Party Panache, CC’s Tea Party with Mimosa Muffins and BLT skewers

CC and have have been talking about having a tea party for months

She wanted to invite her mom and her other grandmother

We decided Mother’s Day weekend would be perfect

I made an invitation with PicMonkey and sent it to everyone

The Flowering Teacup centerpiece

moved from the foyer to the dining room

so it could be a focal point at one end of the table

A large silver tray for the beverages

was placed at the other end of the table

A pretty clipboard stand held a copy of the invitation

with the menu printed underneath

CC came over earlier in the day to help set the table

and finish preparing the food

She spread cucumber slices with cream cheese

and sprinkled them with chopped green onion tops

We left some plain for her

She arranged the strawberries on the top tier

and put the Mimosa muffins and BLT skewers on the bottom

DD brought mini chicken salad sandwiches and

CCOG {CC’s other grandmother}

brought an assortment of baby cakes

from a popular local bakery

We placed the food down the center of the table

within reaching distance to grab or pass

Once we had everything ready we had a little photo shoot

CC chose where she wanted to sit and tried it out

She practiced her tea cup etiquette

When DD and CCOG arrived,

CC couldn’t wait to show them the dining room

Then we all sat down and the fun began!

I made the Mimosa muffins the day before

and the leftovers still are fresh and tasty 5 days later

I adapted the recipe from

Glazed Mimosa Bread from Lemon Tree Dwelling

I used an individual bottle of champagne,

it is just the right amount and only costs about $5

It really adds a lovely flavor and texture to the muffins

There is a dash in the icing too

Mini Mimosa Muffins

Delightful orange muffin bites with a hint of champagne
Cook Time 13 mins
Servings 36 muffins

Ingredients
  

Muffins

  • 1 ¾ c. all purpose flour
  • ¾ c. sugar
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1 egg beaten
  • ¾ c. champagne*
  • ½ c. sour cream
  • ¼ Orange Juice
  • ¼ c. cooking oil
  • zest of 1 orange

Glaze

  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp Orange Juice
  • 1 tsp. champagne
  • orange ze

Instructions
 

Muffins

  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking power, and salt. Set aside.
  • In a separate mixing bowl, combine beaten egg, champagne sour cream, orange juice, oil, and orange zest.
  • Add egg mixture to dry mixture and stir just until moistened (batter should be lumpy).
  • Spoon into a well greased mini muffin pan
  • Bake at 350 for 12 minutes and check for doneness with a cake tester. Continue to bake for 1-3 minutes until just done
  • Cool muffins on wire rack then turn out of pan

Icing

  • Make icing by combining ingredients, adding more powdered sugar or liquid if necessary until you reach the deisred consistency
  • Poke a small hole in the center of each muffin so when you pour the glaze on , some will seep down into the muffins. Drizzle the muffins liberally with icing and sprinkle with orange zest
  • Dice part of a fresh navel orange and place a piece over the hole in each muffin top
  • Store muffins covered at room temperature for 4-5 days

Notes

*substitute club soda or 7-up for champagne if desired

The BLT skewers are a great little party bite

A crisp piece of romaine is spread with a dab of

Maple Bacon Aioli or mayonnaise

then wrapped around a halved cherry tomato

then skewered with a toothpick through a piece of bacon

Just the right size to pop in your mouth!

BLT party skewers

all the flavors of a Bacon Lettuce and Tomato sandwich in one tasty little bite
Prep Time 10 mins
roasting time 20 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 4

Equipment

  • toothpicks

Ingredients
  

  • crisp romaine lettuce
  • cherry tomatoes
  • thick cut bacon
  • Maple Bacon Aioli or mayonnaise

Instructions
 

  • cook bacon until crisp*
  • cut romain into a bite sized rectangular piece and spread with Maple Bacon Aioli or mayonnaise
  • Halve cherry tomatoes and wrap each half with a prepared piece of romaine lettuce and secure with a tooth pick
  • Cut bacon into 1"-2" pieces and add to skewered lettuce and tomato
  • Plan 2-4 skewers per person

Notes

*place bacon on a parchment lined baking sheet and cook at 400 degrees.  Check after 15 minutes and remove any pieces that are done to drain on paper towels. Continue cooking until cooked through and crisp, 5-6 more minutes, watching carefully.
Wrap and store in refrigerator if you want to make it ahead of time.  Bring to room temperature before serving or reheat for 10-20 seconds per slice in microwave.
Keyword bacon lettuce and tomato bite, BLT skewers, mini skewers, party appetizer

Cucumber Slices with Cream Cheese and Chives

Easy low carb appetizer with cucumber slices spread with veggie cream cheese and topped with green onions
Prep Time 10 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American

Ingredients
  

  • 1 English cucumber
  • cream cheese spread I used Veggie
  • green onion tops, chopped

Instructions
 

  • Slice cucumber into 1/2" slices
  • Pat dry and spread with cream cheese
  • Top with several piecees of chopped green onion tops
Keyword cucumber canapes, cucumber slices, cucumbers with cream cheese and chives

It was fun to “play dress-up” and sit at a fancy table!

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Comments
53 Responses to “Party Panache, CC’s Tea Party with Mimosa Muffins and BLT skewers”
  1. What a fabulous party! Enjoyed the beautiful table setting and the delicious recipes.

  2. BERNADETTE says:

    The table and the food were done with your usual panache. CC is totally adorable.

  3. Mary says:

    So adorable Jenna! CC is growing up…*sniff*! Her party spread and tea party is so tasty and pretty too ♥

  4. Rita C. says:

    Jenna, I love this. CC is such a beautiful child, and obviously has a heart made of her Grandmother’s desire to nurture and nourish others. The food fare looks scrumptious, and I hope the guys did all your cleanup for you girls so you could truly enjoy the moment.

