I have been so excited for the upcoming Royal Wedding this Saturday and if you’re anything like me, you would have invited friends and family over to host a very special viewing brunch.
Mark your calendar and set your alarm clocks now because the festivities kick off at 12 pm on Saturday, 19th May – ITV is airing the event from 9:25 am. Just because you can’t be there in person (we’re still patiently waiting on our invite, Megs!), doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate in style. Here are our tips for planning a brunch viewing party fit for a queen.
I’ve produced a dinner guide fit for any Royal event which you can download for free here. The guide includes a checklist of everything you will need as well as the roast chicken recipe in honour of how Harry proposed to Meghan. Plus loads more…
Toasting the Big Day
Rosè is a must, purely because it’s Meghan’s favourite tipple but why not shake up your brunch with some cocktails! Needless to say, a jug of Pimms is a solid favourite and a typical British Staple. A close second behind Pimms is of course Prosecco. Chill a few bottles the night before along with your champagne, create bucks fizz by adding fresh orange juice to your champagne. For an extra British touch, serve all drinks in a classic tea set – don’t forget a virgin selection of drinks for those who aren’t drinking.
Fusion Small Plates
We can bet our bottom dollar that we will see more American additions to the big day, and it won’t stop with a lemon and elderflower cake- very far from the traditional fruit cake recipe.
In honour of Meghan’s favourite dishes, I’ve put together a taco recipe which you can re-create for your viewing party. We’ve all heard by now that Meghan loves to cook a roast chicken (recipe in my dinner party guide), cook this the night before and use the meat as a filling for your perfect finger sandwiches.
Now, the cake. Keeping with our small plate theme, I feel cupcakes and mini loaves would be perfect here- great to pile up on tiered cake stands. Keeping in with British traditions, victoria sponges would be perfect. Top a vanilla sponge with fresh cream and strawberries. I’ve also found an elderflower and lemon cake recipe, just like Prince Harry and Meghan’s chosen wedding cake, simply split the mixture into mini loaf tins if you want to make miniature versions.
I Do Decor
A themed party isn’t a themed party without props. Bring out the British flags, bunting, Prince Happy and Meghan masks. Serve your food on decorative plates and swing by your local florist for some white garden roses and peonies which are in season right now. They’re Meghan’s favourite flowers and will almost certainly be making an appearance at the wedding.
Without further ado, I now pronounce this a party. Enjoy the day and surrounding yourself with great friends, family and yummy food.