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Tea Party for the Royal Wedding!

How exciting is it that the royal wedding is just around the corner??? Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be sharing their celebration with the world on Saturday May 19th, 2018. The times will vary across Canada but in Britain it is 12 noon. St. George’s Chapel will be the backdrop for the nuptials, the same church in which Harry was christened when he was 3 months old. It was built in 1928 and is nestled on the beautiful grounds of Windsor Castle, the ancestral home of Queen Elizabeth.

Early Saturday morning will be the perfect time to snuggle up and watch the Royal wedding with a Tea Party. Put the kettle on to boil, make up your favourite finger foods, put on your best party wear, or stay comfy in your favourite pajamas. Enjoying a tea while perched on your favourite chair with your family and or friends surrounding you seems like the best way to celebrate this British tradition and Royal Wedding.

You can prepare the finger food the day before – classically, scones and Devonshire cream, cucumber, smoked salmon or egg salad sandwiches, and cakes are served, but why not change it up for your family’s favourites? My family loves cream cheese with fresh herbs! Since it is so early in the morning, why not try bacon and egg finger sandwiches, scones, muffins and fresh fruit? If you crave something sweet, try pavlovas with Greek yogurt and fresh berries.

I am so excited to make this a family affair… we are rarely awake altogether so bright and early in the morning! The best part is seeing the look on my children’s faces when they come downstairs not expecting the house to be decorated with the fanciest, classiest, most royal decorations of all time! This occasion is definitely worth breaking out your beautiful china for a classic tea party with tiers of yummy sandwiches and pastries! The preparation for this event may seem time consuming, but the best part is all of the time that we get to spend together. Have your kiddies help make the sandwiches and other fun snacks, and then have them set up your snack tray as well. This will give them a sense of responsibility and lets them explore their sense of creativity!

Iced tea or herbal teas would be great for the kids to drink, but if that is not their preference you could always serve a smoothie or fruit-infused water. Finally, just enjoy and celebrate the time watching the wedding together and enjoying the family time around a historic spectacle.  Don’t forget the best part of this viewing extravaganza… the kiss on the balcony!

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Chef Lisa Ruscica

Chief Food Ambassador

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