Pinterest and changing my mind a few times, but since I ate two watermelons a week the entire summer I was pregnant and it's one of Harper's favorite foods, it just seemed too perfect to pass up.
Her invitations were from Oh Be Joyful
Since we had little ones attending the party, we decided on a late afternoon start time with dinner and cake. I set up the kiddie pool and water table out back for the kids to play in since it was going to be so hot and guests roamed between the back yard and the living room the whole party.
LOVED these letters from PaperLane DesignWatermelon Sangria, but forgot to photograph the yummy pulled pork my husband made, but it was there. For drinks we had Sangria and Lemonade with some strawberry puree if people wanted it added. And for food we kept it simple with pulled pork, hot dogs for the kids, a veggie tray, bean dip and chips, pesto potato salad (as recipe we got in our Hello Fresh box) and of course watermelon.
And no party at my house is complete without drinks in a mason jar, and they obviously needed coordinating watermelon straws and watermelon name tags. I love that these jars and lids get used at every party - and no matter how often I use them, someone always comments on how great they are.
My favorite detail of the day had to be the amazing deserts from Sewell Sweets, a local baker I found through one of our favorite local shops. I had emailed Cat back in June with ideas for the party, and she totally brought my ideas to life! I knew I wanted cookies as favors and cupcakes for our guests to eat, and of course Harper need a smash cake.
What fun themes do you have for little ones birthday parties?