How to Throw a Watermelon Party

How to Throw a Watermelon Party from StampinFool.com

Hello, Sweet melon lovers! I am so excited to share this watermelon party with you. I was brainstorming summer themed birthday parties for Helen’s first birthday and Watermelon hit the sweet spot. Today I will show you how to throw a DIY Watermelon party. 

You can throw a Beverly Hills style party on a SAHM budget by picking elements to best show off your theme. Are you ready to plan? Grab a pen and take notes!

 

STEP 1. PAPER PRODUCTS

Starting with the Invitations and a welcome Watermelon sign, let your guests know what the party is all about. Keep with the watermelon theme by making thank you cards and guest party favors to coordinate.

STEP 2. DIY PARTY BACKDROP

A great way to brighten the walls is with a photo banner, pink and green tassel garland, watermelon painted number or letter.

To best display the watermelon party theme, your feature wall should be above the buffet table. You can create additional zones like a photo booth area or photo wall on the path guests will use to flow to the food.

How to Throw a Watermelon Party from StampinFool.com

How to Throw a Watermelon Party from StampinFool.com

 

STEP 3. TABLESCAPE

Set the table with watermelon paper plates, cups, pink and green utensils, and napkins. Add confetti or paper watermelon cutouts to the a solid color tablecloth to pump up the color. Pre-pour watermelon punch; add a straw and watermelon garnish to set the scene.

How to Throw a Watermelon Party from StampinFool.com

How to Throw a Watermelon Party from StampinFool.com

 

STEP 4. THE SWEETS

Sweeten the theme by coordinating the cake or cupcakes with pink and green buttercream. 

I love this recipe for making two 6 inch cakes and cutting them to make four layers. {Lemon Cake Recipe from MyCakeSchool.com} Only fill the 6″ cake pans half way; you’ll have left over batter as the recipe makes more than two six inch cakes. 

Speed it up by using store bought cream cheese frosting and tinting it with Americolor Food Gel.

*Tinting Tip* A little goes a long way. Split icing into two bowls. Mix the color gel in two separate prep bowls before adding color to the icing. Squeeze one drop of each color and mix with a mini spatula. Swipe a small amount of the mixed color onto the mini spatula and stir into one bowl until well mixed.  Add more color to your preference.

*Americolor Mixing Guide* Watermelon-: 1 Deep Pink, 1 Red; Rind: 2 Leaf Green, 1 Sky Blue

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STEP 5. COORDINATED OUTFITS

DIY plain white T-shirt’s with RIT DYE in Kelly Green and Fuchsia to coordinate with your party theme. For this Watermelon Birthday Party, we dyed tee’s from H&M (@hm #handm) to match Helen’s outfit.  {Bubble romper from @melissasmithdesigns and rose gold bow moccasins @freshlypicked}

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Are you ready to throw a sweet, summer watermelon party?

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Quick and Easy Tropical Escape Thank You Cards

Off to A Tropical Escape

Need a few quick and easy thank you cards? These Tropical cards will whisk your recipient off to a palm tree filled land of thankfulness! 

The great thing about the Tropical Escape suite is that the products coordinate perfectly to make super quick, simple cards that look amazing! You can also keep on budget because you’ll only need a one stamp set, one paper pack and one color ink to achieve handmade goodness.

Easy enough? Are you ready to get started?!? Grab your supplies:

Here are the links to the supplies needed

Shaded Spruce Tropical Escape Card

Directions:

  1. Cut card stock case to 4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″. Score at 5 1/2″.
  2. Cut Tropical Escape patterned paper to 4″ x 5 1/4″. Adhere to the front of the card with glue. 
  3. On a scrap of White card stock, stamp the greeting in Shaded Spruce ink. You can add a Lime leaf by stamping off  onto scrap paper once then stamping the leaf slightly overlapping the sentiment.
  4. Punch out the greeting with the Everyday Label Punch. 
  5. Use the leftover scraps from the patterned paper to make a banner or color accent on the card front. Adhere with glue.
  6. Attach the greeting with two dimensionals. 
  7. Embellish with a twine bow, paper doily or glitter dots.
  8. Enjoy giving it away!

Amazon Prime Day! 2018!!

