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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

RWW ~ Royal Wedding Party Ideas and Linky

Welcome to the D. T. A. Royal Wedding Wednesday Party Idea and Linky Extravaganza!
There is so much darling goodness to behold if you are preparing to host a Royal Wedding viewing or street party.
Royal Wedding - Street Party
So let’s get this party started! (This video is a happy must see. )

While I myself have been hosting a Royal Wedding party every Wednesday since January, I will not be holding an event in my home as I will be headed to France (I know~I know).  But for those who are, I hope you will enjoy these ideas regal enough for Royalty.
I think I may have actually squealed out loud when I saw this “bubbly” couple. To see how to create this darling Royal bride and groom please visit the Domestic Goddesque.

I love this bunting idea from Patti Crafts.

A sweet pattern for pinwheels can be found at Moore Minutes.

How happy~ try hanging red, white and blue pom poms from the ceiling or on walls as party décor.
Check out this fabulous paper bouquet from Whether Paperworks. Wouldn’t this be amazing as a centerpiece?
Custom Large Paper Bouquet
Street parties are big events in Britain as are garden parties. I adore the Cath Kidston feel of this event created by Elizabeth Harris.
Merely googling “Red, white and blue party décor” will bring forth a plethora of wonderful ideas for entertaining such as this gorgeous fête by The Sweetest Occasion.
A quick sweep through your home and the grocery store aisles to search for items in a patriotic color palette can result in a treasure trove of items you can transform into a charming party vignette.
Life sized cutouts of the happy couple to place near the front door would also be fun!
Fantastic free printable are available at Design Editor.
For quick and easy entertaining one of my favorite U.K. shoppes, Accessorize, has this cute tiered cupcake stand.
Accessorize - Royal WeddingI love these darling paper (Yes paper!) plates from Velvet Wedding.

They do paper napkins too.

I’m thinking you could create a party game of “Pin Will and Kate at the church…palace…” over a map of London sites. Another pin board of the Union Standard can be found at Snaffles Mummy.

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I adore these engagingnapkin rings”.

If you are handy with the knitting needles you could give this idea a go.
As most of America will be watching the wedding in the wee hours, a breakfast menu is the perfect solution.
While scones and tea are a given, doesn’t this Union Jack Fruit Pizza look delicious?
Union Jack Fruit Pizza
A great alternative to “Toad in the Hole” is this bacon and egg savory appetizer.
Bacon and Egg Savory Cupcakes
Of course every wedding celebration needs a cake.
Royal wedding celebration cupcakes from Baking Mad
While you could also create fruit kebabs, this parfait confection looks a “trifle” yummy too.
Keeping the children occupied should not be a royal pain. A mere box and crayons could result in a “Horse and Carriage”.

Every little one likes a crown. There are premade kits or you come up with your own.
Several coloring pages can be found at Lucy Learns.
There are also Princess Catherine paper dolls to enjoy.
Printable Princess Kate Paper Doll Royal Wedding
I am trying to convince my own son to recreate this Lego Castle Scene for me.
Completing the scene: While the couple kiss, wedding guests wait patiently behind them and crowds of well-wishers stand outside the gate
If you are still at a loss as to what to wear, look as these Union Jack charmers by Irregular Choice. If found, I would love a size 7. :)

Also available in a garden party variety. Want! Need! Must have!
Patty Floral Union Jack Shoes
Is anyone willing to stitch up a Union Standard dress ?
Victoria Pendleton, Olympic Gold winning cyclist, models the Team Great Britain

But most importantly, I hope you have fun. While this does end the British edition of Royal Wedding Wednesday, I will return with this series in early June to begin the Monaco edition of R.W.W. to celebrate Prince Albert’s upcoming nuptials. After all, his parents wedding was quite the event.

Now let’s see what you have deemed Royal!

May you all live “Happily Ever After”!


Grace @ Sense and Simplicity said...

So many fantastic ideas there. I love the lego arrangement - too funny. Thanks for hosting the linky party.

Happy Homemaker UK said...

