Pink Lemonade 1st Birthday Party!

This is a review of my little girl’s first birthday.  It was a Pink Lemonade Birthday Party! Get ready for a picture-heavy post because there were just too many photos to choose from!


Pink Lemonade Party Invite

Isn’t this invite adorable? I can’t take any credit for it though;  this is the

creativity from Lemonade Design Studio.

 Pink Lemonade Party

Here is the sweet table.


Pink Lemonade Party Decorations

Outside I hung fluffy pink decorations with pink ribbon.


Pink Lemonade Banner

This banner came from Target’s Big Honkin’ Sumer promotion.


Pink Lemonade Cupcakes

Some of the cupcakes I made and some I bought and embellished.


Pink Lemonade Candy

Here is an up close picture of some of the candy.



Pink Lemonade Birthday Cake

I made the cakes myself but the gorgeous pennant banner is from

the etsy shop, AFeteBeckons.


Pink Lemonade Smash Cake

This is my daughter’s “smash cake” on top of a cake stand I made myself.


Pink Lemonade Party Food

Here’s a picture of the full spread.  We also had grilled hamburgers with all the fixings.  Our lemonade was from Chick-fil-A and we had fun pink twisty straws for the kids.



Pink Lemonade Birthday Girl

This is my sweet birthday girl! Her outfit came from Gymboree.  I couldn’t find the perfect pink lemonade outfit so I bought a lemonade outfit for the first half of the party and a pink outfit for after her smash cake.  She didn’t love her cake so while it was nice that there was no mess to clean up I was sad that we didn’t get to debut her second outfit either.



Pink Lemonade Smash Cake Crying

This is her after everyone sang to her and her Daddy tried to help feed her some.

She would have none of it.


Pink Lemonade Cake Layers

Last but not least we cut the cake!  There is a lemon layer between two pink lemonade layers and it’s topped with pink lemonade icing.


WOW. What a party it was! I love throwing a party that makes little kids’ eyes light up with wonder and amazement. And of course, maybe a few grownups too. Because as you know, pink lemonade is all about fun, pure goodness, and never taking life too seriously.  My little girl was thrilled to pieces, besides the cake incident,  and that’s what it was all about. Thank you to EVERYBODY who came and made this day such a success! We love you!




Party Invitations are from Lemonade Design Studio.

Fondant cupcake picks are from Parker’s Flour Patch.

Pennant banner is from AFeteBeckons.

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About Ashley

Ashley is very happily married and the mother to a beautiful little girl, and she is the main voice behind Embracing Beauty.


  1. Brett Martin says

    holy MOLY, mama!! Great job! and happy mamaversary to you

  2. Beeb Ashcroft says

    Oh my goodness! You put so much work into this party – it turned out F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S! Will you throw my next party for me?! 😉

  3. The Rebel Chick Jenn says

    Can you do my birthday party? I love your decor and the sweets table!

  4. Oh my goodness – so, so, so cute! I love that you picked an unconventional yet totally adorable and girly theme. Despite the cake, did she have a great time? First birthdays are so fun and special. 🙂

  5. Nicole Flowers says

    this is totally adorable, fantastic job

  6. Shell Fruscione says

    What a GORGEOUS party! I can tell you worked super, super hard- it was so worth it!

    • I had been planning it for months and gathering supplies on sale as I went so it wasn’t too hard to put everything together at the end. Thank you; I’m glad you liked it! : )

  7. HOW beautiful! I especially love the rosettes on the cakes! What a great theme i have never seen that one for a baby before – LOVE IT!

    • Thank you! The little rosettes were SO easy. It was probably the fastest cake I’ve ever decorated. Maybe I should do a tutorial sometime?

  8. You did an amazing job! I love all the pink colored candy/food.

  9. Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell says

    That is one of the most beautiful parties I’ve seen. I love all your special touches! I can’t believe she wasn’t having the cake!

  10. Absolutely precious..what a beautiful set up and those!

  11. Rachel Roland says

    Okay, first of all – GIRL! I seriously gasped when I saw your table – I thought you were going to say that was your inspiration. IT’S SO BEAUTIFUL! Those cakes are amazing, the decorations – and especially, your sweet little one year old. In a few years, you’ll laugh that she didn’t want any cake together. She’s gorgeous, and happy birthday!!

  12. Wow! Beautifully done and the pictures look amazing!

  13. That is just beautiful!!! Happy 1st birthday to A!

    I love all the roses on those cakes!!

  14. The cake is beautiful!!! She’s so cute, happy birthday to her!

  15. Kelly @ Texas Type A Mom says

    That party is so beautiful – it looks like it was straight out of a magazine! My daughter refused to eat any of her cake at her first birthday too. The next day when it was just us she loved munching on a cupcake that was leftover though!

  16. Michelle Horns says

    WOW! You did an awesome job! You should do this for a living (assuming you don’t already) Your daughter is adorable! That cake is out of this world! How creative!

  17. Tiffany Snedaker says

    You did SUCH a beautiful job with it! I love all of the details!

  18. Lauren Ivy Chiong says

    What a lovely party–inspiring! Thank you for sharing!

  19. OH my goodness, what a gorgeous birthday party! I seriously love all of your ideas and have to figure out a way to make it Paleo,lol.

  20. Everything looks so pretty! And your little girl is adorable!

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