Friday, June 25, 2010

Pucker Up Party

I loved it I loved it I loved it. The weather was perfect, the lawn and garden lovely, and the lemon-y goodness abundant. There was a group going by that asked what our reason for the event was.

"It's a lemon party!" we shouted. "Just because," I said.



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I used a lot of what I had so the cost could be minimal-- pitchers, vases, grandma's china, etc.
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I made lemon curd for all the girls to take home.
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We also had some yummy candy and these lovely hair/bag flowers that my friend Jenna made.
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I wanted balloons scattered throughout--and I loved the sense of whimsy that they added. Sitting on quilts was extra fun, too.
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I think everyone loved the strawberry lemonade the best;)
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One of my favorite details! My sister and I thrifted for pillow cases and fabric to make the napkins (she made them;) Then we added tags that spelled LEMON in different languages.
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We needed some savory with so much lemon--so Cortney made these to die for snacks (saltines, bacon and parmesan baked) Who would have thought?
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I used sheets for all the tablecloths--and I fell in love with this soft yellow floral the moment I saw it at the thrift store.
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I used the matching pillowcase in the middle of the "take home table." Best part? This sheet set is definitely going in a future guest room!
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On The Menu:
3 kinds of Lemonade
Double Lemon Bars (thanks Kristie!)
Lemon cookies (thanks Brandi!)
Veggies and dip (thanks Jenna!)
Lemon Poppyseed Cupcakes (thanks Tiffany!)
Bacon wrapped crackers (thanks Cortney!)
Lemon curd to take home

and a special thanks to my sister Abby for helping me put it all together.


Verdict...


Lemons are lovely.

52 comments:

Stephie said...

What a lovely party! You really have a talent!

Saimi said...

Very impressive and what FUN!! Who would have thought to host a lemon party!

Love It!

The Nedrys said...

I'm glad your lemon party was wonderful and all you hoped for! It all looks beautiful and yummy!

Jared and Jessica said...

Looks like a wonderful party! You MUST share the recipes though..... can't leave us all hanging. :)

iamwoman said...

I put the recipe links for you! (all the ones that I knew) Thanks for the reminder;) and all the sweet comments!

Jenna said...

SO FUN! It was the best garden party I have ever attended. I am so lucky to be your friend. You are amazing!

Darren and Brandi said...

Carrie, it was so much fun! Thanks so much! Best lemon party ever! :)

Regina said...

Ok I thought the reception was over the top but this is just the cutest ever! You need to be a party planner!

Sarah in the Middle said...

Oh Carrie - it was absolutely lovely! I felt heart-achy that I missed it, though. You truly are amazing. Like, start a party-planning business kind of amazing. But who needs that stress, right?
Love you and miss you my creative friend!

Anonymous said...

Carrie,
I found your party from Jenna's facebook page. You are so talented! This is the cutest party! Did you make your own tags for the favors/food/welcome? I would love to know where you got them from. If you could e-mail me and let me know, I would appreciate it! And, I love your Southern Livivng Upsidedown Cake Stand. I have one too! Great job on the party!
Jesi
the1jury@cox.net

Jenni said...

Oh I am so sad I missed it. You saved me some lemon curd right? What a bummer. the pictures are so fun!

Jessica Newman said...

I love it too! What a great summer party!

Andrea said...

Great idea! Just stopping by from MMB.

Mo said...

WOW! I love it all!

Jackie said...

Mo is seriously obsessed with lemons. She calls me and asks me what the current price if for them. She really loves them. You two are so similar it blows my mind. I like lemons well enough but I don't love them. Your party looks so fun though I would have loved to be there. The napkins are insane genius!

Tara said...

I love it! Dying to have a party like that now :)

Over from MMB

www.keepmovingforwardwithme.blogspot.com

Kristie said...

my gosh Carrie, it was wonderful! I will forever admire your incredible taste and artistic eye. I love everything you do.

Thanks for inviting me, it was a little slice of heaven!

likeschocolate said...

What a fun party! The food looks fantastic. I am glad the weather cooperated for you. I was in Seattle last week with Jenna and we were not so fortunate.

Pasion Family said...

I don't know how you do it! You are pretty amazing in sooo many ways... The party must of been FABOULOUS! Thanks Carrie!

theamazingjohnsons said...

I'm so glad it was rescheduled so I could go! You are amazing.
Today we tried the lemon curd on french toast and then topped it with strawberries. yummmmmmy!

J.L Schofield, Independent Scentsy Consultant said...

