My daughter wanted something different for her 5th birthday and since she is a summer baby, we decided to have a Lemonade and Sunshine Party. I designed this party with the intentions of making it DIY. From the cake to the pinwheels, everything was made by me to show that anyone is able to create a stylish display.
As I started to brainstorm, I turned to Pinterest for ideas and tutorials. I knew I wanted a lemonade stand, and since I have absolutely no carpentry skills, begged my brother-in-law for help. The chicken wire frame was inspired by a picture on Pinterest, but instead of hanging notes and to do’s, I chose to display the favors on it. I purchased wooden spoons for the cupcake jars and decorated them with coordinating colors. Also included on the dessert table were strawberry lemonade cupcakes, cupcakes in a jar, meringues, lemon cookies, sunshine cookie pops, and meringue parfaits. I made functioning pinwheels for the kids to play with as well.
Below I have included the sites that were essential in helping make this party a reality:
Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes: http://www.thecakeblog.com/2011/07/strawberry-lemonade-cupcakes.html
Meringue Parfaits: http://www.weddingchicks.com/2012/02/16/meringue-parfaits/
Lemonade Stand: http://lilluna.com/tutorial-tuesday-vintage-lemonade-stand/
Chicken Wire Memo Board: http://www.lemonademakinmama.com/2011/03/come-shop-with-me-this-weekend.html
There was one dessert that was not created by me, but instead by the lovely ladies of Cake Pop Fusion, http://cakepopfusion.blogspot.com/. They created lemonade cake pops complete with straws…. too cute!
Party Printables and Styling- OhSoPrintable, http://www.etsy.com/shop/OhSoPrintable
Cupcake Liners and Paper Straws- Sweet Estelle, http://www.etsy.com/shop/sweetestelle
Balloons- Cupkate’s Event Design, https://www.cupkateseventdesign.com/
Lemonade Cake Pops- Cake Pop Fusion, http://cakepopfusion.blogspot.com
Wooden Spoons- Sweet Party Shop, http://www.etsy.com/shop/sweetpartyshop
What People Drank
Lemonade in Mason Jars.
Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes in Jars, Meringue Parfaits, Sugar Cookies, and Lemonade Cake Pops.
Lemonade Heads in Pretty Bags and Handmade Pinwheels.