The Royal Wedding is now just hours away. Whether you plan on watching it live or catching the recap later, we’ve got some last-minute ideas to help you plan the ultimate viewing party.
Let them eat cake. When Marie Antoinette supposedly uttered these famous words (which most historians agree she never actually said), it was a sign of contempt for commoners. But come on. Cake is delicious! You definitely want to have the sweet treat at your regal party. in Darien sells a crown-shaped cake pan fit for a queen—or commoner with exquisite taste.
If you're looking to pick up a pre-made snack, head over to . The chain is selling a heart-shaped donut (glazed and filled with jelly) to celebrate the Royal Wedding. You could also try Baskin Robbins, 12371 Derby Road, where a Royal Wedding ice cream cake is fore sale.
Top it off. Nobody loves überdecorated headwear more than the British. Get one closer to home at , 314 Canal St., which offers a wide selection of embellished headbands that will ensure you’re the belle of your own ball.
Get ready for teatime. Considering royal wedding coverage on some channels starts around 3 a.m. local time, you’re going to need a pick-me-up to stay peppy through the nuptials. It’s only fitting that your caffeinated beverage of choice should be England’s staple: tea. Whether you like your tea fruit-flavored and mild or traditional and strong, 1251 State St., has a nice selection of Tazo teas.
Dress up your Aristocat—or dog. Do you want your pet looking at you longingly with puppy-dog eyes while you and your pals have all the fancy fun? I didn’t think so. Pawz and Klawz Pet Salon has the solution. The pet superstore stocks a number of fun outfits for the four-legged set.
Get a bloom. Pick up a beautiful bouquet of flowers for the occassion. Check out our directory for a list of local florists. If you want it to be extra-authentic, go for white: According to People magazine, British royal brides traditionally carry an all-white bouquet.