The opportunity to watch couples become Mr. & Mrs. so often is really a gift! We really do feel we have the best job in the world! When it comes time to celebrate our own family’s life moments: weddings, birthdays, showers, and holidays, you can surely expect that we have to go all out!
Planning Novella’s first birthday party was such a treat. We decided on a lemonade stand theme using shades of pink and yellow. Guests sipped lemonade and ‘Arnold Palmers’ from mason jars with pink paper straws. The Lemonade Bar featured all of the mix-ins and garnishes: raspberries, mint leaves and lemon and lime wedges. We also put together a scrumptious sweets table with cookies, lemon bars, candies and cupcakes. Novella definitely enjoyed her beautiful smash cake, made by her Aunt Tiffany (my sister), while guests indulged in the amazingly yummy strawberry lemonade cupcakes made by Novella’s grandma!
We asked guests to forgo giving gifts and consider a donation to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, an organization that raises money to fight children’s cancer. We were thrilled that our party raised over $300! Guests were sent home with what else but…lemonade mix! Thank you Chickabug on Etsy for the fabulous stationary! I can’t believe our little angel is ONE! Enjoy the photos!