Monday, April 11, 2011

a Royal Wedding celebration playdate

When the Royal Wedding was announced my daughter (who has been a flower girl twice) asked me if we were going to the wedding and if she was going to be a flower girl. Since it appears our invitation was lost in the mail we won't be attending the wedding of the century, so instead we are having a Royal Wedding celebration playdate at home! 

I devoured this magazine last week. It's a good one! 
On the afternoon of April 29th (after preschool) I will be hostesssing a playdate for my daughter and a few little friends. We will watch the nuptials while having fun! I will be wearing this tiara that I wore for my daughter's "3rd" birthday.  
My daughter loves playing dress-up (guess the apple doesn't fall far from the tree!), so she will be thrilled when I give her this little bridal gown for the playdate! All the little girls will be wearing a princess or bridal costume.
We'll be noshing on fruit, along with homemade cookies and I'll be making a "bride" wedding cake! I ordered these adorable carrriage treat boxes to put on the table to add to the festivities.  I'm setting the table with the "crown" plates from my daughter's "3rd," along with using the turquoise checkered placemats (which were never used as placemats, but rather as a table runner!) from her "4th" party.
We'll be decorating crowns with crayons, markers and stick on jewels!
And, finally a Royal Wedding celebration playdate would not be a party unless the Royal Family was joining us...so I took care of that too! My gal pals and I will be sipping hot tea.

Does the Royal Wedding interests you? Will you be watching? Are you hosting or attending a party? Aren't you glad that there is Tivo and DVR to capture the wedding, so you can watch in the evening?

23 comments:

The enchanted home said...

Well if this soiree is anything like your daughters bday party, I would say everyone in attendance is in for a royal treat indeed! I love all your little details...the hot tea family members are a riot, love it!! Sounds like a ball....who can't not be captivated by this event? Its beautiful and they really are so in love...its such a magical event to watch! Enjoy and have fun in your party planning!

Lili said...

this is wonderful!

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

i seruously would of NEVER thought of this - NOW i want to host a royal wedding viewing party now! - how fabulous n creative!

Amanda Teal said...

Oh my...those tea bags are hysterical!

Simple Dwellings said...

Great post! I love this idea! It looks like it will be so much fun. :) I will definitely watch the nuptuals and I also got into the spirit by creating a design board for their new living room in one of their houses! How fun! :)

Stevie said...

I am enchanted by the Royal Wedding of the Century, too! Your party sounds fun. We should throw one the same day. Sad that April 29th is a work-day. Maybe in the evening with re-runs from TV?

The Royal Family teabags are a hoot! What a great idea. We have some souvenir china from Britian with Royal themes that we could use as well as lots of tea things for our party.

Thanks for your kind comments about our kitchen, by the way. You're a sophisticated audience for remodels so I'm relieved that you think that it is going ok.

Ann said...

My beautiful daughter (if I do say so myself!) is flying in from NYC to join me for the wedding. We decided a few months ago to treat ourselves and she was able to take the weekend off from work.

I am inviting my sisters and their daughters- it will be a family affair! I can't wait!

The Zhush said...

What a sweet idea, sounds like its going to be the cutest play date!

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

Those tea bags, too funny! Have fun! Janell

About Last Weekend said...

How very fun - you are so brilliant with the parties. We will be in London, though not invited to the Royal Wedding (darn! I wonder why?) so not sure whether to watch on Telly in the pub or try and get as close to Westminster as I can.

pretty pink tulips said...

This is just too cute!!! How fun for Ella and her friends. And, those tea bags are such a riot.

And, yes, thank heavens for DVR so I can watch it once the boys go to school!

xo elizabeth

style'n said...

OMG this is amazing. My daughter would love to attend this playdate for sure.

designchic said...

You are so fun...now this will be a playdate to remember!!

Style Attic said...

The royal family sitting around in tea cup hot tubs is the best! Isn't everything you do??!! XO, Kelly

Debby said...

Once again... will you please adopt me already?! hee hee Your daughter is one step away from living in a Disney movie... lucky little girl! I would like to watch because I think Kate is just flawless and she seems so sweet. xo

Kathysue said...

Lisa those tea bags are hysterical, How fun and creative. You never cease to amaze me. Thank you so much for stopping by yesterday, I always love seeing your name in the comments. You are a love!!! Kathysue

Sherri Cassara said...

What a cute idea ... I will definitely watch (on DVR) I still remember watching Diana's wedding ... thanks for the reminder - I have been so busy I might have missed it!

French Curiosités said...

Such an adorable idea....!

pve design said...

Ladies, pinkies up! you are such a wonderful Mother with lots of fun ideas for a royal time!
cheers~
pve

Long Island Style said...

Oh what fun! Isn't it a great excuse to have a tea party for your friends, both big & small! I couldn't resist either and am finalizing the last little tidbits for my breakfast as well (feel free to take a peek)! Have fun and enjoy!

La Dolfina said...

Wonderful Lisa!
You are the best Mom ever.
Great that you are re-using past party items too.
And yes I will be watching and thinking of you all and your fun party!!!

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Wow what a mom!!This sounds awesome. I know everyone will have a great time.

quintessence said...

What fun!! Love the tea bags also - I'm sure all the little would be princesses will have a ball!