8 Clever Ways To Serve Watermelon This Summer

Summer is almost here, and nothing screams summer fruit like watermelon. Watermelon is delicious on its own, but this refreshing fruit is so versatile, there’s no reason you shouldn’t have some fun with it.

Whether you want to switch food up for your kids or you’re hosting a party and want to impress your guests, you might want to consider doing something different with watermelon.

If you want to get creative this summer, try one of these eight clever ways to serve a watermelon.

1. Watermelon On A Stick

Skinny Taste

Kids will love this watermelon on a stick because they resemble popsicle sticks, while adults will be happy to grab an easy pre-portioned piece of the fruit. This simple way of serving watermelon takes very little prep time and spruces up the watermelon enough to look like you put in a little bit of work. Get more inspiration from Skinny Taste here.

2. Watermelon Barbecue Grill


Make your summer barbecue a bit more fun by turning your fruit into decor. Make your watermelon into a grill, and use some skewers to top your “grill” with some fruit kebabs. Get the how-to from She Knows.

3. Watermelon Keg

Home Made Simple

Serve your favorite drink or even just fruit juice out of a watermelon. It requires a little handiwork, but you can turn the fruit into a keg with just a few tools. Get the how-to instructions here.

4. Dolphin Fruit Platter

The Whoot

Get a little creative with this fruit platter, where the watermelon becomes waves and bananas turn into dolphins. Kids will love this setup, and you’ll be sure to impress your friends with your creative carving skills. The Whoot shows us how to do it.

5. Watermelon Fruit Pizza

Six Sisters' Stuff

Create a healthy, all-natural “pizza” using watermelon as a base. Just top with Cool Whip and your other favorite fruits, and you have a dessert that’s not only delicious, but quite fun to look at as well. Get the recipe.

6. Watermelon Margaritas


Throw a party in style with these watermelon-flavored margaritas that happen to also be served in a watermelon cup. With this drink, no part of this fruit goes to waste, and you can help save yourself a load of dishes later on. Get the recipe.

7. Watermelon Hearts

Crea Girl

Perfect for Valentine’s Day or romantic dinner, these little watermelon hearts can be added to a fruit salad or into drinks for a cute and love-filled treat. All you need is a cookie cutter to make your watermelon into romantic decor. Get more cute ideas from Crea Girl.

8. Watermelon Birthday Cake

Pepper Scraps

Making a dessert for someone who is healthy? Make them a watermelon cake. Not only is it free of refined sugar and flour, but it makes a great centerpiece for a party. Thanks for the inspiration, Pepper Scraps!