Friday, July 20, 2012

Lemonade Party

I hosted a Lemonade Party last night for some wonderful women in my life.  I tried something different and had what I called "A Girls Night Out with a Cause", the cause being the Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation.  I sent out the invites not knowing really how my friends would react - and I found out I have some wonderful caring and giving friends! 

 We raised more than I had hoped for, all going to childhood cancer projects and had a great time in doing so.  I can't thank those of you who supported me with this evening enough - it meant a lot to me to try something different and have it be so well received.  You girls are great!!

I had plenty of lemonade on hand along with a lot of chocolate.  So much so I was worried my guests would go home with in a sugar coma!
I used a water goblet and a sundae cup to display my cake pops
Lots of cookies
 and Mini Cupcakes!

I added a few extra touches,

But we can't forget about the Pink Lemonade,

My neighbor lent me some beautiful pitchers to use for the evening!
So I dedicated a separate table to Pink! 

The sign above the table is a favorite quote from Audrey Hepburn that I made up on my computer, painted a mat pink and added some doilies and framed in a simple black frame from Ikea. 

I have to remember to always drizzle my Oreo truffles with some sort of colored chocolate, otherwise they come out looking like a plate of rabbit turds!  They certainly don't look too appetizing in this picture, good thing they taste better than they looked.

I made a few more chalk board signs out of those Dollar Tree trays I used in last weeks Lemonade Post.

Thank you to all my neighbors and friends who  made this evening a successful party!   Including my boys who helped me clean and who are now enjoying the left overs!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, all of your comments and support means so much to me!
I am posting my party to several blog parties to extend the fun!
Tablescape Thursday @ Between Naps on the Porch
Show & Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home
Feathered Nest Friday @French Country Cottage

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Perfect time for Lemonade!

With all of this incredibly hot weather we have been having, I thought it was the perfect time to do a Lemonade Theme Tablescape.
I borrowed my daughter's beverage dispenser just for this occasion- Thanks Allie!

This all started when I found these Living Quarters yellow plaid dishes at Elder Beerman's - which is also known as Bon Ton in many areas.  I admired them a while back, but too expensive for me at the time.  As fate would have it, I found them marked down with a coupon for additional off and they only had six left.

I topped the yellow plates with some Martha Stewart black and white plates (I bought a while back on clearance) and my black and white polka dot plates.  I found the yellow ramekins at Marshall's last week.

I made the sign off of something I saw on Pinterest using a Dollar Tree silver tray ( yes, $1) and making it into a chalkboard.  I have seen several different versions of this, but I just taped off the edges with painters tape and sprayed  the center area with several coats of Chalkboard paint, (I got my can at Home Depot, but you can buy it at just about any craft store now too.) I used a white paint marker instead of chalk to write my words. 

"Don't you think daisies are the friendliest flower?"

Do you recognize that line from Kathleen Kelly in You've Got Mail?  When Joe Fox brings Kathleen some daisies, it is one of my favorite movie scenes of all time! (that and Benny and the Jets from 27 Dresses!)

Since putting together this tablescape I have decided to give back a little by having a Lemonade Stand Party for the Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer. I will be inviting some friends over for desserts and lemonade, hopefully they will be kind enough to make a donation to benefit this good cause!   You can read more about it @ Ann's Lemonade Stand via Alex's Lemonade Stand

I will be busy making lemon desserts and several different kinds of lemonade for this party, so
Watch for more lemony goodness coming as I get ready for July 19th! 
Thanks for stopping by!

I have joined the following linking parties:
The Sunday Showcase Party @Under the Table and Dreaming
Seasonal Sundays @ The Tablescaper
Table Top Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life
Tablescape Thursday @ Between Naps on the Porch