Star Spangled Watermelon


Happy Fourth of July! I wanted to share a fun last-minute idea to add some patriotism to your table. Use a star shaped cookie cutter to cut up a watermelon and make it super cute and festive! You could also do this with other types of fruit--strawberries, cantaloupe, pineapple, etc...but watermelon is so easy to cut, and it's red, which makes it perfect for today.

Star spangled watermelon | At Home in Love

All you do is slice the watermelon into rounds that are about the same height as your cookie cutter (or a little shorter). Then press the cookie cutter firmly down and pop the watermelon out. Easy!

Watermelon stars | At Home in Love

Star shaped watermelon (cut out pieces with a cookie cutter)

I had a few lollipop sticks lying around and I thought, why not make watermelon pops? These may not be that practical for a big family gathering--they'll be gone in just an instant--but they do look super cute! You could also slide on several pieces of fruit to make each stick go a little further, kabob-style. If you don't have any lollipop sticks, go to Starbucks and grab some stir sticks while you're there!

Watermelon pops | At Home in Love

Make star-shaped watermelon pops

If you see this post a little too late for Independence Day, don't worry--it's an idea that could work for any kind of party! You could do hearts for Valentine's Day or numbers for a birthday party (do the age that the birthday kid is turning). The possibilities are endless!

What do you all have planned for today? We are going to a parade this morning, a barbecue at my in-law's in the afternoon, and watching fireworks at night! I hope you all have a fun and star spangled holiday--I'll see you here tomorrow.

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  1. Posted by Debbie on Thursday, July 4th, 2013

    Too cute! :)
  2. Posted by kelsey on Thursday, July 4th, 2013

    yummy! these are so festive and cute
    kw ladies in navy
  3. Posted by Sarah D on Friday, July 5th, 2013

    Love those!!
  4. Posted by Susan on Monday, July 8th, 2013

    OMG lovely ! The best watermelon ! :D I must do this it's great ! Thanks for idea !
  5. Posted by Narnie on Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

    These are awesome. So are your mini caramel apples. thanks for sharing...'Pinned'
    • Posted by Aileen on Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

      Thank you!
  6. Posted by Anais on Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

  7. Posted by kathy on Monday, March 9th, 2015

    need way for kids to eat fruit!
  8. Posted by Christina on Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

    I have a huge issue with recipes like this. While it's a fun, pretty thing to do, do you do anything with the leftover pieces of watermelon? My word, I hope you do, because otherwise that is disgustingly wasteful, not just of the food, but of somebody's money. And while you may use the rest for something else, I hope you say what you do with it, because sadly there are people who read this, and just throw the rest out.

    Rant over.