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The Royal Wedding – Family Style

If, like me, your invitation to the Royal Wedding has been held up in the mail, fear not!  As was his mother’s wedding, the marriage of Prince William to the lovely but common Kate Middleton will be intensely covered on just about every channel you can tune into on your television.

While there are some people who, gasp, don’t care about the wedding and all the hoopla surrounding it, I shall be sitting in my living room, wearing my fuzzy slippers, wrapped in my Cinderella bathrobe, glued to the television.  And even though the events begin at 4 A.M., I think I’ll have the girls up to celebrate with me!

Sort of like an Un-Slumber party, the morning events here in South Jersey will go something like this:

Make Your Own Royal Wedding Hat:

Using any type of hat you want, this is a good chance to clean out your craft closet!  Have the kids glue old beads, faux gems, and feathers onto a plain baseball cap, straw hat, or even a foam hat or visor from the craft store.  And don’t worry how ridiculous they look – you’ll fit right in on the big day!

Wedding Cake Cupcakes:

So, you’re not gonna want to get the kidlets all sugared up at 4 in the morning, because let’s face it, the plan is for them to fall asleep when the wedding is over, so you can catch up on your own beauty rest!  Instead of the “real deal” wedding cake, try these delicious Breakfast Cupcakes:


16 slices bacon
1 can (16.3 oz) Pillsbury® Grands!® Homestyle refrigerated buttermilk biscuits
8 eggs
Salt and pepper, if desired


1. Heat oven to 350°F. In 10-inch skillet, cook bacon over medium heat about 4 minutes or until cooked but not crisp, turning once. (It will continue to cook in the oven.) Set aside.

2. Spray 8 jumbo muffin cups or 8 (6-oz) glass custard cups with cooking spray. Separate dough into 8 biscuits. Place 1 biscuit in each muffin cup, pressing dough three-fourths of the way up sides of cups. Place 2 bacon slices in each biscuit cup, and crack an egg over each. Season with salt and pepper.

3. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until egg whites are set. Run a small knife around cups to loosen. Serve immediately.

Paper Princess:

Disney helps get you into the wedding day spirit with the Kate Middleton Princess paper doll!  Print out this adorable doll – and the familiar princess gowns to dress her up in, as you wait in breathless anticipation to see what the royal bride actually will wear on her wedding day!

How to make paper dolls

Family Crest:

For the boys in the family, who will be much more difficult to convince that their presence is commanded at the Royal event unless you can promise them that Godzilla will be fighting the Transformers on the steps of Westminster Abbey, you can let them custom make their own family crest – again, courtesy of Disney!

How to make your Family Crest for kids

Enjoy the festivities, enjoy the day, and don’t forget to get some sleep!  You might meet your own prince and enjoy a fairytale wedding in your dreams!