A Party Fit for a Queen('s Sister)

Royal Wedding, Wedding Style & Decor


Although it's been months since the royal wedding ignited a worldwide Middleton frenzy, the world's obsession with all things Pippa (her clothing, her love life, and, yes, even her butt) is still going strong. So don't be surprised if the trendsetter's glamorous New Year's Eve party—which she hosted under a grand white tent in the Middleton's backyard—sparks a frenzy for similar tented fêtes.

The 28-year-old party planner and in-law to the royals celebrated the New Year with a soiree fit for, well, royalty. Beneath the $5,000 tee-pee style tent (or kata), Pippa's party boasted a dance floor and seating for 100 guests, including the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. According to one attendee, Pippa even booked a nearby hotel in case of overflow.

While tented wedding receptions are nothing new, you can bet that they'll be on the rise in 2012 thanks to Ms. Middleton. So a word to the wise: If you're thinking of hosting your reception under a tent this year, make the reservation now before they're snatched up like one of Pippa's Zara dresses. —Rosie Purdy

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