Evite | How to Throw a Lemon-Themed Party This Summer

When life gives you lemons… throw a party? In case you haven’t noticed, lemons are the main squeeze of the summer—and we’re here for it. These little citruses are a fresh and simple way to brighten up any tablescape. Here’s how to incorporate this trendy, summer lovin’ fruit into your backyard socials, birthdays, bachelorettes, and more.

DIY LEMON BALLOONS

Evite | How to Throw a Lemon-Themed Party This Summer

Want to add a pop of color to your summer tablescape? These mini lemon balloons are seriously easy peasy lemon squeezy. We created lemon balloon straws to decorate summertime refreshments (cough, lemonade), but you can also adjust this DIY for garlands, place settings, and more.

Evite | How to Throw a Lemon-Themed Party This Summer


MATERIALS

  • Yellow balloons
  • Fake green leaves
  • Yellow paper straws
  • Scissors
  • Air pump (optional)

STEPS

  1. Blow up a yellow balloon to your desired size. We measured ours to about 4 inches long, so it fits in the palm of your hand.
  2. Tie the end of the balloon and the stem of your fake greenery together into a knot.
  3. Cut a hole into the tail of the balloon, below the knot.
  4. Insert a paper straw into the opening you created, and slip your lemon straws into jars as a cute topper!

DIY LEMON CAKE TOPPER

Evite | How to Throw a Lemon-Themed Party This Summer

Transform any basic dessert into a charming centerpiece with this super simple lemon-themed cake topper. You can use it to magically dress up store-bought (yes, store-bought!) cakes or cupcakes, or use it as a crowning touch on your own baked treat. We used a coconut cake!

Evite | How to Throw a Lemon-Themed Party This Summer


MATERIALS

  • Lemon printable
  • Green and yellow construction paper
  • Wooden skewers or dowels
  • Clear tape
  • Scissors
  • Cake (homemade or store-bought)

STEPS

  1. Print out free lemon printable and cut to size on yellow construction paper.
  2. Cut leaf shapes with green construction paper; adjust to your liking.
  3. Tape green leaves onto yellow paper from the back.
  4. Spell out a word using one lemon per letter, or write a lemon pun, such as: “let’s get zesty”, “you had me at yellow”, “simply the zest”, or “squeeze the day”!
  5. Tape a dowel to the back of each paper lemon.
  6. Stick the dowels into your cake, as you see fit.

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Evite | How to Throw a Lemon-Themed Party This Summer

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