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Throw a proper royal wedding viewing party with some of these great ideas. You may have heard speculation about the 2018 royal wedding menu, so we have some royal wedding party ideas that are fit for a future duke and duchess. The pomp and circumstance around the 2018 royal wedding between Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle is certainly thrilling—and it’s even more exciting that Ms. Markle is American!
After their morning ceremony, the newlyweds will take a stroll around Windsor Castle in a horse-drawn carriage to greet the public. Then they will enjoy a lunchtime reception at Windsor Castle with approximately 600 guests, hosted by Her Majesty the Queen. Later that evening, The Prince of Wales will host a private reception for the couple’s close friends and family. With so much going on, you’ll want to enjoy as much of the activity as possible as if you were a guest yourself! Explore these 15 royal wedding party ideas that combine English tradition with modern American fare.
If you want to maintain tradition at your royal wedding party, bake an Easy Fruit Cake. It’s dense and delicious and definitely belongs on any royal wedding menu.
Need a beverage for your royal wedding viewing party? This Sparkling Strawberry-Elderflower Lemonade is a delicious drink that you can include. It might be one of our favorite royal wedding party ideas!
In addition to the classic cakes, create your own dessert buffet fit for a king. Include Mini Blueberry Cakes that are incredibly charming and make great gifts. Plus, they feature a pretty violet frosting—a nod to the royals’ chosen bakery!
Another great royal wedding party idea is these Tea Party ‘Petit Fours’. Decorate them with delicate violet flowers for a sweet touch.
If you’re hosting tea, be sure to include some White Chocolate Blueberry Scones. They’re the perfect vehicles for whipped or clotted cream!
Few things say “British desserts” like a trifle, and this Quick Lemon-Berry Trifle is perfect for a royal wedding viewing party. It’s quick to make, but it’s also delightfully refreshing for a mid-May royal wedding menu.
These Red Wine Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting are a royal-looking treat with a rich flavor. These cupcakes are a gorgeous dessert for your royal wedding viewing party guests.
As an entrée at your royal wedding viewing party, include a nod to the last royal wedding with a CATALINA Grilled Salmon Salad Recipe. Previous royal weddings have been known to include such seafood salads!
Prince Harry and Ms. Markle got engaged over a roasted chicken. Bring some of that “engagement chicken” luck into your royal wedding party menu with our recipe for Roasted Chicken!
The newlyweds will enjoy a champagne toast with canapés. At your royal wedding viewing party, bake some Savory Ham and Cheddar Shortbreads to serve with your own favorite bubbly.
Another great royal wedding party idea are these Smoked Salmon Appetizers. These simple yet sophisticated hors d’oeuvres are perfect to accompany your champagne toast as well.
At the evening reception for friends and family, there’s some speculation of some late night American fare. Could there be a cheese board? Enjoy your own cheese board with Honey-Drizzled Cheddar Cheese. The sweet honey, walnuts and dates beautifully complement the extra sharp cheddar.
The royal wedding menu may feature Eton mess for pudding, a traditional English dessert that features strawberries, meringue and whipped cream. Create your own whipped-cream-and-strawberry dessert for the royal wedding party with a Strawberry Whipped Sensation.
The star of any wedding celebration is almost always the cake. While the 2018 royal wedding cake somewhat breaks tradition—the royal wedding cake is typically a fruit cake!—it will be a beautiful dessert from a bakery in London. Try your hand at baking a Lemon-Elderflower Wedding Cake to mimic the actual cake at the reception.
Ms. Markle’s American heritage will definitely influence some of the dishes at the wedding. There’s talk of hot dogs or hamburgers at the evening reception. We’d love to believe that the royal wedding menu will feature something as fun and tasty as these Baja Fish Tacos.
With all these royal wedding party ideas, you’re sure to be able to host quite the viewing party, and some of these items may even be on the royal wedding menu! If you’re planning your own wedding, be sure to browse our collection of bridal shower recipes or get ideas for cakes. You might also enjoy our tips for how to bake a cake.