Ok, so it’s time that I finally recap my Royal Wedding pre-party princess tea party…
I had so much fun planning this event, and I’m actually a little sad that the Royal Wedding is over. My friend Stephanie compared it to Christmas, how you are excited for weeks leading up to it and its over before you know it. I know I’ll always remember how I experienced the Royal Wedding, and I’ll look back fondly at how absurd the media spectacle was, and how fun it was to get swept away in the hubbub.
Here are some pictures and details from my party, and I would love to hear about how you celebrated!
My dear friend Kim is an Art Director, and she designed and printed all of the creative elements for the party. I loved the invitations! They helped set the stage for a fun and romantic tea party, and inspired the rest of my decorI polished up some family silver and used it as vessels for roses in every shade of pink you can imagine.
More roses and rose petals in the living room. Not to mention terrible tabloids featuring stories about the Royal Wedding. I felt like our apartment was the scene of a final rose ceremony on the bachelor.
Speaking of drinks… That’s my sweet roommate Marissa and our friend Rory, guarding the champagne, wine and Earl Grey Tinis!
I bet you’re wondering about the food….
Here’s a closer look…
Designing Diva, Kim, made these cake truffles – Grand Marnier infused chocolate cake. Oh.My.Goodness. I think Kim could quit her job and just make cake truffles for a living. Absurdly tasty. I’ve never made cake truffles, I’m feeling a “how to” post with Kim as a special guest coming up – would y’all like that?
But trust me, we didn’t just eat. We got into the Royal Wedding spirit!
My sweet friend Beverly brought her legit Tiara from her pageant days and let me wear it during the evening’s festivities! Thanks Bev, I think I could get used to wearing that thing – just felt right, ya know?
After noshing and knocking back a few glasses of princess punch, we competed in Royal Wedding trivia. Questions included who was 4th in the line of succession to the throne (Prince Andrew Duke of York, Charles’ younger brother), and what endearing mistake Diana Spencer made during her wedding (She got Prince Charles’ name wrong!).
Our next activity was speculating what we thought Kate’s wedding dress would look like….
No one, not a single one of the 20 some odd guests voted for A Line!
All in all, it was a very fun evening. Though I was so exhausted from staying up late baking the night before that I had a REALLY hard time waking up to watch the wedding live at 3am. Thank goodness my dear friend Kristy called me until I woke up. She was suspicious that I was asleep because I had been to silent on Twitter and Facebook. Social media saved the day!