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How to Host the Perfect Bridgerton Viewing Party

Ahead of Bridgerton’s season 3, searches for ‘bridgerton party’ are up by +450%.

The experts at Wren Kitchens have created six regency recipes, and tablescaping tips so you can throw the ultimate Bridgerton party.

This Thursday (May 16th) comes the first part of Bridgerton Season 3, and the return of our favourite royal characters. There are a lot of things that come to mind when we think of Bridgerton, from the wonderful costumes to the beautiful décor. However, the one thing we’re most obsessed with is the mouthwatering teatime spread that our favourite characters are feasting on.

With searches for ‘bridgerton party’ up by +450%1, it seems everyone wants a taste of the regency era. Luckily, the experts at Wren Kitchens have shared glorious recipes* that will be perfect for your Bridgerton viewing party, alongside some top tablescaping tips that will even impress the infamous Lady Whistledown.

Royal cupcakes with buttercream icing

For the cupcakes:
• 180g all-purpose flour
• 1 and 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
• 1/4 teaspoon salt
• 120g cup unsalted butter, softened
• 150g cup granulated sugar
• 2 large eggs, at room temperature
• 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
• 125ml cup milk

For the buttercream icing:
• 240g cup unsalted butter, softened
• 440g powdered sugar, sifted
• 2-4 tablespoons heavy cream or milk
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
• Food colouring

For the cupcakes:
1) Preheat your oven to 175°C. Line a muffin tin with cupcake liners.
2) In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
3) In a large mixing bowl, beat the softened butter and granulated sugar together until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes.
4) Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Then, mix in the vanilla extract.
5) Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, alternating with milk, beginning and ending with the dry ingredients. Mix until just combined. Be careful not to overmix.
6) Divide the batter evenly among the cupcake liners, filling each liner about two-thirds full.
7) Bake in the preheated oven for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the centre of a cupcake comes out clean. Remove the cupcakes from the oven and let them cool in the muffin tin for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

For the buttermilk icing:
1) In a large mixing bowl, beat the softened butter until creamy. Gradually add the sifted powdered sugar, one cup at a time, mixing well after each addition.
2) Add vanilla extract and 2 tablespoons of heavy cream or milk. Beat on medium-high speed until smooth and creamy. If the icing is too thick, add more cream or milk, one tablespoon at a time, until the desired consistency is reached.
3) Add food colouring to achieve the desired colour for your icing. Mix until the colour is evenly distributed.

Decorating the cupcakes:
1) Once the cupcakes are completely cooled, use a piping bag fitted with your desired tip (such as a star tip) to pipe the buttercream icing onto the cupcakes.
2) Alternatively, you can spread the icing onto the cupcakes with a knife or offset spatula for a smoother finish. Serve and enjoy your delicious homemade cupcakes with buttercream icing!

Finger sandwiches

For each sandwich, mix the below ingredients together until well combined and spoon into the bread, before cutting into finger sandwiches.

Free range egg and watercress
6 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and chopped
60ml mayonnaise
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh chives
1 bunch of fresh watercress, washed and trimmed
Salt and pepper, to taste

Prawn mayonnaise
1 lb (450g) cooked and peeled prawns, chopped
60ml mayonnaise
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 green onions (spring onions), finely chopped
Salt and pepper to taste
Fresh dill or parsley, chopped (optional, for garnish)

Smoked salmon and cream cheese
225g smoked salmon slices
225g cream cheese, softened
1 tablespoon fresh dill, chopped
1 tablespoon capers, drained
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Salt and pepper, to taste

Darren Watts, Showroom Development and Design Director at Wren Kitchens shares his top tips how to create the ultimate Bridgerton tablescapes.

“Start with a beautiful lace tablecloth as the base. The delicate pattern will evoke the elegance of the Regency era. For an extra touch of opulence, scatter strands of faux pearls along the length of the table or use pearl napkin rings.

As for the centrepiece, place tall, gold ornate candlesticks as the showstoppers. Opt for ones with sleek designs to add drama and romance against the white candlesticks, these will look great staggered on a kitchen island.

Arrange bouquets of pink and purple flowers in vintage-inspired glass vases or teacups and scatter them along the table. Roses and peonies are perfect choices. Use delicate China or vintage-inspired plates with floral accents for an extra touch of luxury. Pair with ornate gold or silver cutlery and delicate teacups and saucers for a truly regal feel.

For the finishing touches, consider adding small details like woven placemats under plates, and regal white doily tiered cake stand to display your homemade creations.”

*For the full recipes please see our Bridgerton blog here –

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Searches for ‘bridgerton party’ correct as of 08.05.2024

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