This post is sponsored by Twinings of London in partnership with the Mom It Forward Influencer Network. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
Will you be watching the Royal Wedding?
If you are, why not turn it into a party!
The next royal wedding is on the horizon with the union of American Megan Markle to the United Kingdom’s Prince Harry on May 19, 2018. You may need to watch the replay during your party because of the time change. For example, this wedding is at 4 AM PST, and you probably will want to wait and have an afternoon party.
Royal Wedding Watching Party Food
The simplest way to keep everyone fed is with a buffet and since it’s British why not a buffet of do-it-yourself tea sandwiches. Lay out the following for guests to assemble and customize to their taste:
- Cucumbers, sliced
- Olives, sliced
- Bell pepper, sliced
- Pickles, sliced
- Onion, sliced
- Tomatoes, sliced
- Butter lettuce
- Small croissants
- Assorted Rolls
- Meats: Offer a variety of meats including options like thinly sliced roast beef, ham, prosciutto, or salami.
- Cheese: Offer a variety of cheeses like Brie, Mozzarella, and Provolone.
- Egg Salad
- Chicken Salad
- Condiments: mustard, mayo, horseradish
For dessert offer a variety of small desserts on pretty tiered china. Dessert ideas include mini fruit cakes, scones, macaroons, and chocolate covered strawberries. You could even make Sticky Toffee Pudding! Here is a variation of Martha Stewarts Sticky Toffee Pudding Recipe.
Sticky Toffee Pudding Recipe
8 TBSP Butter
1 1/2 Cups Flour
8 oz Dates, Pitted
2 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Salt
1 Cup Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8-inch round cake pan; set aside.
In a small bowl, combine dates and 1/2 cup boiling water; set aside to soften, for at least 10 minutes.
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt to combine; set aside.
Mix butter and sugar until light and fluffy; add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add date mixture, flour mixture, and vanilla; mix until moistened.
Spread batter in prepared pan. Bake 55 to 65 minutes until a toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean.
While the cake bakes, prepare toffee sauce.
Optional: You can sprinkle cinnamon and toffee popcorn on top before you serve.
Royal Wedding Watching Party Drinks
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I recommend offering hot tea and ice tea to guests. Ice tea is easy to make. Fill up a pitcher full of ice and set aside. Boil a small pot of water with 4 – 6 tea bags in it. After the tea has been in the boiling water long enough, pour the water over the ice. Stir and sweeten to taste.
Royal Wedding Vanilla Mint Tea Cocktail
1 tablespoon lime juice
4 large mint leaves
2 tsp sugar
1/2 cup vanilla mint Iced Tea made with Twinings Buttermint Herbal Tea
1 ounce rum
1 tsp vanilla sugar free syrup
Muddle together the lime juice, mint leaves and sugar in a shaker. Add ice until 3/4 full along with the rum and iced tea, shake well. For a mocktail (non alcoholic version) leave out the rum.