These easy DIY lemonade stand ideas include a twist … as well as other assorted garnishes!
Well … the dog days of summer are here.
And what could be better than an ice cold glass of lemonade in this sultry heat?
How about some great lemonade cocktails! Think of it as an adult lemonade stand!
We pulled together a super adorable lemonade party which includes some elegant DIY lemonade stand ideas that keep the adults in mind.
Because we’re all kids at heart, right?
These cute lemonade stand ideas are also perfect to pair with nonalcoholic lemonade drinks (and we’ve got some great ideas for you).
Simply put, we’re sharing some great summer party decorations for a fun evening your family and friends will love!
LEMONADE PARTY IDEAS
A yellow and green color palette is perfect for this lemonade theme party!
I layered an adorable lemon table runner on top of a yellow and white checkered tablecloth.
Mixing different prints is a great summer tablescape idea and it’s a trick I use often.
You don’t always want everything to match perfectly.
Combining two patterns within the same color palette adds a lot of interest to any table. It’s an idea I use time and again!
Incorporating vintage glassware is another easy way to add touch of elegance to this setting!
These green and gold glasses were hand-me-downs from Matt’s mom.
If you aren’t as lucky as we are to have great vintage options on hand, you can also shop tag sales, thrift stores, estate sales or online sites like eBay or Facebook marketplace to find some.
If that’s not your thing, I found some beautiful pieces that are available for purchase:
HOW TO MAKE A BURLAP BANNER
This DIY burlap banner was easy to create using my Cricut maker and a few fabric remnants.
I love the bit of whimsy it brings to this celebration.
The lettered burlap pieces, combined with the patterned pastel fabric ribbons add a bit of casual elegance to lemon theme decor.
It’s simply perfect for this adult lemonade stand is one of my favorite lemonade party ideas!
MAKE THE LEMONADE PARTY COMPLETE BY ADDING SOME LEMON THEME DECOR
I impressed myself with how easy it was to pull together this beautiful flower arrangement.
The secret to my success? As always, it’s the vase.
This clear glass, square vase was perfect.
To make the arrangement, I simply placed a small plastic cup in the center of the vase and put the cut roses within the cup.
The acid from the lemons needs to be separated from the floral stems or the flowers will wilt.
Next, I thinly sliced lemons and carefully inserted them around all four edges of the vase, which hid the cup.
OTHER GREAT LEMON THEME DECOR ITEMS THAT ADD A LOT OF PIZZAZZ TO THIS TABLE INCLUDE:
And finally, don’t forget the obvious choice … the lemons and lemonade!
PRO TIP: You don’t always have to DIY or craft everything. This purchased artificial lemon garland is adorable and it was the perfect addition to this lemonade party.
Simply arrange a few fresh lemons within your serving pieces for a great, organic (and practical) touch!
I also love using a galvanized tub to hold the alcohol and mixers, as well as an adorable glass decanter for the lemonade!
WHAT’S THE BEST ALCOHOL TO MIX WITH LEMONADE … ?
The traditional spirits that top mixologists pair with lemonade are vodka and gin.
So we set out to discover the tastiest craft cocktails using these liquors, as well as limoncello …
Because why argue with the experts?
It’s always great to also include some nonalcoholic lemonade drinks. Follow the link for a really awesome whipped lemonade option we pulled together.
It’s both delicious AND adorable!
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