With all the talk about spring around the corner, I'm itching to throw a good party. And, with Allie's wedding coming up, we have plenty of parties to plan and reasons to celebrate!
I love a party with a theme. It makes it easier to plan, stay focused details and to pull it all together. And, since lemons are the universal language of spring, a sign of warmer weather, more sunshine and boozy, pink lemonade margaritas, it seemed appropriate to kick off wedding shower, bridesmaid luncheon and Sunday brunch season with a lemon themed tablesetting. Besides, what's not to love about lemons?
Love the Look? Here's how to create it:
First, let table runners, placemats, fresh blooms and fruit do the work and remember, there's no right or wrong. Do what looks good to you!
Black Painted Check Paper Table Runner and Lemon Paper Placemats - Hester & Cook
Whiteware Dinnerwre - Crate & Barrel
Fold kitchen towels to use for napkins. Create a pocket for flatware. - Now Designs
Dansk LaSalle Flatware by Lenox
Clear Bubble Glass Goblets - ATG Stores
Use a single flower stem or lemon leaves on each placesetting
Layer fresh lemon leaf on top of your table runner to add color and bring your table to life.
Place lemons to the bottom of a tall glass vase, add fresh lemon branches and a few white stems for a simple, fun centerpiece
I like to add an element of surprise. Pink Lemonade Lemon Drop jello shots? Perfect! Not only are they super cute, but they're really REALLY good. Don't worry, we didn't keep you hanging. The recipe is below.
My latest obsession: BIG ice cubes. Crazy, I know, but they keep drinks cooler, longer, they look great and you can add edible flowers or fruits to the cubes. You'll find the trays at Target, Crate & Barrel, or Bed, Bath & Beyond.
For the rest of the details, head over to the Inspired Home.
Happy hosting, my friends!
RECIPE: Pink Lemonade Jello Shots
2 packets of unflavored gelatin
1 cup pink lemonade
1/2 cup regular vodka
1/2 cup lemon vodka or Lemon Eddy
5 lemons - Cut lengthwise
Cut lemons in half and use a serrated grapefruit spoon to scoop out the inside of the lemon. Heat the lemonade in a pan over medium heat and slowly stir in the packets of gelatin until it dissolves. Add the lemonade and gelatin mixture to a bowl or large pourable measuring cup and pour in your vodka liquids. Stir until combined. Place your lemon halves into a muffin tin to keep them upright. Pour in the liquid until each is 3/4's full and refrigerate for about 4 hours or until set. Remove the tin once the lemons have set, cut into slices right before serving and Salute!
Makes 10 lemon halves you can cut into 2-3 wedges each.