A Very English Royal Wedding Viewing Party

For those of you that might not know (though I can’t imagine there are many of you!), Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are getting married this weekend on May 19th, in possibly one of the most anticipated Royal weddings in many years. And they’re getting married in the same town Mackenzie and I did a couple of years ago! Brits and Americans alike are beyond obsessed with and invested in this wedding, with every online publication and tabloid predicting what Meghan’s Ralph and Russo dress will look like, who will be invited, and how traditional (or not) the nuptials will be. For us Brits, Royal weddings are always a fun experience ever since Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip’s wedding in 1947, which was the first royal wedding ever to be broadcast live on television (remember that episode of The Crown when they discussed it!?). When Royal weddings take place on a weekday, we even get the day off work! It’s a tradition that has a long history in England, and we’ll be celebrating this weekend by having our own little viewing party at home.

By the time we wake up here in the States on Saturday morning the wedding will already be over (it’s on at 4am California time), but you can bet that I’ll be recording it! I wanted to have a viewing party that felt very English, complete with finger sandwiches, sweet treats, Union Jack flags and of course, tea. Sprinkles was kind enough to send us some delicious lemon blueberry cupcakes, brushed with St. Germaine, frosted with vanilla buttercream and Elderflower – inspired by Megan and Prince Harry’s own wedding cake! Check out our yummy spread below, and read how to make all these treats for yourself. For the tea cups and decorations, I chose very English countryside-inspired flowers arranged together in mason jars and vintage cups. For the teacups and plates, I found chintzy tea sets (you guys know how much I love chintz)​ and placed the mis-matched saucers and cups ​together ​to give it a cute, colorful look that I love.

Finger Sandwiches

Cucumber
You’ll need a simple white or buttermilk loaf of bread, a pack of cream cheese, and an English cucumber (very thinly sliced!). To construct these sandwiches, spread the cream cheese in an even layer on each side of the bread. Place 1 layer of cucumber to cover one slice of bread. Optional to add fresh mint or lemon juice to taste. Top off the sandwich with the other side of the bread, carefully cut off the crust, and slice down the middle.

Cheddar
I prefer an aged white cheddar, Dijon mustard, and a nice 7 grain bread for this one. Apply a thick layer of Dijon to 2 slices of bread. Layer evenly with the sliced cheddar, assemble the sandwich, and carefully cut off the crusts with a serrated knife. This keeps the bread much more intact!

Ham
You’ll need one package of uncured sliced ham and rye or 7 grain bread, and old style mustard with the whole seeds. Just like the other two sandwiches, spread a thick layer of the mustard on 2 slices of bread. Place an even layer of ham on one side (not too thick, no more than 1-2 slices), and assemble the sandwich. Carefully slice off the crusts, and cut down the middle. Voila!

Louise Roe Entertaining Tips and Royal Wedding Viewing Party Finger Sandwiches
Louise Roe Entertaining Tips and Royal Wedding Viewing Party Finger Sandwiches

Simple Hazelnut Brownies

This recipe is just too easy! It usually calls for Nutella, but I substituted it for Justin’s Hazelnut Butter, which has less sugar and contains organic chocolate – making it a bit more ‘guilt-free’.

Ingredients:
1-1/2 cups of Nutella or Justin’s Hazelnut Butter
3 Eggs
1/2 cup of almond flour
1/4 tsp of Salt

Steps:
1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees, line an 8×8″ pan with parchment paper and grease with some non-stick spray and set aside.
2. In a large bowl using a handheld electric whisk, whisk the eggs and salt until the eggs are thick and pale, about 4 minutes.
3. Heat up your chosen hazelnut spread for just about a minute in the microwave to loosen it up and make sure to give it a stir every 20 seconds to prevent burning.
4. Add the hazelnut spread and almond flour to the eggs, mix those in well then pour mixture into your pan and bake for about 30 minutes or until fully cooked through.

Louise Roe Entertaining Tips and Royal Wedding Viewing Party with Nutella Brownies
Louise Roe Entertaining Tips and Royal Wedding Viewing Party with Nutella Brownies

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Louise Roe Entertaining Tips and Royal Wedding Viewing Party
Louise Roe Entertaining Tips and Royal Wedding Viewing Party
Louise Roe Entertaining Tips and Royal Wedding Viewing Party
Louise Roe Entertaining Tips and Royal Wedding Viewing Party
Louise Roe Entertaining Tips and Royal Wedding Viewing Party
Louise Roe Entertaining Tips and Royal Wedding Viewing Party
Louise Roe Entertaining Tips and Royal Wedding Viewing Party
Louise Roe Entertaining Tips and Royal Wedding Viewing Party

xx,

Louise Loves

2 responses to “A Very English Royal Wedding Viewing Party”

  1. briana says:

    I love, love, love this post! I can’t wait to make my full spread for the wedding Saturday morning (scones, fruit, tea, the works). Side note: I think the first televised royal wedding was actually Princess Margaret, right?

    briana | youngsophisticate.com

  2. Patti Lacey says:

    Entertaining is definitely your cup of tea 😉

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