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All good things must come to an end and thus we’re faced with bringing Watermelon Party Week to a close once again.  Hopefully we’ve left you with plenty of ideas to inspire your next watermelon event!

1.pink lemonade, 2.party hat, 3.DIY watermelon jam, 4.Dress, 5.centerpiece sticks, 6.punch bowl, 7.watermelon popsicles, 8.hay bail image, 9.wagon, 10.galvanized bucket image, 11.cookies, 12.chalkboard, 13.watermelon cake, 14.pitcher vase image, 15. scones image,  16.burlap sack races

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The beauty of having a picnic to accompany the watermelon party is you can use activities you’re probably very familiar with, but your kids and their friends may have never even played before!

1. burlap sack race, 2. bean bag toss game, 3.bean bag image, 4. three legged race image, 5. Burlap sack, 6. wheel barrow race image

Outdoor games will keep kids busy and adults thoroughly entertained.  And don’t forget about incorporating the watermelon into the games:

1. watermelon roll image, 2. eating contest image, 3. seed spitting image

Roll, Eat, Spit!

Aka Roll the watermelon in a watermelon race, Eat the watermelon in a watermelon eating contest and Spit the seeds in a seed spitting contest.  I mean how often do we really ask that our kids spit!?  They’ll love it.

For the favors these mini picnic baskets adorned with “thanks for coming to my birthday picnic!” tags (care of PartyOnPurpose of course) are totally fitting.  Or you could skip the usual “treats in a bag” type favor and send your guests home with a jar of watermelon jam.

1. watermelon jam image, 2.  mini picnic baskets, 3. watermelon candy

So much fun to be had and so little time and most importantly so little money that needs to be spent!  Most of these games can be done with very little funds which shows just how far being silly and surrounded by the people you care about most really make your party and the rest is just extra details you can choose to worry about or choose NOT to worry about.

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*** Parts of this post were pulled from last year’s “Watermelon Party Week” in August 2012

Fresh watermelon slices is the easy food/decor option for a watermelon party:

1. watermelon on a stick, 2. watermelon balls, 3. fresh watermelon

On a stick, in a ball or the traditional triangle!  But what else?

We thought we’d roll with a picnic theme meaning each child picks a little sack lunch out of a giant picnic basket and grabs a blanket to go find a spot on the grass to sit and enjoy!

 1.watermelon picnic basket, 2. burlap bags, 3. sandwich image, 4. crackers image, 5. picnic watermelon slices, 6. juice image

1. galvanized bucket image, 2. blankets image

Simply roll the blankets up and place them in a galvanized bucket or cool basket with a little “take one” sign (customized by yours truly).

Pure delight.

Popsicleswatermelon pops, cupcakes and cookies round out our meal and curb that sweet tooth:

1. watermelon pops, 2. cupcakes, 3. cookies, 4. Popsicles

And there’s plenty of room to get creative with your drinks as well:

1. punch bowl, 2. mason jars, 3.  watermelon martini

How cute are those little mason jars?!  So simple, and amazing what a small shred of coordinating fabric can do!  Whether you’re going alcoholic like this watermelon martini or non alcoholic there’s great options to choose from.

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*** Parts of this post were pulled from last year’s “Watermelon Party Week” in August 2012

Last year during Watermelon Party Week we featured a little sneak peek of our Watermelon Party Decor here.  This year we’re ready to show a full set of party decor off!

Adorable right!?  We love the idea of a Watermelon Party backyard picnic (or find a local park) and some additional decor ideas include:

Chalkboards!!   The above chalkboard is actually a reclaimed headboard – seriously folks you can turn nearly any surface into a chalk board with a little chalkboard paint.

Keep the chalkboard theme moving throughout the party with signs for the food table, favors and games:

 1. green chalkboard, 2. chalkboard menu, 3. chalkboard, 4. chalkboard signs

It’s Chalkboard Mania!!  Oh and ps, each of these chalkboards is also available on Etsy (minus our photo-shopped text).

