Friday, May 13, 2011

If life hands you lemons...make lemonade.

A  LEMONADE party!

My baby girl turned ONE this past weekend. I can't believe it.To say the year flew by would be an understatement! We have loved every second with Kinlee Jo in our lives. We had her first birthday party on Wednesday night. I have never been a big party, because I am not very good at it, and two...let's face it. They are a lot of work. I think it turned out darling, and although baby K had no idea we were all there celebrating her...she had lemons of fun. haha, I had to. :) Here are some of the details.

The beginning stages of our lemonade stand. We found two old crates from a sweet place not to be confused with a junk yard in Boise called Mary's Antiques. One was $5 and the other was $7. We had the rest of the wood at home and then had to buy 2 cans of spray paint. That totaled to about $8. So in total this stand costed roughly $20. But twenty dollars is a small price to pay when I know it will be used for years to come in front of my house :) You know what they say...NEVER pass by a lemonade stand with out stopping to buy a cup. Or three.

I primed it and then spray painted it Krylon Ballet Slipper...except in Satin, not gloss.
Then I hand painted on Kinlee Jo's Lemonade. The only part we are missing is the price :) I ran out of time...but we are using this lemonade stand in her 1 year pictures next week so I will add a picture when it is completely done.

And here is the finished product:
Ignore the soccer ball :)

**You can kind of see the pennant I made for the party in the left corner hanging from the table. You can see the tutorial for that here.

The adorable cake:

The birthday girl herself:

She got really shy when we started singing her Happy Birthday. Then she decided she did NOT want whatever that huge thing in front of her face was. I tried to give her a little taste test...but she was not having it.

This little girl got SO spoiled! You can tell she is very loved.

All in all I would say it was a success! Happy Birthday Princess. We love you so, SO much.


  1. love this! wish we would have had something so cool in our lemonade selling days! :)

  2. super cute! anyone who saw that on the corner would HAVE to buy a cup!

  3. Absolutely adorable! Looks like a great party!

  4. Love this! I keep coming back and looking at all the pictures. I can't get over how cute everything turned out! What a lucky little girl. :)

  5. Congratulations on your baby's birthday! Having six kids doesn't make you super mom ... it just makes you crazy!
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