What a brilliant party! Thank you for hosting :) XOL

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

That video was AWESOME!! I loveeeeeeeeeee the party ideas!! Does it count that my boxes I have packed are Blue and Red??? Just kidding! No decorating for me this year! Moving is in the way! BUT! I will be watching the wedding! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Jenny said...

I really should be following all the excitement much closer since it will be my Birthday on Friday. The video really had me laughing.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Love your party, Laura! I see some things on here I might just try. So many fun options.

Wishing you a safe and happy trip to France! Wish I could crawl inside your suitcase and go, too!

Thanks for hosting...


Sheila :-)

jewelstreet said...

This is about as close as I'm going to get to the royal wedding. lol. I enjoy sleeping. :)

I LURVE that bouquet. How much fun is that?! Hope you have fun and stay safe on your trip. Lots of pics better be posted when you come back.

Fay said...

great fun enjoy the day fay xx

Teresa said...

Forget Westminster and Buckingham, Decor Castle is the place you should head to celebrate this Royal Wedding in style ;).

Loved the suggestions and I'm laughing looking at the (real) prep pics with so much people running and stressing over it when all they needed was you.

Wednesday won't be half fun after Friday ;).

Wishing you a wonderful trip, with lots of fun and full of rich experiences.

Teresa :dyingofenvythatlauraisgoingtowatchtheroyalweddingfromfrance:

Kristen said...

Such fun ideas! I wish I had time to plan a royal wedding party, but I'm in the midst of last minute planning for a tea party fundraiser next Saturday. Luckily, it also involves scones and tea and cute foods. =)

Have a wonderful trip to France! Excited for the report when you return!

Splenderosa said...

Thank you, Laura. I'm linked now! This is just so much fun. I worried & worried about my outfit for the wedding, finally got it settled last night. Would love to know what everyone thinks of my ensemble. :)'s

Fay said...

laura Im just eating your strawberries glad you visited me but i dont know what you mean by linking Please do if YOU can fay xx

Debra@Common Ground said...

I've really enjoyed these Royal Wednesdays, Great job, Laura!!! xoxo

MNUKGIRL said...

So glad you found my blog! I shared my post and I thoroughly enjoyed YOUR post!! What fun things they have out there for this big wedding on Friday! Thanks for stopping by! Jo aka ...and Bob's Your Uncle

Lorraine said...

Fabulous post, Laura, what lovely party ideas!

Karena said...

Laura I am blown away! Only you could find so many interesting and exciting (those shoes!) ideas for the Royal Party!

Art by Karena

Debbie said...

These are all so fantastic that I kept changing my mind as to what was my favorite. I finally decided that it was either a tie or I would have to pick the adorable little girl in the homemade coach just for cuteness.

I feel like such a goof because I'm getting so excited.

Julie said...

I LOVE all the ideas & inspiration! Thanks for the invite!

Katie said...

Oh my goodness--your photos and ideas are brilliant!! I am even more excited to watch :) Thank you for hosting such a lovely party--happy Friday!!!!

French said...

Holy Smokes it is a Royal bonanza! It would be fun to go to a street party in the UK!

martinealison said...

Des idées royales... Bisous

Hines-Sight said...


I just found your blog today. I have hosted wedding fever all month on my blog starting with my anniversary on April 6th.

I did an American royal wedding post that I linked today, but I will post your link on my most current page, too.

missielizzie said...

Some stunning ideas and inspiration featured here.

Good luck with your party and thanks so much for featuring me x

Mom in High Heels said...

How wonderful!!! Today Indy and I went to our local British shop (called Piccadilly!) to get some "authentic" British goodies to eat while we watch and discovered that they are having a HUGE viewing party complete with tea, cake, scones, biscuits and other stuff. They are actually rearranging the store to accommodate a large screen TV, chairs and food tables. We might just go to that. There were a lot of people there today buying goodies for their own parties. We can't wait. Thanks so much for all your work on RWW! I'm excited to see what you come up with for the Monaco wedding. We went there last year and it is such a gorgeous country!

Catherine at Design Editor said...

Thanks for so, so much for including my Royal printables! Much appreciated! Love some of your other finds too-I need a pair of those Union jack shoes!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Such a cute video! And Laura, I've so enjoyed your Wedding Wednesdays ~ The photos are always great & I've actually learned alot along the way due to you, too!

