Royal Wedding Tea Party

A few weeks ago, my mother mentioned that she was going to host a royal wedding tea party in honor of Meghan and Harry.

I thought this was a delightful idea, and decided to host one myself on MST to pair with hers back home.

Royal Wedding Tea Party

Ultimately, my mom decided 5am EST was far too early for a viewing party, but I opted to host mine anyway — just 12 hours post-event, at the proper 4pm tea time.

I only had a few weeks to plan, but I wanted to go all out. After all, how often do we have a royal wedding anymore? Especially one involving an American princess!

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I began jotting down things I wanted to include in the day:

English tea sandwiches

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Lemon curd

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Assorted cakes, scones, cookies, and krumpets

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Candy bar

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Elegant florals

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Croquet

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Classic drinks

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Favors

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Clever letterboards

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Whimsical handmade decor

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An entertainment cart

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Wreath making

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And, of course, tea

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Setting the Table

To prepare on the day of the event, I began by setting the table with beautiful twinkle light lanterns, melamine plates from the Opalhouse line at Target, and magnolia napkin holders from Hobby Lobby.

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True to form, I use my favorite pink goblets at every party, I love them so much. (I bought these on super sale years ago!)

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I’ve been collecting English bone china since high school, and knew there would be no opportunity better than this one to put it to use. I must say, as I lifted each piece out of my china box, I congratulated myself on having such great (and aesthetically consistent!) taste all those years ago. The sets matched my place settings perfectly.

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How was the weather?, you ask? Well, since Utah weathermen get paid to make false predictions, we had to play a game of chance with the weather that day. In the week leading up to the event, the weather changed from thunder storms to sun to rain to a blizzard to partial clouds. I had to have contingency plans for my contingency plans.

On the day itself, we lucked out with perfect weather. I can’t imagine a more beautiful day for outdoor lawn games and a garden party.

To make the day even more special, I was able to showcase some local talent and even add a few DIY finishing touches.

Overall, it was a beautiful event.

And the best part? The company. My girls Jen, Natalie, Lizzy, Megan, Kerrie, Aleisha, Stella, and Ashley made the whole event feel truly royal.

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I may be a mere mortal, but I felt like a queen this weekend. I’m blessed beyond words for the friends I’ve made out here in the Beehive State.

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What was your favorite part of the wedding ceremony? And did you celebrate the occasion?

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