Lemonade Madness

Who doesn’t love a cool glass of lemonade?! Every summer for the past 3 years our daughter has been asking to set up her own little lemonade stand. One of her favorite books is Victoria Kann’s “Pinkalicious and the Pink Drink” where a young spunky girl named Pinkalicious makes her own lemonade stand to earn money to buy bubble gum from her local store.
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Olivia feels if she wants to earn money for toys she can sell pink lemonade too.
This summer her Daddy made it happen for her. He wanted to create a stand that she could use in the summer for lemonade and then in the winter during Girl Scouts Cookie Season. He went right to work with supplies at Home Depot and an idea in his head. Olivia’s big brothers pitched in too and helped with sanding the wood and painting.
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After a week, it was completed and she was open for business.  It lasted for 10 minutes, due to an accidental bump which caused the whole gallon of lemonade to spill in the street, but we had fun and next time we’ll be more prepared (I think I need to stock up on lemons and strawberries).
I’m so excited for her and can’t wait to see her and her fellow Girl Scouts use it for their cookie table.
Thanks Daddy for making your little girl’s dream come true.
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Jungle Theme Baby Shower

I had the honor of co-hosting a Baby Shower for my dear friends Anna & Richie. It’s their first child and the little bundle is due this September. The theme was “Jungle Animals” chosen by the mommy-to-be. I was so excited to try out the recipes that I had saved from my favorite blogs. The Chocolate Buttercream Cake Pops inspired by Bakerella were a HUGE favorite and one that I will include in future parties! I tried to capture a few pictures of the event. I hope you enjoy!

A Pirate Party {guest feature}

One of my amazing friends,Theresa, loves to style events for birthdays, baby showers and weddings. She designed this special party for her son Kaleb. I’ll let her introduce herself and see pics of her party below! Enjoy!!

Hi! My name is Theresa Rothstein and I have a big imagination and large dreams!  I have always enjoyed unleashing my creative side by planning parties for my three young boys and close family members. But more recently I have had the opportunity to implement ideas I have found from various blogs and sleepless nights of mental party planning for pregnant friends, blushing brides, and my sons’ classmates. My dream job is to be a Wedding Planner, (and yes, I must admit J-Lo really helped seal that deal!) but I have really enjoyed broadening the spectrum to events of any sort! I would love to include cultural and religious celebrations, such as Bat/Bar Mitzvahs and Quinceañeras, to my portfolio in the near future. 
 Here are a few tips to ensure an amazing party:
*Pick a theme (these particular parties are Alice in Wonderland: A Very Merry UNbirthday and Pirates!)
*Purchase party items in advance, preferably on clearance!
*Do some research. For example: Pirate party inspiration board (a few of my fave party sites are: www.birthdaypartyideas.com www.hwtm.com )
*Stick to your budget! It may be difficult, but a toddler’s birthday party should not break the bank!
*Use what you already have: glass cups, vases in various sizes, tissue paper, etc.
*Keeping with two solid colors are nice accents to a theme party, it can be a bit overwhelming to see a one-eyed pirate all over a tablecloth!

*Personalize your party! Incorporate the Bride’s wedding date for a Bridal Shower or the guest of honor’s name in a banner.
*Most importantly, have fun!

For more information please contact me partygemeventplanning@hotmail.com or feel free to view my portfolio at www.partygemeventplanning.wordpress.com

 

 

I especially love the pirate face cupcakes and treasure chest cake! Thank you so much Theresa, for sharing your special day!