How to Throw A Watermelon Birthday Party + DIY Tassel Garland

How to Throw a Watermelon Birthday Party + HOW TO MAKE TASSEL GARLAND

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How to Throw a DIY Watermelon Birthday Party

I am so excited to share this watermelon birthday party with you. I was brainstorming summer themed birthday parties for Helen’s first birthday and a watermelon themed birthday party hit the sweet spot. Today, I’m going to show you exactly how to throw your own DIY Watermelon Birthday party. 

You’ll learn how to throw a Beverly Hills style party on a SAHM (stay at home mom) budget by picking elements to best show off your theme. Are you ready to plan this party? Grab a pen and take notes!


You want to get across the theme right from the beginning. Start by making or buying watermelon birthday Invitations and a welcome Watermelon sign. This will 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.

Invitations: Etsy and Target are a great place to order watermelon themed invitations and coordinating thank you cards.  The great thing about Etsy is that it’s fully customizable. You can save money by buying a digital print and printing them at home or the office supply store at a low cost & cutting them to size on your own. 


Now that you have your invitations sent out, it’s time to start making your decorations. A great way to brighten the walls and solidify the theme is with a photo banner, pink and green tassel garland, and a watermelon painted number or letter for the birthday or birthday child’s name.

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.


Materials Needed:

  • 1/2 sheet of 20″ x 20″ or 20″ x 24″ tissue paper per tassel
  • scissors
  • ribbon or cord

1. Cut Fringe

Fold a piece of tissue paper in half on the long edge and in half the other way on the short edge. Cut strips towards the fold to create fringe, leaving about 1 inch uncut at the fold line.

Once all strips are cut, unfold the tissue and cut in half so you have 2 sheets with fringe (to make 2 tassels).

2. Twist Tassels

Unfold tissue paper. Begin rolling tightly down the middle crease.

Continue rolling, fold in half and then twist to create a loop for hanging.

How to Make Tassel Garland

3. Create More Tassels and Finish Garland

Repeat to create additional tassels in various colors. Hang from thin cord or ribbon. Attach to the wall with removable hooks.

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It’s time for the most fun part- shopping!! Now is the time to pick out your plates, cups and straws. Target, Home Goods and the Party Store have great colorful and themed supplies. Whether its pairing a large green plate with smaller pink plates or finding watermelon plates, you can get carried away with the watermelon birthday theme here.

Set your 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.

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No party is complete without sugar. 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} 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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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 birthday party?


In conclusion, these are the things you’ll need to do to get your watermelon birthday party underway. 

  1. Paper products
  2. DIY Tassel Backdrop
  3. Tablescape
  4. The Sweets
  5. Coordinating Outfits

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