In celebration of my 25th birthday today I wanted to share a little gathering I hosted recently. Since summer is coming to a close and the cool weather is creeping in, I wanted it to be one last bright and lemon filled party. Since I am 25 and all now, I decided to host a little “grown-up” birthday party with Southern Kitchen. Yes, folks, it’s true, no more taking shots in a dirty bar or dancing on tables (lol who does that…?), but a nice low key grown-up birthday brunch. Full disclosure, I still celebrated last weekend with tequila and lots of dancing too so not totally grown up yet.
In order to host a “grown-up” birthday party, you have to stock your kitchen like an actual adult, who knew! I absolutely love shopping with Southern Kitchen because everything on their site is in line with my taste and it’s not crazy expensive. A few of my favorite go-to party pieces are the Staub pie dish, the punch bowl, the bee honey dish, and the snack tub from mud pie! I also was excited to use their adorable lemon napkins for this particular theme.
“Grown-up” Birthday Party
I wanted everything to be light and delicious. Since it was a small birthday party I kept the menu simple with a prosciutto and parmesan quiche, blueberry lemon ricotta pancakes, a simple salad, and lots of yummy pastries. You can get some of the tasty food recipes below. My personal favorite was the quiche. I also filled my punch bowl with some spiked lemonade. Just because I’m an adult now doesn’t mean I can’t day drink! The punch bowl is awesome for parties because you don’t have to worry about filling peoples drinks constantly. You just fill it with something most people would enjoy drinking so they can fill their glasses themselves and drink at their own pace! Pastries like blueberry muffins and biscuits with honey and jam are perfect birthday brunch sweets too. Not everyone always wants a slice of cake early in the morning so it’s a good idea to have treats that also qualify as breakfast food.
Prosciutto and Parmesan Quiche Recipe
- 1 premade deep-dish piecrust
- 5 large eggs
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 5oz Package sliced prosciutto
- 1 cup shredded, Parmesan, Cheddar, or Swiss
-Preheat the oven to 375°F. Place the piecrust in your Staub pie dish and set aside.
-In a bowl, whisk together the eggs, cream, and salt until well combined.
-Add the prosciutto and cheese and then whisk a few times, until the ingredients are combined.
-Pour the egg mixture into the piecrust and bake for 40 to 45 minutes, or until the top is golden brown. The quiche will puff up. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes (it will set). Slice and serve.
I hope you guys enjoyed this “grown-up” birthday party as much as I did! Here is a coupon for 10% sitewide at Southern Kitchen: Summer18. Check them out…you won’t be disappointed 🙂