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When I first heard of the Southern tradition of a Sip n’ See, I was instantly charmed. The idea is to welcome a newborn, and to “sip” a drink while you “see” the new baby. This seems ideal for a celebration honoring a second or third baby- the mother has likely already had a big shower, but still wants to introduce her little one to loved ones with a special event.
For the Sunshine Sip n’ See, I wanted to rethink the classic dessert table. Since my home is always sunniest in the mornings, a “brunch” dessert table worked perfectly. Lemons were a given for the food theme, as they are bright and wonderfully fresh at this time of the year. I was also able to easily find meyer lemons, which are a sweeter hybrid between a lemon and mandarin orange. I combined breakfast items, including meyer lemon poppy seed muffins, with light desserts, such as lemon bars. The table also included lemon custard tarts, meyer lemon yogurt parfaits, and lemon cranberry sticky buns. To “sip”, I substituted orange juice with lemonade, and created lemonade mimosas.
For this table, I chose to incorporate a song- “You are my Sunshine”. I built the table around the subway art print that I designed with the lyrics of the song.
What People Ate
Lemon yogurt parfaits, lemon custard tarts, lemon bars, poppy lemon muffins, and lemon sticky buns
What People Drank