Continuing on with our Royal Wedding Watch Party Ideas, the really fun part: beverages and desserts!
We know elderflower is taking front-and-center with the cake, so why not extend that to a beverage?
This refreshing iced tea is made with green tea, fresh squeezed pink grapefruit juice, and elderflower-infused syrup. Perfectly wonderful for your watch party! Recipe here.
It’s been said that Meghan loves a glass of wine, especially red. But in the summer, she prefers rosé. So we expect rosé wines to definitely have a place at the table.
This recipe for the Little Black Dress Rosé is in a beverage round-up story, originally written for Valentine’s Day, but it sounds like the perfect wedding party watch drink. We think you’ll love the others in the round-up article as well. Recipe included in article here.
A rosé by any other name…is still a rosé, but what exactly qualifies? Typically, a rosé wine takes some of its color from the grape skin, but not enough to qualify as a full-on red. This recipe actually features a rosé hard cider, but this wedding is all about the non-conventional, so why not? Recipe here.
And since watermelon is a favorite of Meghan’s:
This delicious, easy-to-make drink is perfect for a romantic evening or anytime! You can also substitute honeydew or cantaloupe for the watermelon, depending on what you find at the local market. Recipe here.
The caipirinha is made with a Cachaca rum that tastes more similar to tequila than traditional rum. With a strong flavor by itself, we added fresh watermelon, mint and lime juice to create these amazing Watermelon Caipirinha Cocktails that are perfect for your watch party! Recipe here.
Last, But Not Least – Dessert
We’ve heard that Meghan makes chia seed pudding regularly. From Guest Contributor Ashley Pettit, this recipe for:
Guest Contributor Ashley Pettit knows chia seeds have heart-healthy benefits, such as lowering cholesterol and blood pressure. Combining the antioxidants in fresh blueberries with a simple-to-make chia pudding makes the ultimate breakfast booster that is sweet and satisfying. Recipe here.
Apparently, both Prince Harry and Meghan both love bananas. So we feel this family favorite recipe is very appropriate!
This is a cake that’s a treasured family recipe, passed down for years from a very special woman, Grandma Bev. Get her recipe here.
This is a great way to dress up a simple banana split and make it fit for a Dutchess to share with her Prince Charming, or Prince Harry in this case! Recipe here.
Word on the street is that truffles will make an appearance at the reception.
From Guest Contributor Food Guru, this deliciously messy recipe brings out the inner child, yet with its bite-sized portions, these homemade Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles have the sophisticated and indulgent taste made for an adult palate. Recipe here.
And don’t forget the wedding cake. Elderflower rules at this wedding and for good reason. If you want to know the difference between elderberry and elderflower, see our story here.
To make your own elderflower cake, check out this Elderflower Lemon Cake recipe creation from Ann Lenhardt.
And cap off your celebration with this delightful recipe from our kitchens.
This rich lemon quick bread, made with buttermilk and fresh lemon zest, is glazed generously with an indulgent lemon glaze. Make the day ahead, then enjoy while you watch the festivities. Recipe here.
May your wedding watch party be the best on the block. And may the royal couple find harmony and happiness from this day forward!
Cover photo: Wedding Reception Table. Photo by Photos by Lanty on Unsplash.