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real parties: lemon & aqua citrus sweets


One evening last week my husband hosted an event for his business at a local med spa, and I offered to do the planning for him.  Keeping the spa locale in mind, I designed the graphics around a yellow & aqua citrus theme, and arranged a dessert table to showcase baked goods from Cakewalk Baking.  Michele did an incredible assortment of citrus treats for us including sandwich cookies, two kinds of cupcakes, meringue tarts and lemon bars.  I accented the table with seasonal flowers, fresh lemons and coordinating ribbon, but everyone's favorite touch was the sour lemon balls lining the jadite cake plates- a whimsical way to add a pop of color!  Though the photos and the lighting don't really do the event justice, I was incredibly pleased with how everything turned out.  I hope you enjoy the fresh colors... a great combo to consider for your spring or summer birthday celebration.  

 {images © birthday girl 2011}

Almalu's Place (April 5, 2011 at 8:36 AM)  

I am sooo happy you are finally back and also feeling better!

the table you set was so inspiring!and those treats look so yummy!look at those meringue tartlets!!:P

Christine @ Pure Joy Events (April 5, 2011 at 8:37 AM)  

Great to have you back. The graphics and styling are stunning, and the citrus desserts are mouth watering.

Amanda Joy (April 5, 2011 at 9:05 AM)  

I am glad that you had a great birthday weekend, and got a new computer.

This looks beautiful. My love of citrus is making me drool as I look at the photos... great job:)

DGBofTTFT (April 5, 2011 at 9:05 AM)  

Beautifully done! Welcome back!

Andrea (April 5, 2011 at 9:20 AM)  

Glad to see you're back!

Love this party! Lemons just scream SPRING and freshness!

Cakewalk Baking (April 5, 2011 at 9:23 AM)  

Great (as always!) to work together! I just posted the cookie recipe on my blog.

Cynthia Marie (April 5, 2011 at 10:01 AM)  

I'm new to your blog and I am loving it!!! Your ideas are so amazing and inspiring! I love the colours...just like spring! So thank you and welcome back! ps...I voted!

JC's Loft (April 5, 2011 at 10:11 AM)  

SO glad that you are back!!!!!!!! Love those aqua cake plates!!!!!!!!


Lili (April 5, 2011 at 10:25 AM)  

i love the fresh color palette!

Deena (April 5, 2011 at 4:49 PM)  

welcome back! And great party. Can't wait to see more of what you've been up to.

Susan @ Entertain Exchange (April 5, 2011 at 7:53 PM)  

Your table is lovely!!

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Glad to hear you are feeling better!

Teterina (April 6, 2011 at 12:23 AM)  

wonderful and fresh!
Delicious dessert ideas for the table that I have to arrange for the baptism of my little girl!

VeggieGirl (April 6, 2011 at 6:13 AM)  

THAT'S RIGHT!! You're back and those idiot robbers wil get what's coming to them. Love your blog and they will not get you down.

Today is my 23rd birthday, so of course my first site of the day to visit is Birthday Girl :)

Paper Heart Girl (April 6, 2011 at 8:13 AM)  

Ahh, perfect! I love having a good browse of your site for some good party inspiration! xxxxxx

Kristina (April 6, 2011 at 1:48 PM)  

So beautiful and fresh, I LOVE it!

Aimee (April 7, 2011 at 7:58 AM)  

Love this! Can you tell me what fonts you used for the cards by the food?

Cristin @ Simplified Bee (April 7, 2011 at 2:59 PM)  

Love lemons and this party is beautiful!


Mary Christine (April 7, 2011 at 3:08 PM)  

i LOVE LOVE LOVE the flowers & lemon decor!!

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