‘Hot Tea, Cold Day’
courtesy of ‘Samer Farha’
Sure, we’re no longer British subjects and yes, we’re thousands of miles across the pond. But that doesn’t mean we can’t raise our pinkies and toast to the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.
For the complete tea time experience, The British Pantry in Aldie, VA, is offering special royal wedding teas from April 26th to April 29th. They’ll have raffles for a “commemorative royal wedding gift.” But if you don’t win you can always buy a royal wedding tea towel, that way you’ll have Prince William in the palm of your hand each and every day.
Over at AGAINN, if you donate a teapot to the restaurant during the rest of April you can have a free appetizer or dessert. The restaurant plans on displaying and serving tea in all of the donated teapots. Aside from British fare of scones and finger sandwiches, AGAINN will be serving tiny wedding cakes. Proceeds from the cakes will go to PeacePlayers International – Northern Ireland, a DC-based charity the royal couple is donating to as well. Should you also be a blushing bride like Middleton, you can enter to win a tea party for you and your friends.
If an afternoon tea isn’t enough for you, you can stay overnight at the Ritz-Carlton on April 28th and awake to partake in the royal wedding viewing party at 5 AM. The viewing party breakfast for $40 per person will include different British treats, while the overnight package will give you two tickets to the viewing party, as well as special cocktails and “18 carat sapphire cupcakes” to celebrate the royal nuptials.
Across the river, at Mystique in Old Town Alexandria, we’re throwing a Princess party on April 28, 5-8PM, complete with tiaras, champagne & jewelry fit for a princess. Free, but register at http://mystiqueprincess.eventbrite.com/.
Mystique Jewelers, 211 The Strand, Alexandria, Virginia.
ChariTeaParty.org is holding a Charity Royal Wedding Tea and Dessert Party on April 28th from 8pm-11pm, with a “slumber/viewing party” to follow. All proceeds go to Prince William’s favorite charity Centrepointe Homeless Youth Service. Tickets at: http://www.chariteaparty.org/eventsandtickets.html
In celebration of the Royal Wedding The Great British Pine Mine is offering up to 40% off all merchandise on Friday and Saturday the 29th and 30th of April. Refreshments will be served. http://www.pinemine.com. The Great British Pine Mine, 4144 Howard Avenue, Kensington, MD (301) 493-2565