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Sunny “Lemonade Stand” Birthday Soirée

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Lemonade Stand Soiree Tablescape

You make me HAPPY when skies are grey…” and so does this southern inspired Lemonade Stand Soiree First Birthday Party! Aimee with Lulu Pink Parties put her heart and soul into this super special party. After all, the guest of honor was her adorable little niece, Emery.

Some of my favorite details include the simply incredible “You Are My Sunshine” cake, a custom-made lemonade stand built by the birthday girl’s Daddy and Grandpa, the perfectly paired color palette of pink and yellow, vintage touches used throughout the party, and of course the “cupcakes to-go” party favor.

Dainty Cake and Flowers

Lemonade Stand and Lemon Treats

Read on for more party details + “fresh & dainty” photos. . .

Signing Mat, Decor, & Food

Party Favors To-Go

Food & Invitation

Beautiful Table & Drinks

Adorable Lemonade Stand and decor

Photograph with Monogram


PARTY DETAILS, as told by Aimee…

“What do you get when you infuse a “You Are My Sunshine” theme with a lemonade soiree, combined with TONS of vintage details? Emery’s Lemonade Soiree!

When you make the decision to launch an event planning company, and your sister’s only child turns one shortly thereafter, it’s sort of a given that you’ll be in charge of devising something special. Lucky for me, I come from an amazingly talented family and Emery’s party was a labor of love for just about everyone!

My sister and I narrowed down themes months in advance. She lives in a historic neighborhood in Ruston, Louisiana and I really wanted the party to reflect the area we were in, and work with a chosen theme since we were having the party at her home. We infused a “You Are My Sunshine” theme with a lemonade soiree combined with a ton of vintage details.  I really didn’t develop a full on “inspiration board”, but here’s a list of buzz words we factored into every decision we made: Dainty, Southern, Vintage, Fresh, Fun, & Feminine.

Emery’s invitations – which were made by my sister – featured the lyrics to “You Are My Sunshine” which Jaime from The Cake Barn worked onto the cake. My sister also made the canvas that we had all the guests sign and write birthday messages to Emery. She’s going to frame the canvas for her room. Super cute idea!

I wanted it to feel Southern and cozy from the minute our guests arrived. I hung mason jars from Shepard’s hooks which lined the front entry sidewalk.

In the dining room, we moved all the furniture to the edges of the room, worked with the large windows in the room rather than covering them or creating any sort of backdrop for the dessert table. It was a last minute decision to add pops of hot pink to the all yellow & white gingham palette and I couldn’t have been more pleased with the result. My sister has an old church pew that functions as a bench in her dining room that normally sits under the large windows. We made it festive by tossing some pillows on it and attaching an applique I purchased from The Sewing Loft.

The picture of the applique monogrammed banner really didn’t photograph well, but my mom did such an incredible job on it. It’s going to be adorable in Emery’s room.  
Then we moved outside for lemonade, and man oh man, did we have a lemonade stand. It wasn’t just any lemonade stand, it was Emery’s Lemonade Stand! I gave my sister a photo of a rustic authentic stand, she gave it to her husband and father-in-law, and voila!

And yes, I could be found an hour before the party hanging poms and an obscene amount of ribbon in the trees! I absolutely loved the way the ribbon blew in the wind as people sipped their lemonade.

For the patio tables, we kept it really simple and fresh. I used antique milk bottles filled with fresh flowers and a handpainted canvas my sister made with the “You Are My Sunshine” lyrics.

We kept the food really simple, as well. Sunny sandwiches, crawfish dip, chips and crackers. I used the same antique window pane I used in Lucy’s party and just updated it with an E my sister had.

The cake was one of my favorite details of the party. My sister worked with Jaime from The Cake Barn on the cake design. My sister is so much more of a free spirit than myself and gave Jaime very little direction, used the word “dainty”, “our lil sunshine”, and gave her free reign. For a planner, had I not completely trusted Jaime’s work, I would’ve been an absolute wreck. She couldn’t have nailed the cake any better. It was stunning and absolutely perfect.

The dessert table was super special to me. Nearly everything on it was vintage. The lace tablecloth, the metal cake carrier, the glass cake stand, and the bubble glasses of lemonade that were my grandmother’s. I even worked the birthday girl onto the dessert table, because well, she’s just so darn cute!

For favors, I made cupcakes in a jar, added a touch of gingham fabric, and tied them with ribbon. This was the perfect sweet treat for all of the out-of-town guests who attended the party and needed a snack for the ride home.

Happy Birthday Emery Jordynn!!!! Thank you brightening my day!!”

Vendor Credit
  • Event Design and Styling: Lulu Pink Parties
  • Cake: The Cake Barn
By |2017-04-27T12:52:06+00:00April 19th, 2011|First Birthday, Kids Birthday, Parties for Girls, Theme Parties|

About the Author:

JESSICA WILCOX of Modern Moments admits to being kept awake by new creative ideas. Friends are amazed that she no sooner has a great idea for a new product than it appears on her website – beautiful and ready for customers!

This artistic, high-energy entrepreneur with a degree in business discovered her flair for design as she settled into domestic life in Portland, Oregon, with her husband and first son six years ago. Since then, she’s had two more adorable boys and has begun two flourishing design-related businesses, one for custom home décor and one for print goods and party supplies.

