Well tickle me pink, it’s the Queen’s Birthday Long Weekend! Here are Mary’s favourite ways to enjoy Melbourne’s eats, drinks, and escapades in celebration of her majesty’s birthday. Hip Hip Hooray!
1. Queen's High Tea
Indulge like a royal
We can’t think of anything more Queen-esque than afternoon tea and scones. Whilst the Queen’s Birthday doesn’t have to be all about tea and scones, it is in Mary’s world. So the best way to celebrate her birthday is obviously with the much anticipated Queen’s High Tea at Mary Eats Cake.
The Queen’s High Tea begins with a glass of Chandon on arrival followed by a delectable royal spread of food items presented on vintage tea ware. There are four savoury items, unlimited fresh scones with jam and cream, three sweet treats paired with artisan teas and a take home ‘Queen themed’ gift.
2. Watch Royal Films
Get a snippet of royal living through these fabulous films.
1. Elizabeth (with Cate Blanchett, Daniel Craig, Lily Allen)
2. The Young Victoria
3. The Queen
4. Marie Antoinette
5. The Other Boleyn Girl
6. The Princess Diaries
7. Shakespeare in Love
8. Grace of Monaco
3. Listen to Queen
In an ode to some of the greatest music of Queen Elizabeth’s Time, invite your girlfriends over for an evening of gossip over bubbles, fancy fruit and cheese boards, and background tunes that summarise the feel; “I’m having such a good time I’m having a ball”.
4. Visit a Dog Show
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Championship Show in Melbourne
Dogs are wondrous creatures that exude love, physical affection, uncompromised loyalty and the cutest puppy dog eyes that would make a Monarch melt. Get your share of canine cuddles at Melbourne's annual Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Championship Show over the long weekend. Any dog thats name begins with ‘Cavalier King Charles’ is bound to put on a royal show. Click for more details.
Queen Elizabeth and her pooches
5. Visit a Day Spa
After you’ve spent the weekend indulging in High Tea (let’s be honest, probably doubling the cream on your scones) you could do with a lie down. All the frivolity of champagne consumption and macaron munching whilst conversing about the latest political affairs can be exhausting. We recommend you have a little snooze in style at one of Melbourne’s favourite day spas, Endota Spa. or you could always DIY day spa at home.
May you have a frivolous, fanciful and festive long weekend. Long live the Queen!