As I have mentioned previously I was rather looking forward to Royal Wedding day. Along with all the excitement of the event itself and of course the dress which I think was just perfect, I had planned to host a Tea Party for the fam. Thursday was spent in a baking frenzy, everything was made from scratch. At midnight I was doing paper chains and 1am found me blowing up balloons!
On the day itself I was up rather early so I watch all the drama unfold... I wore a vintage 70's navy polkadot cotton Biba dress, vintage strappy sandals and a rather jolly little hat (from asda!), oh yes and of course my Auntie's pearls. I did look for my white gloves but alas they are nowhere to be found! What do you think of my patriotic manicure? : )
Onto the spread, I bought an offcut of pink gingham fabric to use as a table cloth topped with an old lace cafe curtain, cos I think it looked pretty! The flowers are white hyancinth, blue hybe (both from the garden) and red gerberas - these sat in old jam jars tied with a little ribbon. There was also bunting & flags! The cakestands were from Fortnum & Masons (as were the biccies, preserves & loose leaf tea). A lot of the china was vintage but a few bits are from Cath Kidston.
I made carrot cake (grated my hand in the process - ouch), victoria sandwich, fruit & cheese scones, fairy cakes (soo proud of my piping!), sausage rolls, mini ham & caramelised onion quiches, the Royal Pie is bacon, egg & sausage (we added the crown and rings after realising WC had another rather unsanitary meaning...), hand cut ham sandwiches, cream cheese & cucumber sandwiches - crusts off of course! A very kind neighbour provided the delicious gypsy tart. I had a lovely day and still have a few bits left (diet starts next week).
I was soo exhausted I went to bed at 10pm! How did you all celebrate the big day?