShareAlike 3.0.

Here’s some pleasant news from the media: Prince William of Wales will marry Kate Middleton on April 29, 2011.  What better way to watch the Royal Wedding than with a party, specifically a tea party?  Everyone can get dressed up in their nicest garden party dress (suits with morning coats for the men) and hats, and enjoy an English-style tea in front of the television.  Since the event will occur in the early morning (Pacific time), you may want to have a high tea the evening before while watching some of the pre-wedding specials, and then watch the wedding replay in the morning, or record it live and watch it with your tea in the afternoon.  Here is a suggested menu for your party:

Royal Wedding Darjeeling tea from Lisa’s Tea Treasures
Twinings Earl Grey tea

Buckingham Palace scones
Devon cream
Strawberry jam

Mini shepherd’s pies
Egg and Watercress sandwiches
Goat Cheese and Salmon Crepes
Croques Monsieur

McVitie’s chocolate biscuits
Chef McGrady’s Chocolate Biscuit Cake
Sticky toffee pudding (Kate’s favorite)
Mini banana flans (William’s favorite)
Mini fruit cake wedding cakes with cream and white icing and roses

Many local television stations are advertising their Royal Wedding coverage, and it’s not just BBC America: CNN and TLC will re-broadcast the wedding at 8 p.m., and KQED will be showing documentaries beginning on April 24th. The Brittania Arms in Almaden will also be playing the re-plays of the wedding and royal wedding documentaries all day on the 29th, along with serving an English-style breakfast.  CNN and many of the other networks will be broadcasting special shows having to do with the current wedding, as well as Princess Diana’s wedding.  It should be a fun and fancy event!

Copyright 2011, Elizabeth Urbach

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For more information: The Official Website of the British Monarchy
The Prince of Wales’ official website
The Official Royal Wedding blog
“Review: the Royal Wedding tea from Lisa’s Tea Treasures”
“Celebrate Beatrix Potter’s work with a tea party”
“Chocolate and tea: the perfect match?”
“Tea 101: How to brew a pot of hot tea using loose tea”
“Lifetime announces new TV specials dedicated to the Royal Wedding” by Jackie Kass
“Wedding Central gears up for royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton” by Jackie Kass
“London travel deals from SF are about $1000 during the Royal Wedding week” by Mary Holman
“Prince William, Kate wedding: pomp, circumstance galore (photos)” by Sheila O’Connor
“Kate Middleton: the perks of being a princess” by Sheila O’Connor
“William and Kate: The Royal Wedding” on KQED
Fiona Cairns (Royal wedding cake baker/designer)
“Royal Wedding Cake designer is announced”
Official Royal Wedding mugs and plate from Brittania Arms in San Jose
Recipes from Darron McGrady, Royal Chef to Princess Diana
Eating Royally cookbook by Darren McGrady
“Catching a glimpse on the royal wedding day”


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One response to “Have your own Royal Wedding tea party!

  1. The Royal Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe Prince William and Kate Middleton get inspired by the recipes likely to be enjoyed by the royal couple Favorite.


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