Although the Royal Wedding has officially ended, the excitement surrounding the event has continued to live on for millions of Americans. Through Catherine, we have been able to glimpse a true prince charming romance and women all over the country have found themselves caught up in the everyday life of the newly married duo.
If your crew celebrated the wedding day with a 4 a.m. wake-up call, why not extend the fun by throwing a princess-themed birthday party for yourself or your royalty-obsessed best friend? After all, what girl wouldn't want to be a princess for the day?
Hosting a formal dinner party in your home is an easy way to replicate a faux-royal function and limiting the number of guests invited can help you afford to make it an elaborate affair. Send out a simple invitation that mimics the famous wedding invite by printing out the following text in an italic font onto a piece of high-quality parchment paper:
Your Local Postman is Commanded by
The Queen to Invite
(INSERT THE NAME OF GUEST)
to the Royal Celebration of the birth of
(THE BIRTHDAY GIRL)
on (DATE) at (TIME)
You can make the invite look even more authentic by using a personalized embossing tool to imprint your royal logo at the top of the page!
The decorations for your event should reflect the luxury and opulence of a modern palace with formal place settings and real cloth napkins. Decorate the table with diamond napkin rings and antique acrylic place card holders to add some sparkle and shine. If the party is co-ed, the seating should place men and women next to each other at the table, so it's important to invite the same amount of males as you do females to prevent a guest's placement from being mismatched.
Hiring an in-house catering company to cook dinner is an easy way for hosts to relax on the day of the party as a royal would. Some companies will even send one or two waiters over to help make sure that the food courses are served at the right time and with the correct wine pairing. An elaborate birthday cake is needed to top off the end of the gathering, with Swarovski accent letters acting as an elegant and glamorous cake topper.
Send your closest friends home with embroidered silk jewelry purses containing monogrammed bracelets for a royal treat that they won't soon forget!