Thursday, April 28, 2011

Royal Wedding of William & Kate Viewing {Breakfast in Bed}

Eeek!  I am seriously so excited for the Royal Wedding!  It is less then 24 hours away.  In the same time I, as a girl who has had her wedding day, the nerves & the excitement of being a bride.  Can honestly say is beyond exited for Kate Middleton & her family.  I know there are so many horrible things going on in our world at this moment that we could be focusing on & that I pray for, but as I type that I also feel it is nice to appreciate the world we live in and enjoy the good things.  
Kate Middleton is middle class commoner girl who is marrying her prince and he really is a prince LOL who will one day be King!  Could you imagine!  What an amazing fairytale!  What I believe is, yes pray and do what you can for those in need.  At the same time enjoy happy things in life that go on around you, at the moment it is the Royal Wedding!

With that being said, I have a daughter as I mentioned who is 11.  Our alarms are set for 5am, and we are going to watch it together and create a memorable moment!  I know she will remember this fairy tale wedding as I remember the Royal Wedding from my childhood.

What's a commoner Mom (me) to do to create such a thing for her 11 yr old who is actually trying to trace her ancestry for any Royal blood possible in her line.....LOL? (Yes she is trying to find something via!) A girl can dream right?  Here is what is planned~

Our tea trays are set & while I can not have a street party and believe me I would if I could!  I have created a mini-one in my home to make it fun for us while we watch the event with breakfast in bed!  I created banners and hung them from the my chandelier, grabbed yellow pom flowers, whipped up some fresh lemon curd and we are ready!  

First step dowload click her for your free printables from Hostess with the Mostess  also see all the beautiful inspiration Jenn styled with her designs!

Union Jack printables ~ download free printable for that here

 I used the napkin rings from HWTM~ cut & taped to create chain link banners

Everyone needs a Coat of Arms to marry into the Royal Family ~ we created our's here!  Very fun!  You have to check it out the site! 

Here is the Brennan Family Coat of Arms

  We have fresh oj & tea of course! 

We will enjoy an easy breakfast!  I don't want to spend anytime away from the live coverage.  So this commoner Mom will serve a scrumptious and appropriate breakfast treats!  

 Fresh strawberries, pound cake pieces, fresh lemon curd and whipped cream.  
Lemon curd recipe below.  

Using our tea cups for cereal 
(my daughter is headed to school at 8 am so we need to balance our sweets;)) 
Use your creamer for you milk

Raspberry Danish & English muffins

I hope you are inspired to take some time to enjoy the Royal Wedding with your daughter or daughters!  As they say A child's life is not a race it's a journey! 
 Enjoy, relax, create a memory!  She will appreciate it someday!  How often to you get to witness a girl becoming a true princess!!!   

Here is your recipe & how-to for the Lemon Curd.  It is scrumptious, I promise you and easy to make.  Visit to watch the video on how to make it!  Recipe c/o Joy of Baking

Lemon Curd Recipe:

3 largeeggs
3/4 cup (150 grams) granulated whitesugar
1/3 cup (80 ml) freshlemonjuice(2-3 lemons) (do not use the bottled lemon juice)
4 tablespoons (56 grams) unsaltedbutter, at room temperature
1 tablespoon (4 grams) finely shreddedlemon zest

Note:  Room temperature lemons provide more juice. After squeezing, strain the juice to remove any pulp. Zest is the yellow, sweet-flavored outer rind of the lemon. A zester or finegratercan be used to remove the rind. Cold lemons are much easier to grate. Grate lemons just before using as the zest will lose moisture if it sits too long.

Lemon Curd:In a stainless steel bowl placed over a saucepan of simmering water, whisk together the eggs, sugar, and lemon juice until blended. Cook, stirring constantly (to prevent it from curdling), until the mixture becomes thick (like sour cream or a hollandaisesauce) (160 degrees F or 71 degrees C). This will take approximately10 minutes. Remove from heat and immediately pour through a fine strainer to remove any lumps. Cut the butter into small pieces and whisk into the mixture until the butter has melted. Add the lemon zest and let cool. The lemon curd will continue to thicken as it cools. Cover immediately (so a skin doesn't form) and refrigerate for up to a week
Peace, Love & 
The Royal Wedding of William & Kate,



  1. Gorgeous! Can I come over to watch and eat with you!! ;)

  2. Yummmm! Thanks for sharing the recipe! I LOVE lemon!!