It has been awhile... social media has gotten a little time-consuming lately, I am sure a lot of you may agree. Blogging ends up taking the back burner, but at KBD we try to do something at least once a month to keep you updated on what's new and exciting here at work. This month I got together with a friend of mine, Rox-anne from Celebrating This Life, to celebrate the launch of my new Lemon Drop tea towel!!!! We decided to throw a simple, elegant lemon party serving refreshments and some lemon desserts. With everyone's busy summer schedules it is too hard to have everyone over for a formal dinner so we thought a few drinks and some sweets to nibble on was the perfect way to celebrate the summer that is passing way too fast!
To see all the pictures and some details scroll through these lovely lemon drop party photos!
We kept the table setting simple with some fresh flowers and a few appetizers to get started. Including the cotton candy fluffs on the tall shish kabab sticks... so simple, but it gave the table some height and something fun to snack on!
We dressed up Rox-anne's bar cart so you could help your self to a simple mixed drink.
A twist on your classic lemonade stand -- thanks to Rox-anne's gorgeous Ralph Lauren glasses.
Rox-anne made amazing lemon squares from a famous Martha Stewart recipe... Yummy!
Simple lemon loaf from the supermarket, sliced with fresh raspberries was another simple dessert we had.
Lemon drop candies in clear glass dishes helped to fill the table and make it in inviting.
Love the long olive dish that we filled with lemon jelly beans -- having a collection of different size white dishes is a must!
Popped the Prosecco and mixed it with limoncello for a light summer drink.
A little edible flower for a fun pop of colour made these cute little drinks extra special!
A few more pictures of the drink stations we created just in behind the eating table.
Caught in the action going to grab myself some spiked lemonade!
The bunting banner that Rox-anne made and draped over her deck gave the night a relaxed garden party vibe.
Rox-anne's vintage lemonade juice pitcher is from Cracker Barrel from many years ago and was perfect for this evening.
All the fresh annabelle hydrangeas were cut from Rox-anne's amazing backyard garden and created the perfect backdrop!
Cheering to the perfect little evening we created!
Fresh snapdragons and filler flowers I picked up from a downtown Toronto florist on Avenue Road!
Our layer backdrop turned out beautiful!
I wore a bright yellow dress and Rox-anne wore the perfect relaxed tailored white sundress.
Rox-anne demonstrating that she loves to use my bar towels as napkins as well!
Rox-anne's planted ferns in her vintage brass containers were stacked on top of nesting tables to also add to the back drop. Scroll down to see how everything looked as the sun started to set going into the evening.
Just the perfect evening with no rain and almost no bugs!
Love the combo of the ferns and annabelle hydrangeas together with the pop of fresh yellow lemons.
I hope this inspires everyone to spend one evening this summer doing something special with friends and family. It doesn't need to be anything extravagant, just keep it simple with some yummy drinks and desserts. But most importantly welcome people into your home and have a great time. If you are like Rox-anne and I, you might want to go all out, make a theme out of the evening and have a little fun with it!
I hope you all enjoyed this Lemon Drop Party! Don't forget to watch for a contest to win a "Lemon Drop" bar towel, head over to our Instagram profile and click follow to make sure you don't miss out!
Also don't' forget to go check out Rox-anne's blog for more information about this Lemon Drop Drop at celebratingthislife.ca
Until next time!