Friday, October 4, 2013

Tea Party Food

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.
Birthday Princess
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
The Mother's Table had herbal tea, banana cupcakes, cucumber sandwiches and oranges.

Cucumber Sandwiches
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
The Baby Table had water, cheerios, bread stars, and tiny cupcakes (in ketchup cups).  It was all in plastic, and baby-proof, and they were very happy to wander around a table their height and browse the food at will.
The banana cake is a sugar-free recipe I have (that works equally well as a muffin or banana bread). 


Beat together in a bowl:
3 ripe bananas
2 eggs
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. 


  1. Wow, what a party. This makes me think I am probably not cut out for having girls! But at least if I ever have one I can always refer to your posts. (whew).

    Evenly is such a sweet muffin.

    1. It's definitely been more fun and come more naturally than I thought it would! You'll be great when it happens ;)

  2. Wow! You're amazing! What a lucky baby to have such a creative mama. :)

    Happy Birthday again, Baby E,

  3. What a lovely tea party! I'm sure mamas, sisters and babies went away happy.

  4. I love the Birthday Princess's smile and all the tables at different heights with appropriate variations of tasty morsels. I bet the big girls felt so grown up at the big girl table!