Today I've got a quick post with a quick and easy idea: Watermelon on a stick! Turn this sticky snack into a portable treat.
I love watermelon, but I don't love the sticky mess dripping down my arms! (Okay--I'm not quite that messy, but my youngest kiddos are!) I discovered this idea last year at a church activity. We had a picnic-style dinner, and it was so easy to grab a slice of watermelon without getting messy!
Here's how to do it:
- Cut the watermelon into slices, and then wedges.
- With a sharp knife, cut a slit through the green rind.
- Push a craft stick through the slit into the melon, leaving enough sticking out to form a handle
- Serve it at a huge gathering or to your favorite kiddos!
I had to laugh this morning. After working on this post, I saw this same idea on another website! I guess great minds think alike!
Check out the video below for another great way to serve watermelon to a crowd of guests.
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Marie @ The Money Template
Oh, I love watermelon too! I almost buy watermelon every day, my family really loves it also! You really have a brilliant idea about putting a craft stick into a watermelon.
Thanks, Marie! I borrowed the idea from a friend. I'm not that smart!
Okay, this is a brilliant idea! Can't wait to try it out.
Thanks so much, Lara! I hope it works well for you.
Danita @O Taste And See
Now that's a fun idea! I love watermelon but not really a fan of the mess. This is so much easier than cutting it into chunks! Thanks for sharing.
I feel exactly the same! I love to eat it, but I hate to cut it up, and I'm not a fan of the mess!
Such a smart idea, Heidi!
Thanks so much, Heather. My friend's the smart one. This was her idea. I'm just good a repeating the good ideas of others!
How brilliant! Where has this been all my life?
Thanks, Jennifer! I hope it works for you!
Joyce @ It's Your Life
I love this idea, I have company coming Saturday which includes a three year old. I'm so going to use this, thanks for sharing, followed you here from the Do Tell Tuesdays link pary.
You're welcome, Joyce! I hope it works for you.
This is such a cute and fun idea! I actually saw GRILLED watermelon for the first time today so perhaps grilled watermelon on a stick. WOW!
Thanks, Krystal. Grilled watermelon? Really? Was it good?
Jennifer @Making Our Life Matter
Really, grilled? Do share!!
Sarah E @TheTeacher'sWife
What a cute idea!
Thanks, Sarah! Have a great week!
That is just inspired. My kids love watermelon but everything just gets in a big old sticky mess when they try and eat it. I'll have to give this a try instead.
Thanks, Clare! Now I just need a trick to keep me from getting all sticky when I cut it up!
Jennifer @Making Our Life Matter
We have a bridal shower on Sunday. This would be perfect to take
That would probably work really well, Jennifer. Good luck!
shari lynne @ faith filled food for moms
I love this cute idea Heidi! My Grandkids would love it..so fun!
Thanks, Shari! I hope they love it!
Evelyn @ My Turn for us
Pinned and will be sharing on FB!! Love this clever idea!
Hugs from Freedom Fridays
Thanks so much, Evelyn! I always love your party.
Carrie @ Kenarry: Ideas for the Home
This is brilliant, Heidi! Watermelon is always so messy. This is such a better way to serve it.
Thanks so much, Carrie! It does keep down the mess!