We sat outside because the evening was nice and we have space for more people. We had lots of mismatched chairs that provided just enough seating. I kept most of the food inside to keep it safe from bugs. For a backdrop I put up the poster “You’re one in a MELON” with some pear lights from Ikea and some felt balls. I’m totally saving this poster and using it for my baby’s first birthday party!
I served sliced watermelon, Sour Patch Fruits (affiliate link), Sour Patch Strawberries (affiliate link), and some orange-flavored tea cakes that my husband made. (He’s an amazing baker!) Outside I had some water and some Wonka Runts (affiliate link). I had pink and green napkins, pink plates, and pink plastic utensils.
I printed the “One in a MELON” poster as a engineer print at a nearby Fedex Office. It printed 36″x36″ which is huge and awesome, and I only paid $10. I can’t guarantee that price at any other place, but printing an engineering print is definitely the cheapest option for something that big. My print came out somewhat striped which I think is from the printer. I don’t mind it though and kind of like how it looks.
If you want to send a special card or thank you card, my sister also made it into a fold-over card. It’s super cute, and I can’t wait to use it! (She blogs at Ensign Insights and also sells hand lettered prints.)
Get the free printable!
In my search for inspiration I found a bunch of other free “fruity” party printables!
Groovy Fruit printable for straws – I taped them to my paper cups.
Foldable Fruit Printables – I made these, and they are fun and not too hard to put together.
Feeling Fruity Party Printables – This has a whole coordinated collection of free party printables!