We also love, love, love the idea of tons of fresh flowers in vintage cans.  Again, each of the below cans be found on Etsy, or get creative and hit up your local thrift stores… who knows what you might find:

1. flower cans, 2. milk jug,  3. V8 cans, 4. watering can 5. floral canisters

red wagon is the perfect home for for iced water bottles (wrapped in POP water bottle labels to coordinate!), vintage Coca Cola bottles or any other watermelon drinks.  We like to picture this wagon parked at the end of a long red gingham covered picnic table, perhaps with a little chalkboard sign saying “take one”??? See how I just brought this post full circle?!

 1. picnic table image, 2. coke image, 3. wagon image, 4. chalkboard signs

And if you’re wondering how our darling banners, cupcake toppers, signs and party hats play into this whole deal… see below:

1. picnic table cloth image,  2. wagon image, 3. coke image, 4. chalkboard signs, 5. milk jug, 6. watermelon hat, 7. watermelon centerpiece stick, 8.flower cans,  9. chalkboard, 10. centerpiece sticks, 11. watermelon hat, 12.chalkboard menu , 13. chalkboard signs, 14. V8 cans, 15. watering can, 16. picnic table cloth

SO CUTE RIGHT?

Tomorrow we’ll be tying all of this adorable decor right in with the food and drink ideas to complete the perfect watermelon picnic, don’t miss it!

 

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*** Parts of this post were pulled from last year’s “Watermelon Party Week” in August 2012

I’m sorry but our Watermelon Party Decor is dang cute.

This week not only will we be talking about how dang stinkin, freakin cute our Watermelon Party is, but we’ll also give you simple ways to take such a simple theme (watermelon) and expand it across an entire party.  Think country picnic and you’re on the right track:

1. watermelon jam image, 2. watermelon picnic basket, 3. fresh watermelon

Surely I don’t want to give too much away, but you’re catching my drift…

Did I say stinkin and freakin cute?

ya.

Stay tuned for more stinkin freakin watermelon cuteness all week!

Watermelon Party Ideas

It never ceases to amaze us that something as simple as a slice of watermelon can evoke enough imagry to paint a picture for an entire party’s theme.  Watermelon just shouts summer, lemonade, burlap sack races and sunshine and we think the pin board below should help point anyone interested in this party in the right direction.

We’ll draw the winner of our giveaway later today so if you’d still like your chance at entering just leave a comment on this post (or any post this week) and you’re good to go!  One lucky reader is walking away with a free digital “you print” invitation good for any party in our shop.

Congrats to Shiloh!  We’ll drop you a line with more details about claiming your prize shortly and thanks for your feedback.  It’s true, many of the items we suggested for decor can be reused at future events!  Next week we’re taking a turn towards dino town so we hope you and your little paleontologist will enjoy it!!

Where to Find It:

Food: watermelon popsiclescookieswatermelon cake
Drink: pink lemonadepunch bowl
Decor: chalkboard for a welcome sign, menu, happy birthday sign etc., wagon for iced water bottles or other drinks, pitchers, watering cans and clusters of re-used canned food cans with fresh flowers.
Activity: 3 legged race, burlap sack races, watermelon eating contest and seed spitting contest
Favors: mini picnic baskets filled with watermelon candy or DIY watermelon jam
Attire: Dress

Credit where credit is due:

fresh watermelonhay bail imagewagon imagemason jar floral vasewatermelon jam imagescones imagepitcher vase image

watergames

The beauty of having a picnic to accompany the watermelon party is you can use activities you’re probably very familiar with, but your kids and their friends may have never even played before!

Burlap sack races, bean bag toss, wheel barrow and 3-legged races will keep kids busy and adults thoroughly entertained.  And don’t forget about incorporating the watermelon into the games:

Roll, Eat, Spit!

Aka Roll the watermelon in a watermelon race, Eat the watermelon in a watermelon eating contest and Spit the seeds in a seed spitting contest.  I mean how often do we really ask that our kids spit!?  They’ll love it.

For the favors these mini picnic baskets adorned with “thanks for coming to my birthday picnic!” tags (care of PartyOnPurpose of course) are totally fitting.  Or you could skip the usual “treats in a bag” type favor and send your guests home with a jar of watermelon jam.