Amazon Prime Day

GET READY FOR AMAZON PRIME DAY! DEALS START JULY 16, 3PM EST

Happy Monday! Usually Monday’s are the start of a dragging week, but today, it’s AMAZON PRIME DAY! Which means all of your favorite things can be at your doorstep in two days, with FREE shipping and a HUGE SALE price!

If you’ve been following along for a while, you know I love Amazon. Out of toilet paper? Amazon it. Need a craft container, Amazon it.

{Looking for my favorite products, see my gift guide and favorite things roundup here}

Are you a Prime Member? If not you’re in luck. I have a special link to offer you a FREE trial at the bottom of this post. That means you’ll get all of the benefits of Prime Day at no cost to you!

How to Make the Most of Amazon Prime Day

1. Make sure you are an Amazon Prime member.

2. Get a Sneak Peek.

Download the Amazon App so to get a sneak peek into Prime Day deals at the Amazon App. You will get notified when deals start by adding items to your shopping list at the app. Visit “amazon.com/app” from your mobile browser to get started.

In the App, type sneak peek in the search to come back to the deals!

3. Get Notified

To get notified when sneak peek deals start, make sure that you have your Amazon App notification turned on.

Tap the top left menu icon to open the app menu, then tap “Settings”, then “Notifications”, and enable “Personalized Notifications”.

Prime Day Favorites

Do you have an Echo Dot? Okay, call me crazy, but I LOVE this thing. I keep one in the kitchen and every day while I’m doing dishes and cooking dinner I ask Alexa to play 80’s music. It’s awesome. I can listen to music, it keeps the kids happy, and a little dancing around really makes them think they have a cool mom. (Although one day my dancing skills won’t be the coolest to them).

If you have been on the fence about the Echo, GET IT! It’s worth every penny. It reads the news to me in the mornings, plays my favorite music, and can call out reminders! SAVE $20 & get it for $29.99 today only!!

Need gift ideas? Look no further. This list is great for stocking up pre-Christmas.

Ready to be an Amazon Prime Member?

As promised, click the picture below to get your FREE trial of Amazon Prime. You’ll get FREE SHIPPING, great deals, and hundreds of thousands of products at your finger tips!

What’s on your Prime Day wish list?

July Updates, Deals & More

DO YOU WANT A SIMPLE CRAFTING KIT?

Paper Pumpkin is the way to go. It is an all inclusive monthly craft kit to make seasonal, birthday, thank you, or gift-able paper crafts. You kit will include supplies for 8+ projects, a stamp set, a clear block (for the stamps), a mini ink pad, adhesive & embellishments!

For $19.99 a month, you can’t beat the value of the supplies you are receiving complete with color printed directions.

This month:

  • New subscribers get 50% when they subscribe using code BLOOM0818 at paperpumpkin.com by August 10.

By popular demand, we are bringing back an incredible offer on Designer Series Paper: You can buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper and get one FREE during July! This sale includes select Designer Series Paper from the annual catalog (see list below). So take advantage of this excellent opportunity to buy lots and lots of pretty paper!

A GIFT THAT KEEPS GIVING

Have you thought about joining Stampin’ Up! for a discount? Or as a business? Or to feed your crafting habit? If so, now is the time to join. In addition to the $99 Starter Kit (that you get to pick ALL of the product), you will get an entire color family of INK PADS FREE!!! That’s an additional $70 worth of Stampin’ FREE! If I weren’t already signed up, I would be now!

Promotion Dates: July 1–31, 2018

Details

  • Free assortment of Classic Stampin’ Pads available only to new demonstrators who submit applications within promotion dates.
  • Each Stampin’ Pad Family is an assortment of 10 coordinating ink pads from one of the following color collections: Brights, Neutrals, Regals, Subtles, and 2017–2020 In Colors.
  • The 2017–2020 In Color Classic Stampin’ Pads bundle is exclusive to this promotion and includes all colors in both the 2017–2019 In Colors as well as those in the 2018–2020 In Colors.
  • The Neutrals assortment does not include the three Basic colors: Basic Black, Very Vanilla, and Whisper White.

If you want a little more info before committing, I have a great FAQ page as well as a picture walk through of the Joining process. I am a huge question asker and get freaked out not knowing what I am going into so having the pictures of the actual online joining process made sense to provide to my customers.

 

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