Christening ideas

Ingredients (Makes 4 portions)   2 cups dry red wine, such as cabernet or merlot 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar 1 orange, juiced (about 1/2 cup) 1 (1 by 3-inch) strip orange zest 1 cinnamon stick 2 cloves 4 firm, ripe pears     Method   In a 4-quart saucepan, combine wine, sugar, orange juice, zest, cinnamon stick and cloves. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. While liquid is simmering, peel pears, leaving stem intact and being careful not to blemish the flesh of the pears. Slice 1/2-inch off the bottom of the pears…
Many thanks for Mirosleidys Pirela of Chiquita Party Boutique for submitting  this absolutely gorgeous Golden Moroccan Elephant Themed Baby Shower. This orange, ivory and golden colors decorated baby shower party is filled with tasteful elegance and luxury. Used decoration details such as elephants, lamps, candlesticks, gold plated vases and menus - seems to takes us the far to Morocco.   Vendor Credits: Divieto Restaurant in Miami Florida, USA Printables and Decoration by Chiquita Party Boutique Photography by  Kike Flores Beautiful and happy mom! Variety cakes on the dessert table included red velvet, chocolate, vanilla, coconut, and carrot cakes look as…
Ingredients (Makes 4 portions)   1 large pork tenderloin (about 14 ounces) 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided 2 tablespoons whole grain Dijon mustard 2 teaspoons fennel seeds 1 large onion, sliced 2 medium Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, sliced 1/4 inch thick 1/2 cup dry white wine or apple cider     Method   *Preheat oven to 230°C. Season pork with salt and pepper. *Heat 2 tablespoons oil in large nonstick ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Add pork and sear until all sides are brown, turning occasionally, about 5 minutes. Transfer pork to plate. Cool slightly. Spread mustard over top…
If you love milk and cookies, and you’re considering planning a baby shower party with this theme, you’ll surely be inspired by Sweet Milk and Cookies Baby Shower submitted by Missy & Kristen of Sweetly Chic Events & Design. Missy & Kristen comment:  "With adorable themed gourmet treats, classic baby boy inspired details and a vintage style milk bar, this Sweet Milk & Cookies themed baby shower had us craving everything baby! With inspiration drawn from classic baby boy colors and patterns, along with vintage style milk bottle and equally delicious and beautiful custom cookies, this baby shower was a…
These lovely little chocolate delights are often thought of as being expensive or too difficult to make, but with the below recipe you can make them quickly, easily and cheaply at home then pass them out as christening favours. They can even be made in the microwave and you can also alter the recipe to suit individual tastes or use milk or white chocolate for the kids.   Ingredients (Makes roughly 26 truffles) 170g semi sweet or dark chocolate 6 tbsp of milk (you can use lactose free, almond, soy or coconut milk if you like) Cocoa powder or icing…
This adorable “Baby William’s Christening party” was submitted by Jodie Cox of The Couture Candy Buffet Company.   This is what Jodie said about planning the party:    "William's christening... a celebration candy buffet for my client's family, friends and children.  My client loves the vintage mini milk bottles and paper straws so I decided to personalise each milk bottle with the names of the children attending.  The cake was made by Decorada with the top tier being the original fruit cake from my client's wedding cake.  William was only three months old so I wanted to keep the design…
One of the most delicious desserts you can ask for! This tart provides an easy way to satisfy anyone’s sweet tooth and what makes this dessert even better is the fact that it combines a tart with millionaire’s shortcake! You have the shape and size of a tart, a biscuit base and caramel centre of millionaire’s shortcake and a chocolate brownie topping for good measure.   Ingredients   For the base 140g plain flour 100g butter 50g caster sugar 1 egg yolk   For the caramel 50g butter 1 can of sweetened condensed milk 2 tbsp golden syrup 2 tbsp…
Pink lemonade is one of those tasty treats that really goes down well no matter what time of the year. This recipe is one that anyone can make at home and with it being still and not carbonated means that everyone can enjoy it without it going off too quickly.   Ingredients (Makes 2 large jugs – serves 16 people)   16 lemons 400g caster sugar with extra to taste 280g raspberries Ice, to serve     Method   *Skin the lemon using a potato peeler, making sure not to take off too much white pith as possible. Remove any…
During a christening, the child is congratulated with a wealth of wishes and toasts, which you want to capture so that they aren’t forgotten. One way would be to purchase ready-made wish cards, or make them yourself. You can use small sheets of colored paper, or order special christening ones that feature corresponding ornaments or which go with the party theme if you have one.   You can hand out these wish cards to each guest personally, or you can just put a pile of them in a visible place and, within earshot of your guests, suggest that everyone write…
A gorgeous main for any occasion, this dish provides a simple but elegant way to feed many hungry stomachs. The benefit of having the cheddar and garlic means the chicken breast stay moist with a kick of flavour that everyone is sure to enjoy. Adding the sweet potatoes and green beans to the side are cheeky ways to have the children enjoy their vegetables.    Ingredients (Makes 16 portions)   225g Butter 8 cloves of garlic (minced) 2 garlic globes 160g dry bread crumbs 80g freshly grated cheddar cheese ½ teaspoon of dried parsley ½ teaspoon of dried oregano ½…