Watermelon Birthday Party

Throwing my daughter Emden’s first birthday party was so much fun!  It was so nice to be able to use some pink for a change which is one of the reasons I went with a watermelon theme!  We had a great time with family and friends and I can’t wait until the next one!

If you’re looking to throw a watermelon themed birthday party, here are some ideas we did to get you started.

Game Plan:

1. Set the watermelon theme with your invitation

I made my invitation using Photoshop and saved it as a 4×6 .jpg file and then printed them off as 4×6 photos.  Super cheap and super cute!


watermelon birthday party invitation2.  Decorate the place.

Turn regular balloons into watermelon balloons by using a green Sharpie to make lines on green balloons and a black Sharpie to make seeds on the red and pink balloons.

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Make some watermelon paper fans using my tutorial.

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Stick with a pink, green, and red color scheme and you’re good to go!

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3.  Serve up some treats.

Check out my detailed post on our watermelon themed food.

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4.  Play a watermelon game or activity.

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5.  What’s a watermelon birthday party without a Watermelon Cake?

watermelon cake tutorial

watermelon birthday party

6.  Party Favors

I got some watermelon candy sticks from Cracker Barrel and made some slits in some card stock to put each child’s name on.  The girls got an extra treat, a watermelon hair clip I made.

watermelon birthday party

7.  Dress for the occasion.

So I know most people would consider this extreme, but believe it or not, I asked people to wear their red, green, or pink to the party and guess what, most of the guests did!  You might be asking yourself why, and well, as an avid scrapbooker, photos just look better when people are wearing the same color scheme and that scheme goes with the pages.  You might also be wondering if I turned anyone away who wasn’t wearing their pink, green, or red, of course not!  It was just a suggestion and I always find it fun to dress for certain occasions!

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Mommy getting some time with the birthday girl!

watermelon birthday party

The three amigos!

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Look how well the color scheme suggestion worked out!

birthday party ideas watermelon

We love celebrating the lives of our kids! We are so thankful for each of them!

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