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Apr 27, 2011 10:39 AM

Who's having a royal wedding watch/foodie party?

I keep seeing this pop up on the major food sites - our local indi cinema is even screening it live. I probably won't watch, but do love a good excuse for a food party.

Anyone watching?

What will you serve?

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  1. Mrs Harters will be glued to the TV. I won't.

    No,. we won't be having any special eats. Not least, because once I can drag her away from the TV, we have a couple of hours drive to get to the Michelin starred restaurant where we're having dinner. And, no, there'll be nothing remotely wedding related at the restaurant. At least, there better not be. The world has been full of this crap for days - I'm deeply envious of those countries which manage not to have monarchs and all the nonsense that goes with them.

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    1. re: Harters

      The news here is saturated with it! We were in Taipei for Charles and Diana's (heard it on the World Service) but I don't think there was remotely the interest in that one.

      1. re: buttertart

        Hmm. I beg to differ. One of my best friends had a wedding party at 4AM, and it was packed -- everyone came. Everyone but me.

        1. re: roxlet

          Hmm! Another example of just how isolated we were from life in the west. Quite a different experience living abroad then - and I'm actually glad it was then.

          1. re: buttertart

            There was a poll this morning on the news and its very age specific here as to the interest.. 80% of people under the age of 35 said they could care less

            1. re: twyst

              As half of the foreign media "village" set up in Westminster to cover the event were American, there must have been quite a bit of interest, I would assume.

        2. re: buttertart

          I remember the day of Charles' wedding. I went for a nice walk in the Peak District and a decent pub lunch.

          1. re: Harters

            Picnic on Box Hill for me (assuming we are talking about his first effort). Lovely warm day too, Something of a contrast with the forecast for tomorrow.

            I haven't anything planned for tomorrow and I can't quite figure out how to avoid it short of locking myself in the loo. No anti-monarchist street parties in my area - perhaps I should have organised one.

            1. re: alexjames

              Yep, I meant the first one, Alex.

              As soon as I can get Mrs H away from the telly, we're off to Sat Bains. Now that really is something to celebrate.

        3. re: Harters

          Harters, for the me fact that we DON'T have a monarch _ that we fought a revolution to sever our ties with the British crown, in fact _ makes it possible to enjoy the spectacle from a distance. I will watch tomorrow morning. And I'm getting a bottle of bubbly to toast the happy couple later at dinner. I hope you have a wonderful meal that's worth the drive.

        4. Will be dashing out to the shops early to stock up on supplies for my Sichuan feast and a bottle of bubbly all to myself. Best wishes to the happy couple and all, but I'll be barricading myself in to avoid the 10,000 idiots camping across the road from my flat.

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          1. re: gembellina

            Hah. At least we don't have idiots camping amongst our dark satanic mills, "oop north".

          2. I'll be at work surrounded by TV screens so won't be able to avoid it - no Bank Holiday for me! The good news though is that we won't have a whole lot to do in the morning. I don't think anyone is actually having a street party in our area.

            1. I'm invited to a party at 4 AM where scones and tea will be served. After the vows, champagne will flow. I don't think I'll be making it to a 4 AM party. If champagne were offered upon arrival, we'll maybe....

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              1. re: dawnb

                Maybe a mimosa... although that's not very British, it would make it easier in the AM. :)

              2. We're having a party for 4, me, hubby and our 2 daughters. I'll get them up around 5:30, we'll have scones with devon cream and jam, strawberries and herbal tea for them, lots of coffee for me! For a 5 and 7 year old there's nothing like the thought that a regular girl can become a princess! They've got their fancy dresses laid out to put on in the morning.

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                1. re: cheesymama

                  Sounds like a fun & tasty morning. Yum. My daughter loves herbal tea (she's 1 3/4 years old) and so it's nice when she's sick to be able to give her some.