Woohoo – finishing up with the last watermelon project today! Last week I shared a couple of projects from Yuki’s Watermelon Party: the watercolor invitations and a hand stamped dress. I was hoping to share this last one last week as well, but you know, tutorials take time. And I’m guessing that no one was sitting on the edge of their seat waiting for this last watermelon post, but if you were, I apologize! 😛
My last watermelon project was a stack of felt pouches to pack up the party favors.
Watermelon Week! All watermelon! All the time!
So yesterday I shared the watercolor watermelon invites that Yuki and I made for her party. But what would a watermelon party be without a special watermelon dress? I was having a hard time deciding between a color blocked dress that mimicked a watermelon slice like this one, or a solid fabric with watermelon printed all over like this one. I was leaning toward the color blocked dress since that seemed easier, but finally I just asked Yuki and she said, without hesitation, the all over print dress.
For Yuki’s 4th birthday, we decided to throw a small party with a couple of her friends. We were talking about a theme (though the theme was definitely more for me, than for her), and I was really hoping that she wouldn’t say “Frozen.” Not that there is anything wrong with a Frozen party, but I just didn’t have it in me to do anything else Frozen related. So I googled “summer party themes” and as we were scrolling through, Yuki yelled out “watermelon!” It’s one of her favorite fruits. She probably called out a few other ideas, but I was pretty psyched about a watermelon theme, so I steered her in that direction (I love that we can still do that with her and yet she totally thinks it was all her idea) and off to Pinterest I went!
I started a Watermelon Party Pinterest board to collect my ideas, but the project we started with first was the invites, of course! I think I was inspired by these party favor holders, but I basically thought it would be fun to get Yuki involved by painting some watermelon invites!