The Best Confirmation Party Recipes

The Coconut Chiffon Cake
Photo: Hector Sanchez

Southerners love to throw a party. Whether it's a church potluck, a new neighbor moving in, or a just-because dinner party, there's always an excuse to serve incredible food and gather with family and friends. Confirmation is no exception to this rule. In fact, this is an extremely valid reason to throw a party with loved ones. Confirmation is a momentous occasion that deserves to be celebrated with a delicious spread. Welcome guests in with some of our favorite party recipes like deviled eggs and cheese straws, fill them up with hearty mains like roasted beef tenderloin and ham biscuits, and send them on their way with beautiful confections like blackberry cobbler and heavenly angel food cake. If you're looking for the perfect party ideas to show your love and support, these are the recipes to serve.

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Cheddar Cheese Straws

Cheddar Cheese Straws
Lee Harrelson

Recipe: Cheddar Cheese Straws

Cheese straws are the ideal party snack, and every hostess should have a batch at the ready for gatherings.

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Ham Biscuits

Buttermilk Biscuits with Ham
Victor Protasio; Food Styling: Torie Cox; Prop Styling: Heather Chadduck Hillegas

Recipe: Ham Biscuits

A go-to for luncheons, parties, and holidays, ham biscuits are filling but easy to serve to a crowd.

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Asparagus Quiche

Asparagus Quiche
Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Christine Keely; Food Styling: Tina Bell Stamos

Recipe: Asparagus Quiche

This beautiful dish is what we like to call "company quiche," and it's the perfect after-church brunch centerpiece.

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Mini Tomato Sandwiches With Bacon Mayonnaise

Mini Tomato Sandwiches With Bacon Mayonnaise
Victor Protasio; Food Styling: Tina Bell Stamos; Prop Styling: Christine Keely

Recipe: Mini Tomato Sandwiches With Bacon Mayonnaise

This pretty, bite-size recipe combines everything you love about a classic tomato sandwich and a BLT.

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Fresh Fruit Salad

Fresh Fruit Salad
Jen Causey

Recipe: Fresh Fruit Salad

Brighten up the table with a fresh fruit salad that complements any menu.

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Shout Hallelujah Potato Salad

Candied Jalapeños
Hector Sanchez

Recipe: Shout Hallelujah Potato Salad

The name says it all! This timeless potato salad recipe will have everyone saying, "Hallelujah" long after the confirmation service.

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Melon, Mozzarella, and Prosciutto Skewers

Melon, Mozzarella, and Prosciutto Skewers
Jennifer Davick

Recipe: Melon, Mozzarella, and Prosciutto Skewers

This grab-and-go appetizer couldn't be easier to put together, but it still feels dressy.

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Muffin Pan Tomato Tarts

Muffin Pan Tomato Tarts
Alison Miksch

Recipe: Muffin Pan Tomato Tarts

An old-fashioned tomato pie makes serving a crowd difficult, and you'd have to make multiple to accommodate everyone. To solve those problems, we made these adorable tomato tarts that are party-perfect.

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Shrimp and Grits Casserole

Shrimp and Grits Casserole
Antonis Achilleo; Prop Styling: Christine Keely; Food Styling: Tina Bell Stamos

Recipe: Shrimp and Grits Casserole

We turned Southern-classic shrimp and grits into a crowd-pleasing casserole that can be enjoyed at brunch, lunch, or dinner.

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Easy Summer Appetizer Board

Easy Summer Appetizer Board
Photo: Hector Sanchez; Stylist: Buffy Hargett

Recipe: Easy Summer Appetizer Board

While you put finishing touches on the main dishes, set out a beautiful appetizer board to hold guests over.

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Roasted Beef Tenderloin

Cheese Sauce over Cauliflower
Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Christine Keely; Food Styling; Tina Bell Stamos

Recipe: Roasted Beef Tenderloin

If you're throwing a dressier affair, beef tenderloin is a timeless choice. For easy party serving, make sliders!

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Cheese Puffs with Ham Salad

Cheese Puffs with Ham Salad
Alison Miksch; Prop Styling: Buffy Hargett Miller; Food Styling: Torie Cox

Recipe: Cheese Puffs with Ham Salad

This old-school luncheon recipe still holds up today—try it and see for yourself.

