Monday, June 8, 2015

1st Birthday Party: Watermelon Picnic Theme

Good Morning! Hope you had a great weekend. Time to kick off another week! 
Since I'm in the middle of putting together a (much smaller) 2nd birthday for my daughter, I thought I'd share some pictures from her 1st birthday. Everything was homemade or purchased at places like Wal-Mart, Dollar Tree, Michael's and Target.
I couldn't decide on a theme but saw a bunch of great ideas with watermelon so I went with a watermelon picnic party theme. (OK and with a splash of tutu fun!) We rented a bounce house with a slide that day but it rained buckets! Some of the kids went in anyway and got soaked but the poor birthday girl missed out.

Warning: Not the best pictures. They were taken in a hurry, bad lighting and I had to crop a bunch of pictures to show specific details.

Watermelon Cakepops
These were made with watermelon cake mix and cream cheese frosting. Dipped in green candy melts and the rind lines were drawn on with this tube icing. Hot pink and green ribbon was then tied in a bow on the sticks.

Tutu Cakepops
My daughter wore a tutu for her birthday party and I just had to make these. They matched the color theme. ;-)  Vanilla cake with cream cheese frosting dipped in hot pink candy melts. Then they were rolled in hot pink sugar and we tied hot pink tulle to the sticks. 

Food Station
Watermelon (duh)
Chips in a basket with a pink towel
Carrots and Celery in small plastic cups with ranch
Goldfish crackers in picnic tablecloth patterned cupcake holders
Cubed Cheese in picnic tablecloth patterned cupcake holders
Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwiches with watermelon toothpicks
Watermelon toothpicks (similar) and cupcake holders (similar/similar) // Michaels

Serving Station
Paper Plates and napkins // Dollar Tree and Wal-mart.
Silverware // Dollar Tree
Silver buckets with white polka dots // Target Dollar Bin

Party Favors
Note says: Thank you for coming to my birthday picnic, hope you had a TUTU-rific time!
Paper Bags // Wal-Mart
Silver Glitter Washi Tape (bottom of the note) // Target Dollar Bin (similar)
Watermelon Clothespins // Michaels 

We included: bubbles, pink heart wands (seen below), and watermelon lollipops (similar) from Michaels.

Drink Station
We served pink lemonade in this drink dispenser we picked up at Ross.
Pink with white polka dot straws // Target

Lanterns //  Target and Dollar Tree (similar)
Hot Pink Tulle //  Joann Fabrics

 Clusters of hot pink tissue pom pom's //  Made my me
Watermelon Slices //  made by me from construction paper

Smash Cake
We made a homemade cake using Ina Garden's recipe and home made cream cheese icing.
We added strawberry juice to the icing to give it a little pink color.
Hot pink sugar sprinkles around the edge of the cake. This cake was SO DELICIOUS!
Yes, I ate some of my daughters smash cake. lol

We also decorated her high chair with light pink tulle and pink ribbons.

Birthday Accessories
Headband // Dollar Tree (Mother-in-Law added the tulle)
Tutu // Mother-in-Law made by tying on strips tulle and ribbon to a piece of elastic.

So, that's it! A tutu-rific watermelon picnic party!
Like I said, terrible pictures unfortunately but hopefully it can lend a little inspiration if you are party planning anytime in the near future.

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