You are so awesome! It looked like a great time! I wish I lived near you so I could join in all the FUN you put together! You are an amazing, creative lady, Lady!
Love ya!
J.L

Stephanie said...

Oh this is sooooo cute. I love the idea of a lemon party and for thrifting for napkins and sheets to use for table linens. I might have to make a trip to D.I. here pretty quick!

Charlotte said...

Wow. Looks fantastic! I've never tried a themed party for grownups, looks like something I would enjoy doing! You did a great job.

Evelyn @ Hanging by a Silver Lining said...

So fresh! So lovely! I love the color and the brightness! The lemon label holders were a favorite of mine. Glad it turned out so well!

Sarah loves it all said...

Every detail is completely gorgeous. My favorites:

Lemons cut to fit labels
Pillowcase Napkins!! Genious!
Gorgeous Cake
Yellow Baloons

You're a star Carrie. Thanks for the inspiration. Oh and PS-you are beautiful.

Sarah loves it all said...

one more thing..have you linked this party up yet? If not-email me.

LambAround said...

Oh, I love this! I am dying to see more of your fun party ideas in the future! :)

http://lambaround.blogspot.com

Kendra@My Insanity said...

Every thing looks absolutely lovely! (And absolutely yummy!)

Leslie said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this post!!! and that cake..ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, gonna have to make that one!

Have a sweet sunday

Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures said...

This was one of my favorite posts. I loved it. I wanted to be there. You made me want to make everything in the world yellow and happy. I am saving the cake recipe. Saw you featured at Tatertots and Jello. Very deserving!

Val said...

I love all things lemon....So this post spoke to me. Everything looks incredibly beautiful. Great attention to detail.

Jenglamgirl said...

Love it all, it looks gorg. I love yellow, and my sisters last name is Lemmon and her blog is all about lemmons. What a super sweet party! LOVE IT ALL, yummy food.. and I would kill for a lemon bar. I love lemon treats. Jenn
stopping in from TT&J!

Trista said...

HI, I found you on T&J and I love this idea. I want to be invited :)
That coconut cake looks to die for and you just inspired me to go look for sheets to cover the tables for my daughters bday

Candy Bello said...

what a beautiful party!!

:)
Candy

Iheartnaptime w/ Chocolate Sundaes said...

LOVE it all! You did a great job...love all the details!! So cute! I'd love for you to link it up http://iheartnaptime.blogspot.com/

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

What a fun, cheerful theme, I'm sure everyone had a great time!

Mandy said...

Pucker Up - - looks like I've just found myself a lemon theme to the bridal shower I'm hosting in a few weeks - love it!! - - Mandy, Sugar Bee Craft Edition

michelle@everydaycelebrating said...

it's gorgeous! I'll be featuring it on my blog next week! Thanks for sharing something so gorgeous!

Cris said...

I plan on sharing this on my blog in a few weeks as an idea for my bridal shower! your party is AMAZING (:

Mandy said...

I just posted about the bridal shower I hosted thanks for the inspiration!! www.craftedition.blogspot.com

Jill said...

OMG! I want to have a lemon party now!!!

Gremma said...

I started salivating the moment I read the title...in a good way! This is an awesome idea to use with YW or RS. Thanks so much!

Abby said...

This is stunning!! You have such talent!!

Kasey Hunt said...

How fun. I love that it was outdoors and you used quilts. Great job.

jeanne @ Inspiring Ideas said...

Way cool! Such attention to detail and what a lovely treat for all your guests!!!!

Jami said...

Love your heart for hospitality! This is a BEAUTIFUL party showcasing a beautiful friendship.
smiles!

{ L } said...

This party is incredible!! I SO enjoyed seeing it all. I really LOVE how you wrote lemon in different languages

Mandy said...

I love this! Every detail was beautiful, especially the napkins. i'd love to host a party like this during the winter when we have the blues

Mandy said...

What a LOVELY post, thank you for sharing all the creative and wonderful ideas!

Georgina Illingworth said...

This is so fabulous! I do an annual summer party and this year I was thinking lemon themed, so I googled it and here you are! Great minds think alike, eh? I adore the handmade napkins, and the lemon curd favours. So decadent. Yet zingy. Find me in your followers! x

Kaci Uipi said...

I really like how you stuck the food cards into lemons. cute and simple. (I'm always thinking of ideas for foodcards, especially if the party is outside, cause you have to worry about the wind sometimes)

Anonymous said...

lemonparty LOL google it

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