A Watermelon First Birthday Party with Cricut


One of the things I miss most about my kiddos being little is their birthday parties. There was something so magical about watching their little faces as they soaked in every detail of a celebration that was designed especially  for them!

Since those days are looooong gone, when Cricut contacted me to design a Watermelon First Birthday Party for them, I was all over it!  I have a Watercolor Watermelon Invitation in the shop that I've always wanted to create a party around, so this provided the perfect opportunity to check that off the list!

Watermelon First Birthday Party - Watermelon Invitation

My mind was spinning with ideas about what projects to create with my brand new Cricut Explore Air 2, but I knew two things:  I definitely wanted to make a wall decal (I've always wanted to make one!), and I wanted to make a "one" cake topper like the ones that are so on trend right now.  

Cutting them out was seriously SO easy!  Honestly, we're talking minutes...and I'm a newbie!  I used "midnight" vinyl for the wall decal and heavy duty card stock for the topper, and they both cut like a dream.  Now I just want to cut allllll the things!  I'm seriously obsessed!

Watermelon First Birthday - JenTbyDesign.com

An adorable watermelon piñata made by my super sweet friend Lisa (@lisafrankparties on Instagram) looked too darn cute for words in the wall display, and the cake topper could not have looked any more perfect sitting atop the amazing watermelon cake by my friend Alyson of Confection Deception.  

Watermelon First Birthday - Cricut Cake Topper - Watermelon Cake
Watermelon First Birthday - Watermelon Cake - Cricut Cake Topper

Isn't that cake so amazing?  Wanna know a secret?  It's not real!!!  

Alyson creates faux cakes for photo shoots, and they are spectacular!  Want to have your mind blown?  Check out this one!

Watermelon First Birthday Party with Cricut - Watermelon Cupcakes
Watermelon First Birthday Party with Cricut - Watermelon Cupcakes

So, if you know me, you know a little bit of real cake has to be involved, too!  I fancied up some store-bought cupcakes with my Watercolor Watermelon Party Toppers available here.

The Cricut Explore Air 2 has a "Print and Cut" feature which is a dream come true...especially in my line of work when I'm cutting printables allllll day long!

I simply loaded the topper images into Cricut Design Space, printed them, and loaded them into the Cricut for cutting.  Y'all!!!  Can I just tell you?  Life. Changing!!!

Watermelon First Birthday Party with Cricut
Watermelon First Birthday Party with Cricut

The Cricut Explore Air 2 also came in handy for making the bottle wraps for the party, and I'm crazy over how they turned out!  

I simply layered some ribbon, then used my Cricut to cut a few coordinating shapes and numbers.  Stay tuned for a DIY on how to make these coming soon!  

Watermelon First Birthday Party with Cricut - Watermelon Party Favors
Watermelon First Birthday Party with Cricut - Watermelon Party Favors

I used the "Print and Cut" feature for my Watermelon Favor Tags, too, and created the cutest little watermelon favor bag toppers using this "Make it Now" project idea in Cricut Design Space.

The "Make it Now" projects are awesome!  They're a library full of projects that are all ready for making...you just load the materials and follow the instructions.  So easy!!!

Watermelon First Birthday Party with Cricut - Watermelon Party Decor - JenTbyDesign.com
Watermelon First Birthday - Watermelon Pinata
Watermelon First Birthday Party - Watermelon Pinata

A personalized Watermelon Party Sign (available here), more Lisa Frank watermelon pinatas, and some pretty flowers all helped round out the Watermelon Party decor.

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Jen T by Design:  Party styling, photography, watermelon invites, watermelon party toppers, watermelon party sign, watermelon party favors

Cricut Cricut Explore Air 2, vinyl, cardstock

Lisa Frank Parties:  Watermelon piñatas

Confection DeceptionWatermelon cake

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