So much fun to be had and so little time!  Watermelon Party week comes to a close tomorrow when we’ll share our inspiration board and announce the winner of our giveaway so if you haven’t entered to win a digital “you print” invite good for any party in our shop yet, remember all you have to do is leave a comment on any post this week and you’re in!

 

Credit Where Credit is Due:

watermelon jam imagebean bag image, wheel barrow race image, three legged race image, burlap sack race, eating contest imagewatermelon candy, seed spitting image, watermelon roll image

 

chalkboard

Oh Happy Day is right!  Let us go on a little picnic shall we?  This watermelon party decor is welcoming, sweet and most importantly easy.  The above chalkboard is actually a reclaimed headboard – seriously folks you can turn nearly any surface into a chalk board with a little chalkboard paint.

Keep the chalkboard theme moving throughout the party with signs for the food table, favors and games:

It’s Chalkboard Mania!!  Oh and ps, each of these chalkboards is also available on Etsy (minus our photo-shopped text), links below.

 We also love, love, love the idea of tons of fresh flowers in vintage cans.  Again, each of the below cans be found on Etsy (links at the bottom of this post), or get creative and hit up your local thrift stores… who knows what you might find:

A red wagon is the perfect home for for iced water bottles, vintage Coca Cola bottles or any other watermelon drinks.  We like to picture this wagon parked at the end of a long red gigham covered picnic table, perhaps with a little chalkboard sign saying “take one”??? See how I just brought this post full circle?!

And if you’re wondering how our darling banners, cupcake toppers, signs and party hats play into this whole deal… see below:

SO CUTE RIGHT?

Tomorrow we’ll be tying all of this adorable decor right in with the favors and activities to complete the perfect watermelon picnic.  And if you’ve already fallen in love with this party (or any other party in our shop) please by all means leave a comment on any post this week to enter to win a digital “you print” invite!

Credit where credit is due:
watering can, floral tin cannisters, milk jug, V8 canschalkboard 1 chalkboard 2chalkboard menuchalkboard signsmenu chalkboard, wagon image, coke image, picnic table cloth image

watermelon punch bowl

Fresh watermelon slices is the easy food/decor option for a watermelon party:

On a stick, in a ball or the traditional triangle!  But what else?

We thought we’d roll with a picnic theme meaning each child picks a little sack lunch out of a giant picnic basket and grabs a blanket to go find a spot on the grass to sit and enjoy!

Simply roll the blankets up and place them in a galvanized bucket or cool basket with a little “take one” sign (customized by yours truly).

Pure delight.

Popsicles, watermelon pops, cupcakes and cookies round out our meal and curb that sweet tooth:

And there’s plenty of room to get creative with your drinks as well: 

How cute are those little mason jars?!  So simple, and amazing what a small shred of coordinating fabric can do!  Whether you’re going alcoholic like this watermelon martini or non alcoholic there’s great options to choose from.

Tomorrow we’ll be diving into more Watermelon Party decor so be sure to come back for that and if you haven’t already entered to win a free digital “you print” invite (good for any party in our shop) please feel free to leave a comment on any post this week and you’re in!

Credit where credit is due:

fresh watermeloncrackers image, cupcakespicnic watermelon slicespicnic basket, watermelon picnic, watermelon picnic basketburlap bagspunch bowl, mason jars

watermelon collage1

I’m sorry but our Watermelon Party Decor is dang cute.

This week not only will we be talking about how dang stinkin, freakin cute our watermelon party is, but we’ll also give you simple ways to take such a simple theme (watermelon) and expand it across an entire party.  Think country picnic and you’re on the right track:

Surely I don’t want to give too much away, but you’re catching my drift…

Did I say stinkin and freakin cute?

ya.

Leave a comment on this post or any post this week and you’re entered to win a free digital “you print” invitation to any party in our shop and stay tuned for more stinkin freakin cuteness!

Credit Where Credit is Due:

fresh watermelonwatermelon picnic basketwatermelon jam image