The wait is over, the day has arrived. You are poised, preened and ready for a party but for all your preparation you have forgotten to decorate your living room ready for the royals…
What a nightmare! Don’t worry, this won’t be you. Just follow our last minute preparation plan for this Friday’s Royal Wedding celebrations to ensure that your living room is suitably decked out come the big day.
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One day to go… dust and decorate.
A thorough vacuum, dust, window and sill clean is a good way to prepare your room for a party, but if you only have a limited amount of time, keep it simple; vases full of fresh flowers, plumped cushions and sofas covered with colourful throws are quick and effective ways to brighten up a room… and cover up a multitude of sins.
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Once the cleaning is done and dusted you will have a better idea of how to deck out your front room for the Royal Wedding. Make a quick 3D mock up or moodboard for your living room if you are in need of some decoration inspiration, or have a look at the folder below to get you started.
Now comes the fun part. Not for a while will there be another chance embrace the British on such a grand scale, and there are a huge amount of Union Jack, Kate, William and wedding party accessories and decorations available. From adorned paper cups, red keep calm napkins, banners and bunting to wedding cake cookie cutters, sugar decorations and commemorative coasters – there is everything you need to get creative in your living room for the Royal Wedding.
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There is no better excuse for a glass of champagne than a wedding celebration. You can now get a huge range of stylish and diverse glass designs such as the Aldrich 7-Ounce Champagne flutes which are an interesting alternative to the classic champagne flute (and happen to come in blue to suit the occasion.) If you’re catering for a larger group, jugs of Pimms, water and orange juice will keep everyone happy and Amazon’s patterned pitcher is sure to brighten up any party table.
Cupcake treats and nibbles dotted around your living room will create a party atmosphere and keep the children happy, and with a heart shaped three tier cake stand, canape flags and William and Kate napkins there is plenty of opportunity to tie anything and everything into the royal wedding theme.
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Of course, amid all the decorations it is important to remember that there will be an actual Royal Wedding to see. Chances are that your party will not cover it live, but if you make sure that your TV is positioned accordingly for easy viewing you can catch all the highlights. If you don’t want to have the television blairing all day long, turn the radio on for extended commentary.
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On the day… relax and enjoy
Having followed our simple steps to party success you can now relax and enjoy the day along with all your guests. If you have kids coming, make sure you have plenty of plastic or disposable cups, games and footballs to keep them entertained (you could even put left over Easter chocolate to good use with an impromptu Easter egg hunt.) Your decorations are sure to put everyone in the right mood, even when the party winds down with a few sky lanterns in tribute to Prince William and his new bride. This will be a great way to finish the Royal Wedding day on a high.
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