By now, you all know that I'm a sucker for a party of any kind. Ava and I planned to host a Noonday Collection trunk show next Monday evening. Sadly, gobs of our friends are unavailable because I'm the worst when it comes to planning something with good timing. We're throwing it anyway because Noonday rocks. (Apparently people go on vacations and such during the week of July 4th.) We kinda forgot about that.
party essentials.) And then, don't laugh at
me... I thought to myself, "Huh. Guess we're going with a lime or mint theme."
(This my friends, is how my brains works. And also, how throwing a
party on an itty bitty budget works.) Washi tape is such a fun,
inexpensive, and easy way to transform a few things and make them festive.
Ava and I are going to try a recipe for some little key lime desserts in
cups and if it turns out, I'll blog the recipe for ya next week. In
keeping with the theme of using what I had on hand, I dug out some
bamboo skewers and washi tape in gray chevron and mint polka dot. I
couldn't believe I actually had washi tape in those exact colors. No
idea where I got them. (Michaels maybe?) I made swizzle sticks and
decided we needed a fun limey-minty drink to swizzle, so I whipped up
some homemade limeade. (I also plan on making a refreshing unsweetened
version with club soda, thanks to the idea from my buddy, Betsy. Think
virgin mojito. It's super yummy!)
Simple syrup (3 cups water, 2 cups sugar, heat until sugar dissolves.)
3/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
3 cups cold water
Stir together and chill until ready to serve. Garnish with fresh mint if desired.
here. The cute tags were from Ballard Design last year, but I think they still sell them.)
Also. If you want to be a part of Ava and my Noonday Collection trunk show, we would love to have you! I just wish you could actually all pack my house and let me serve you yummy drinks and dessert. You can however, participate by visiting this site and placing your order via email, to firstname.lastname@example.org. (Just let Kelsey know you are ordering via Lemonade Makin Mama's trunk show, and she'll hook you up!)
The randomly drawn winner of this cute multi colored Noonday Collection necklace is... Melody Olson. (Melody, please send your address to email@example.com and I'll get your prize out!)