I am so excited to finally be sharing my pink lemonade recipe and DIY lemon print that were used for the bunting and the napkins at the Lemonade Party. Pink lemonade is one of my favourite Summer time beverages. It brings back all sorts of memories from my childhood, especially of family gatherings at my Nana and Grandad’s house. My Nana would often serve a cold glass of pink lemonade to all us grandkids. I had a lot of fun making the lemon prints, I don’t often get time to be crafty, so this was fun for me!
- 1 1/2 cups raspberries
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1 1/2 cups fresh lemon juice
- 1 cup white sugar
- 8 cups water
- 1 whole lemon
- 1/2 cup raspberries
- Prepare a raspberry sauce. In a bowl, squish up the 1 1/2 cups of raspberries a bit to help get the juice out then pour this into a medium sauce pan. Add 1/4 cup sugar, 1 teaspoon fresh squeezed juice from a lemon into the pan. Bring the mixture to a simmer over medium heat, stirring often. Let cool.
- Press the sauce through a fine strainer to remove seeds and any chunks. This is personal preference.
- Begin the lemonade. In a small sauce pan, combine 1 cup of white sugar and 1 cup of water. Bring this mixture to a boil over medium heat. Stir constantly until the sugar is completely dissolved.
- Allow the sugar water mixture to cool for an hour or so, until it's at room temperature.
- Squeeze enough lemons to make 1 1/2 cups of fresh lemon juice. Between 6-8 lemons may be needed.
- Combine the juice from the lemons, the sugar water, and 7 cups of cold water in a large pitcher. Add in the raspberry sauce to desired taste.
- Thinly slice a lemon and add the slices into the lemonade, as well as a handful of fresh raspberries.
- Place in fridge to cool. Then serve.
DIY LEMON PRINTS
For decor and napkins at the Lemonade Party, I made lemon prints on some fabric napkins and for a bunting. It was incredibly simple to do. All you need is a lemon, some acrylic paint in the colour of your choice, card stock, and fabric napkins.
The bunting was made using cardstock. I cut a lemon in half and used one side for the pink paint and the other for the yellow. It was much easier to get the detail of the lemon with runny acrylic paint, you may find that you need to thin the paint a little. With a brush paint the face of the lemon and start stamping. Your first one may be a dud as you figure out how much paint to use, but that’s okay because you will be cutting out your favourite prints. Make as many lemon prints as you feel you will need. I used about two dozen to over the length of the ribbon for out bunting. Once you have done all your stamping, leave to dry and then cut out the lemon circles. Attach to the ribbon of your choice using a hot glue gun. Then hang wherever you would like your lemon print bunting.
LEMON PRINT NAPKINS
Making lemon print napkins was done in a similar way to the bunting. You need to find white fabric napkins, I found some at IKEA for an incredibly reasonable price – a dollar! Wash and dry them before you do your printing. You may need to iron them so that there are no creases when stamping the lemon on the fabric. I did a random print all across the fabric, doing one colour first and then filling in with the other. I did the napkins after the bunting because by this point I had it figured out how much paint I needed to put on the face of the lemon in order to get a beautiful print. Leave the napkins flat to dry. Once the paint has dried, iron the napkins to help set the paint more.
THE CONTRIBUTORS FOR THE LEMONADE PARTY
Thank you to Captured in Squares for their photography + styling for the Lemonade Party.
Be sure to check out the full party post to see who else contributed to this flamingo and lemon filled festivity.