How to Cut Watermelon for a Crowd

I absolutely love watermelon. I could seriously sit down and eat half of one by myself! I love to serve watermelon at family reunions, neighborhood parties, and family picnics. There’s just one problem. It can be so messy to eat! A few weeks ago, my friend Taralie showed me this brilliant hack for serving watermelon. Now I’m wondering why I never thought of this! It’s brilliant!

How to cut watermelon for a crowd -- a simple, mess free way to serve watermelon {OneCreativeMommy.com} Brilliant! Why didn't I think of this before?

Last year, I found this fun hack for serving watermelon on a stick. I like this idea even better! This trick leaves guests with a convenient handle for the watermelon, but since it’s cut in sticks instead of triangles, there’s no getting the juice all over your face! Here’s how you do it:

How to cut watermelon for a crowd -- a simple, mess free way to serve watermelon {OneCreativeMommy.com} Brilliant! Why didn't I think of this before?

How to Cut a Watermelon

  1. Slice the melon in half.
  2. Working with half at a time, slice each half into 1 1/2 to 2 inch slices.
  3. Lay each slice down on a flat surface and cut it into strips, leaving a bit of rind on the bottom of each slice.
  4. Layer in a large bowl or serving plate with the rind against the outside edges so that guest can easily choose a piece.
  5. Serve cold and enjoy!

How easy was that? Now get to eating! Enjoy!

How to cut watermelon for a crowd -- a simple, mess free way to serve watermelon {OneCreativeMommy.com} Brilliant! Why didn't I think of this before?

See? No mess! It’s like a watermelon popsicle, without the drips!

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Comments

  1. I live in Australia and we are in the middle of winter cant wait till summer as watermelon is one of my favour fruits and the kids love it tool. Great looking web site thanks for sharing
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  2. This is a great tip. It looks like it is so much easier and less messy for kids.

  3. That’s how I do it:)

  4. What a great idea!! We just had a summer luau for about 30 people and I totally should have cut the watermelon like this…Doh! Pinning so I remember for next time.
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  5. Great tip! I will definitely be trying this. I’m so glad I found this site.

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