Fun Watermelon-themed Summer Party Ideas + Inspiration: 5 Blogs 1 Theme!

Summertime just gets instantly sweeter and cooler with watermelons around! So if you’re looking for a party theme that jumps right out at you with vibrant color and irresistible appeal, then a watermelon theme is the way to go! Marvel at the amazing ways that these 5 featured party stylists take a simple summer fruit to all-time decorative heights. How can we not get all excited to host a watermelon party ourselves? Especially since National Watermelon Day is right around the corner on August 3!

End of Summer Watermelon Party: Featuring Say It With Cake

Shamene of Say It With Cake handmade this entire watermelon-themed party for her 4 year-old son. We couldn’t help but be inspired by how resourceful and crafty she was with all the DIY details!

End of Summer Watermelon Party Featuring Say It With Cake

Loving these fresh, fruity ideas:

  1. Shamene designed the invitations herself on Photoshop to announce the summery theme and set the party palette of pink and green.
  2. She had a fun sign saying “Keep calm and eat watermelon,” pink and green balloons with watermelon seeds drawn on with a Sharpie, plus a piñata she made following an online tutorial.
  3. But the showpiece of the party was clearly the dessert table offering watermelon jello on the rind, watermelon on a stick, watermelon flavored cupcakes, and watermelon candy—and graced by a carved watermelon centerpiece with a huge toothy grin!

Watermelon Party by Annie Campbell on Jenni Kayne

This delightful party tablescape designed by Annie Campbell of Après Fête, featured on Jenni Kayne, takes full advantage of watermelon’s natural charms. Just the thing for easy summer entertaining!

Watermelon Party by Annie Campbell on Jenni Kayne

Loving these fresh, fruity ideas:

  1. Cut and whole watermelons plus mini potted plants set an instant garden feel to this table setting.
  2. A linen table runner hand-stamped with watermelons is matched by watercolor-effect place cards, menu cards and favor tags.
  3. And for party favors, little spice jars hold sour watermelon gummy candies. So cute!

Watermelon Party Dessert Table, by Lindi Haws of Love the Day

Touches of country charm are what highlight this (literally!) sweet dessert table by Lindi of Love the Day. See how she pulls this off with her own watermelon party printable collection and more!

Watermelon Party Dessert Table, by Lindi Haws of Love the Day

Loving these fresh, fruity ideas:

  1. The stars of the dessert display are a three-tiered ombre watermelon cake, watermelon-flavored popcorn, watermelon slices, watermelon slush, watermelon cupcakes, cherry chocolate chip ice cream in limes and watermelon cookies. Wow!
  2. Making the treats extra-cute are the recurring patterns of polka dots, stripes and gingham in cheery red, green and white.
  3. Note, too, the clever pegboard backdrop holding watermelon “art prints” in fancy red frames, the felt-fruit accents, and the country-style fabric bunting.

Watermelon Themed 12th Birthday Party, by Jennifer Raulliof Bloom Designs Online

Ever imagined a watermelon theme in pretty pastels? Well, the talented Jenny Raulli of Bloom Designs Online proves how cool and chic this can be for her daughter’s 12th birthday party, featured on Hooray Magazine.

Watermelon Themed 12th Birthday Party, by Jennifer Raulli

Loving these fresh, fruity ideas:

  1. As Jenny herself describes the party design: “All of the decor, colour scheme, invitations, food and crafts revolved around four fruit slices—lemon, kiwi, watermelon and orange.” So that’s an option to consider!
  2. The same delightful colors are played up using honeycomb balls, pom poms, garlands, food stickers and bottle labels featuring varied fruit slices. And of course the playful “You’re one in a melon” party sign!
  3. You must visit the full post for more details: an adorable “Juice Stand” set-up, the cutest themed cookies, and a birthday cake topped with sugary fruit wedges!

Two-tti Fruity Birthday Party, by Pizzazzerie

If you want a fruity party theme that just makes you beam, this is it! Courtney Whitmore of Pizzazzerie went all out with the cheery, summery elements for her daughter’s second birthday party. Love the catchy “two-tti fruity” motif!

Two-tti Fruity Birthday Party, by Pizzazzerie

Loving these fresh, fruity ideas:

  1. Summer fruits in almost every form are all over this party scene—fresh whole fruits, sliced, on the cake, shaped into cookies, and on and on! A merry mix of watermelons, pineapples, oranges, lemons, limes, strawberries and cherries.
  2. The resulting color palette is just buzzing with sunny energy in hot yellow, pink, red, orange and green—spilling over the table setting and showcased in a tiered birthday cake adorned with fondant fruits.
  3. Watermelon party hats (with a tutorial) and pineapple drinking jugs await each guest at the place settings, while fruit-flavored jelly beans fill “number 2” dishes.

This has got to be one of the happiest themes to celebrate a summer birthday with, don’t you agree? Have you ever styled a fruit-themed occasion? Share a tip or two in a comment below!

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