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The Perfect 10: Everything You Need To Throw The Perfect Royal Wedding Bash

14/04/2011 11:02 | Updated 22 May 2015

If your invitation to Kate and William's big day appears, like mine, to have got lost in the post, don't despair. At least we all have the day off - and better still - it's a Friday, so why not make the most of it and throw a patriotic party to celebrate? If ever there was a legitimate excuse to deck out your house in red, white and blue and get stuck into the celebratory champagne and cupcakes this has to be it. Here's everything you need to throw the perfect royal wedding bash:

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The perfect royal wedding bash

If you're going to invite friends to share the big day with you, why not do things properly with these great British invites. God save the future king and queen.

God Save the Queen Union Jack invitations, £4.50 from Made with Love Designs

The perfect royal wedding bash

Keep room decorations red, white, blue and classy. Double-sided (classy), so they can be hung across the room or in a window.

Red, white and blue double-sided bunting, £21.99 at the gifted penguin

The perfect royal wedding bash

Probably the coolest wedding cakes you'll ever see – by none other than shoe God-turned cake man Patrick Cox.

Queen cake, one of the Brits range (which includes a Crown Cake, Queen Cake and Bulldog Cake, all £4 and Union Jack Cake, £2.50 at Cox Cookies & Cake from mid-April.

The perfect royal wedding bash

Perfect for prettying up the party presentation of your sausage rolls and crustless sandwiches, these two mini double tiered cake stands are made from card and so fold flat for easy storage.

Set of Two Mini Street Party Cake Stands £9.99 at The Contemporary Home

The perfect royal wedding bash

Whether you're raising a toast to the happy couple or drowning your sorrows at the passing of the bachelor prince, add some patriotism to your prosecco with these cute glass decorations.

Royal Wedding Crown Glass Decorations, £2.99 for 10 at The Contemporary Home

The perfect royal wedding bash

It can be a long old day watching a royal wedding from beginning to end, so if time starts to drag as you're waiting for them to finish signing the register, crack open the British themed trivia cards, re-fill everyone's glasses and don't worry about swotting up in advance – all questions are entertainment related. Phew.

Royal Wedding British Themed Scratch Trivia, £3.99 at The Contemporary Home

The perfect royal wedding bash

These healthily sized platters (12" no less) are perfect for serving food fit for a queen. Pack of four: two with queen's head and two with a coat of arms design.

Pack of four serving platters, £3.99 at The Contemporary Home

The perfect royal wedding bash

Whether it's officially a fancy dress party or not, what could more fun than sipping your bubbles through the mouth hole of one of these disturbingly lifelike Kate masks?

Kate mask, £3.50 at The Present Finder

The perfect royal wedding bash

No matter how joyous the occasion there's still washing up to be done and it seems only fitting that on such a special day, it's done in royal wedding style.

Love Is In The Heir royal wedding tea towel, (available, appropriately enough, in red, white and blue), £10.50 at hunkydory home

The perfect royal wedding bash

Keep room decorations red, white, blue and classy. Double-sided (classy), so they can be hung across the room or in a window.

God Save The Queen Union Jack Favour, £4 at Made with Love Designs

The perfect royal wedding bash

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