Did your royal wedding invite get lost in the mail? You've got two choices: You can be a cheeky monkey and show up at Westminster Abbey with an appropriately ridiculous hat and claim to be Poppy Rhys-Jones, or you can get up early and have a bloody good time here in Houston.
For the ultimate purists, rise and shine at 4 a.m., when Rice Village's British Isles opens for a pre-wedding viewing party. There will be tea and refreshments (of course) and a big screen with live coverage of the wedding of the millennium. (That's what we're calling it now, right?) And British Isles also has plenty of commemorative Wills and Kate china, tankards, memento boxes, teapots and more.
Keeping it British, Red Lion Pub will also open early — 6 a.m. at the latest, but possibly 5 a.m. or 4:30 if interest grows on Facebook — serving smoked kipper, salmon with caviar on English muffins, "Royal" scrambled eggs as well as Buck's Fizz (a drink you might call a mimosa) and a special champagne cocktail named after Kate to toast with while the wedding plays.
To enjoy the wedding in style, head to Ouisie's Table to take in the festivities over a royal breakfast of coffee, champagne, eggs benedict, scones and pastries for $25. Take it all in before work at the 7 a.m. viewing or sleep in a little and enjoy it at 9 a.m., but be sure to make a reservation.
If you'd rather watch the future Princess Catherine at a more reasonable hour, every Alamo Drafthouse (including both in the Houston area) will broadcast the entire procession for fans with a heavy dose of British camp starting at 10:30 a.m.
Still can't get enough of Wills and Kate fever? Watch the royal couple as they are sculpted out of cheddar all day on Friday and Saturday at Central Market. While you're there take the wedding celebration home with bite-size replicas of Prince William's groom's cake as well as other British favorites.