Her flair for party details is the reason she is now developing a third business. A lover of “all things cupcake,” Jessica not only creates unique party décor but loves to cook savory snacks and bake sweet treats that creatively express the event’s theme. Lucky family members get to enjoy her design and culinary creations on a regular basis, and she’s now ready to share her party planning brilliance with the world. Watch for it!


  1. Sweet Tea with Cindy April 19, 2011 at 10:27 am

    Love, love, love it! Yellow is my favorite color – A bright spot on this cloudy day. Thank you for sharing. :)

  2. Terri April 19, 2011 at 10:28 am

    I love this party so much I recently shared it on my facebook page. Every detail is perfection, the little birthday girl is adorable, the lemonade stand, well lets just say my husband is going to be busy making that! LOVE it, great job!

  3. Jennifer April 19, 2011 at 11:05 am

    I will be sharing this for sure! My girls bdays are in the winter, but we still may have a similar party just because it is so dang cute!

  4. Hailey April 19, 2011 at 11:14 am

    This is so adorable! Yellow is so bright and cheery, instantly makes people happy! Thanks for sharing!

  5. HiLLjO April 19, 2011 at 11:20 am

    AW!!! So cute! I love sunshine parties. I love the umbrellas above the main table.

  6. Marisol April 19, 2011 at 11:44 am

    This is adorable!! Love that cake!

  7. Jen ~ Passion-for-Parties.com April 19, 2011 at 11:45 am

    This party is beyond amazing! From the phenomenal lemonade stand right down to the cupcakes-to-go in mason jars, every detail is oozing with cheeriness! Positively LOVE it! Spectacular job, Aimee! :)

  8. McKenzie April 19, 2011 at 11:56 am

    We had a lemonade stand at my daughter’s first birthday party too! It was a huge hit with the adults and kids alike.

    Emery is a lucky girl, her party was very cute and sunny!

  9. Rita @ TesoroFino.com April 19, 2011 at 12:13 pm


  10. Aimee- Lulu Pink April 19, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    Thank you, thank you, thank you for the beautiful feature!! You captured Emery’s day wonderfully, so excited to stroll through it again.

  11. Korey Horsell April 19, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    So cheerful! This would be lovely for a baby shower as well.

  12. Mindy April 19, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    lovely! ha, twinkies, so beautifully presented! how you described the ribbons in the trees, reminds me of spring days in the yard….but we still got some snow yesterday in Chicago!

  13. Kristen Anderson April 19, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    Beautiful, beautiful, BEAUTIFUL!!! So bright, cheery & full of sunshine! I LOVE every unique detail, SO happy you shared!!! xoxo

  14. Jaime - The Cake Barn April 19, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    This is the cutest party idea ever and absolutely one of my favorite cakes to date!

  15. Maureen anders April 19, 2011 at 4:59 pm


  16. Forever Lovely April 19, 2011 at 5:34 pm

    Everything about this party is so adorable! I absolutely love the song lyrics around the cake and the little southern touches. Thanks for sharing!-Forever Lovely http://foreverlovelydesign.blogspot.com/

  17. Lisa April 19, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    This is BY FAR one of the BEST events I’ve seen in a long time….absolutely beautiful.

  18. antique engagement rings April 20, 2011 at 3:45 am

    Summer is here and yellow is wonderful!

  19. Felicia April 20, 2011 at 5:44 am

    I adore the teacupcake cups and saucers – such a fun design!

  20. Christine {BestWeddingSites} April 20, 2011 at 6:45 am

    This photoshoot has me excited for the days of summer! LOVE the yellow color palate and splashes of pink – would be great for a summer bridal shower or event!

  21. www.StarHughes.com April 20, 2011 at 11:31 am

    I love the lemon theme! The lemonade stand, lemon square desserts, and yellow accents are too cute. Great idea!

  22. katrina April 20, 2011 at 11:53 am

    That Lemonade stand it AMAZING! love.love.love.

  23. Chris Komine April 22, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    This is perfectly adorable! Aimee really captured all the sweetness of a one year old’s very first birthday. Anyone else planning a “You are My Sunshine!” Theme, should check out this theme’s post on my blog – http://www.MissPartySmarty.com – Hope to see you there!

  24. Jess April 23, 2011 at 12:58 am

    This is just so warm and comforting. Just laid back but still elegant.

  25. Immy May 2, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    Love every single details about this party. It is so beautiful. You should be a very proud mohter. I am having a carnival birthday for my daughter next month. Your party made me want to change the theme but too late now. You displayed a picture of the birthday girl on the dessert table. Loved her monogramed dress.Would you mine sharing where you bough the dress from. Thank you.

  26. Sally May 4, 2011 at 8:37 am

    I love this theme! Where did you buy the materials to make the invitations?

  27. Daniela Saliba May 20, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    So beautiful. I love the theme, such a gorgoues theme with meaning.

  28. Mae May 25, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    This is refreshing and oh so pretty.

  29. jennifer June 12, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    Hi, how did you make the poms for the trees?

  30. MonogrammedEverything.com! July 20, 2011 at 6:47 am

    Classic, elegant…love this!

  31. amy aka Ms Paperlicious July 20, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    This is so lovely! I was just talking about lemonade stand birthday parties! My girls are obsessed with their lemonade stand and I suddenly LOVE yellow.

  32. Noella2 December 7, 2011 at 11:24 am

    I like the pics, bright and happy reminder of the birthday! oh I cute baby….

  33. Malinda March 10, 2012 at 6:33 am

    Such a beautiful even. great for spring.

  34. Ashley Rae Guidry May 8, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    Love it, Love it, Love it!

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