Things are busy, busy, busy for me with my new children’s Party Directory website launching soon – hence why I haven’t been blogging much and won’t be able to blog too much until July when it is all launched!
However when I feel inspired about a theme – I really enjoy blogging about it – and that’s how I felt about this party theme.
Do a search for “lemonade stand party” in google or pinterest and you will find the cutest party images ever! This is such a gorgeous theme and even if you don’t style a whole party around this theme you could always incorporate a lemonade stand into another theme you are planning.
This blog post has really made me think - WHEN can I include a lemonade stand in an upcoming celebration?!
If you are able to incorporate an actual stand into this party (and I’ve included some hire options for you and a great little number from IKEA) it makes it even more cuter! Although a sweet simple table styled well can look just as lovely!
This is the perfect party to include lovely drink dispensers, use cute mini bottles and coloured straws and bring some sunshiny yellow into your party!
Most popular colours for this party are mixing yellow with pink and/or green but for boys I would mix the yellow with grey, or blue (fantastic real party in this colour scheme under the “Real parties” section of this blog post).
You can go for a retro or vintage vibe with this party and include cute wooden crates/boxes/props for a unique look.
Hope you enjoy this post! I enjoyed putting it together!
Starting off with these FREE printables:
FREE printables by the TomKat Studio
Lovely colours in this printable collection by Anders Ruff:
Pink lemonade party printables - Anders Ruff
Retro lemonade stand printables - Hank and Petunia
Some perfect options for boys:
Lemonades and Lollipops invitation - Anders Ruff
Chevron printables - Lemonade Design studio
cute FREE printables for some lemonade signs:
Free sign printables - One Charming Party
These labels are easy to just write your descriptions straight on and pop them on your table:
Yellow polkadot labels - Trains and Tutus Party Boutique
Love these chalkboard signs by Ashdown & Bee. Perfect for this theme!:
Chalkboard signs - Ashdown & Bee
Lots of cute ways to decorate this party and particularly to string something pretty around a lemonade stand:
Scallop bunting - Red Elephant Creative
Fresh Citrus bunting - Giddy Gumdrops
Yellow paper bunting - The Social Boutique
A bright paper chain for a retro feel:
Yellow paper chain - The Party Parlour
Love these MINI tissue balls – only 12.5cm!
Mini 12.5cm tissue balls - My Garden Party
This theme is the perfect excuse to set out a cute drinks table and use mini bottles and colourful straws. Here are some items perfect for this theme:
Yellow chevron tablerunner - Love The Occasion
Yellow dot tablecloth - The Party People
Yellow polkadot cups - The Little Big Company
Yellow scallop cups - Just Party Supplies
Love love love these PLASTIC milk bottles which come with lids as well. Perfect for smaller children!:
Plastic milk bottles with lids - Bon Bon Boutique
For older children who can handle the glass – these yellow dot glass bottles are cute!
Yellow spot glass bottle - Love The Occasion
Or go for a vintage feel with these little mason jars for your drinks:
Mason jars - Emerald and Ella
Pop in some colour straws:
Yellow striped straws - Saffy & May
Chevron straws - Emerald and Ella
Complete a retro look with this straw dispenser:
Retro striped straw dispenser - The Little Big Company
Yellow and white stripe napkins - The Party Parlour
You can’t have a lemonade stand party without drink dispensers! Either hire some or buy some of these lovely ones:
Drink dispenser - Alfresco Emporium
2 part drink dispenser - Leo & Bella
Ashley drinks dispenser - Sweet Style
Yorkshire jar drink dispenser
This lovely white tray would be perfect filled with your little bottles:
Retro white tray - Styled Sealed Delivered
Also love these square tins for this theme…fill them with some lemons perhaps and use as a prop?:
Square buckets - Saffy & May
These berry boxes would also look great filled with a few lemons if you are going for a rustic feel:
Wood berry boxes - Blank Goods
Or use these sweet ceramic punnet boxes in your party:
Ceramic berry punnet - Lark
For a retro feel, use these cookie jars for your sweets:
Cookie jar - Sweet Style
Top off your dessert table with a yellow cake stand!
