This watermelon garden centerpiece is perfect for any spring or summer party. Who doesn’t love fresh and juicy fruit? Now cut that fruit into cute shapes and onto a stick and you’ve just majorly upped the fun factor. I make fruit kabobs – or fruit wands – for parties often. They’re an easy way to transport fruit and makes the food table so much prettier.
For this garden party I picked out a large, oblong watermelon, cut it in half lengthwise, and it became the base for my fruit kabobs. After the party was over I took a melon baller to the leftover watermelon half and put those babies in school lunches for a week! Good thing we like watermelon in this house.
I cut a thin slice off the bottom of my watermelon to make it stand in place. This step is optional depending on the shape of your watermelon and your serving platter. If you have a shallow bowl, you could simply place the watermelon in it and it will hold still just fine.
What shapes will you cut your fruit into for this watermelon garden?
- 1 oblong watermelon
- cantaloupe and/or honeydew melon
- wooden skewers
- Cut the watermelon in half lengthwise, reserve the bottom half for your garden stand. Slice the remaining watermelon into 1/2 inch thick slices, and use a flower shaped cookie cutter to cut into flower shapes.
- Slice the cantaloupe, honeydew melon, and/or pineapple into 1/2 inch thick slices and use small heart, star, flower, or other cookie cutters to cut the fruit into fun shapes.
- Skewer the fruit in different patterns and poke the bottom pointy end into the watermelon half to form your garden.