Blustery weather and the fact that I had to dig out a sweater to wear yesterday can only mean one thing: Fall is on it's way - if not here already. I'm SO glad I got in one last day of summer fun with a watermelon-themed get together (about a week ago). It wasn't anything fancy. Just some friends coming over to splash in the wading pool, blow some bubbles, and eat some treats. My favorite part were the watermelon cookies up there. Aren't they cute? I noticed a couple of different versions of them popping up in link parties this summer, but I went with this one from Homemaking Fun, which I found via Google image search. I did take photos along the way and I'd be happy to post a tutorial if anyone's interested...maybe I'll hang on to it until next July when a watermelon post would be more appropriate.
See how perfectly the cookies coordinate with the watermelon hotpads I crocheted not so long ago? There was no hot food served (the temperature was in the 90's) but the hotpad made an appearance anyhow because it fit the theme so nicely.
Kids and adutls alike enjoyed this simple watermelon stamping craft, which I totally copied from Frugal Family Fun Blog. There's another watermelon craft on there as well, so be sure to check it out if you're planning a shindig of your own.
I didn't get any photos of the process, but we used a potato (cut into a half circle and dipped in paint) to stamp the watermelon onto the paper. We used a paintbrush to apply green paint for the rind and brown paint for the seeds. The paint dried really quickly because of the heat - how handy!
Other than swimming and eating juicy, fresh watermelon, this was the extent of our last summer fling! Thanks for stopping by to share some juicy goodness. Now I'm off to share this at some link parties!