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

Ann @ Corner of Plaid and Paisley
Ann @ Corner of Plaid and Paisley

In the past few years my interests have grown from fabric to paper and now to dishes too! I just love prints, polkadots, plaids and paisleys- hence the blog name.


  1. What a super idea for a great cause! You did an excellent job and everything looks so yummy!

  2. What a beautiful party for such a worthy cause!!! You killed me with that "rabbit turds" thing, though! SO funny!!! I think people would enjoy the rabbit turds just the same! :-) I love that you did a separate pink table, too. Very cute! Everything looks just lovely, and I am impressed with your skill in creating those chalkboards. I am just not very patient with a paint can! :-) The quote on the board of the last photo is priceless!!! I hope you're having a good weekend. Take care, and congratulations on the successful fund raising party!

  3. Thanks Ann for stopping by and I know I am glad you joined the parties to share your party. Great idea and I love the theme. The decorating I know everyone enjoyed it looked so welcoming. I am going to have to stop by the Dollar Tree great idea on the tray - magnet board.
    I love your blog - plaid you just have to love it. I have recently began playing on Pinterest and I have one board on checks my next will be plaid. You gotta love it.

    Thanks for sharing your fun. I am your newest follower. Kathy

  4. Ann , way to turn your hobby into something more than just fun but a super fundraiser. Love the whole theme and your $ store creation I will be doing after I finish my other 1000 pojects.

  5. Oh such a fun party. Your tables look beautiful... Thank you so much for your kind comment on my blog. I want to come to your next party.

    Your newest follower,

  6. Hi, Ann! Your lemonade party looked like a very fun way to carry out a worthy project. The goodies looked amazing -- so beautifully arranged, too! Thank you for visiting my table and leaving a comment. I was out of town so am just now "visiting back"!

  7. What a nice cause. Everything looked so wonderful and I'm glad your evening turned out so nice.