After Nora’s party, we had quite a few lemons in our house. I cheated, we did not have freshly squeezed lemonade at her party…and it is now one of life’s biggest regrets. I’m only half way kidding.
Due to said lemons, one evening, Ean decided he wanted to make some homemade lemonade. So Ean, Matt & I began the not so long process of making freshly squeezed lemonade. It was so so delicious and pretty easy, especially when your husband and son do all of the juicing.
Freshly Squeezed Lemonade Original recipe makes 20 (4 ounce) servings
1 3/4 cups white sugar
8 cups water
1 1/2 cups lemon juice
In a small saucepan, combine sugar and 1 cup water. Bring to boil and stir to dissolve sugar. Allow to cool to room temperature, then cover and refrigerate until chilled. Remove seeds from lemon juice, but leave pulp. In pitcher, stir together chilled syrup, lemon juice and remaining 7 cups water.
Little Miss had her first birthday party on Sunday! The original plan was for Saturday, but for some odd reason there was snow on the ground…in May. Since her party theme was sunshine and lemonade and not snowflakes and hot chocolate, we decided to push it back a day.
A couple months ago Matt & I came across this cute lemonade stand from Girl Inspired. It kind of created the party theme. Matt built and painted the lemonade stand. Amazing job husband! We repurposed one of the fences from Ean’s 2nd birthday party to help cut the cost and reuse wood. Everything from the invites to the food to the decorations were DIY.
Here is what was on the menu:
Pink Lemonade Fudge
Pink Lemonade Cake Pops (more on these soon)
The candy: Lemon drops, strawberry marshmallows & Strawberry whoppers
To Drink: Lemonade of course….but I may have forgot to take a picture of that.
A big thank you to our families for celebrating with us…and to my brother-in-law Josh for helping with the pics of Miss Nora!
A certain little girl will be turning one next week! I can not tell you how fast this year has gone by. I swear just yesterday I was 9 months pregnant. No? Ok, maybe not.
I have been working a bit on Little Miss’ first birthday party…and this is one of the sweet treats that is on the menu. Pink Lemonade Fudge.
Pink Lemonade Fudge
1 12 ounce package white chocolate chips
1 16 ounce can Pink Lemonade Frosting (Pillsbury has it out for a limited time)
Line an 8×8 pan with foil and grease with butter. Melt white chocolate chips over low heat in a double boiler. Once chips have melted, stir in frosting until smooth. Place in refrigerator for 30 minutes. Cut into squares and enjoy. Store left overs in an airtight container in the fridge.