  5. Nancy Sharp says:

    What a wonderful idea! God bless your little granddaughter for wanting to entertain in a beautiful way. I hope my newly-wed granddaughter will follow in my tradition of making special occasions extra special with decor and tablescapes.

  6. CC is a great hostess and she is serious about her party foods 🙂 Good job, CC! The table setup is so lovely, welcoming and springy. I love it!

  7. creationsbycindyphotography.blogspot.com says:

    Your grandgirl is a doll and how exciting that she helped you prepare that most amazing feast! Table is lovely and you always prepare the best dishes. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  8. CC is a beautiful girl with those darling dimples. The tea party with all the delicious food and fun is a lovely idea anytime but especially for Mother’s Day. I will be making the mimosa muffins! CC has the best teacher for baking and entertaining. I know it was a wonderful afternoon!

  9. thefrenchhutch says:

    This is such a sweet idea Jenna. CC is darling and learning from the best! The table looks perfect for spring and a tea party, especially using your flowering teacup centerpiece. The MC tiered server looks so pretty with CC’s styling display of goodies. The menu sounds delicious, I will file the muffin and skewer recipes for a future brunch, sounds delicious. Such a lovely way to spend your Mother’s Day.

  10. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    Oh Jenna, this looks like so much fun! CC is absolutely precious, and I know she must of had so much fun. What wonderful memories you two have made. Your teapot centerpiece and all of the delicious goodies look so pretty displayed on your table. When my Caroline was about CC’s age we planned a tea party for her and a few of her close friends. We had so much fun! Happy Wednesday!

  11. Anonymous says:

    CC’s Tea Party was a perfectly lovely Mother’s Day!
    Thank you, Jenna! I so enjoyed myself! 💕
    CCOG

  12. Martha says:

    That was one perfect little tea party, everything looks so pretty and so delicious!

  13. Marion says:

    CC looked so lovely at her tea party.
    Marion

  14. Rosie M. says:

    Oh, my, Jenna! You outdid yourself with this wonderful tea party. Your granddaughter is a sweetie pie , and I bet you are so proud she is following in your footsteps. I love everything about this post: the decorations were perfect (LOVE your “pouring teapot”!), and I am copying your menu when I get ready to plan a tea party for my granddaughters ( you’ve inspired me to do so!) Bravo to you and CC!! A job well done. Thank you so much for sharing.

    • Oh good Rosie! We had a grand time and I hope you can have a tea party with your granddaughters soon, not only is it fun, they actually learn how to set a table and proper dining manners!

  15. Fun, fun, fun! And yes, Mother’s Day Weekend was the perfect time for the tea party:@) I’m sure you all had a blast.

  16. Kitty says:

    Awwwww Jenna, CC is just so darling! She has such a sweet smile and I can tell just by looking at her that’s she is just as sweet on the inside. The tea party looked like such fun, and your menu was fabulous. I loved everything about this! 🥰🫖☕️

    • Thank you Kitty, yes we finally got to have our tea party!! CC is indeed a sweetie, and so much fun, she is so enthusiastic about everything…I thought of you and all the tea parties you have had with your grand girls! 💕

  17. diane in northern wis says:

    Oh what fun and everything looks beautiful as well as delicious! Wish I had been there too!

  18. Sarah Anderson says:

    Jenna, CC is quite the hostiess! I think she is following your example. A tea party for Mother’s Day is a darling idea. I’d like my little nieces to host one with me sometime when their granny is here visiting. All the food looks delicious. I need to make those muffins! Tell CC she did a fabulous job!

    • Oh, thank you Sarah, I hope you do have one with your little nieces…CC loves to tablescape with me, she’s helped me many times at the beach house, and it was fun to get out my silver tea service which I haven’t used in years 💕

  19. Cyndi Raines says:

    CC was the perfect hostess with Grandma Gigi as the Master of Ceremonies! What a pair and a wonderful memory maker! I have pinned all of your recipes and I like your new recipe format that allows you to pin from the recipe card. CC is a doll and I know you are proud of her. So happy for you all to have such an awesome Mother’s Day tea ! ♥️

  20. Nancy says:

    Oh how wonderful! I love seeing her want to put on a tea party and invite others!
    The table, flowers and food were wonderful!
    CC is darling!

  21. Kim says:

    Oh my goodness Jenna! This is all so pretty – love the flowering teacup centerpiece. The picture is CC practicing her tea etiquette is so precious. The menu sounds delicious and I must pin – especially those BLT bites and the mimosa muffins! Yum. It looks like a lovely way to celebrate mother’s day!

  22. This is so lovely, Jenna. And that sous chef of yours is just darling. I love all you shared here but I wouldn’t be surprised if the BLT appetizers make it on my table sometime — they look delicious and easy, too. I can’t think of a nicer way to spend a day than at your tea table.

  23. Love your tea party. From the pretty graphic to the delicious food. CC looks so happy. What a great role you are teaching her to help. Tea parties are so fun for grands. Bite sized food is so perfect. Love the menu and of course your lovely tea pouring centerpiece.

  24. Be sure to tell CC that she put together a perfectly lovely tea party! The menu looks yummy. And the setting is very pretty. Altogether special!

  25. Theresa @ Shoestring Elegance says:

    Jenna, this is all just too much joy for me to take in! I love tea parties! Love the little mimosa cupcakes and your centerpiece is gorgeous! Thank you for all your comment love and for Thank you so much for sharing with us at the TFT Party! Featuring you this week on Shoestring Elegance! Congrats!
    Theresa

  26. Miz Helen says:

    Your awesome post is featured on Full Plate Thursday,537 and we just pinned it to our features board! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us and hope you come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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