Monday, 14 July 2014

Watermelon Themed Party

How do you celebrate a birthday when its a hot summer day? Easy!!! A Watermelon Themed Party....

We celebrated my 11 year old daughters birthday this weekend for her school friends. Yes my kids are lucky enough every year to have 2 birthday parties. A friend party and family party. Great for them but good for me too as I get to plan an extra 2 parties.

This was a challenge for me this year. Especially since she was recently diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. I wanted her to have a great party, this being her first since the diagnosis. So we brainstormed and thought of her favourite fruit watermelon. Along with her being diabetic, one of her friends is a celiac. So no glutens in this party either. So most of it consisted of just fruit and veggies including the cake!!!

Thank you Styling the Moment for the beautiful invitations and paper products. They were fantastic and refreshing.

Originally the setting was to be in the middle of a hay field, but it was so hot the day of that everything would have melted including the girls. So we retreated to a shady part in the gardens. It reminded me of a tea party actually.

I just loved how the colors looked together, pale pink and green. Not quite watermelon colors but oh so girly. And who can resist fresh picked flowers from the field earlier that morning.  I love that napkin holder I found at Ikea. So summery......

We couldn't decide which color of chair sashes we liked so we did both. A satin and a organza. Don't you just love the old chairs. I retrieved them from my grannies house. Give a true country feel.

Another jumping off point was those awesome paisley plates. The colors were perfect!! Thanks Party City. Once again the the talented Monica from Styling the Moment designed the water bottle labels and thank you tags and place cards, banner, cupcake wraps and toppers and tent cards. The goodie buckets consisted of everything watermelon....of course.....Watermelon scented bubbles, marker, lollipop, gum, candy, and lip gloss, and a pinwheel to blow in the breeze. Yes the water was also watermelon flavored....

Whipped cream watermelon cake with candy. 

Gluten free cupcakes....

Watermelon rice krispy wedges and watermelon flavored fudge....

The party was a hit and so refreshing on a hot summer day. Happy 11th Birthday my beautiful girl. You have had quite the spring and you are so brave and strong for going through what you are now. I know you have your ups and downs but we will work it out together. You can do it!

Styled by Jazzy Celebrations
Photography by Cheryl Renaud Photography

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