Last summer we threw a backyard, summer fun filled day to celebrate my birthday twins. It was a watermelon birthday party filled with lots of red, pink, and green desserts, decorations and activities! I chose the watermelon theme since they share their birthday and sharing a birthday is sweet! Now that the summer weather is returning, I’m back to share the full recap of this fun watermelon birthday party day!
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Since sharing a birthday is sweet, we went with the watermelon theme that started with the invitations. A fun photoshoot complete with a large slice of watermelon and cute watermelon bathing suits welcomed family and friends to the big day.
Ahh the dessert table. I didn’t do many decorations elsewhere and made this the focus on my watermelon color scheme.
I like to include a mix of textures and flavors so everyone can find something to enjoy.
Rice Krispies Treats are always a hit and all but 2 pieces were left on this watermelon looking platter by the end of the party!
My layered green and red jello didn’t turn out as planned so I’ll have to read up more on getting that to work. Regardless, it was Brielle’s favorite dessert, oddly enough!
In lieu of cake, I like to do cupcakes because really, no one wants to eat my kids’ spit. :)
I made these fun watermelon cone cupcakes that I topped on regular sized cupcakes for guests and on a mini cake for each of my girls.
And no, while Hailey tried, I didn’t let them eat the whole thing! The party hats were originally just red but I used a Sharpie and green washi tape to transform them into watermelon designs!
The watermelon paper napkin backdrop was an easy and cheap DIY backdrop for the dessert table display and the watermelon canvases I painted earlier this summer helped to reinforce that watermelon theme!
With all the kids attending under the age of 6, I knew I didn’t need a lot of activities to keep them entertained.
We filled the backyard with water toys and backyard games and just let them play as much as possible.
This sprinkler has always been a hit in our house!
Brielle enjoyed her first glimpse into the fun of slime when attending my “Take Your Kid To Work Day” back in April so I made note of the kit we used and got some for the party. The kit makes 3 different colors of slime and you are supposed to use the container itself for mixing. Since I was splitting it up among the kids, I went to the dollar store and got each kid a plastic container and a wood craft stick to mix.
The directions for these slime kits are super easy and it allowed them all to try out this slime craze in this outdoor setting. Everyone had fun and got to take their slime home in the containers!
About a month before the party the the girls helped me create party favor tags from paper plates.
Overall, I KNOW the girls had a blast at their watermelon birthday party and as a bonus they were stoked to learn you actually get presents on your birthday!
Their birthday is about 2 months away so you better believe this year’s theme is already in the works!