Prepare the gardens and gather the string quartet, the spring social season has arrived! The popularity of Netflix’s binge-worthy period drama Bridgerton is sure to encourage more than a few grand soirées in the coming months and we suspect this trend will be on full display.
We speak from experience when we say a gathering of this caliber should be a feast for the eyes, and one must pull out all the stops to surprise and delight. After having the privilege of attending a party at one of the palaces featured in the series, we now consider ourselves somewhat of an expert on the subject and lucky for you, we’re sharing our insider’s guide to creating a Bridgerton Bash.
Inspired by the flights of fancy featured in this wildly entertaining show, we’ve gathered the tableware, attire, décor, and entertainment you’ll need to deliver a royal affair that will render even the most discerning of guests speechless. (We’re looking at you, Lady Whistledown)
Tea parties provide the ideal excuse to eat dessert first and when accompanied by a glass of champagne, they’re an invitation to indulge another vice of Lady Whistledown’s forte- spilling the tea, of course. Individual charcuterie boards are au courant, why not up the ante this socially distanced social season with perfectly portioned petite four displays? As the arbiters of high tea, Fortnum & Mason and Wedgwood both offer a whimsical selection of tiered cake stands + tea sets for polished place settings and satisfying guests’ sweet tooth.
On an afternoon promenading through the gardens, a delightful dress with darling details will stand out amongst the crowd. Born on Fifth’s new collaboration with Antonio Melani offers a capsule collection of feminine dresses featuring romantic silhouettes and fresh prints for the upcoming season (parasol not included). There’s even a mini-me version for the littlest of offspring set to join the ranks of society prominence.
When the attire calls for guests to dress to impress, a gown with enchanting embellishments fits the bill. For those looking to fill their dance card, we say flirt with flounce. Billowing fabrics that float across the dance floor with unabashed style are perfect for idyllic evenings spent waltzing under the stars. If peacocking is more your taste, a feathered frock with playful plumes is a striking way to garnish the attention of your future betrothed. Moda Operandi’s latest occasion edit, House Bloom, showcases “finely-crafted confections” that seem to have jumped right off your screen, just in time for suitors to start calling.
From fireworks to aerial artists, Bridgerton fans wish to be entertained. Spring’s lush outdoor venues offer a picturesque backdrop for layers of light. If we were to play matchmaker for your mixer, we would recommend starting with pyrotechnics, strands of bistro bulbs, and chandeliers hanging from the weeping willows to set the mood. To ensure that sparks are flying, next we would recommend adding in a dapper entertainer with a flair for magic. Daniel Rosenfeldt’s Star Catcher performance is like a spectacular assemblage of fireflies dancing in the night sky. Far from the stale acts of jesters before, his awe-inspiring talent will reign supreme as the highlight of your soirée.
Images Courtesy Of: 1| Bridgerton on Netflix 2 | Wedgwood 3 | Born on Fifth 4 | Zimmerman 5 | Daniel Rosenfeldt