7/10
2013

Watermelon Picnic Party: Eliza is TWO!

Our sweet Eliza B. is TWO! This year, we celebrated with a small family watermelon picnic. It was simple, but a sweet celebration! The weather was so nice and the sunset was beautiful. With exception to the mosquitos, it was the most wonderful night for a picnic!


 
The neighboring field was the perfect setting for our watermelon picnic. The red Pottery Barn table came straight from our play room, covered with a handmade eyelet table cloth. My mom had made it for a former party and I have used it again and again. White table cloths and white dishes are great party staples! My dad built the garden bench and I borrowed it from my parents’ back porch. I love the feeling of bringing furniture outdoors.
The adorable chalkboard print came from Dear Lillie. If you haven’t visited Dear Lillie, be sure to do so! They have beautiful home d├ęcor inspiration, pillows, and hand drawn prints. It’s a great blog to follow!

My talented mother-in-law (or “mother-in-love” as she sweetly calls herself) created the watermelon with watercolors and I digitally added it to the collection. I asked her to paint for me, but didn’t tell her my exact purpose. I was so excited to surprise her with a full Watermelon Picnic collection using her art!


The adorable watermelon cookies were custom designed by Kristie of Peapods. I love her style and was so impressed with her incredible work! If only I could bake!!


One of my new favorite punches by Martha Stewart was used to create the decorative eyelet edge on the lunch bags. Add a wooden spoon and collection sticker for an easy Watermelon Picnic lunch.

Thank you to the precious owner, Jamie, at Creations Bakery for the delicious cupcakes, cake and rosette chocolates! Her cupcakes have always been my favorite!!

The beautiful photos are by the talented Kim Craig Ali Photography. Kim is sooo great to work with! If you are in the Atlanta area, you want to check her out. Inspired by Eliza’s Watermelon Picnic, Kim will be offering watermelon mini sessions soon!


The Watermelon Picnic Collection can be printed with a straight edge or rounded corners. The corners can be hand cut using the provided tracing lines or cut with a rounded corner punch.

Watermelon slices make for a great summer birthday cake!


Liza B. loves watermelon!! By the end of our picnic, she was dripping in watermelon juice and one happy girl!

Happy Birthday, Eliza! We are so blessed by you! Your sweet laughter, silly faces and adorable personality bring so much joy to our family. We love you!! Happy 2nd Birthday, big girl!


Vendor Credits:
Party Printables & Styling: Sweet Peach Paperie
Photography: Kim Craig Ali Photography
Cookies: Peapods
Cakes, Cupcakes & Rosette Chocolates: Creations Bakery
Chalkboard Print: Dear Lillie