Throw a last-minute royal wedding party
Let’s be honest: Most of us are not getting up at 7 a.m. on Saturday to watch the royal wedding. We might get up as early as 9, but only due to the high adorability levels of the couple. Either way, an alarm clock will not be employed.
But that shouldn’t dampen a casual royal-watcher’s celebratory spirit. This is an opportunity for fun, after all. Why not ditch the time difference and throw the party a few hours early?
Make your own headwear
Elaborate headwear (called “fascinators,” not “fasteners,” though fasteners are for sure involved) account for about 78 percent of royal wedding entertainment, so this is your first concern. Your guests should be required to wear one.
Fascinators are technically decorations, not hats, and worn on the right or back of the head. They are also traditionally worn by women, but the Queen is not attending your party so do what you want.
Serve easy food and beverages
You could spend a chunk of time on this amazing sticky toffee pudding pudding recipe, OR (recommended) have these food and drink options:
Adopt an accent
Just picture James Bond and repeat the following sentences:
Act out the wedding
Rather than watch the royal wedding, have one of your own. Throw the following character list into a hat and have guests draw roles:
Buried beneath all the formality and tradition, this event brings joy (or at least blessed distraction) to people worldwide. Celebrate this wedding, and the idea of weddings, and the idea of not-weddings. Celebrate the fact that traditions as entertaining as fascinators exist. Celebrate what it means that a person of color will be a member of the British royal family. Celebrate the fact that most of us are neither famous nor royal and can have silly last-minute parties free of mass-media scrutiny. And celebrate that this is the last royal wedding takeover of our social media accounts for a long, long time.