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Wild About Watermelon

National Watermelon Day is August 3 – are you ready?

Watermelon is one of my favorite fruits for large parties-it goes a long way.  Ready to plan a large party?  I can help whether it is for 2-2,000 just email me at

Here are a few watermelon ideas whether your making it for yourself or a few hundred of your closest friends.  


Always wash your produce even a watermelon.  When you slice through it anything on it gets on the watermelon.  

Stop the rocking-slice off a small amount off the bottom, much easier cutting-no rocking.

Let the kids help, watermelon is easy to slice with plastic butter knifes with your supervision.

Meal ideas:


Watermelon Jello Shots; will be the hit of your party!  Half your watermelon, remove all the fruit except a small layer about a 1/4.  Mix watermelon or strawberry gelatin per package directions but substitute 1/2 of the water for vodka.  After you pour it in and it sets slice and enjoy.


Basil Watermelon Bites; Skewer cubed watermelon with cubed mozzarella cheese and serve with small bowl of basil pesto for dipping.  


Watermelon Salad; simply watermelon and blueberries, letting the fruit be the star of the salad.


Watermelon Chicken; grill your chicken and serve sliced over rice with diced watermelon on top with a drizzle of Balsamic Vinegar.  


Watermelon Popsicles; slice into wedges and put popsicle sticks in the rind and freeze.  Sprinkle a little mixture of sugar/salt on before enjoying.  

Have a great day!