This darling VINTAGE LEMON & LIME BIRTHDAY PARTY was submitted by Mariah Rainier Miller of Mariah Rainier Style. With Utah in the midst of a freezing, snowy winter, this party is especially intriguing! I can’t tell you how amazing relaxing in the sun with a delicious glass of lemonade sounds!
This summer citrus party has so many enticing elements & ideas. Here are a few of my favorites:
The vintage lemonade stand
The glass drink dispenser with a galvanized steel stand
Here’s what Mariah had to say about planning this party- “I love the color yellow, it’s so light, bright and cheery that just the thought of it puts a smile on my face. The inspiration for this party came from all the freshness and vibrancy of the summer season. We wanted to create a beautifully refreshing landscape that can be translated from a children’s birthday party to a baby shower, wedding, bridal shower or engagement party.
We worked with a bright color palette of yellows, bright green and mint green. The vibrant hues really helped to set the tone of the party and capture the crisp & zestful nature of a perfect summer day. To complete the outdoor feel, unique mason jars were used as drinking glasses with each jar numbered for an easy find. We included fun backyard children’s games to create a vintage feel.”
Cake pops and ombre cake- Jenny Cookies
Party rentals, props and decorations- Mariah Rainier Style
Photography- Heather Lynn Photographie
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Daisy Cut Lids for Mason Jars Striped Paper Straws Ribbon Cupcake Liners Cake Decorating Tips
This adorable LEMONADE STAND BIRTHDAY PARTY was submitted by Jessica Roberts of Quilted Polka Dot. Oh my goodness, I just want to jump into these pictures and join all the fun! What a darling party!!
Jessica said- “I wanted to make a lemonade stand for my little girl this summer and decided she needed a whole party created around it! I wanted this party to be girly – pink of course – but also include some of my favorite summery things like strawberry red, oceanside teal blue, and sunflower yellow.
It would be a perfect party at any age for birthdays, baby and wedding showers, or any get-together!
I love using old things and giving new things that old feel. I also like to throw in the unexpected – like using a kitchen scale with lemons instead of a traditional cake (that no one eats), an over-sized magnet board as part of my backdrop, my daughter’s play plates instead of throw away ones, and double stacked cake stands for height and visual interest.”
Vendors and Credits:
All products originally created and designed by Quilted Polka Dot
Photography- Kristina Curtis
Magnet board- Calendars and Chores
Children’s hair pieces- London Raquel
All other products available for purchase at Quilted Polka Dot
• Oilcloth Strawberry and Polka Dot Banner
• Pink Lantern and Flower Banner
• Yellow Stripey Straws with Pink Polka Dot Pennants
• “Lemonade” Banner Cake Topper
• Lemon Cupcake Picks
• Upholstered Stools
• Thank You Party Favor Bags with Toppers
Items in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Striped Paper Straws Fabric Paper Lanterns Tissue Pom Poms Clear Cellophane Bags Cupcake Liners Baker’s Twine
This weekend’s winning party feature goes to this stunning CITRUS THEMED WEDDING submitted by Enchanted Events & Design. Alexandra is so talented. How fresh and modern is this dessert table? Swoon. Everything is oh so pretty.
Alexandra said- “Since weddings are my passion I decided to do a dessert table and table seating in this style. I started my design when I found the yellow and white floral table linen. I used it as an overlay for both table designs to save on the cost of having to buy enough fabric to cover an entire table.
After selecting the linen I decided to use a traditional citrus color theme. I focused mainly on white and yellow but threw in a few accents of orange and lime. I wanted the table scapes to have a light, airy, and cheery feel to them so I decided to create a mirror backdrop. The table was laid out near some big windows and the mirrors were able to reflect all of the light in the room. I picked up these full length mirrors at Target for only $4.99 each and I customized them by adding a frosted citrus image to the 2 end ones and the bride and groom’s monogram and wedding date to the center mirror a super easy DIY task!
To keep the cost down on the dessert table I combined home baked items with food I picked up from Wal-Mart! The lemon pies, cupcakes, mini lemon cakes, lemon drop candies, orange gummies, Mr. Goodbars and mints were all bought from the store. I supplemented these with the candy dipped marshmallows and lemon Jell-O jigglers with sprigs of mint leaves. The meringues were bought from Albertsons so everything was purchased cheap and easy! The only big ticket item is the gorgeous cake by Jaqki’s Cake Creations.
For the seated table I again used the same linen as the dessert table. I complimented the linens by adding a round lemon yellow placemat. The centerpiece I got from a local florist. I brought in my own white vase which I got from Michaels for under $8 with a 40% off coupon. To save money on the centerpiece I gave the florist general instructions on what I wanted. Instead of bringing in a picture of a specific centerpiece or flowers to use I told him I was creating a wedding table scape inspired by citrus. I wanted him to use mainly yellow and white flowers but he could include small touches of orange and green and most importantly I wanted the centerpiece to be around $20 or less. So overall the centerpiece with the vase was under $30. I also designed all of the invitations, favor boxes, menus, table numbers and food signage for the design, which will be available shortly in my Etsy shop.”
Again, amazing job Alexandra! Congratulations on being chosen as this weekend’s winning party feature!