To celebrate my daughter’s second birthday I decided to go with the Lemonade Stand theme. You can see my inspiration board here, where I got a lot of the ideas. For the color scheme I considered yellow and pink, yellow and green or different shades of yellow. But after spotting a gorgeous tablecloth at Home Goods I finally settled for yellow and green, and decided to add some kraft paper for a more rustic look. When choosing the color scheme of a party I usually start with one piece I love the most and go from there.
When I’m making invitations I always try to run from the typical rectangle and envelope. So I made this mason jar filled with lemonade (and party info!) and then just added a straw for an extra 3D element.
I really wanted to have the party outside at the picnic shelter we have in our neighborhood, but the weather had been awful, raining everyday, and even when it wasn’t raining it was just so humid that no one would have had a good time out. So we brought the party inside our apartment. And I ended up not building the actual lemonade stand I wanted to because of the lack of space. But I still think everything turned out really cute. We did have some space for them to run around before all the guests arrived!
I decided to make two different tables, one with salty stuff like sandwiches, chips and popcorn and another one with desserts like limeade ice cream pie, glazed lemon poppy seed muffin, lemon cupcakes, lemon crumb, lemon bars, key lime mini cheesecakes, lime mousse, lime coconut macaroon and traditional Brazilian desserts – chocolate and coconut little balls (brigadeiro and beijinho).
If we were to have the birthday party outside I would have put a little stand together, but since we didn’t I used my kitchen counter to place the different kinds of homemade lemonade. I made regular lemonade, lavender lemonade, sparkling pineapple lemonade and mango peach lemonade. They were a big hit. No left over!
And of course, no one can go home from a lemonade stand without taking some lemonade home.
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