Watermelon-themed parties are one of my absolute favorite birthday party ideas! Tracy, of Sweet Peach Paperie, hosted a watermelon party for her daughter’s 2nd birthday, and she is going to show us some of the elements that can make your party really stand out…from the darling invitation to the lunch boxes to the hand-held fans. Tracy’s birthday party ideas will help you make your watermelon bash the sweetest one in town!  

First, set the tone with these fabulous invitations…I love the gingham insert on the envelope!

Greet guests and make them feel welcome (they’ll also know they are in the right place!) with a flag that matches the invitation- customized with the birthday girl’s name on it.  How pretty!  Use one or put out a set of them to line the walkway or driveway.

More details that add sweet touches to your party…a beautiful place setting with a simple design for each guest! I love how great the fork looks with a ribbon simply tied in a bow with a green tag that reads, “Sweet”. Add a drink bottle with a customized wrapper and straw/straw flag, plus a place card and everyone feels a little more special! The placemat is perfect in green with Happy Birthday across the bottom!  And, of course, that cookie…

How fun is it to find your place at the table AND find a gorgeous cookie waiting just for YOU?!

A simple white cloth with a gingham runner or overlay works perfectly for putting together a watermelon-themed table.  Find your favorite red flowers or even wildflowers, and place in the center of the table.  You could even use a watermelon as a vase, or place it beside the table as a decoration…

When it is time to serve lunch, make it easy on yourself and have brown lunch bags packed and ready!  Tracy used an eyelet punch (Martha Stewart brand typically found at Michael’s) to decorate the edges of the brown bags.  She also added a red bow, wooden spoon, and  custom watermelon sticker~

Mini cupcakes for dessert- topped with cute cut-outs that coordinate with the invitation, signs, and stickers…

It really is sweet to be TWO!  And, two is a really sweet age to be (no matter what they say!)…

Tracy also thought of the heat during watermelon season and created these fans for the guests…

How precious!  Thank you for sharing your watermelon birthday party ideas with us, Tracy!  It is fun to see the set-up and “before the party” pictures to give us a great idea of what goes in to the planning side of preparing for a party!  Your paper collection is perfect – I look forward to watermelon picnics, summer days, and special birthdays!

Vendor Credits:
Party Printables & Styling: Sweet Peach Paperie
Photography: Kim Craig Ali Photography
Cookies: Peapods
Cakes, Cupcakes & Rosette Chocolates: Creations Bakery
Chalkboard Print: Dear Lillie