21 Fruity + Festive Party Ideas to Celebrate National Watermelon Day
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21 Fruity + Festive Party Ideas to Celebrate National Watermelon Day

National Watermelon Day is a *real* holiday, folks. Which means that there’s a whole day devoted to celebrating everyone’s favorite summer fruit. If you’re all about watermelon cocktails and watermelon gifts, it only makes sense to say so with an awesome Watermelon Day party. As to how to pull off *the* watermelon party of the year, you’ll want to scroll on for all 21 super *sweet* party ideas.

1. Pick a Theme: The saying “you’re one in a melon” definitely applies to this whimsical party theme. Hang it above your decked-out dessert table to showcase all the fresh and fruity concoctions you think up. (via Tell Love and Party)

2. Watermelon Picnic Blanket: Complete your outdoor party with this watermelon picnic blanket you can totally use for your future picnics, beach days and camping trips. To make, you’ll need a round white cotton tablecloth, green and pink dye, black fabric paint and black pom pom trim. (The House That Lars Built)

3. Watermelon Cupcakes: Get the party started with a super *sweet* treat like a batch of cupcakes inspired by your favorite summer fruit. These bright green cupcakes include watermelon-flavored buttercream and mini chocolate chip “seeds.” Infuse your cupcakes with fruity flavor by adding powdered watermelon Kool Aid to the buttercream. (via The First Year)

4. Mini Watermelon Piñata: These adorable mini piñatas are a great way to upgrade those party favors. Fill ‘em up with watermelon candies for easy and stylish parting gifts your guests will love. (via Shoes Off Please)

5. Watermelon Push Pop Popsicles: Treat your friends to a throwback fave with watermelon push pop popsicles. Aside from how refreshing they’ll be on a warm summer day, these mint, vanilla and strawberry chocolate chip ice cream pops will definitely *push* your party to the next level. (via Aww, Sam)

6. Watermelon Mason Jar Glasses: Festive servingware is just as important as themed food when it comes to your party’s decorations. Make sure yours is on par with these awesome watermelon mason jar glasses. Though the one pictured here was made using green twine, you can just as easily spray paint or dip them in green paint. (via Kara’s Party Ideas)

7. Watermelon Fudge: Watermelon fudge might seem a little odd at first, but it’s actually delicious! To make this tasty chocolate-y watermelon snack, you’ll need sweetened condensed milk, pink chocolate, green chocolate, white chocolate, vanilla and black fondant. (via A Helicopter Mom)

8. Watermelon Tablescape: From the watermelon cushions to the watermelon-shaped napkins, this table setup is killin’ it. Add your own flair to the table by scattering a few mini watermelon pinatas and finishing it off with a watermelon-inspired centerpiece. (via Christine Farah100 Layer Cakelet)

9. Printable Watermelon Bunting: A little bit of bunting goes a long way in terms of sprucing up your decor game. Luckily, this printable watermelon garland doesn’t require much effort. Simply print out the watermelon slices, hang them on string and then drape them wherever you see fit (i.e. across the dessert table, from the ceiling, on the wall or all along the photo booth backdrop). (via Miss Bunting)

10. Watermelon Cocktails: Step up your poolside party with these super chic cocktails made with watermelon ice cubes and Champagne. Garnish with fresh mint and a slice of watermelon. This super simple recipe is all it takes to have your friends coming back for more. (via Brit + Co)

11. Watermelon Box Party Favors: Festive as it is inexpensive, this watermelon box party favor makes a great gift for your friends to remember the party by. Get the look with pink or green boxes, tissue paper, a black Sharpie and plenty of candies and goodies. (via A Joyful Riot)

12. Watermelon Favor Bags: This pouch favor alternative is just as simple to make but gives you the option to close the bag using a drawstring. Fill with watermelon-inspired goodies like a watermelon chapstick, candies, scented erasers and more! (via Kara’s Party Ideas)

13. Watermelon Popsicles: Here’s another refreshing frozen treat. These layered watermelon popsicles are made of seedless watermelon, coconut milk, kiwi and mini chocolate chips. But feel free to experiment by combining similar colored fruits or even veggies. (via Cooking Classy)

14. Watermelon Fry Boxes: Forget basic paper plates! Opt for these watermelon fry boxes to serve snacks that guests can take on the go. If you’ve already got serving-ware figured out, consider turning them into fancy favor boxes you can fill with watermelon goodies or candies. (via Silhouette)

15. Watermelon Print Gift Boxes: Worried about pesky insects getting into your guests’ candy favor boxes? Opt for closed gift boxes that’ll keep those bugs out while keeping your favors lookin’ fab. (via Sarah Hearts)

16. Watermelon Printable Ice Cream Cone Wrappers: If you plan on cooling down with another frozen dessert that isn’t a popsicle, wrap ice cream cones with these charming printable watermelon wrappers that are… wait for it… *free*. Once that’s done, all you’ll need to worry about is whether you want a watermelon sorbet or gelato. (via Brit + Co)

17. Watermelon Rice Krispie Treats: Rice Krispies are an easy treat to make, so you already know this watermelon snack won’t take much effort. With a little food coloring, mini chocolate chips and sticks, you’ll have easy-to-carry desserts in no time. (via Cooking Classy)

18. Watermelon Votives: Turn this fun DIY watermelon votive into an activity with friends. To really win your friends over, tell them to add a couple drops of watermelon fragrance oil for a delightfully yummy scent that’s *so* summer. (via Rustic Escentuals Crafting Library)

19. Watermelon Wrapping Paper: Make sure your party favors look nothing less than perfect with watermelon-inspired wrapping paper. It doesn’t take much to get this super cute look: All you’ll need is paper and the free template that’s provided to have your favors looking their best. (via The House That Lars Built)

20. Watermelon Piñata: Piñatas are always a fun way to bring your A-game to party decor. They make an excellent centerpiece, backdrop, garland accessory, activity, etc. (via Color Me Meg)

21. Watermelon Nails: Your party may be looking it’s best, but will you be? Let your friends know how seriously you take your themed parties with a fun and festive watermelon mani. (via Gnarly Hair)

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