Tuesday, 26 April 2011

The Wedding

Now you may not have heard this, but there's a Royal wedding that's going to happen soon.

I know, I know, I'm sorry to spring it on you, it's not like it's being mentioned every five seconds or anything.

Actually I'm saying all this, and being terribly sarcastic, but it has kind of snuck up on me to be honest. I blogged about how excited I was back in February and suddenly the time is almost here and I'm left feeling a little bit panicky about the whole thing.

My tea party plans are coming along very nicely. A list has been made. People have been invited. I have all kinds of plans going on, but I'm just freaking out a tiny bit about how it's all going to come together.

The menu so far includes:
Lemon cupcakes
Elderflower and Lemon cake
Banana and Honey teabread
Union Jack battenburg cake (yes you heard right, if I pull it off it will be immense)
Mini sausage rolls
Cucumber sandwiches (with the crusts cut off of course)
Coronation chicken

I should probably point out that there's only going to be about 8 of us there. I think it's safe to say that doggie bags will be put into action. And believe me this list is heavily condensed, there were all kinds of other things on there but the realisation that I am just one person has meant that cuts had to be made.

Thursday has been blocked out as a baking day (apart from a hair appointment in the afternoon - I really am like a Lady who Lunches) and by then I will have a strict plan of action. I won't lie, there might even be timings on there - an itinerary isn't an itinerary without some timings on there.

And lets not forget about the decorating. I have all manner of Union Jack goodness going on and Thursday night will be spent festooning the house with all the tat I have. And remember I had the bright idea of collecting those commemorative mugs? Wait til you see what I have now...

Yes your eyes do not deceive you. My collection has grown somewhat larger than the last time you saw it. And this is pretty much entirely down to the immense kindness of one person. That person would be Lucy who sent me possibly the most amazing package ever with some brilliant charity shop finds. It was totally unexpected and more than I can put into words overwhelming. 

I have mugs commemorating  Charles' and Diana's wedding, mugs commemorating Fergie's and Andrew's wedding, mugs commemorating the Queen's Silver and Golden Jubilees, a mug commemorating the Silver Jubilee of King George V and a mug commemorating the coronation of Edward VIII and most importantly mugs commemorating the engagement and the wedding of one Prince William and one Kate Middleton.

Technically, technically, I have more mugs than I will have guests but I will be finding a use for them all, believe me.

And now I must go and panic about how I'm actually going to get this all done...

How the hell are they coping with organising the actual wedding?!


  1. Haha brill! Hope it all goes smoothly (your party that is, I'm sure the wedding will!)... Take lots of pics of all your lovely sounding treats yum xx

  2. I loved this post. I'm so pleased that so many people are so excited about the Royal Wedding. It's great. We're going to do some work on it with the children on Thursday. I don't think many of them understand what it is, so it will be interesting to see what questions they ask. We've got lots of worksheets - design a dress, write a menu, work out the perimeter of the Buckingham Palace Gardens!

    Your commemorative banquet sounds exciting. I can't wait to hear all about it.

    One question - what are you going to do with your mugs afterwards? x

  3. You cup collection is fab! Hope it'll be going on display once you've used them! I'm jealous of your party (and the Union Jack Battenburg!), wish I was having one but everyone I wanted to come is either working, away or plain avoiding the wedding fever! Lame!

  4. I need to see the battenburg, it sounds awesome!

  5. Fab collection of mugs! Have fun! x

  6. I've suddenly gone very excited for it. Unfortunately I have no commemorative mugs and not even a mini flag to wave, but I will be frocking up and having an indoor picnic/mini tea party with my mum.

    The day will be started off with tea and crumpets, then later on we're having posh sandwiches and crisps, cakes (yet to be decided but I'm consulting the bible that is Cherry Cake and Ginger Beer) and scones.

    Your Battenburg idea sounds AMAZING! It's probably not that hard to make the basic mixture, just super faffy in terms of separating and making the layers. Report back on your progress please!

  7. That is a fabulous collection of mugs! Don't forget to photograph the Battenburg cake! x

  8. Oh dear I didn't realise I'd be over-endowing you with mugs, oops! I'm sure you can put er breadsticks in some of them or something?! I'm really looking forward to the wedding actually, but not as much as I'm looking forward to seeing how your Battenburg turns out!

  9. I'm excited to see if you pull off the union jack battenberg. Good luck.x

  10. Sounds awesome, I can't wait to see pictures!

  11. Never fear Culture Girl is here (or will be there but you know...didn't rhyme, ehem!) Double excited now I hear there is an itinerary....amazeballs, cakes & lists!


  12. Can't wait to see the Battenburg!

  13. That is one impressive mug collection! Hope the day went well - want to see pictures! We tried to buy some shop battenburg but they were out! Pah! xxx PS So nice of Lucy!!! xxx

  14. PS Saw some duck babies in Italia and thought of you! We also saw a swan's nest with two eggs in it!!! xxx

  15. Did you pull it off in the end??? :)


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