I was late writing a blog today, and for good reason–though I didn’t know it at the time! There’s been so much sadness and controversy in the news lately that it was a delight to hear that Prince William and Duchess Kate have a baby boy, a prince, a future King of England. It has made me a bit nostalgic, remembering back to a royal wedding to beat all royal weddings–Diana and Charles–and the joy at the birth of William. Yet that castle of cards came tumbling down. It’s sad that Diana isn’t here to experience this joy in her family. But it’s always a joy to welcome a baby!
I do love England, and I’ve so enjoyed visiting across the pond a few times. One of our favorite things to do here and while in England is to have tea. So in celebration of the royal birth, we’re having a tea party! Please pull up a chair and join us!
Of course, you need tea. Earl Grey is a lovely choice, but I also like the Royal Blend, which we found at Fortnum and Mason I prefer to use raw sugar and a little milk in my tea. How about you?
Of course you definitely need treats, like these pineapple upside down cupcakes. Yum!
Or these scrumptious chocolate chip scones!
If you don’t have time or the ingredients to make scones or cupcakes (and really you should run out to the store immediately to rectify that situation!), but you still want to enjoy some tea, then make some delicious strawberry butter and glob it onto some toast. You will not be sorry.
And it will be just like you are in merry ol’ England celebrating with the other royal subjects! Cheers, to all our British friends and congrats to the royal family!