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As the world not-so-patiently awaits the arrival of the newest member of the British Royal Family, we wondered what we would serve Kate Middleton if we had the honor of throwing the Duchess a baby shower. Drawing inspiration from the couple’s favorite foods and our best tea party recipes, we’ve created an elegant shower that's fit for a royal, or any mom-to-be who deserves to be queen for a day.
Much like the Duchess herself, this Hibiscus-Mint Iced Tea is classic with a twist.
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Bubbles make everything feel more special, and these spritzers are just as delightful with or without wine.
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Ribbons of shaved English cucumber make this simple, elegant salad look more complicated than it really is.
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An appealing combination of crisp radishes and rich cream cheese, these tea sandwiches take only 15 minutes to prepare.
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You can change the flavor of these simple sandwiches by varying the herbs you add to the cream cheese.
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Create the doily patterns on these delicate cookies (or "biscuits," as they're known in Great Britain) with aspic cutters, which are essentially tiny cookie cutters.
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This classic tea party fare is ready in less than 30 minutes. You can take them in new flavor directions with just a few simple ingredient swaps.
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Prince William has special memories of eating banana flan with his mother in the palace kitchen, so this American take on the dessert -- which is similar to a banana cream pie -- is a sweet nod to the father-to-be.
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Kate Middleton’s favorite dessert, sticky toffee pudding, is traditionally a cold-weather treat, but we think the mother-to-be deserves an exception.
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