Pink Lemonade Stand First Birthday Party {Celebrating Harper Leigh}

When life hands you lemons, throw a {pink} lemonade stand party.  And that’s exactly what I did for my niece’s first birthday.

LSP birthday girl 2

Pumpkin + Rose just launched their party planning services with this special one to start the busy season.

LSP bday girl

The happy one-year-old enjoying the festivities.

LSP birthday girl

An elated wave to all of her family and friends who gathered to help her celebrate.

LSP stand details

LSP photo banner{Lemonade photo banner was strung in the tree behind the stand.  To see how to make this photo banner check out this post from my blog.}

LSP stand from a far

I wanted to keep things fairly simple and sweet, and chose to work with the few same colors all throughout.  We made a mini-version of this lemonade stand above that was perched on the front lawn to welcome all guests as they arrived.

LSP welcome mini stand{A perfect sized stand for little entrepreneurs, parties or pretend}

The kids had a lot of fun with all of the lemons hiding in baskets, scattered across the grass, on tables.  This kept them busy from the start.

LSP stand and kids

They also enjoyed pretending to work the stand and helping themselves to some sweet pink and yellow lemonade.

LSP square flowers

I picked a variety of yellow, white and pink flowers, combining hydrangeas, tulips, cushion pom chrysanthemums and matricaria for different texture in each vase.  I assembled the arrangements and put them in water the night before, so they were ready to go when I set up the next day.

LSP fishbowls

I stuck to a very basic layout for the tables, keeping all of the flower arrangements clean and low, so that everyone had plenty of room to see each other.  A few extra lemons were placed around the burlap table runners to carry out the theme.

LSP dessert table

The dessert table was another highlight of the party.  The treats were easy to reach and the brick chimney provided a great backdrop.

LSP dessert table overview

I loved this high chair {the tutorial can be seen here}.  The very first piece that I knew I wanted to tackle to create this memorable day.

LSP cupcake stand

I made all of the cupcakes the night before and then decorated them with lemon slices and pink and white paper chevron straws the next morning.

LSP dessert table corner

Pink and yellow baking twine was wrapped around the tops of each glass milk bottle and little flags were attached with hand-written messages about the day.  The flowers on this table provided just the right pop of color and stood out against the pale pink, lace tablecloth.  A photo of the birthday girl from the photoshoot I did with her for her birthday invitations was framed, front and center.  Cylinder vases were filled with more lemons and tied with pink polka dot ribbon to anchor the ends of the table.

LSP harper cake blurry

I baked three layers of yellow cake and cut them out to create a mini three-tiered cake for the birthday girl.  I topped it with a half of a lemon and a handmade gold glitter candle.

LSP harper cake

LSP cake smash{Harper’s first encounter with sugar was a hit}

LSP scallop cake

The ombre scallop cake {you can see the tutorial here} was baked the night before and I iced and decorated it the morning of the party.  This cake was for the guests, sliced neatly and served as opposed to the smash cake seen in the photos above and below.

LSP emma and harper cakes{My daughter, Emma, helping her cousin polish off the desserts}

LSP harper cake aftermath

LSP table aftermath

LSP boy and stand

It was fun to sit back and watch the aftermath.  The kids, happy and smiling.  The cake eaten up and lemonade sipped.  All signs of a great party.

LSP emma with balloon{Emma wishing a very Happy Birthday, Harper Leigh xo}

My Favorite Party Details From This Pink Lemonade Stand Bash:

  • The distressed wooden high chair {in pink}
  • The ombre scallop cake
  • The eyelet and burlap high chair banner
  • and MORE!


Stylist:  Pumpkin + Rose

Photographer:  Gina at Pumpkin + Rose

Cookies:  Made with love by my Aunt Joanne

Cakes:  Gina at Pumpkin + Rose

Food:  Made by my dad (and the birthday girl’s grandpa)

Lemonade Stands (the big and mini version):  Made by Pumpkin + Rose with the help of my brother-in-law 🙂

Mason Jar Drink Dispensers:  World Market

Big Pink Balloons and Gold Ribbon:  Party City

Tissue Paper Pom Poms:  DellaCartaDecor on Etsy

Happy Birthday Burlap Banner:  AliEliWeddings on Etsy

High Chair:  Pumpkin + Rose

White Cake Stand:  Home Goods

Birthday Girl’s Decorative Cake Stand:  Amazon

Eyelet and Burlap High Chair Banner:  LittleMaisie on Etsy

Paper Straws:  Michael’s Craft Store

Pink Lace Tablecloth:  RedBarnGarden on Etsy

Yellow Accent Rugs:  T.J. Maxx

Blue Wire Baskets:  T.J. Maxx

Vintage Scale:  Zassy’sTreasures on Etsy

Galvanized Cupcake Stand:  Pottery Barn

Wine Crates:  Pumpkin + Rose

Yellow and White Striped Table Runner (as seen on the lemonade stand):  T.J. Maxx

Burlap Table Runners (as seen on the tables):  Overstock

Square Vases, Fishbowl Vases and Mason Jars:  Pumpkin + Rose

LSP dessert table up close 2

Hope you enjoyed!


  1. We can’t thank you enough. You really thought of everything! The whole day, everyone was so complimentary and we really owe it all to you. It was such a special day!

  2. The party was an awesome way to celebrate Harper Leigh’s first birthday! Everything was perfect!

  3. Susan Giordano

    May 18, 2014 at 1:48 PM

    Every little detail just perfect!! From the baskets of bright yellow lemons to the beautiful fresh flowers on the tables to the special photo banners to the authentic lemonade stands to the delicious cake and cupcakes…makes a special day a beautiful memory!! Thanks!!!

  4. OMG!!! I LOVE it all! It looks fabulous! Happy Birthday Harper 🙂

  5. Annie Sutherland

    May 18, 2014 at 4:39 PM

    Amazing job! Looks amazing and delicious.

  6. pumpkin + rose

    May 18, 2014 at 5:10 PM

    thanks very much everyone! i had so much fun planning this. lots of love went into this party and i’m glad that everyone enjoyed it as much as i did 🙂

  7. What an amazing job Gina!!!! Everything looked so pretty – you really are talented my dear 🙂 miss you!

  8. Such a cute theme, the party looked adorable!! Gina you did an amazing job! Harper is such a cutie

  9. So cute, Gina! And giving me lots of ideas…. 🙂

  10. Everything was so pretty and special. I loved the theme and the colors were awesome.
    Great job Gina. A very special day for a very special little girl.

  11. pumpkin + rose

    May 20, 2014 at 7:42 AM


  12. Beautiful party! So simple and unique everything looked perfect. Great job.

  13. Chelsea Hipkins

    May 21, 2014 at 9:18 AM

    This is adorable!!! I can’t wait to see more!!

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