The Lemonwood Collection celebrates a piece of Americana—the peaceful moment when we gather with friends and family to make and enjoy a glass of lemonade. The melamine serving tray coordinates seamlessly with the Michael Aram Lemonwood serveware, and the other melamine and fine paper dinnerware can be incorporated to complete a table setting. A chocolate brown and white lemon design with gold metallic details creates a casual elegance within this collection, and the bright yellow fine paper luncheon plate and napkin liven up a tablescape. The Lemonwood Collection is perfect for daytime entertaining like a luncheon, tea party or casual outdoor gathering.
MADHOUSE Ideas from Michael Aram
“I imagine my backyard, drinking lemonade on a hot summer day, sharing the moment with the ones I care about the most…I love the idea that one little fruit can inspire such beautiful and joyous thoughts.” – Michael Aram
Host an Outdoor Movie Night
Like lemonade, backyard barbecues and drive-in movie theaters are iconic pieces of Americana. Whether it’s Independence Day or not, there’s no better way to spend a summer night than celebrating the American spirit with barbeque, lemonade and loved ones. Using the MADHOUSE Lemonwood Collection as your inspiration to set the scene for a night of nostalgia, host an outdoor movie night to gather with loved ones and spruce up your average summer cookout in a fun, casual way.
Setting up your outdoor theater is a cinch with a few pieces of equipment and strategic planning. Choose an area that stays dark by avoiding streetlamps and porch lights. This can be your patio, garage, rooftop or backyard. Once you’ve picked your location, set up your DVD player and projector, which can be rented online or at party rental stores. If you don’t own a screen, you can use a light-colored wall or simply secure a king-size sheet to a support. If you keep it intimate with close friends, bring the patio couches and chairs into the yard. Or invite the whole block and ask attendees to bring their own chairs, blankets and pillows for lounging.
Since your guests will mingle and lounge casually during dinner, serve the spread with more durable and less expensive dinnerware like the MADHOUSE melamine dinnerware and Tritan™ tumblers to avoid worrying about damaged dishes. And be sure you’ve got your space stocked before guests arrive. Use the Lemonwood serving tray to stow away necessities like condiments, straws and spare sets of cutlery.
The Lemonwood dinnerware set includes a melamine or fine paper dinner plate, which both work perfectly for your main barbecue and cookout entrees and sides. The melamine or fine paper appetizer plates should also be left within reach for guests who prefer to nibble on appetizers or sides instead. And a hot summer night isn’t complete without ice cream, so have an intermission during the movie for make-your-own ice cream sundaes served in Lemonwood all purpose bowls.
With great company, beautiful dinnerware and a good flick, your outdoor movie night is a shoe-in for the best night of summer with your friends and loved ones.