A watermelon party is always perfect for summertime – but it’s even better when the birthday girl’s big day falls on National Watermelon Day!

For her daughter’s fourth birthday, crafty mama Shannon looked all over for the best watermelon themed party goodies. (If you’re planning a watermelon party, you’ll want to bookmark her sources!) She also came up with some really fabulous ideas, like these carved watermelons with Ava’s name and age:

Shannon mixed hot pink, red, and green for the decor. She found the “Keep Calm” sign on Tumblr, printed it at home and framed it. Ava’s adorable swimsuit is from Osh Kosh.

This popcorn isn’t just pink – it’s watermelon flavored! It’s from Kernel Encore Gourmet Popcorn.

Too. Stinkin’. Cute. A watermelon manicure!

These watermelon pops are made with lime and strawberry jell-o, plus a cream center (recipe at Kraft). Serving them in a watermelon slice is a great touch!

A hot pink desk is a great little buffet for serving punch and cake. The cups are decorated with printable circles from my shop. The cookies were made by MAL Designs with inspiration from Glorious Treats.

Watermelon cake!! It was made by MAL Designs of Bossier City, LA.

I just love a cake with a colorful center!

For favors, Shannon chose watermelon soap bars by Sweetbody Soaps and she dressed each one up with a printable circle. Guests could also take personalized water bottles and cookies to go.

How sweet is Ava, decked out in watermelon from head to toe! Her hair bow came from a local shop, The Bow Shop (Shreveport, LA). Her dress is from Frida’s Closet and her flip-flops are from Miss Priss Boutique, both on Etsy.

Thank you so much for sharing, Shannon! Happy birthday to Ava! : )

Decor
Watermelon fabric: JoAnn’s
Watermelon plates: Polka Dot Market
36″ red balloons and green striped cupcake liners: Shop Sweet Lulu
36″ green agate balloons: Balloons Express
“Keep Calm” print: Found on Tumblr and printed at home
Water bottle labels and party printables: Chickabug

Food
Cake & cookies: Martha-anne Lewis from MAL Designs, Bossier City, LA
Cookie inspiration: Glorious Treats
Watermelon popcorn: Kernel Encore Gourmet Popcorn
Watermelon pops: Recipe at Kraft

Ava’s outfits
Watermelon swimsuit: Osh Kosh
Watermelon bow: The Bow Shop, Shreveport, LA
Watermelon pillowcase dress: Frida’s Closet
Watermelon ribbon flip-flops: Miss Priss Boutique

Favors
Watermelon soap bars: Sweetbody Soaps

Chickabug watermelon theme party paper goods & printables

Shop for personalized Watermelon Party paper goods and printables here.
Or, check out more Watermelon Party ideas on Pinterest or here on my blog!


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  1. 1
    Tuesday, August 16th, 2011 at 4:40 pm
    Carrie says:
    Adorable! SO many cute details. The popcorn, painted nails and cake were my FAVE. 
  2. 2
    Wednesday, August 17th, 2011 at 5:47 pm
    Meagan says:
    I love the manicure!!
  3. 3
    Thursday, August 18th, 2011 at 2:44 pm
    spencer says:
    over the top adorable and clever....  so darn cute.  great job.

    warm blessings,
    spencer
  4. 4
    Saturday, July 7th, 2012 at 9:30 pm
    watermelon lover says:
    sooooooo cute she must love watermelon i was going to throw a watermelon party for myself and i hope mine is half as good as that one looked .