The tea party for our sweet baby's first birthday was really fun. I tried to design the setup and food for the birthday girl and the other babies to be comfortable and enjoy themselves. And I think they did.
We had three little tables, one for the babes, one for the big girls, and one for the mamas. They all had variations on the same food.
|The Mama's Table|
Mix softened cream cheese with dill-weed, a little lemon juice and a bit of Tabasco, salt and white pepper. Peel and slice cucumbers thinly, let sit in salty ice water for up to an hour or more in the refrigerator. Drain and pat dry with clean dish towel or between paper towels. Assemble on good quality sliced bread, and use cookie cutters to cut them into cute shapes :)
|The Big Girl Table|
The Big Girl Table had apple juice, mini banana cupcakes, and jam and cream cheese sandwich
|The Baby Table|
BANANA SPICE CAKE
Beat together in a bowl:
3 ripe bananas
¼ cup natural peanut butter (I use chunky)
Stir together in another bowl:
2 cups whole grain flour (I use oat)
2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon allspice
1 teaspoon nutmeg
½ teaspoon ginger (do not use fresh ginger root, use the powdered ginger)
Combine all ingredients. Pour into greased pans. For a 8" square cake pan, bake at 350 for about half an hour, until a knife comes out clean.
For frosting, I beat equal parts Trader Joe's Pumpkin Cream Cheese and Butter until fluffy, and then added a sweetener of choice until desired consistency.