3 DIY Ways to Throw a Royal Wedding-Themed PartyLifestyle The List
What's better than a wedding party? A royal wedding party! In honor of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's upcoming nuptials, we spoke with lifestyle expert Jane Monzures who showed us how to throw a royal bash of our own.
1. Make a Lemon & Elderflower Cocktail
Meghan and Harry are serving lemon-elderflower cake at their wedding, so why not whip up a cocktail to match? Here’s a recipe to make your own Lemon & Elderflower Cocktail at home.
1/4 cup citron vodka
2 tbs Elderflower Liqueur (St. Germain works, too)
2 tbs white cranberry juice
Splash of fresh lemon juice
Edible white or yellow flower for garnish
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, add the vodka, elderflower liqueur, white cranberry juice, and lemon juice.
Cover and shake well.
Strain into a chilled martini glass.
Float an edible flower on top or garnish with a lemon peel.
Serve, pinkies out.
2. Make a Fascinator
We’re all dying to see Meghan Markle’s wedding dress, but there’s another fashion favorite bound to steal the show: fascinators! And you don’t have to an aristocrat to rock these couture caps. Here’s everything you’ll need to make your own fabulous fascinator at home.
Plastic cover from a tub of butter, yogurt, sour cream, etc.
Fabric of any kind: silk, satin, scrap, terrycloth or T-shirt; patterned or solid
Elastic or headband
Ribbon, flowers, feathers, gems, rhinestones, pearls, gauze, tulle, trinkets, or any miscellaneous ornaments.
Cut a round of fabric and cover the top of the lid, folding the excess inside and gluing it down.
Cut a smaller round of fabric for the inside and glue.
Glue whatever elements seem fun to the top of the lid. The bigger, the better!
Secure either ends of a piece of elastic to the inside of the lid, or glue a headband to the center of the covered lid. Voila!
3. Create Custom Mad Libs
Finally, play a game like Royal Mad Libs. You can create your own, or use the one we’ve created below!
Now you’ve got three fun ways to throw a royal party of your own!