4 Books To Plan a Royal Tea Party
Instead of waiting until the traditional afternoon tea time of 4 p.m., a morning tea party would be the perfect way to kick off watching the royal festivities on May 19. The wedding, televised live, will take place at 12 p.m. London time, 7 a.m. in New York (EST).
Peruse these books to help you plan a proper royal wedding tea party.
Royal Teas: Seasonal Recipes From Buckingham Palace
The recipes, such as tarragon quiche and clementine macarons, have been served at castle functions, including the Queen’s garden parties. Try “Her Majesty’s Recipe for Drop Scones,” a favorite of U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower, according to Royal Collection Trust. The cookbook also offers a visual guide to help you replicate a royal gathering, including place settings. For heartier fare, check out Flanagan’s A Royal Cookbook.
Tea Fit for a Queen: Recipes & Drinks for Afternoon Tea
The National Trust Book of Scones: 50 Delicious Recipes and Some Curious Crumbs of History
Windsor Castle: Official Souvenir Guide
Whether you follow Flanagan’s formality of a royal garden party or take a much more relaxed approach, invite your friends over, don your fastener, and break out the butter knives. One lump or two is up to you.
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