Ring out the bells it’s wedding time! Ever since the announcement came that Prince Harry was to
marry Meghan Markle I’ve been plotting and planning and hunting out all my red, white and blue
decorations. Parties are a big thing in our house and combine that with my family who adore the
Royals – well, the 19th May is going to be a day of celebration!
I love the patriotic spirit that sweeps through the country in the lead up to a Royal Wedding. The
joy, the happiness for two strangers who we all feel we know so well. I love that our village will
start filling up with bunting and flags from poles in front gardens and I will be hanging lanterns
from the trees over our party table. Fingers and toes crossed for sunshine for the happy couple!
Parties are for lots of treats and games in our book and we had so much testing out some ideas
ready for the 19th with all our family. If you are going to have your own party I would start
gathering a few things together, cake stands, order or make some lovely bunting and why not try
some of the games my boys and little niece put to the test.
Armed with some spray paint can we set up our own red, white and blue Twister game on the
grass! We cut out a circle shaped stencil from a piece of cardboard and sprayed in a random
order a grid of circles onto the ground. We then used three coloured marbles to decide which
hand or foot you needed to move. Hold one marble in one hand and two in the other and let the
person playing guess which hand the single marble is in!
We laid out masks of the Royal family up a makeshift aisle in the garden and threw our wellies and
flip flops as near and far as we could in the hope they would land on one of the family members
faces! We gave 10 points for every welly and shoe that overlapped a face when it landed. The
children loved it!
Using the spray paint again we made two lines and used cardboard letters from a craft shop to
create a giant noughts and crosses game that I know the boys will play over and over again. If you
don’t want to use spray paint use coloured tape or coal on the patio or back yard and you could
even make your own letters from pieces of card.
Celebrations deserve celebration cakes don’t you think? The star of the show was a buttercream
sponge cake with blueberries and raspberries and ginger bread newly weds as the cake topper!
We filled the buffet dessert table with hog roast sausage rolls, beautiful themed iced biscuits and
cookies, strawberry cream tarts, sponge eclairs with added blueberries and we placed two
shortbread biscuits together with frosting and raspberries to create cheesecake sandwiches!
Candy engagement rings, miniature buckets of pork scratchings and some sweetie keys (Meghan
and Harry have the key to each others hearts after all) completed the afternoon tea feast. You
could add cucumber and smoked salmon sandwiches for a quintessential English spread.
We would love to know if you are planning to watch the wedding of the year and how you are
going to celebrate. Sending so much love to the almost Mr and Mrs!