A May Crowning Lunch Menu

The following post and May Crowning Lunch Menu was submitted by Tiffany, from Family at the Foot of the Cross, for publication here at Catholic Cuisine.  Thank you Tiffany!


On the First Friday in May the beautiful sunshine was glorious in our neck of the woods.  We (sadly) have to miss 2 other opportunities, later in the month, for group May Crownings in our homeschooling community (sigh).  Settling with doing it with our immediate family, we decided to make the best of it!  This First Friday in May was picked with the intention of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in mind.  We are gearing up to plant our Mary Garden on Mother's Day so we crowned Our Lady (here at home) first, so we don't stomp over our newly planted flowers after Sunday!  Then we traveled over to our parish shrine to crown Our Lady there.


We followed our morning May Crowning with a Crown-themed lunch! We were originally inspired by the crowning lunch ideas that we saw here at Catholic Cuisine by Waltzing Matilda...Then we took off from there! We offer prayers and thanks to these inspiring and amazing ladies. Our menu would also work for many other Marian feasts...


This was our Crowning Lunch Menu:

Crown-shaped sandwiches
Crown-tipped Chips
Crown Jewel Berries
Our Lady's Blue Lemonade

~For Dessert~
Queen of Heaven Crown Cake

Crown Shaped Sandwiches
(These Crown Shaped sandwiches are cut out from the large-faced sour dough bread. I made turkey and cheese sandwiches first, cut them out, and then added the pickles as the crown jewels.)

Crown-tipped Chips
(Just Triangle Shaped Tortilla Chips)

Crown Jewel Berries
(Serve a bowl of Fresh Strawberries!)

Our Lady's Blue Lemonade
(Regular yellow lemonade with blue food coloring.)

Queen of Heaven Crown Cake

**Updated to add brief directions.  Please click over to Tiffany's blog for a tutorial on her beautiful crown cake!


We created our own "home" ceremony which we conducted prior to our crownings. It included the following prayers and hymns:

You can see the rest of the beautiful pictures from Family at the Foot of the Cross's May Crowning here.
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5 comments:

  1. Beautiful! My daughter (7) and I are hosting a tea party in honor of Our Lady this weekend. I never even thought of using crown shapes. What a great idea!

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  2. The recipes would be nice. What is the blue lemonade made from and the crown cake and sandwiches? Thanks. Bernadette

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  3. I posted a tutorial for the lunch and cake here:

    http://familyatthefootofthecross.blogspot.com/2010/05/crowning-lunch-tutorial.html

    God Bless your celebrations!

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  4. Thank you Tiffany! I updated the post with brief descriptions for the menu items and a link to the tutorial on your beautiful cake! God bless!!

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  5. Thank you so much for this post. My kiddos and I are hosting a May Crowining later this month and I was just brainstorming ideas of what to serve for lunch. Perfect timing!

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