Valentine’s Day Tea Party

Try these Strawberry Chocolate Heart Muffins at your next tea party!

You might have noticed that we love any excuse for a tea party, and with Valentine’s Day upon us, we thought we should make a few goodies and steep some tea! Before we get to our suggestions for a sweetheart-themed tea party, have you seen our Tea Party Checklist? We compiled some of our best ideas for throwing a tea party that fits your style, and offer them free to you, our sweet readers, when you subscribe to our newsletter! You can subscribe in our sidebar, or just click here! Okay, back to the party! Hosting a Tea Party When [...] Read more »

Salmon Cucumber Bites

Try Salmon Cucumber Bites at your next party! Salmon, cream cheese and horseradish combine for a great flavor! #glutenfree #TrimHealthyMama #lowcarb

  If you are looking for a delicious appetizer that will meet many dietary needs, these Salmon Cucumber Bites will fit the bill! A certain game is just around the corner here in the United States, so my thoughts have been wandering to appetizers for the family. We have family members who have been on a low carb diet, a gluten free diet, the Trim Healthy Mama diet and of course no diet at all, so sometimes preparing food for family gatherings can get a little complicated. This recipe works for everyone! Salmon Cucumber Bites have only a few ingredients [...] Read more »

Autumn Tea Party!

Host an autumn tea party filled with pumpkin, apple and cranberry goodies!

Is it nice and crisp and lovely where you live? Blue sky, colored leaves, wool sweaters? Here in Texas the weather has changed – but not quite like that. We have moved from blistering hot all day long to a bit hot in the afternoon. And that’s fall in Texas! No matter the weather, it is always the perfect time for a spot of tea. How about adding a little autumn flare to your next tea party? We are delighted and thankful to be visiting over at The Humble Homemaker today, where we are sharing some ideas on hosting an [...] Read more »

Apple Napkin Fold

Add a whimsical touch to your next autumn party with this easy apple napkin fold! #teaparty #autumn #hospitality

This whimsical apple napkin fold is a cute addition to an informal autumn tea party. It is ridiculously simple, and would probably more accurately be called a napkin “tuck” than a fold! Give it a try! Apple Napkin Fold Instructions Lay the napkin flat on the table, wrong side up. Place a napkin ring in the center. Pull the center of the napkin up through the ring until it protrudes a little way. Tuck the center of each side of the napkin into the napkin ring. Tuck the corners of the napkin into the napkin ring. Turn over and gently [...] Read more »

Pumpkin Pecan Muffins

Moist pumpkin pecan muffins bring the taste of fall to your tea party or breakfast table

Mini muffins often find their way onto our breakfast menu, and they are absolutely a staple for afternoon tea. These wee pumpkin pecan muffins are easy to make. The pecan pressed into the top of each muffin dresses them up for setting out on a pretty tray for afternoon tea. Remember to be gentle when you mix muffins if you are using wheat flour. Too much stirring will activate the gluten in the flour and you will have chewy muffins, instead of tender yumminess!   Pumpkin Pecan Mini Muffins   Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 10 mins Total [...] Read more »

Daisy Mini Cupcakes

Tutorial for decorating miniature daisy cupcakes

Abbie has used this simple technique to decorate mini cupcakes three times in the past few weeks – for a church function, a birthday party and for Easter dinner. Each time she has delighted the guests. Wait until you see how easy they are! We got the original idea from the book What’s New Cupcake (a book filled with crazy adorable ideas for cupcakes) and modified it to make our Daisy Mini Cupcakes. Daisy Mini Cupcakes Ingredients frosted mini cupcakes miniature marshmallows colored sugar skittles Directions 1. Cut marshmallows in half diagonally. Each marshmallow will make two petals. 2. Dip [...] Read more »