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Lemonade Stand First Birthday

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Events are not easy to plan, no matter the occasion. But when the event is your child’s first birthday party, every aspect of the day needs to feel just right.

This lemonade stand first birthday party was created by Vanessa Alexander to celebrate her son Grayson’s first birthday.

I can only rave about how great of a job she did. The idea of having a lemonade stand themed first birthday party is so unique!

There are so many things you could do to celebrate your little boys first year in the world. The number of options can be paralysing!

What kind of birthday party is going make this special occasion so special for your little man and everyone attending to celebrate with you?

You also want to make sure that the theme of the party will make for some amazing photo opportunities because you’ll want to be able to look back and reminisce about this special day. 

Who doesn’t love lemonade. This sweet and refreshing drink brings back so many wonderful childhood memories for all of us. There is nothing better than a glass of cold lemonade on a hot summer’s day.

Lemonade Stand Party Food Ideas

This unique idea for a lemonade stand themed birthday party is incredibly nostalgic and lends itself effortlessly to so many great drinks and party foods.

Lemonade can be characterized as either clear or cloudy. Both are delicious and sweet, but have subtle flavor and texture differences.

You could also serve a pink lemonade which has added fruity flavors such as strawberry or raspberry which give the drink it’s distinct pink color. This homemade raspberry lemonade recipe is delicious. You could also make blueberry lemonade.

However you make them, these drinks are guaranteed to go down smoothly.

Where do I start with party food? The lemon flavor is notoriously used in sweet dishes as opposed to savory.

Lemon cupcakes with lemon icing, lemon meringues, lemon drizzle cake, lemon cookies, lemon cheesecake, lemon pudding, lemon ice cream…or these strawberry lemonade popsicles.

This lemon icebox cake is also FANTASTIC. The list of sweets goes on and on.

You’re spoiled for choice when it comes to sweet treats that you could bake or buy from them grocery store with this lemonade stand party theme.

When it comes to savory lemon dishes, you could make some simple lemon pasta, lemon rice or lemon chicken bites. There’s also “done for you” options like skillet lemon chicken.

Of course, I don’t recommend that you exclusively have lemon flavored food and drinks. That would be a bit much on the palet! But these are all delicious and center piece options that guests, young and old will enjoy.

Lemonade Stand Party Decoration Ideas

You’re certainly not going to be stuck for options when it comes to decorations either. The lemonade stand party theme lends itself to a simple, rustic charm and bright colors.

Wooden slats and a touch of paint have created an easy but charming display. If that doesn’t bring back fond childhood memories, I don’t know what will! Old pallets can be perfect for this and we have so many pallet ideas and pallet projects on the blog.

Your varieties of lemonades can be stored in (Amazon affiliate links ->) jugs or larger beverage dispenser so that guests can help themselves. Mason jars would also be cute to drink from.

The color scheme for this lemonade stand themes party is of course going to be yellow, with touches of orange and maybe even a hit of pale pink if you’re serving a pink lemonade.

These bright and beautiful colors are easy to come by and so simple that decorating for the party needn’t be a chore.

Baskets of lemons and vases of yellow and orange flowers will make wonderful centerpieces. Yellow cups, plates and straws would be an added bonus of course.

Lemonade Stand Party Games

There are also kids party games that you could play with lemons that your one year old boy and his friends will love, and I’m sure you and the other parent will find amusing and want to give it a go yourself.

Simply place a lemon in a large bowl or bucket of water, then using spare change or another thing, flat disk shaped item, try to balance the penny on top of the floating lemon. Sound easy? Give it a go and I’m sure you’ll be surprised!

Check out these outdoor party games, if your party is going to be outside.

A lemonade stand themed first birthday party for your special little boy is one of the most unique ideas that I have come across in a while, and I could not resist sharing this with you.

If you’re looking for a birthday party that’s not a logistical nightmare to pull off, but also one that’s going to be memorable and fun, this is the one.

Beverages and food ideas are going to be mouthwatering. The decorations are almost effortless and bound to look stunning no matter what.

Who doesn’t love the bright colors associated with citrus fruits?

Everyone will be in awe of this party theme because, let’s face it, who didn’t make a lemonade stand when they were a kid and who doesn’t have wonderful memories associated with such a classic drink?

More importantly, this lemonade stand themed party lends itself to some amazing photo opportunities so you’ll always be able to look back on your boys special first birthday.

Stephanie Keeping

Stephanie is in love with a boy named Sam. He has taught her that it's okay to jump first and look later, to wear a dirty shirt to the park and to decide that today is a good day to take a nap in your rubber boots. She hangs out here blogging at Spaceships and Laser Beams and at our printable party shop on Etsy.