The royal baby is finally here! As soon as the world awoke to the news that the Duchess of Cambridge, formerly known as Kate Middleton, was in labor, everyone is buzzing about the new royal baby, who will be third in line to inherit the throne. If you want to celebrate Will and Kate’s big day the British way, consider hosting a royal baby shower brunch. A traditional English brunch is a great way to get together with friends and celebrate the arrival of the royal baby. Here are some of the traditional British, as well as some modern elements, that I incorporated into my own royal baby shower brunch:
Royal Baby Shower Brunch Decorations
The decorations I used for my royal baby shower brunch were inexpensive because I made them myself. The internet has a plethora of royal and royal baby printables, so I printed some union jack flags, colored them with markers, and stringed them together to make a union jack bunting. I also made a poster using cute royal baby printables from www.activityvillage.co.uk, and since they have adorable printable royal family members, I printed them out and glued pictures of William and Kate’s faces from a magazine on their wedding bodies. I made my own union jack toothpicks for my tea sandwiches by printing out tiny versions of the union jack flag, coloring them with marker, and glueing them to red and blue toothpicks.
Royal Baby Shower Brunch Food
No British brunch would be complete without a few traditional staples. In staying true with English formality, my royal baby shower brunch included curried tuna salad tea sandwiches, blueberry scones with Devonshire cream, Eggs Benedict, a lemon cake, and because I am American, the ever-popular deviled eggs. For beverages, I served the traditional orange juice, British breakfast tea, and champagne. You could use any of these suggestions for your own royal baby shower brunch, as well as an array of finger-foods, desserts, or drinks.
While my royal baby shower brunch just included food and drink for my friends and me to enjoy while we were glued to the television, watching the latest developments in the Duchess of Cambridge’s labor, you could easily incorporate fun baby shower games that are royal-themed, or this idea could be transformed into an informal or formal dinner party. Either way, join the rest of the world in their well-wishing for the royal baby and enjoy this historic moment.
Congratulations William and Catherine!