How to Plan the Perfect Royal Wedding Viewing Party — Even with Just a Few Days to Spare!

It’s the final countdown until Prince Harry and Meghan Markle‘s royal wedding. And with just three days to go, it’s not too late to plan an epic (and elegant!) royal wedding viewing party of your own.

All you need is a great scone recipe, a couple of bottles of bubbly, a few party games and, of course, a television tuned in to one of the many stations that will be broadcasting Harry and Meghan’s nuptials. We spoke with Darcy Miller, editor-at-large of Martha Stewart Weddings, for her tips on how to plan the ultimate royal wedding viewing party.

1. Set up a tea bar.There’s no better way to celebrate a British royal wedding than with the most classic of British beverages. Have bags of plenty of tea varieties on hand for the big day, from standards like Earl Grey and English Breakfast to one of the many commemorative royal wedding teas on the market. “Set out a pot of tea, cups, and fixings that are sweet (think sugar and honey) and fragrant (lavender, rose petals, jasmine and mint),” Miller tells PEOPLE. “You can even label the options with Tea Leaf tags, and invite guests to get creative with their beverage with our banner letting them know they’re welcome to craft a concoction that’s “Just Your Cup of Tea” and is positively royal.

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2. And a fascinator bar.
You and your guests may not be heading to St. George’s Chapel, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t dress like it! Set up a table with supplies so people can create their own head pieces. “Paper plates in a variety of colors make a great base,” Miller says. “Set out paper, scissors, feathers, ribbons or whatever other trim you can think of and guests can get decorating. Copy your favorite wedding guest’s fascinator or hold a contest for craziest fascinator, most royal—the list goes on!

Don’t miss out! Tune in to Meghan and Harry – a Fairy-Tale Wedding on Saturday, May 19, starting at 6 a.m. ET/ 3 a.m. PT on PeopleTV — now available on and on your favorite streaming device.

3. Serve scones and tea sandwiches.You may be watching the wedding in the wee hours of the morning, but it’s the perfect excuse to indulge in a traditional afternoon tea. Miller recommends stacking scones into mini “wedding cakes” to make them even more festive. “These tiered mini cakes—made of scones with clotted cream icing—let you have your cake and eat breakfast, too,” she says. “They’re easy and elegant and taste as good as it looks. Just top a large scone with clotted cream and a smaller scone, add another dollop of cream and decorate with fresh fruit like raspberries, blueberries, or lemon zest.”

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