My Sewing Corner · Party Planning

Burlap and Birthdays! A Watermelon Picnic Party

I hope everyone had a fabulous July 4th! It was a busy one for us. My daughter turned two so we celebrated her birthday on Saturday. I had fun using burlap for her party. We did a watermelon picnic theme! So much fun and so easy to find affordable supplies to match. I thought I’d share some photos from her birthday incase you are as obsessed with party planning as me! Enjoy!

I saw this idea last year on Styleberry and knew I wanted to try to recreate it for this year. Very simple project. Burlap fabric, red, white, and blue craft paint, and a couple of cooperating toddlers and Voila! A hand and foot print American flag keepsake.


I created my first wreath to welcome guests. All supplies I found at Michael’s using a 40% off your purchase coupon. No wonder why my mother loves that store.


I like the way it turned out. I call it my 20 minute $20 wreath. Wreath $3.00, burlap $3.00, flowers $12, letter $2. I used leftover twine I had sitting around to hold it all together.


The following burlap projects I did for her party, I did in a day. Just requires a little sewing and painting. I used acrylic paint and stencils from Michaels. Super simple.

I hand painted burlap and sewed up some bean bags so the kids could play a bean bag game.



Then I used some stencils to create a burlap banner that said “Evie Lou is Two!”


I attached some gingham ribbon to the edges of a roll of burlap to create a table runner.


We put dirt cake in a flower pot and ants on cupcakes.


I found the ants on Etsy and the cupcake liners and napkins at Joanns in the clearance section. My other child is a turkey baby so Summer and Fall sales start right before their birthdays. Lucky me!


I also found some ants with clips at Michaels that I attached to the tablecloth ends.


Our fruit and veggie section included a watermelon of course and some sliced celery and carrots in mason jars of ranch dressing!



We grubbed on pulled pork sandwiches and my mama’s macaroni salad. Yum!



Our beverage table included vintage style Coca Cola bottles I found at Costco.


Lemonade and Sweet Tea is a must for a southern gal’s picnic!


I found green twine and striped straws on Etsy. But I later discovered Michaels carries these! I found the mason jar lids on Etsy as well.


I found this awesome mason jar style drink dispenser at Home Goods for under $20! It looks very similiar to the one from Pottery Barn but about $50 cheaper!


I ran out of gingham fabric so I used my leftover burlap to cover the rest of the table.


Here is the birthday girl in her watermelon dress opening presents. I found the watermelon table cloth at Walmart for $1.00! The great thing about this theme is everything I bought is reusable in some way. I plan to use that table cloth for future kid’s crafts!



I created flower pot picnic baskets as favors. I included picnic themed stickers so they could decorate their pot. Then included some flower seeds so they would have a fun project to do at home. We planted our seeds on Sunday and they are already sprouting!


I almost forgot! I found her invitation on Etsy too!

Happy Summer!

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