Heavenly Ascension Lunch

~Ascension of the Lord~
"Let our hearts ascend with Christ"~St. Augustine~

Have a Heavenly Lunch or Meal for the Ascension!
Here are some fun ideas:
*Decorate your table in white...Maybe use some fluffy white netting*
"As the disciples were looking on, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him from their sight."(cf. Acts 1:9)
~Create some heavenly thrones~
Have a white meal, using heavenly symbols:
Crowns of Heaven sandwiches...
~We used buttermilk bread, white turkey meat and white swiss cheese~
Crown shaped cookie cutters were used to cut the shapes!

Gates of Heaven Crackers with Dip
These are made using Wasa Flatbread Crackers
spread with Greek-style Cucumber and Yogurt dip and topped with crunchy Shoestring Potatoes.
(I bought my dip at the deli section of a local grocery store)
Heavenly Fruit Salad
We carved out a honeydew melon and used all white fruit to fill it back up!
White Nectarines
White Peaches
Bananas (optional)

Top things off with a Heavenly Ascension Pie
This was very simple!
It's a Vanilla Jell-O pie (just add milk)
topped with mini marshmallows (symbolizing heavenly clouds).

An Ascension Sundae on Ascension Sunday would also be a nice dessert!
~It's always fun to add something white and bubbly to drink:  Sprite or Flavored Bubble Water are a couple of ideas~

"Loving Father, thanks to the Ascension of your Son our human nature  is now at home with you in heaven.  May this truth be our lasting encouragement and hope.  We ask this through Christ our Lord."  Amen.

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  1. Thanks for sharing, Tiffany! The Thrones, Crowns and Gates all tie in perfectly with this week's Garden of the Good Shepherd theme and Garden Party!

  2. You are right on, Jessica! We did a "combined" Ascension/Garden party...can you tell?:-)

  3. That worked out perfectly! I wish I would have thought to do the same. :)

  4. lovely as always, Tiffany. thanks for sharing. love those gates of heaven. and the netting!!

  5. This is fantastic Tiffany! Such great ideas and easy to do, too. A win, win! :)

  6. Jennifer LundgrenMay 6, 2013 at 8:12 AM

    the jello pie recipe is now off the site. Do you just add water to the pudding mix?

  7. Hi Jennifer. The Jello pie is made just by following the recipe on the pudding box by using milk instead of water and adding marshmallows. Super easy! God bless your celebration:)