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How to throw one helluva Royal Wedding party

How often do royal weddings happen? Exactly. Host a memorable watch party with our suggestions that are beyond the basics. We can assure you, no one will be bored on Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s big day.

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Decorate a lemon cake

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Traditionally, the royal wedding guests eat fruitcake but since this wedding is all about intercontinental compromise, Harry and Meghan are opting for a lemon and elderberry cake instead. Bless. In your case ...

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Directions

  • Acquire a lemon cake, or a batch of lemon cookies.(Optional: Get blackberries which are basically American elderberries.)
  • Let your guests go to town with white icing, trying their hand at finely-piped lace and flowers.
  • Eat the ugliest ones first.

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Guess the expensive wine

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Harry and Meghan have reportedly selected a sparkling wine from Chapel Down winery in Kent, England ($35 to $42). Your guests can try to figure out which wine from a selection of them is the most expensive.

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Directions:

  • Get three bottles of cheap wine and one bottle of not-cheap wine.
  • Set up a blind taste test by pouring a tiny bit into some numbered plastic glasses.(Don't go overboard -- getting hammered in the middle of the day is extremely un-royal.)
  • Have each guest take a whiff and a sip.

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Play 'Suits and Fatigues'

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Celebrate the accomplishments of the bride and groom. Meghan rose to fame on the American TV show "Suits," and Prince Harry served in the British Army.

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Directions:

  • Divide the party crowd into two teams. One side should wear camouflage, the other suit jackets or ties
  • Pick a competition. Tug o' war or touch football, something that will make you look really ridiculous
  • Checkers or Rock Paper Scissors for the less adventurous crowd
  • Play until you want a divorce

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Have a royal wedding dance party

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It isn't clear what tunes Meghan and Harry will choose for their ceremony, so let's use some of the banging selections from Prince William and Duchess Catherine's wedding in 2011.

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Directions:

  • Load up a playlist with the songs on the next page from William and Kate's official wedding program
  • Then dance! Is it hard to jam to music composed solely for string quartet? Yes, but that's the point! Every song can be a dance anthem if you try.

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  • Bridal March from "The Birds" by Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry
  • I Was Glad by Sir Charles Hubert Parry
  • Fantasia in G by Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Farewell to Stromness by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies
  • Touch Her Soft Lips and Part from Henry V Suite by William Walton

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Fight over a British-American version of 'Would you Rather?'

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Directions: Use our suggestions on the next page or come up with your own.

  • Revolutionary War jokes are OFF LIMITS.
  • Pick one from each of the pairs and hope the answers don't ruin any friendships.

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  • Sweet tea OR Brewed tea?
  • God Bless America OR God Save the Queen?
  • Cinderella's Castle OR Windsor Castle?
  • Ernest Hemingway OR Charles Dickens?
  • The Jackson 5 OR the Beatles?

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