Everyone is buzzing with the news of the upcoming marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton. I have my DVR set to record the nuptials (perhaps I will even be crazy enough to get up at 4:00 a.m. to watch the coverage?), and to be honest I'm getting excited about it too! I guess I'm a bit of a romantic. However, I can't say that my crazy boys share my enthusiasm. My kindergartener told me "they talked about the wedding at school and I put my fingers over my ears!" (He is not fond of talk about love or kissing, athough he told me not to tell his beloved soon-to-be married cousin that he said anything bad about weddings.)
Anyway, I have my work cut out for me to get my clan on board for a royal wedding family fun night. They do love the idea of castles (and knights), so perhaps I can go with that angle. I do want them to be aware of history in the making: it is a big event when a prince gets married!
Friday will be here very soon, so I am planning the menu. The official royal wedding menu has not been announced, so I will need to improvise. Afterschool snacks will definitely need to be in the style of a British afternoon tea. The royal dinner menu will need to include food that is popular in England. It may not be fancy, but perhaps I could serve some British pub food. There are lots of possibilities: shepherd's pie, fish and chips, bangers and mash, pasties, or Sunday roast (complete with Yorkshire pudding on the side). I think my kids might actually eat some of those choices!
As I think of the meal, I have some other ideas. Dinner will need to include some lessons on etiquette (wonder what my boys will think of that?). Some nice dinner music will also be in order (with a recording of the Westminster Boys Choir?). Oh, we can have a great time! Now I only need to convince my family . . .