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Blimey! With all the recent “I do” hullabaloo, it's a bit surreal that the royal nuptials are finally happening.
And because scrambling at four in the morning for party supplies sounds like a positively dodgy idea, we've enlisted our very own British expat to teach us colonials how to properly celebrate. Penny Bradley is the co-owner of LYON in New York City and, conveniently enough, Yorkshire-born.
Five Ways to Celebrate the Royal Wedding in True British Style: Penny Bradley
For the Royal Wedding I was given a floor length, bright blue, sequined dress with a large Union Jack in the middle – now that would make a statement in the restaurant!"
2. Don’t be afraid of the frying pan
Pair it with a pint of Bass and you’ve got the perfect British breakfast - indeed the Full Monty. You also couldn’t go wrong with a bacon and egg sandwich or smoked haddock with scrambled eggs and toast – we know how to do breakfast.
A meal like that will keep you full well through the Royal Wedding ceremony and into the endless post commentary on Kate’s dress."
3. Communal seating
To host a right royal 'knees-up' (our term for a party) make sure you have room for everyone to sit together – no one’s a stranger!"
4. Keep the pots of Rosie Lee coming
Even though LYON is a French restaurant, we have made sure to have plenty of English Breakfast for all our customers to enjoy for the big day!"
5. Bass, Buck’s Fizz and Pimm's
My choice is Bass, but all three drinks offer something for everyone to enjoy. A Pimm's Cup is the classic cocktail and I can predict we won’t be able to make them fast enough this Friday. Traditionally made with Pimm's, cucumber, citrus, ginger ale or Sprite and mint, you can easily tweak a recipe to make this refreshing drink your own."
Catch up on all CNN's Royal Wedding coverage.
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