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BLT Salad with Buttermilk-Parmesan Dressing and Buttery Croutons

BLT Salad with Buttermilk-Parmesan Dressing and Buttery Croutons
Photo: Alison Miksch

Recipe: BLT Salad with Buttermilk-Parmesan Dressing and Buttery Croutons

Every spread could use a fresh green salad, especially when it's topped with homemade buttery croutons and bacon.

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Baked Brie with Jezebel Peaches

Baked Brie with Jezebel Peaches
Iain Bagwell

Recipe: Baked Brie with Jezebel Peaches

Nothing gets a party started like creamy baked brie—nothing.

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Spinach-and-Artichoke Bites

Spinach-and-Artichoke Bites
Photo: Hector Manuel Sanchez; Prop Styling: Karin Olsen; Food Styling: William Smith

Recipe: Spinach-and-Artichoke Bites

Instead of the expected spinach-and-artichoke dip, make these buttery bites that everyone will want the recipe for.

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Buttermilk Chicken and Waffles

Buttermilk Chicken and Waffles
Jennifer Davick

Recipe: Buttermilk Chicken and Waffles

If it was a morning confirmation service, this recipe is the perfect brunch party centerpiece.

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Egg Salad Sandwiches

Egg Salad Sandwiches
Jen Causey

Recipe: Egg Salad Sandwiches

An old-school favorite for luncheons and picnics, egg salad sandwiches will be eaten up in no time.

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Mashed Potato Bar

Mashed Potato Bar
Alison Gootee; Styling: Suzonne Stirling

Recipe: Mashed Potato Bar

Let guests make their ideal mashed potato side dish with this creative setup.

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Three-Bean Pasta Salad

Three-Bean Pasta Salad
Photo: Hector Manuel Sanchez; Prop Styling: Lydia Pursell; Food Styling: Toni Brogan

Recipe: Three-Bean Pasta Salad

Three-bean salad and pasta salad combine in this tasty dish that's potluck-perfect.

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Chicks in a Blanket

Chicks in a Blanket
Hector Sanchez

Recipe: Chicks in a Blanket

Meet the most addicting brunch starter of all time.

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Fresh Peach Coffee Cake with Pecan Streusel

Fresh Peach Coffee Cake with Pecan Streusel
Iain Bagwell; Prop Styling: Mindi Shapiro Levine; Food Styling: Torie Cox

Recipe: Fresh Peach Coffee Cake with Pecan Streusel

The sweetest way to finish off a beautiful brunch is with fresh peaches—on top of cake.

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Heavenly Angel Food Cake

Heavenly Angel Food Cake
Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas

Recipe: Heavenly Angel Food Cake

There isn't a more appropriate cake for such a heavenly occasion, is there?

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Lemon-Lime Meringue Pie

Lemon-Lime Meringue Pie
Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Christine Keely; Food Styling; Tina Bell Stamos

Recipe: Lemon-Lime Meringue Pie

Lemon meringue and Key lime pie meet in this beautiful pie that will become a family favorite.

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Strawberry Kuchen

Strawberry Kuchen
Victor Protasio; Food Styling: Chelsea Zimmer; Prop Styling: Mary Clayton Carl Jones

Recipe: Strawberry Kuchen

This cake is the most delicious way to use up farm-fresh strawberries.

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The Coconut Chiffon Cake

The Coconut Chiffon Cake
Hector Sanchez

Recipe: The Coconut Chiffon Cake

Confirmation is a big occasion, so why not celebrate with one of our most popular and beautiful cakes that's been celebrated for generations?

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Easy Blackberry Cobbler

Easy Blackberry Cobbler
John O'Hagan

Recipe: Easy Blackberry Cobbler

A fresh fruit cobbler is a crowd-pleasing way to end any meal, especially when served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of homemade whipped cream.

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Texas Sheet Cake with Fudge Icing

Texas Sheet Cake with Fudge Icing
Iain Bagwell

Recipe: Texas Sheet Cake with Fudge Icing

There's no better way to serve dessert to a crowd than with a classic sheet cake.

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