23 Apr

MADHOUSE “Lemonwood” Inspired Tablescape {+ Champagne Lemonade Recipe & Free Printables}

madhouse lemonwood tablescape by hwtm

Elephants + Glitter-Dipped Lemons? That’s right! And if you think this combo may seem a bit MAD, well fantastic… because that’s kind of the point. ;)

You see, when MADHOUSE by Michael Aram asked me to dream up 4 tablescapes inspired by their new tableware collections, I went especially crazy for Lemonwood. High contrast colors, bold graphics, and a hint of metallic gold… everything about the Lemonwood collection makes a statement, and for me it said: “Bring on the SUNSHINE and {grown up} lemonade! And do it with a bit of retro-mod flair while you’re at it.” The paper Lemonwood items weren’t available at the time of my shoot, but just imagine all the outdoor fun you could have with these beauties too:


Wouldn’t this look be fabulous for an outside-the-box summer dinner party or wedding shower? Whatever the occasion may be, I just love the idea of surprising guests with unexpected details – like mini elephants bearing sparkly gifts, for example!


And speaking of unexpected… if you haven’t heard of MADHOUSE before, that’s probably because they are BRAND NEW. In fact, HWTM is the very first place you’ll see this line of upscale melamine, fine paper tableware, and Tritan™ drinkware in action! And as someone that’s seen their fair share of entertaining products, I can say with complete confidence that the product quality is amazing.

I’ll be sharing 4 totally different MADHOUSE inspired tablescapes with you this week (2 today + 2 tomorrow) – followed by a fun Pinterest contest opportunity coming Thursday that involves your own creative spin + the chance to fill your table with well over $500 worth of your favorite MADHOUSE products. So feel free to start dreaming about what statements your dream table would make! But before you do that… scroll down to check out all of my own Lemonwood inspired table details, followed by a yummy Champagne Lemonade Recipe + links to download the matching party printables for free!

champagne lemonade cocktail recipe in MADHOUSE Tritan Goblet

elephants and lemons

sunshine and lemonade free printables

lemonwood collection by madhouse

elephant centerpiece and placecard

lemon and bow tie vase

madhouse inspired party drinks



– Yellow hydrangea displayed in a bow tie embellished vase lined with fresh lemon slices
– Sunny yellow tablecloth + gold/white chevron paper table runner + scattered lemons
– Gold toy elephants “carrying” gold glitter dipped lemons displayed on Lemonwood Dinner Plates
Modern white elephant statue decked out with a felt & ribbon bow tie
Lemonwood Appetizer/Dessert Plate displayed in gold dusted grapewood
– Champagne Lemonade served in Clear Melon Tritan™ Goblets
– Printable party flags on metallic gold striped straws
– Printable “Bring on the Sunshine & Lemonade” Party Sign
– DIY metallic gold tissue tassel garland strung in the background



3 cups water
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups fresh lemon juice
1 (750 ml) bottle champagne or sparkling wine
lemon slices for garnish

In a small saucepan, bring sugar and 1 cup water to a boil. Cook until sugar has dissolved (approximately 1 minute). Turn off heat and allow the sugar syrup to cool.

2. In a pitcher, combine cooled syrup with lemon juice and remaining 2 cups of water. Mix well. Pour into stemware and garnish with a lemon slice. CHEERS!



This tablescape includes a free printable 4×6 “Bring on the Sunshine and Lemonade” Sign + “Drink Me” Party Flags. Click here to download and enjoy!


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April 23, 2013 at 9:05 am

Michelle - I DO invitations by michelle SAYS:

Adore this color scheme and those little elephants with the lemons are so cute! Love the lemon floral arrangement, too!

April 23, 2013 at 10:15 am

Kelly SAYS:

Those Lemonwood plates are GORGEOUS! Love the glittered lemons too – so fun!

April 23, 2013 at 10:21 am

Rita M. SAYS:

Everything looks so cheerful and bright!

April 23, 2013 at 10:23 am

Kelli- Print & Cut Your Printables SAYS:

Must have those plates!

April 23, 2013 at 11:46 am

Inspired By This Blog SAYS:

Yellow, sparkles, stripes, and elephants – four of my favorite things in one tablescape?! Love this!!! :]

April 23, 2013 at 2:23 pm

Loralee Lewis SAYS:

Jenn, this is beautiful. Love the elephants with the lemons on back!

April 23, 2013 at 2:33 pm

Lauren SAYS:

Wow, love how the yellow just pops! Looks really amazing.

April 23, 2013 at 3:40 pm

Elizabeth SAYS:

this drink seems delicous! I can’t wait to give it a try!

April 24, 2013 at 10:32 am

Monica SAYS:

The Yellow looks great.

April 27, 2013 at 8:41 pm

Shophelloworld.com SAYS:

That table set-up is beautiful. And the champagne lemonade sounds delicious! We love MADHOUSE! Their products are so fun and unique and really make a difference when setting a party table. Thanks for the post – we really enjoyed it!

June 13, 2013 at 9:01 am
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