how to host a royal wedding viewing party // diy + party planning
Two of the most beautiful people on earth shall soon be joined in holy matrimony and, holy moly, I am excited.
This auspicious occasion is the perfect opportunity to gather some girlfriends for a fancy lady brunch, so that’s exactly what I plan to do.
Over the next few weeks, I’ll share my party planning tools and diy how-tos so you can host a royal wedding viewing party of your own.
part 1 // party planning
what: royal wedding viewing/small blonde weddings launch party
who: six girlfrands
where: Emma’s place
when: Saturday, April 7 at 12 noon (the actual royal wedding is May 19 but I’m hosting my faux viewing party early to create content for the blog)
attire: casual tea party chic – feel free to wear white at this matrimonial celebration
colours: white, navy and gold
nibbles: dainty sandwiches, tea biscuits, sponge cake, cheese board
sips: tea, prosecco
part 2 // making party stuff
My favourite part of planning a party is making cool decor stuff. I used to go overboard and spend a lot of money on fancy supplies but I have learned the error of my ways and now buy almost all of my supplies at the dollar store. (I mean, I invest more in supplies for projects that will serve a longer-term purpose but not for stuff that’s likely to get wrecked in the festivities).
ANYWAY, here are the projects I’m doing for this party:
- Garlands (the post for this one is already up!)
- Gold framed engagement portrait
- Table centrepieces
- Photobooth backdrop and props
- Wedding party game
And here are the things I am not making myself:
- Tea service and tea cups (borrowed — thank you, Maureen!)
- Serving dishes (purchased at dollar store)
- Flowers (purchased at Safeway)
- Tablecloths (purchased at dollar store)
- Prosecco, tea, snacks (purchased at Safeway, liquor store)
Do you plan to watch the royal wedding on May 19?