Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Sponsored Post: Ice Cream Heaven and Movie Night with Ben & Jerry's in Berlin

Wohooo, yesterday was wonderful! Those of you who have been following my blog for a while might know that I am a big ice cream fan and that I have already been working on a few fun coop projects with Ben & Jerry's in the past year. :)
Last summer, I visited Ben & Jerry's Taste and Tunes tour in Berlin and took tons of photos and I went to their ice cream tasting party in Hamburg in February and and to their other ice cream event in June.

Peace, Love and Ice Cream: Ben & Jerry's Movie Night 

This time, Ben & Jerry's planned something completely different: a tour through Germany with free ice cream and open air movie nights, such a wonderful idea for summer!
The event took place at the Malzfabrik in Berlin-Tempelhof, thousands of ice cream lovers came for free ice cream and to watch 'Her' in the open air movie theater and I was invited to join the crew, eat as much ice cream as I could and to use the location as a photo playground, yippie!
The silence before the storm. I wish I could have taken one of those wonderful chairs with me, I love those bright colors. :)
As every time, the crew is wonderful and brings lots of joy into the day, everyone has fun and is excited about ICE CREAM and a fun day in the sun!
Ben & Jerry's is not only about delicious ice cream, but they also have a mission: to help to make the world a little better by means of supporting different projects and good causes (read more about their mission) and of course they also want to help to stop climate change. Make sure to help and contribute to the mission, it is super easy, you can simply sign the petition for climate justice!
When the crowd came in, there was a welcome speech and all the people were so so so excited about getting ice cream for free and to try out new flavors they haven't tried before. :)
Inside the bus, there were freezers with as much ice cream as the eye could see, paradise!
Yippie yay, seconds before the bus opened to serve ice cream all evening.
Ice cream bus playground! Wuoah, so many people waiting for refreshment!
Just like last year, I was able to play ice cream fairy myself, so much fun! As I already said a few times, in my next life I'm gonna be an ice cream vendor with my own pink ice cream truck. :D
People sat in the grass, soaking up summer sun and enjoying their ice cream.
Because the line outside the area was soooo long, the lovely crew took shorties to the entrance to give it to the people who were still waiting.
Mhhhh, ice cream as far as the eye could see! :D
Save our swirled and do it better!
Could. not. stop. eating. ice. cream! Too good! :) The speculatius one is my fave ice cream of all times, mhhh!
Playing Ben and Jerry.
My lovely friends aentschie and Anna Sterntaler joined the ice cream fun as well and took lots of fun photos with me. :) Anja has also taken all those photos of me you can see here in the blogpost. Thaaank you again! :*
Berlin, inofficial ice cream capital! :)
Whohooooo, such a fun day with such a great crew!
When the sun went down and all bellies were filled with tons of ice cream, all the people got ready for watching the movie, took out their blankets, picnic snacks and ate even more ice cream.

Watch a Video by Andy Kaczé from the Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Event

Peace, Love & Ice Cream.
Movie Night with Ben & Jerry's.

My friend Andy Kaczé who is a videographer did lots of filming during the event. Enjoy his video for even more impressions! :) You can also find him as @andykacze on Instagram and check out his Facebook fanpage. :)

That was fun (and we have been photobombed and just noticed this when looking at the photo ;))! Thanks for joining us and enjoy summer to the fullest!!

P.S.: This was a cooperation with Ben & Jerry's and I had a blast. Of course I only write what I think and everything you can read in this blogpost is my personal opinion and experience!

Monday, July 20, 2015

Sponsored Post: Summer Lemonade - Make a Picnic or Food Table with BIONADE (With Free Printables)

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.
Cold lemonade with lemon slices and paper straws, this is summer!
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.
Mhhh, so refreshing and the bright yellow makes me oh so happy! :)

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! :)
Happy summer!

P.S.: This blogpost was written for a cooperation with BIONADE, but of course everything written here is my own personal opinion! Thanks! :)