Kara's Party Ideas Summer Watermelon DIY Birthday Party "One in a Melon" | Kara's Party Ideas

Watermelon themed DIY birthday party dessert | treat table by Kara's Party Ideas | Kara Allen | KarasPartyIdeas.com #MichaelsMakers You're one in a melon! 10

I was so excited about this months Michaels Makers challenge! All the Michaels Makers were asked to create a summer party using fabulous items purchased from Michaels. From paper crafts, party goods and baking supplies to new outdoor lighting, glass and floral, Michaels is the DIY destination for all of your summer celebrations.

I decided to go with a SUMMER WATERMELON DIY BIRTHDAY PARTY and loved how it turned out!

I mean, what says summer more than backyard parties and fresh watermelon?! But it doesn’t end here…be sure to check out all of the other Michaels Makers DIY summer party ideas on the Michaels blog!

Some of my favorite DIY watermelon party decor elements + ideas from this summer celebration are:

  • Adorable DIY watermelon party hats
  • Easy Watermelon balloon banner
  • DIY watermelon favor bags
  • Hip “You’re one in a Melon” lightbox sign
  • Delicious watermelon chocolate candies
  • The DIY watermelon mason jar drinking glasses
  • And MORE!

Vendors / Credits:
Party Styling + Design- Kara Allen | Kara’s Party Ideas
Photography- Kara Allen | Kara’s Party Ideas
Cardstock + Construction paper for party hats- Michaels
Heidi Swapp Lightbox- Michaels
Pink favor bags- Michaels
Mason jars + green twine- Michaels
Pink polka dot favor bags- Michaels
Wooden spoons- Michaels
Pink striped paper straws- Michaels
Candy melts (used to make watermelon chocolates)- Michaels
Letter E wooden initial- Michaels

 

Summer Watermelon DIY Birthday Party

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Watermelon themed DIY birthday party chocolates by Kara's Party Ideas | Kara Allen | KarasPartyIdeas.com #MichaelsMakers You're one in a melon! 5

I made the above watermelon chocolate candies with Wilton Candy Melts, a chocolate candy mold, and an edible black food marker.

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I purchased a wooden letter E from Michaels (The birthday girl’s first initial) and painted it to look like a watermelon!

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Watermelon themed DIY birthday party hats by Kara's Party Ideas | Kara Allen | KarasPartyIdeas.com #MichaelsMakers You're one in a melon! 2

I made the above DIY watermelon party hats out of pink and green scrapbooking paper!

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Watermelon themed DIY birthday party dessert | treat table by Kara's Party Ideas | Kara Allen | KarasPartyIdeas.com #MichaelsMakers You're one in a melon! 13

Watermelon themed DIY birthday party favor bag by Kara's Party Ideas | Kara Allen | KarasPartyIdeas.com #MichaelsMakers You're one in a melon! 5

Follow my easy tutorial at the bottom of this post to find out how to make these DIY watermelon party favor bags!

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Watermelon themed DIY birthday party chocolates by Kara's Party Ideas | Kara Allen | KarasPartyIdeas.com #MichaelsMakers You're one in a melon! 2

Watermelon themed DIY birthday party dessert | treat table by Kara's Party Ideas | Kara Allen | KarasPartyIdeas.com #MichaelsMakers You're one in a melon! 8

Watermelon themed DIY birthday party drinking glasses by Kara's Party Ideas | Kara Allen | KarasPartyIdeas.com #MichaelsMakers You're one in a melon! 17

Make these super adorable watermelon mason jar drinking glasses with mason jars, green twine, and black paint!

Simply wrap the bottoms of the jars with green twine, adhering the twine to the back of the jars with hot glue (I purchased my green twine at Michaels). Then paint or draw black seeds onto the jars and fill the glasses with a pink drink!

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DIY watermelon favor bag tutorial:

Watermelon themed DIY birthday party favor bag by Kara's Party Ideas | Kara Allen | KarasPartyIdeas.com #MichaelsMakers You're one in a melon! 2

Step one: Using green and white craft paint, paint a green and white stripe at the bottom of your pink fabric favor bags (the pink favor bags are from Michaels).

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Step two: Using a tiny paint brush and black craft paint, paint small dots onto the pink part of the bag.

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Step three: immediately after painting the small black circles onto your bag, take a small pin or needle and pull the paint in an upward motion to create a tear drop shape.

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Don’t miss the rest of the Michaels Makers summer celebrations! Check out all of the amazing party ideas below! I hope you enjoyed this Summer Watermelon DIY Birthday Party!


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  1. Kendra says:

    This watermelon party is adorable!!

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  4. Laura says:

    This is such an adorable party idea!! Love the favor bags and the mason jars!!! Awesome job!!!

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    Hi ! Could you please tell me where you found the watermelon plates & bowls ?
    Thankyou :)

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