Saturday, July 25, 2009

Punch Recipe and Sip-N-See Pictures





This is the punch we made for the Sip-N-See for Baby J. It's one of my favorites. We also had wine, beer, sweet tea, lemonade, another slushy punch and water. The food was simple, just tea sandwiches (Oslers for your Bham gals), cheese straws and petit fours (Savages). My MIL just used the same decor from the baptismal reception. When your house is clean you might as well throw two parties, right? =) Have you Northern Gals heard of a Sip-N-See? It's basically a party that a family member throws to show off the newest member of the family. You sip a little something and see the baby during a designated time window. Then you pray your baby behaves for said time window. Baby J took a small nap in the middle, but he did pretty well. Don't you just want to pinch those chubby cheeks? I do daily and I smother them in kisses. =)

Ingredients

  • 2 quarts lime sherbet
  • 2 liters ginger ale
  • 1 (46-ounce) can pineapple juice
  • Lemon slices
  • Lime slices
  • Maraschino cherries

Directions

In a punch bowl, add 2 quarts of lime sherbet. Then add ginger ale and pineapple juice. Decorate with lemon and lime slices and some maraschino cherries

15 comments:

Perambulations through Pittsbrugh said...

I've never heard of a sip-n-see! It sounds so fun and like such a cute tradition. If I ever have children, perhaps I will have to implement that. :-)

Kelly said...

Harper had a little sip and see too! I think they are so fun!
I'm laughing at the comment above mine! ha! WHAT?

Precious and Pink said...

No, haven't heard of it before, but its a genius idea & I love the name! Baby J is so cutie pie in his little outfit & the pics are so pretty:)

Stephanie said...

Maybe Kentucky isn't far enough south because I've never been to one! But yours looked just as gorgeous as the little man they came to see!

Melcy said...

Could he be any cuter???? Being from the south, I've heard of and attended a couple of sip and see's myself :) We had one for Jonah at my parents house back in march.

Jillian, Inc said...

Oh mercy, he is cute. I thought he was such a great looking newborn (and I don't just say tha about every baby) and he is just getting more and more handsome. I am a northern girl transplated to the south and I do have to say I've never been to a sip n' see. But it sounds like so much fun, so I hope I get to go to one sometime.

Elizabeth said...

i think sip n' sees are a great idea. i'm from ky and i had heard of them. baby looks adorable. love the monogram

Preppy Mama said...

How lovely! He is so precious!!

zentmrs said...

My goodness - Baby J is just the most adorable little man!

kimscustomcards said...

Oh my goodness, Baby J is adorable. What is a sip-n-see? I ma not familiar with that. Your table looks so lovely. What a touch you have!

Cee said...

I had never heard of a sip-n-see until I started reading southern girl's blogs...but I think it is a very cute idea!

icing on the cake said...

I'm a huge fan of the Sip and See (and about as Northern as they come). I am VERY superstitious, so we did my shower/sip and see after my daughter was born, because I was too paranoid about something going wrong to do it before :) I can't wait to try the punch recipe, because we're having a baptism party soon!

susanne said...

Your MIL threw a beautiful sip-n-see! So glad Baby J was the perfect child.

Kandice said...

I do invitations for Sip and Sees about once a week! Must be a VERY Southern thing... Love the photos- he's PRECIOUS! I'm a sucker for a fat-cheeked baby... they just look so much cuter! And he definitely is!!!

Preppy Sue said...

This sounds like fun and it looks lovely!

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