What better way to celebrate the Royal Wedding than with a delightful tea party fit for a mini-princess? I fondly remember watching Princess Diana and Prince Charles' wedding as a child with my mother. I was so enchanted by the dress, the hats, and the elegance of the day. One day, I hope that my daughters will remember this Royal Wedding with such fondness.
Almost every little girl dreams about being a princess some day, just as most little boys want to be a super hero at some point in their childhood. I love these special dreams and am proud of how modern princesses (or princesses-in-training) set excellent examples for girls through their philanthropic work, values for education, and high level of involvement in their community and country. How many brides do you know besides Kate Middleton who are not requesting gifts, but rather are asking that guests donate to charitable organizations?
It is because of these wonderful examples and my love of all things traditional and ceremonial, that I am going to celebrate the royal wedding on Friday with the minnies. Unfortunately, work and school for the minnies must go on, although I seriously considered the excuse I would write on their late slip for school. What do you think?
Luckily, the modern technology allows us to view the wedding in style after school while we enjoy tea and snacks. Cucumber sandwiches are perfect tea food that please even the pickiest palate. Alexia loves asparagus rolls that my sweet friend Stacey, the tea queen, makes. Hopefully mine will turn out as well as hers do!
Perfect pinwheels are adorable party favors, centerpieces, or decorations for a tea party.
Hang sweet bunting as a back drop on the wall or along the egde of the table for added flair.
Cupcakes, cookies, and other sweet treats are the sweetest ending to a royal wedding tea party. Set up a cupcake decorating station with adorable sprinkles and treats so that children can decorate their own cupcakes. I love to get the minnies involved with hands on activities and this is a fun and easy way to have them help with the desserts.
How are you going to celebrate the Royal Wedding?
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