Wednesday, August 22, 2012

1st Birthday Watermelon Party

Felicity was only 6 months old when I decided to have a watermelon birthday party for her, which meant lots of time for planning, gathering, and stocking up on anything watermelon I could get my hands on. Thanks to pinterest, I had my sight set high for the perfect red and green party I could give my precious baby girl. The morning of, we were a little worried about rain, but the Lord held off the rain until the afternoon, which couldn't have been more perfect. It was overcast and not too hot! Thank you all who helped make this party amazing, especially my MVPs:  Malia, Jessica P and Jessica M.
I had so much fun making all of the decorations and food. We had a watermelon feast!
Gotta love Hobby Lobby! Probably 85% of my decorations came from their summer clearance section.
Cause eating watermelon on a stick is easier. 
These rice krispies were delish! They were koolaide flavored which made it even better. 
I am clearly not cut out for decorating cupcakes so to make them a little cuter, I put tiny watermelon umbrellas on them! 
My mother-in-law's friend made these adorable cookies for Felicity!
Since it was so hot, the watermelon cake started to droop a little
Felicity had her own slice of watermelon cake!
The dessert table! I loved my cake pop holders. They were light green tins from Hobby Lobby and I painted the tops red and striped the bottoms green and added polka dot black for seeds. Voila, watermelon tins!

Some cousin love!

Nonna walking with Felicity!


If I can make a bib and hat, so can you! Sarah Beth's sewing machine worked wonders, making even the unlikeliest mom a seamstress. 

I think she liked it :)
Felicity loves her grandparents and great-grandparents!

All cleaned off. 

Last but not least, favors! I loved making these out of baby jars. I wish I had started collecting sooner, we had several babies working on these for me! We cut up twizzlers and sour patch straws inside for more of a sugar rush when you got home. 

Felicity, we love you so much and can not believe how the time has escaped us. In a blink of an eye this year has past. I can not wait to see what the Lord has in store for you this next year. Your dad and I pray that you will grow up to be God loving, God fearing, and God serving. Only the Lord knows what your future holds, and we pray that you will continue to blossom into a beautiful child of God. We love you!

This is where I "borrowed" ideas from:
Watermelon cupcakes
Watermelon cookies 
Watermelon cake and mini cake
Watermelon cakepops
Inspiration for Watermelon bib
Watermelon favors

1 comment:

  1. You have the most adorable family. I absolutely love reading your posts and seeing the super cute pics of your little munchkin :D

    I originally came to your blog b/c of the cute teacher costumes I wanted to use in my 2nd grade class but after reading a few other posts I seriously think of you as a kindred spirit..just long distance. :D

    May God bless you and your family, classroom, and all you do! Keep sharing! <3