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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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

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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!

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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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!

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

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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!

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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!

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

Happy Summer!

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