15 Watermelon-Themed Party Ideas to Give Summer a Sweet Send-Off

Kelly Ladd | Aug 10, 2017 Food & Party
15 Watermelon-Themed Party Ideas to Give Summer a Sweet Send-Off

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Hello, Wonderful

Sweet and juicy watermelon just says summer. Seriously, who doesn't love watermelon on a hot day? It also makes the perfect, easy summer party theme.

We've rounded up the most colorful and easy-to-make watermelon-inspired party ideas -- including watermelon drinks, dishes, and decor. You'll be surprised how easy it will be to keep the theme throughout every element of the party. We even have watermelon party favors to send home with your guests. Get inspired by these super refreshing summer party ideas.


  • Watermelon Salad


    Here's an unexpected salad from The Daring Gourmet that will impress even those who usually steer clear of anything called "salad." Made with crumbled feta, watermelon, lime juice, and mint, this refreshing dish will become a favorite among your guests.

  • Watermelon Party Banner


    Here's an inexpensive party decoration from I Heart Craft Things that the kiddos can make using string and cupcake liners. String them up around the house to add a festive watermelon vibe to your party.

  • Watermelon Slushy


    This watermelon slushy by Nerdy Mamma takes just 10 minutes to prep and will turn your party into a must-have-been-there bash. Made with just a little bit of sugar, fresh watermelon, and a mint garnish, this drink is sure to be a hit. You can always add a little bit of vodka for the grown-ups. 

  • Watermelon Yogurt Bark


    Here's a simple recipe from Hello, Wonderful that will wow your party guests. The best part is that it's pretty healthy too. All you need to make this watermelon-inspired bark is yogurt, food coloring, and chocolate chips. Told you it was easy.

  • Watermelon Piñata


    All you need to assemble this watermelon piñata by Color Me Meg is cardboard, tape, glue, and crepe paper. Your family will love crafting it and then smashing it together.

  • Watermelon Pizza


    Looking for a healthy treat to serve your guests? Check out this watermelon pizza by Hello, Wonderful that uses a slice of watermelon as the "crust" of the pizza. Simply top the watermelon with your favorite fruit and nuts, such as kiwi, bananas, blueberries, and chopped walnuts. 

  • Watermelon Doormat


    Greet your guests with a DIY watermelon welcome mat by The House That Lars Built. With a bit of spray paint, you can transform a boring brown mat into a festive and colorful invitation into your home.  

  • Watermelon Refresher


    Refresh your guests with this three-ingredient drink by One Lovely Life. The drink is especially good if your party is outdoors on a hot day because it's loaded with electrolytes.   

  • Watermelon Party Favors


    Complete your party theme with these watermelon party favor boxes designed by A Joyful Riot. They are so simple to make. Draw black seeds onto your pink favor boxes and add green tissue paper. Then load up the boxes with color-coordinating candies and treats. 

  • Watermelon Tablecloth


    A watermelon tablecloth, like this one by The House That Lars Built, is easy to DIY. All you need is a bit of red and green butcher paper and some black cardstock for the seeds. This quick and inexpensive decor item will tie the whole party theme together.

  • Watermelon Popsicles


    Help your guests chill out with these vitamin-packed watermelon popsicles by One Lovely Life. They're made with watermelon, lime juice, and strawberries -- you can't get popsicles much healthier than these. 

  • Watermelon Cake


    Here's a creative take on a watermelon dessert from Eat-Spin-Run-Repeat. Use real watermelon as the base and vanilla yogurt mixture as the frosting. Have the kiddos decorate this lovely and healthy dessert with slices of fruit like kiwi and pineapple. Everyone will be begging for a slice. 

  • Watermelon Cake Balls


    How adorable are these little cake pops by Pint Sized Treasures? Make it easy on yourself and use a store-bought strawberry cake mix as the base. The green coating is actually green melting chocolate. Make a double batch of these babies because they are going to go fast. Guaranteed! 

  • Watermelon Cake in Mason Jars


    Your guests will "ooh" and "ahh" with these adorable desserts by Pizzazzerie. Layer cake slices in mini mason jars and serve with a spoon. These cakes are also sweet takeaways to send your guests home with. 

  • Watermelon Cupcakes


    Life Love Liz designed the most adorable watermelon cupcakes ever. The colors alone will impress your guests. Talk about doable: This recipe uses a store-bought cake mix and frosting. Now you have no excuse not to make it.

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