There’s a little bit of a buzz in town about the birth of William and Kate’s royal baby. Princetonians are intrigued by the British, which was apparent two weeks ago during the Downtown Abbey Tea Time at the Princeton Public Library. To celebrate the birth of the third in line to the British throne, why not embrace the culture and do something fitting for the occasion. Just remember to…
Keep calm and carry on.
- Picnic – Buy a brilliant picnic hamper at Hamilton Jewelers, or a more reasonably priced one at Kitchen Kapers, preferably wicker. Fill your hamper with delectables and place in the boot of your car. Drive to the Battlefield, where Washington defeated the British army, for a delightful lunch or dinner.
- Afternoon Tea – See this post for details.
- Garden Party – Invite friends over for finger sandwiches, fruit, iced tea, etc., and play croquet and badminton.
- Luxaby Baby & Child – Classic clothing with a British flair to dress your baby or child in for the garden party.
- Jack Wills – Is as they say Fabulously British. Clothing for ladies and gentlemen, plus housewares and gifts from Devon, England.
- Pub Grub – Rocky Hill Inn has fish & chips and Shepards pie, plus you can wash it down with a pint. Other great possibilities are: the Alchemist & Barrister (shepard’s pie), Yankee Doodle Tap Room (22 beers on tap), Triumph Brewery (fish & chips), or the Ivy Inn (billiards & beer).
- Telly – Stream episodes of Dowtown Abbey, Masterpiece Theatre, or Upstairs Downstairs.
- Cinema – Watch period files i.e., Return of the Day or Sense and Sensibility, or more modern series like Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, or the recent Hobbit film.
- Literature – Read Shakespeare’s Sonnets, Jane Austen, Charles Dickes, et. al.
- Football – Sport a Manchester United, Arsenal, or Chelsea jersey from the new Princeton Soccer Experience shop on Witherspoon.
These are just a sample of fun things you can do to welcome the little royal to the world. What else could you do?