Enjoy The Ride

I know everyone says their mom is amazing, but I have to say mine is truly one of a kind.  Caring, Kind, Thoughtful + Sweet, she always threw us these AMAZING Themed Birthday Parties as Kids (she still does now).  For her 50th Birthday we wanted to stay away from the drab and dreary Over the Hill.  Instead we were inspired by her Vintage Red Bike + decided on an Enjoy the Ride Theme!  We put together a couple Summertime Staples ~ A Lemonade Stand,  Gingham Table Cloth, Watermelon + Apple Pie.  And made stationary to go along with our Theme for this Birthday Party!
Our Lemonade Stand was inspired by Kristyn's from Lil' Luna.  Be sure to check out her cute blog + her amazing Vintage Lemonade Stand Tutorial.  The main alteration we made from Kristyn's project was we used Canvas rather than wood.  This way we were able to attach it to another table with double sided tape.  Making our Lemonade Stand a temporary one!

Super Easy ~ Cut canvas to length, tape off equal sections and paint stripes!  We made the banner with craft paper from Hobby Lobby.  And used the scraps to make colorful Pinwheels + Gift Tags.
The Lemonade Popscicles were found on Somewhere Splendid.  
These were super yummy and our new summertime favorite!  
Be sure to check out Maddy's Recipe to make your own!
For the Gift Bags + Guest Book Postcards (shown above), Brian sketched this scene ~ Bike, Hills + Lemon  Orchard.  Everyone colored their own + wrote a note to the Birthday Girl.
 The Table Cloth was simply Gingham Fabric from Hobby Lobby.  Burlap Gift Bags were Labeled with Chalkboard Sticky Tags.  Favors included nostalgic favorites like Silly Putty, Jacks + Bazooka Bubble Gum.
Happy Birthday to an Amazing Mom!! 

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  1. My 50th birthday is in January however, I am going to send this to my daughters. It will be a great jumping off point for the party they had BETTER be planning for me! heeheehee

    1. Desiree ~ a little *hint* never hurt! And I'm sure your girls will throw a great 50th party ~ after all you deserve it! Happy belated 49th birthday ~ Enjoy the Ride this year and many more to come!

  2. This would be cute for the 50th Anniversary Party on July 5th. I love that Lemonade Stand - I love everything about it actually! Thank you for sharing your creativity, and Happy Birthday to your Mom!

    Desiree, Happy Birthday waaaaaay in advance! Enjoy helping your girls plan, and then enjoy your party!

    1. Thanks so much for your kind words and for stopping by! An anniversary party is a great idea! Isn't life more fun when you celebrate the journey?!

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