Organised by: Mum (Me! Steph Bond-Hutkin) with help from Dad
Location: Epping Oval Playground, Sydney, NSW
Invitation: I made invitations using the free printable watermelon card from Canberra-based stationery designers Minq and + Mode (below)
We also served a fruit platter, big bowl of chips and of course watermelon punch. I made cute watermelon cupcakes - red buttercream icing topped with choc chips and green icing topped with hand-painted marshmallow watermelons (but they melted in the heat!).
Games/activities: The kids played on the play equipment in the park. We also had a craft table set up for them to make their own watermelon crowns. I pre-cut the bands and watermelon shapes, and the kids decorated them with sticky black gems for pips. We stapled them to fit so they could wear them straight away.
Something special: I made mini watermelon decorations using felt for each child to take home, instead of a goodie bag.
I loved making the watermelon decorations for the kids to take home as party favours, but be prepared for little ones to ask where the goodie bags are. Next time I might make them some cookies to take home as well!
The best tip - ask friends to take photos with your camera. Huge thanks to Amanda from Easy Peasy Organic and friends John and Renay for taking such lovely photos. I only managed to snap a few on my iPhone!
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Images: Amanda (Easy Peasy Organic) | Steph Bond-Hutkin (Bondville) | Minq + Mode