A Traditional British Celebration!

A Royal Celebration

The Queen’s official birthday takes place on June 15th this year and she will be celebrating in the traditional way with the Trooping the Colour ceremony.

Trooping the colour

As my birthday is in January I would love to have an ‘official birthday’ in the summer months, I don’t think my celebrations would be quite so grand as the Queen’s birthday parade but a traditional British party does appeal to me.

 

Starting Early

I am a great lover of afternoon tea which although once was an everyday British tradition it has become more of a luxury.  I would start my ‘official’ celebration in the afternoon with a vintage tea party just for my female friends and family.

 Victorian Chintz Afternoon Tea Party Invitation

 

You just can’t beat finger sandwiches with the crusts cut off followed by scones filled with delicious clotted cream and jam all washed down with a heavenly cup of tea (or maybe a glass of champagne) – it just doesn’t get any more British than that!

Afternoon Tea

 

The Evening Event

Carrying on my themed celebrations I would send all my friends and family a truly British invitation …

Keep Calm and Party On Union Jack Party Invitation

 

With fairy lights and lanterns decorating the garden and a spread of traditional British food and drink, the grand finale would of course be a firework display.

Traditional British Party Food   Fireworks

 

So that sums up my ‘official birthday’ party, why not let us know how would you celebrate yours?

Shaaron xx

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