Watermelon Themed Family Picnic

Not only is watermelon a summer staple at most parties, but the colorful slices make it easy to create a summer theme party for the family. Send out adorable invitations in the shape of a watermelon to get guests excited for the ultimate summer party - complete with lots of fun, bright picnic decorations and of course, plenty of sweet, juicy watermelon!


  • Do-it-yourself themed signs were created and posted along the way to direct family members to the reserved picnic area. These signs were a great summer craft for the kids to help out with. It got them pretty pumped to see the family!

  • Picnic baskets became the centerpieces for the tables after the food and supplies came out and fresh bouquets of white mums went in. Check out the entire tablescape for our watermelon summer party.

  • What's for lunch? How about grilled hamburgers with all the fix'ns, a watermelon and feta salad, tortilla chips with fresh watermelon salsa, baked beans, and sliced watermelon.

  • Buckets of sliced watermelon were out on the tables throughout our party --and within easy reach of all of the kid-o's.

  • Our picnic dessert of choice? Why, s'mores, of course! The whole family lined up to make s'mores. Choosing a toasted coconut, strawberry, or regular marshmallow gave everyone a chance to make a warm, gooey s'more to their liking.

  • The colorful shape and colors of a watermelon give you the liberty to mix and match polka-dots, stripes and prints in red and bright lime green colors. Check out the whole watermelon inspired look of our party!

  • The ice chest was stocked full of ice cold beverages, but the special of the day was my sparkling watermelon lemonade. It got even more dressed up for the party with a skewer of frozen watermelon balls and a striped straw.

  • A DIY decorated bucket (made to look like a watermelon) held extra napkins, utensils, and plates. This bucket looked fantastic on the table and was a cinch to make.

  • What goes with summertime better than watermelon? How about some watermelon taffy for a fun treat and the perfect party favor!

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