[Werbung:] Yippie yay for summer! The past weeks have been warm and sunny and even on colder summer days, there's hardly anything better than a refreshing drink.
When having read my blog for a while, you probably know that I absolutely adore colorful parties, picnics and food tables and so I am happy about every opportunity to work on a colorful concept and work on a new styling. I was recently contacted by BIONADE and asked if I wanted to try out their new lemonade flavor - lemon-bergamot (Zitrone-Bergamotte) - and do something creative with it.
Summer Lemonade Time - Picnic or Food Table with BIONADE
Of course I wanted! :) Do you know BIONADE? It's a German lemonade brand which only uses organic ingredients and no artificial or chemical additives. To inspire you to host a lemonade party and to try out the flavor yourself, I styled an indoor picnic and snack table and made some free printables for you which you can download. :)
Get Your Own Lemonade Freebies for Download
At the end of this blogpost, you'll find a freebie for a 'Lemonade'-bunting, a lemonade art print (leave it black and white or color it yourself after printing it out, this is so relaxing!), an invitation card, tags for wrapping sandwiches and lemon tags for your bottlenecks. Print out everything and decorate your kitchen, your balcony or take everything with you to your next summer picnic. :)
Make it Yellow - The Taste of Fresh Lemons
Mhhh, this lemonade tastes so so good! At home I rarely ever drink conventional lemonade, because it's way too sweet, but this one is perfect, because it is slightly acerbic and fruity and only a little bit sweet - just with the ideal level of refreshing summer sweetness.
What BIONADE did was taking the classical lemonade flavor and then combining it with bergamots which are grown in the south of Italy by organic farmers. By supporting those farmers, this special fruit is preserved.
To make the bottles look a little more individual and to fit everything into the summer lemonade picnic theme, I made tiny lemon tags for the bottle necks, they are just too cute. You just need a puncher and some yarn to hang them up.
No picnic or summer snack table without sandwiches! Mine are with lettuce, cheese and bacon and I wrapped them in fabric, baker's twine and the pretty black and white tags that I made.
You know I love handlettering, so I made those sandwich tags using different fonts and shapes, you can download them at the end of this blogpost. :)
When inviting guest or preparing food to take it somewhere else, I always love adding little details like toppers, colorful napkins or personalized tags. I just recently read a quote by Mies von der Rohe which says that the soul of the whole lives in the details. I couldn't agree more! :) So this time I also took care of the details and made the sandwiches look pretty. Wrapping them in fabric and adding tags is so nice when taking them out to sit in the gras and eating them outsite or even when guest come over and are happy about the love one has put into decorating everything.
If you want to make cute toppers for snacks, simply cut out shapes out of cardboard, glue tooth picks onto their backs with a hot-glue gun and decorate your food. I put those mini Berliners into pretty mini paper bowls which I still have left from my Rock'n'Roll birthday party past winter and which I got from lovely Partyerie.
To make the walls look prety, I made a lemonade illustration for you. Print it out, hang it onto a wall or send it away as a postcard. You can leave it black and white or use pens or paint to color it yourself, this can sometimes be so relaxing and a little escape from hectical everyday life.
What I also made is a 'Lemonade'-bunting. You can hang it in your home and between the branches of a tree when celebrating a picnic outside. :)
Send out invites to your friends for drinking lemonade together and for sharing some extra quality time in summer, maybe during a date in the park or for a drink on the balcony after work.
Get Your own Free Picnic and Summer Lemonade Printables
It's all about the little details! If you want to throw your own little lemonade party, want to prepare a summer picnic or invite friends over for a summerly dinner, you can print out the printables that I made for you. Find them here:
In case you share some photos on Instagram, make sure to tag me (@luloveshandmade) so that I can see it! :)
Have lots of fun trying out the new flavor and enjoying your own lemonade party! :)
P.S.: This blogpost was written for a cooperation with BIONADE, but of course everything written here is my own personal opinion! Thanks! :)