Are you a royal watcher? I am – and I am super excited about Prince William & Kate’s upcoming wedding next Friday.Â I have vague memories of dressing up as a bagpipe for Princess Diana’s wedding 30 years ago (why did they put me in that costume?).Â For next week’s event I will be wearing something a little more flattering, but I’m sure the party will be just as fun and the wedding just as sensational.
An idea for this no screen week: plan a royal wedding party.Â I heard on the Today Show they will be serving canapes at the reception.Â Check out some recipes here.Â They also like to wear hats to weddings in England.Â Try making your own!Â See ideas here.Â The cool thing is that your pretty hat can be used again for the Kentucky Derby the following weekend!
Hats and canapes not enough? Really want to get into the wedding spirit?Â Buy your very own wedding dress.Â I bought one at a second hand shop a couple of months ago, and cannot tell you how much fun it has been.Â The $15 I spent on it was well worth the hours of giggles and fun it has provided.
Even if you are not into the royal wedding, you can use your new-found screen free time to plan an extra fun birthday party, Memorial Day BBQ, or Father’s Day bash.Â Party and activity planning are great activities for parents and kids to do together.Â You can even involve neighbors and classmates.Â The point is to do something different, active, and together!
Have a great celebration!
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