Now that I’ve started planning for Ellie’s second birthday party, I figured it was time to share details from her first birthday party. In other words, procrastinating for 11 months is long enough.
We turned our backyard into a Lemonade Stand and served “elLe-monade” (get it? wink wink) – regular and spiked of course, because aren’t first birthday parties about the adults too!?
We were lucky enough to have a friend build us this custom lemonade stand, he even gave it a vintage/rustic look to match the other elements, all of which worked well in our backyard.
Mason jars had tags for everyone to write their name – or a funny title that related to the birthday girl.
Of course we had to have a ‘bake sale’ to go along with our lemonade stand:
And multiple splash pools and water tables for the kiddos, which is where you could find Ellie all day. I don’t blame her – it was hot!
Every party needs a photo booth, complete with silly props. This is mostly for us big kids, let’s not pretend. We attached a phone with the pocket booth app to a tripod and connected it to a wireless printer. 4×6 photo paper cut in half made strips for everyone to take home. Digital copies were saved to the phone.
And of course – the cake smash! I couldn’t tell if she liked it…
Our friend Chris put together this video of her cake smash and it’s amazing:
Not pictured: the adult party favors were little mason jars of my Mom’s homemade lemon curd labeled “Gramma’s Lemon Curd” – a tasty, lemony treat to leave with.
We had a ton of fun at her first birthday party – surrounded by good friends and family. She’s a lucky girl, this one!
Oh and oops – I almost forgot – the Ellie-sized lemonade stand: