This is what Avastie said about the party- “This was a Baby Celebration for my sister Naomi. It was held in Orlando, Fl at my parents’ club house. I wanted to create a fun space for a co-ed shower to include the men and make them part of the shower. Not so frilly but still pretty. Although we knew my sister was having a boy, I wanted to use bright colors since the shower was outdoors and the weather was warm and sunny. It was a wonderful day. We played three games and also had a caricature artist there. I did not want to throw the typical baby shower. I wanted to make it a little different, where the men could actually have fun as well.”
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Honeycomb Tissue Flowers Pom Ribbon Milk Bottles Baby Animal Carousel Baby Animal Banner
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 adorable LEMONADE STAND FIRST BIRTHDAY PARTY was submitted by Candace Pruett. I love all the creativity that went into this special celebration! There are a lot of great ideas here…I see so many elements that would be perfect for a baby shower or bridal shower! A lot of the party supplies used can be purchased in my shop, too!
This weekend’s winning party feature goes to this beautiful LILAC’S AND LEMONADE BABY SHOWER submitted by Me & My Boys. What a lovely combination- Lilac’s and Lemonade! So clever. I love the deep purples and yellows. Displaying pretty photographs of the mom in the same colors was such a good idea, too.
The guests enjoyed chicken salad croissants, fruit kabobs, spinach salad, lemon cake pops, brownie bites, lemon squares and fudge pops…makes me hungry, sounds so delicious!
Wonderful job, Sally! Thanks for your submission. Congratulations on being chosen as a winning party feature!
Vintage suitcases and the basinet that the mama-to-be slept in when she was a baby were set out to put gifts on.