Have a fun safe trip to France and I'll try not to be too jealous!!:0)

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Thank you for doing this every Wednesday! What a fun post this was! You have a fun trip to France. Now I have to figure out what time the wedding actually is, I am on the East coast, I have heard 4am and 5am, I have to figure out hat time the wedding actually starts!

OHH I am so ecited


Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Can you believe it ia almost here!? I asked for the day off, will be getting up at 3am. Plan on making myself a quiche and drink from my Harrods tea cup and my vintage Selfridges silver teaspoon, And get out the pictures of my many trips to London with my mom. Wish she were here to spend the day with me. Thanks for leading us up to the event!!!

April said...

okay. the bubbly couple is TOO MUCH. love it. daydreaming of all the figures a person could make of champagne corks now. . .and i absolutely marvel at the KNITTED cake??? who would THINK to do such a thing?

i hope your trip is blessed and safe!

Inspire Me Heather said...

Great party! I linked it to my Royalty post too, so much to see here!!

The Boston Lady said...

Oh Laura, that video is priceless! Thank you so much for all your work and research to make RWW such a weekly treat. You and the queen will both be glad to put your feet up - although yours will be up in the air and in France!!!!! Have a wonderful trip. Do I spy the Fashionista in that picture with the horsie? So cute. Ann

Deanna said...

Dear Laura,
A very neat post!!!
I like all that you have shared, especially the LEGOs.
Way cute!
God save the Queen!

Mimi said...

Because I owned Pink Wedding decorations, MY Viewing Party is planned with a Pink Motif!!!!!But I am serving One Red-white and Blue breakfast item, Yogurt Parfaits with Strawberries and blueberries, English Muffins and TEA!!!!Small gathering of about 6 ladies dressed in PJ'S!!!!!
I will try to do the link thing!!!
HAVE SO MUCH fun IN FRANCE!!!!I am so excited to be visiting Monaco this summer!!!!!!!


Domestic Goddesque said...

Thanks so much for the link: I am in awesome company. Enjoy France ;-)

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

YOu have been the queen of graciousness and knowledge of all things royal and wedding. I can honestly say, that your wonderful and well researched posts and sooooo fun linky parties have made the royal wedding experience all the more fabulous!A great big thank you and hug!!!!
Have a delightful trip!
xo Yvonne

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

So many fantastic ideas there. I love the Royal printables, and wish I had know about them sooner! I'll be looking at all things Royal all weekend! Thanks for hosting the linky party.

Jen said...

Thanks so much for your kind words. I have joined the linky party! Let the countdown begin!!!

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

These imges are gorgeous and I love your blog. Linking up for the first time. Would love for you to stop by My Dream Canvas.

TRay said...

Hey!! It's the Royal PEAculiar, here!!

We are basically at a DEFCON-10 level here, eagerly anticipating THE WEDDING!!!

Cranberry orange scones are being glazed, and strawberries, blueberries and cream will be served in the morning. Champagne is chilling...morning negotiations of "who is getting up when" are underway and the young, "DON'T CALL ME PRINCESS" Royal PEAculiar 2 has accepted that she will be yanked out of the bed just before Miss Middleton makes her way to the church to witness this historic event! (She'll thank me in 20 years or so!! I hope.) And NeNe? Well, NeNe is "just standing around," as usual...hee hee!

Dear, dear Laura--I have SO enjoyed these posts and having the opportunity to join in!!!



Your Royal PEAculiar

gnee @ Singing With Birds said...

Hello Laura,

Your post is such fun and I appreciate your party too. Thanks for helping us celebrate at your lovely blog...loving your romantic header!

Auntie Em said...

Safe travels and can't wait to see all your amazing pics when you get back! Good idea going to France this weekend...everyone will be over in London!
Thanks for sharing! :)

{ L } said...

Oh what a fun surprise! Thank you SO much for featuring my pinwheels. You made me happy. :) This post is awesome...there are TONS of ideas on here. Thank you. I too, have been enjoying all the royal wedding stuff. It was a stunning event.