Afternoon tea at the Baby Shower Open house

Big thanks go to my mom for hosting the baby shower open house at her house on Sunday.  I got to see a lot of people that I hadn’t seen in awhile and received many useful items for baby….as well as oodles more clothes!

The menu we prepared was based on an afternoon tea theme and frankly, it turned out really yummy if I do say so myself.

I’m linking some of the recipes to the pages that I got them from in case you want to try them out. The sandwiches were particularly good and would be yummy just for sandwiches for oneself.

English Sausage Rolls 
Chicken Curry Tea Sandwiches
Cucumber Sandwiches
Avocado Ham Sandwiches (also good w/ the chopped walnuts.  The spread is SO good even my stepdad liked it^^  Make it vegetarian w/out the ham…we made these on rye)
Mini Spinach Quiche Tarts
Brown Sugar Zucchini Muffins
Mini Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

Mini pastry shells

6 Tbsp peanut butter

1 4 oz bar baking chocolate, cut into 18 pieces

2/3 c. mini marshmallows


Place shells on baking sheet. Add small scoop  peanut butter, one square chocolate, top w/ 2-3 mini marshmallows (you can use the p.b. to help them stick)

bake at 400 10 – 12 minutes or until marshmallows are golden brown.


Citrus Mint Cooler (this is REALLY good but you only need half the sugar….)

Finally, here’s a look at the crib my stepdad has made for us out of his own head without a pattern because he is an amazing artist.  The last step will be to stain it so we had to choose the stain this weekend…



3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. npappas
    Aug 29, 2007 @ 14:34:49

    that crib looks amazing! how exciting.
    the shower food is making me hungry, too. 🙂


  2. Nancy
    Sep 11, 2009 @ 12:08:04

    Do you have invite – I am throwing my sister-in-law this type of shower and I am looking for ideas regarding invites. Thanks


    • ~m
      Sep 23, 2009 @ 12:20:56

      Hi, Nancy! Sorry that i didn’t see your comment until now (I’ve been busy getting ready to move and not blogging!)
      As far as the invites go, we just bought some boy-type scrapbooking paper at Michael’s and printed out the date, time, etc. I think we did 4 invites per page, then we cut them out and pasted each rectangular info sheet onto some card stock and then puched two holes at the top and made a little bow w/ some blue ribbon. We also used the same paper to print out name cards for each dish as well as a menu of all the foods we were serving.
      Hope you have a great shower (maybe you have had it by now :S)


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