Sunday, May 13, 2012

Lemonade Birthday Party

My baby girl is turning 2 and we had a lemonade-themed birthday party. I served regular and pink lemonade, had lemon-themed food and decorated with white, yellow & pink. It turned out really cute!



I ordered the pink & yellow striped paper straws from GlitterDaisyShop

Some of the food did double-duty as decorations. I filled apothecary jars with Lemonheads, cotton candy, and pink, white & yellow meringues. I also made Jello Jigglers in lemon peels and lemon sugar cookies.

Got this idea from Pinterest - simply follow the Jello Jiggler instructions on the Jello box and pour into hollowed out lemon halves. Once set, slice with a wet knife.

These marshmallow pops were SO easy. Just stick a popsicle stick in the marshmallow, dip in melted Wilton Candy Melts, sprinkle on the sprinkles or colored sugar, and stand up in a glass until set.
 
I adapted my usual rolled sugar cookie recipe by adding lemon zest and lemon juice (recipe below). I used a lemon-shaped cookie cutter that I got from my all-time favorite cookie-cutter shop, http://www.cheapcookiecutters.com/.
If you can think of a cookie-cutter shape, chances are they have it!
For the lemon slice cookies, I used a circle cookie cutter and just cut the circle in  half.
I made pink & yellow pom poms using this tutorial and hung them from the light fixtures over my dining room and kitchen tables.


I ordered this sign from HelloLoveBoutique, where I also got a cute vintage-style lemonade birthday party invitation.

In the kitchen, I had a drink dispenser filled with lemonade and a pitcher with pink lemonade. I also made a cute pink & yellow Happy Birthday banner, which I forgot to take a picture of (oops).

Lemon Sugar Cookies:
Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) softened butter
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
5 1/4 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 tsp lemon juice
zest of one lemon


Directions: Cream butter and sugar. Beat in eggs, lemon juice and lemon zest. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt.

Icing: Mix 2 cups powdered sugar, 4 tsp milk, 4 tsp light corn syrup, 2 tsp lemon juice, food coloring


This was the perfect party for a little girl. Although I feel I must get away from the fruit themes next year... her first birthday was a Strawberry Party, her second birthday was lemons.......

Places I'm Partying:
http://www.craftskeepmesane.blogspot.com/
http://www.sumossweetstuff.com/
http://www.linesacrossmyface.blogspot.com/
http://www.skiptomylou.org/
http://www.craftomaniac.blogspot.com/
http://www.cherishedbliss.com/
http://www.thenymelrosefamily.blogspot.com/
http://www.thediydreamer.blogspot.com/
http://www.gingersnapcrafts.com/
http://www.theshabbycreekcottage.com/
http://www.the36thavenue.com/
http://www.igottacreate.blogspot.com/
http://www.504main.com/
http://www.whipperberry.com/
http://www.tatertotsandjello.com/
http://www.ourthriftyideas.com/
http://www.tipjunkie.com/

Tip Junkie handmade projects

 

30 comments:

  1. I love the bright yellow colors of this party. I think it looks like so much fun, and the details are great. Good work.

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  2. OMG this is so cute! In case you haven't seen my blog I'm having a pink lemonade party for my daughter! I LOVE those jello slices.. I pinned those too! Very cute! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. This is so adorable. I love yellow and pink, so this was right up my alley!!! Awesome job!!! Can't wait to try those cookies.

    Ashley
    http://www.supremelydivinelife.blogspot.com

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  4. SO DARN CUTE! love it all and the darling bright colors too. Those cookies are adorable, love your blog name. I am sad that the last episode of Desperate Housewives was list night. It was my fav. winks, jen

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  5. Everything turned out awesome! Love all the personal touches

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  6. What a precious party! Such pretty colors and I love all the little details!

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  7. Great details!! Those cookies look delish

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  8. So cute! I love the pink and yellow as colors. So springy. Thanks so much for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays.

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  9. LOVE IT ALL!! What a great birthday theme! I especially love the lemon Jello slices!!

    Thanks so much for sharing at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!!
    Would you mind changing the link to my party to thediydreamer.blogspot.com? The www address isn't finished yet :)

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  10. Very cute! Love the colors together!

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  11. Awesome party...Lucky girl. Hi, I'm Connie at http://hotflashncraftn.blogspot.com/ a new GFC friend, I would love it if you stop by and be mine, too. You did a great job with everything. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. This party looks great! I love the colors! I made a matching dress last week that would be great for your party girl also:
    http://howling-liz.blogspot.com/2012/05/sweetheart-dress.html

    Liz

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  13. So many great party ideas.

    Mrs. Delightful
    www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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  14. Everything is so pretty! You did so much DIY for it which is great too. Happy birthday to your little girl!

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  15. What a great idea! And the colors all worked together so well. I would love it if you would link this idea up to my linky party at http://www.firehousecrafts.com/whats-hot-in-the-firehouse-linky-party-1/. Hope to see you there!

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  16. The colors for your party are so juicy, that alone makes my mouth water! The lemon peel jello jigglers are great for that, too. Featuring you on Facebook asap! http://www.facebook.com/pages/Igottacreate/100573240032625?sk=wall

    Thanks SO much for linking up at I Gotta Create!
    <3 Christina

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  17. This is so cute! I love the lemon jello things. So clever. And the keep calm sign is very clever! I'd love if you'd link up at my Tutorial Tuesday Linky Party http://www.ourthriftyideas.com/2012/05/tutorial-tuesday-6.html

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  18. Umm yumm and darling! I love that you made a darling party without spending a lot of money. Simple and super cute. My kind of party! Thanks for yummy recipe as well. Totally pinning! Have a wonderful weekend!

    ♥Tausha
    sassystyleredesign.com

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  19. Adorable! I love lemon so this caught my eye! If I had a little girl, I would for sure do this party! Love it!

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  20. Such a cute party!! I was thinking about this theme for my youngest daughter's third birthday party. Thanks for the ideas! New follower! Stop by http://www.applesandpnutbutter.blogspot.com if you can some time!

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  21. Cute blog name! Fun idea having a lemonade party! Everything looks great, especially those marshmallows!

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  22. his is just ADORABLE!! Would LOVE it if you would link this project up at my brand new Trendy Tuesday party going on right now!! http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2012/05/trendy-tuesday-1.html

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  23. Blythe, this is adorable!! Love all the fun details, especially the cookies and those marshmallow pops! Great job! So glad you shared at Shine on Fridays!

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  24. This party looks amazing! You did such a great job. I love the lemon jello slices too...so cute.

    I would love for you to share at my Pinteresting Party.

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  25. I love the bright colors and the jello slices are SO cute! Great work! I would love to invite you to share this with my readers at Saturday Show & Tell on Cheerios and Lattes!
    Have a Great Weekend,
    Mackenzie
    http://www.cheeriosandlattes.com/saturday-show-tell-12-summer-series-preview/

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