Friday, July 28, 2017

A watermelon birthday pool party!

Ages ago, back in July 2016, my mom bought a set of party plates and napkins for A's birthday party. Not one to mix and match (her mama taught her well), little miss informed Grandma that she wouldn't be able to use them as it was a flamingo party she was having. So Grandma told her to have a watermelon party next year... and that she did.... Whenever anyone asked her what type of party she would be having she would inform them that it was going to be a watermelon party.

Here's what started it all... 

The invitations... without our information #becausereally

It was supposed to thunderstorm that day so the day before, I emailed everyone and asked them to come an hour earlier as the rain was supposed to start at 3 (the original start time of the party). Only one family wasn't able to make it for that time and the rain did hold out too after all.

A little backyard decorating

Sidenote if you are ever doing a watermelon party, there are so many different variations of pinks, reds and corals for the watermelon red. I mixed red and coral with some limegreen to create this look. These are some first world problems, friends!

 I brought some of the decorating inside in case we had to move the party in.

We invited 14 little friends of hers (it could have easily been 25!) to come splash and swim with her. 

Can you tell they didn't have too much fun at all?

There was some colour prejudice for the food choices- that's for sure.

I included:
chicken and lamb samosas  from this awesome place in Toronto(thanks Petal)
a watermelon fruit bowl
caprese skewers
Turkey burgers
pasta salad 
cole slaw

Drinks included:
watermelon punch
watermelon spritzers
beer and wine

Dessert included ice cream cake, a small candy buffet and watermelon jello  (an eleven year old guest made it-- and it was a HIT!)

A sweet and simple celebration for my sweet, sassy and sometimes not so simple girl!!

Linking up with
AndreaErika and Narci for Favourites on Friday


  1. Such a cute theme for a summer pool party! Love all the cute details and the different watermelon dishes! I remember the flamingo party like it was yesterday! Happy Friday! xo Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis

  2. Oh friend what an amazing party. I just loved all of the watermelon touches and colors everywhere. This was a REALLY cute theme and you pulled it all together so well. You are truly the party queen.

  3. Seriously one of the cutest ideas ever!

  4. Love this party!!!!! Fabulous ideas and happy birthday to your sweetie.

  5. I love that idea for a theme and it looks like so much fun!

  6. Perfection! I had wanted to do a watermelon party for lucia too and get as far as the invites....I will have to remember your post for next year! Have a great weekend

  7. This is the cutest idea. I think you have a little party planer in the making!

  8. Such a super sweet theme! I love it. You did a great job, as always!

  9. What a perfect theme and I love the watermelon floats!! xo, Biana-BlovedBoston

  10. This watermelon theme party really is quite the creative take on celebrating your kid's party. This small gathering sounds inviting and cozy enough to cater a small group of children but if you are thinking bigger then a kiddie party planner would be a good help for yourself in planning the party.

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