Watermelon Picnic {Party}

I created this sweet Watermelon Picnic party for my grandma’s 80th birthday celebration.

A family reunion was planned to help celebrate this big milestone.  Unfortunately, my little family was unable to make the trip to Utah to attend.  Although we couldn’t be there I wanted to help make sure that she enjoyed her special day!  So I did what I do best and put together some party decorations for my mom to take with her.

I set-up the party a few days before my parent’s left for Utah so we could take pictures and we could make a happy birthday video for grandma.

Since they were having a potluck BBQ the day of her birthday I decided to go with a fun picnic theme.

I started with red and white checked fabric as my inspiration and went from there adding pops of bright green, watermelon, ants and a few rustic touches.

I made fabric banners

Custom cupcake toppers and favor tags using these printables.

I used the Cricut to make a ‘Celebrate’ banner and some table signs.

Happy 80th Birthday Grandma B!  We hope you had a wonderfully, sweet birthday!

Mariah Leeson is the creative mind behind www.gigglesgalore.net. With a passion for celebrating, Mariah created Giggles Galore to inspire families to celebrate life’s little moments with creative, budget friendly ideas. She loves cooking, reading, crafting, hosting parties and most of all spending time giggling with her family.

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  1. What a cute party!! You are right the Watermelon Cake Balls would've fit right in!!

  2. How awesome!! I bet your grandma loved it!

  3. What a darling party! I am decorating my house with watermelons for August, so your party caught my eye! So so cute!

  4. love your party very cute :)come see me at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

  5. this is absolutely adorable! I would love for you to share it at my party HERE if you get a chance! Have a great Thursday!

  6. This is an adorable party! I'm going to ditto Ashley above and say “come share”. I run the website http://www.decorating-ideas-made-easy.com

    Just click on “Your Ideas” and upload photos, and tell a little about your party. Once completed I will send you an “I've been featured” button.

    Come on by!

  7. Super cute party!

  8. It turned out absolutely perfect! I justlove all the colorful touches and what a fun theme! I hope you will come share this at my VIP party today. http://designergarden.blogspot.com/2011/08/vip-party-22.html

  9. absolutely adorable! love the watermelon theme, fabric banner, picnic basket, cupcakes…everything! i am sure your grandmother loved it-very thoughtful and very special. awesome job!!

  10. What a darling idea for a 80th birthday party! Your girls are adorable too! 🙂 Planning parties is too much fun!
    -Robyn from http://www.hotmomshelpfultips.blogspot.com

  11. What a cute party! thanks for coming and linking up at “Weekend Wow Me”!


  12. This has caught my eye at every single link party i've linked up to this week. so incredibly cute! thanks so much for linking up at my party on Family Ever After. I'm your newest follower for sure!

  13. Could this be any cuter? Seriously love the colors and theme… can you just decorate all of my parties?


  14. Adorable! I wish I had a niche for making parties like this. Great job. I'm a new follower from Quilted Euphoria's blog hop.


  15. Nicely done!! What a way to celebrate the special day of loved one 🙂

    I am hosting my first link-up party – Tea Time Thursdays @ Kreative Korner. Would be glad to see some of your awesome posts there. Hope to see you at the party.


  16. Beautiful theme, Mariah! Love all the details you put into this – what a bummer you couldn't be there in person 🙁

  17. This is such a cute party! Stopping by from Wow Me Weekend. A new follower…excited to see more of your creations!

  18. Mariah everything looks great! You did such a wonderful job! Happy 80th to your g-ma! I would love to feature you on Everyday is a Celebration again. If you are interested please let me know!

    Thank You,

  19. Wow, she must have loved it! This is so cute!

  20. I love the theme..so unique.

  21. Very cute!

  22. I am in love with this party!! It's so cute!

  23. Thanks for linking up at Tea-Time Thursdays @ Kreative Korner. Your post added to the celebration. Party for this week is going on now. Hope to see you there.


  24. Absolutely adorable! I love the watermelon theme, fabric banner, picnic basket, cupcakes… Everything! I am sure your grandmother loved it–very thoughtful and very special. Awesome job!!

  25. Autumn Gregory says:

    I am looking to have a Watermellon Picnic Birthday Party for my Son’s 1st Birthday in July !! Is there a place where I can go to get the Printables for the Big Ant on the Stick and Watermellon on the stick??

    • Hi Autumn, I cut those out with my Cricut (a die cut type machine) However, you could also make the big ants by cutting out 2″ circles and stacking them to create the ant shape. Good luck!

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