This yellow wooden stand is also available to hire from Tiny Tots Toy Hire if you’re in Sydney:
Yellow wooden cake stand - Emerald & Ella
Buttercream milk glass cake stand - Leo & Bella
Special Theme Items
How cool is this little stand from IKEA?! It is only $20 and an easy prop to use for this party and your kids will love to play with it after the party as well. Just cover the coloured strips with coloured paper to match your colour scheme:
Children's market stand - IKEA
You can also hire a stand which you can use as a lemonade stand like this one available in Sydney from Tiny Tots Toy Hire:
Lemonade stand & props for HIRE - Tiny Tots Toy Hire (Sydney)
In PERTH try out Simply Sweet Soirees.
In MELBOURNE Utterly Organised Lolly buffets, events and hire have lots of props you could use for this theme. I’m sure you can find something similar in other states as well or check out gumtree or ebay.
A canopy such as this one below (available for hire and you can probably find similar for hire in other states) would also look really cute for this theme with the yellow and white chairs as well:
Lolly canopy stand - Tiny Tots Toy Hire (Sydney)
These sweet yellow chairs for HIRE would also look fantastic for this theme:
Yellow ghost chairs for HIRE - Mini Party People (Melbourne)
Get your birthday boy/girl a fun apron to wear as they serve some lemonade! Love these waterproof ones:
Pink spotted waterproof apron - Max and Ella
These ladder shelves are so fantastic for around the house and I know when I’ve used similar ones in my parties, some of my facebook readers have asked where to buy them from. They would really suit this theme I think – fill the shelves with cups/bottles etc for your lemonade stand:
White ladder shelf - Mocka
A butlers tray table would also look really sweet filled with some bottles. I’m not suggesting you buy this JUST for a party – they make a great little table for around the home!
Butlers table - Lifestyle Home & Living
Some lovely props for this theme:
Wooden soda crate - The Little Big Company
Summer time wooden blocks - Fayes Attic
Chalkboards really suit a vintage feel for this theme:
Hanging chalk sign - Style Party Love
Mini Chalkboard - Bon Bon Boutique
Leave these suitcases open and fill them with bottles, cups, lemons, straws or just use them as risers under your drink dispensers perhaps?
Yellow paper suitcases - Bickiboo
A cute lemonade making kit:
Children's lemonade stand kit - Sarah J Home Decor
If you want a lovely lemonade setup but don’t have all the props and want an easy (but gorgeous) option, try The Soda Stand in Sydney – they come and set a lovely drinks table for you and supply the drinks, glasses etc! I’m not sure about if a similar service is available in other states, but it is such a lovely unique idea I just had to share!
Soda stand setup - The Soda Stand (Sydney)
Favours & Packaging
Give the little ones some of their own juicers to make some lemonade when they get home:
Avanti lemon squeezer - Belinda Janes
Cuisena wooden citrus juicer - Belinda Janes
Or send them home with some of your own homemade lemonade using these cute bottles:
Swing Top glass bottle - The Little Big Company
Lemon soap favours - Crismon Hill
Some sweet packaging options for other sweets/treats:
Yellow scallop treat boxes - The Party Table
Square patty cups - The Party Parlour
Yellow gingham treat box - Party & Co
There really are SO many gorgeous parties in this theme. Here are a few that really caught my eye for inspiration!:
Such an adorable pink lemonade party featured on Kara’s Party Ideas
Combine lemonade and tutu’s and you get one amazing par – featured on The Hostess with the Mostess website
A lovely summer lemonade stand party in blues, greens and yellows on the Hostess with the Mostess website
This lemon and lime party is a slightly different take on this theme but I love the colours & styling in this party from the Any Given Party website
Anyone feel like setting up a lemonade stand after this post? It would be a lot of fun to style one!
I hope you enjoyed the ideas!