For a child’s birthday party, 100 Layer Cakelet recommends a watermelon and lime agua fresca. Whole Foods Market offers this simple recipe that can be made in large batches. If you’re looking for something a bit more grown up, you can always try a watermelon margarita.
I know only two things about dressing for a child’s birthday party: No white (like, nothing can be white) and make sure everything is washable. I learned these lessons a few years ago when a three-year-old boy knocked an entire trough of punch onto a table of adult guests while doing a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles impression. So this week, let’s choose something safe, like shorts.
I like shorts with a 4″ inseam. Surprisingly enough, I think that extra inch makes a substantial difference. I find that a 3″ short tends to bunch up in an unattractive way while sitting. I also think the 4″ makes my legs look a little longer, and balances my pear shape a bit better.
Prefer a Bermuda-length short? These Banana Republic chino shorts look like a safe bet.