Here at Dotty about Paper, we can’t get enough of the 2018 Royal Wedding excitement! The wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan on 19th May is the perfect excuse to throw a street party with friends and family. So, to help you celebrate in style, here are our favourite royal street party ideas!
Before we take a look at some beautiful inspiration, there’s just one important point to remember. Think about the size of the event you’d like to hold before you begin planning. If you really want to get into the community spirit and plan a proper street-wide party, you’ll need to get permission from your local council. But for a smaller party, there’s no need.
Start the party off with some traditional British tea party invites. This will set the tone and get guests excited for the fun ahead. Use a design that really captures your Royal Wedding street party theme.
Featured Design: ‘Tea Party Invitations – Royal Tea Party’
Make sure you include all the key details guests will need, such as the location and time of the party. While a dress code isn’t usually important for a street party, we think it’s a fun idea to ask guests to come in their best royal family or ‘red, white, and blue’ themed outfits – you could even hold a ‘best dressed’ competition.
Featured Design: ‘Tea Party Invitations – British Street Party’
The main event of the day is, of course, the Royal Wedding itself! And there’s good news – the BBC have said there’ll be no TV License fee to screen the special event. The service starts at midday, followed by carriage procession at 1pm.
For kids and adults at heart, you can add some classic party games in throughout the morning. Bowling pins on the lawn, a ring toss competition, or even a spot of croquet will all go down a treat! In addition, why not consider music – live or recorded – so guests can really party after the Royal Wedding? You could also capture some magic memories of the day with a photo-booth and props.
It’s not a street party without bunting! So, use a flag mix of red, white, and blue to represent the royal couple. You could use this colour palette to decorate your tables, too. Or, if you’re in the mood for a regal and refined vintage street party, go for something floral to capture the springtime wedding. We think these beautiful vintage paper plates and napkins will look stunning in an outdoor setting!
Source: Fabulous Partyware
Food & Drink
Treat your guests to refreshments fit for royalty. In celebration of Harry and Meghan, why not cook up a mix of quintessential American and British snacks? Think savoury bites like posh burgers, paired with sweet bakes like scones and Victoria sponge. And of course, no street party is complete without a range of teas, juices, and fizz. Also, you can add some decoration to the food table with cute cake toppers and adorable mini-bunting. And how about this lovely cupcake kit, complete with a cake stand?
Source: Cake Craft World