Confession time: When I see a watermelon, I don’t imagine it cut in neat little wedges. I see pirate ships, whales, beach buckets, Angry Birds, and Shrek. And I love sharing and swapping easy watermelon carving ideas.
When people invite me to a party, I offer to bring the watermelon because I know that way I’ll have an excuse for carving one up.
There’s really no limit to what you can create. Some people are amazing artists, but I generally like to keep it simple. (My rule of thumb: It should take no longer than one hour. That’s generally amount of time that you have before a party when you realize you need something fun to bring.)
If you need some help with easy watermelon carving ideas, you can check out these handy watermelon carving tips. And if you need inspiration, check out some recent carvings from my kitchen:
Here are two more from my brother, Chef Joe of Friday Night Out Catering in Philadelphia:
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Disclosure: The Watermelon Board provided me with a watermelon and a gift pack; I did not receive compensation.