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5 Easy Ideas How To Cut A Watermelon For Party Into Fancy Shapes

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         So many ways how to cut watermelon for a party but easy ones are just a few. A small change in a common way to slice watermelon makes a big difference in the watermelon platter presentation. I am going to share easy methods on this page and at the same time fancy ways to serve watermelon. These techniques make great watermelon centerpieces for the party table.

         The heart-in-the-middle method is a very cool way to cut and serve watermelon. We don’t have to make a watermelon punch from the pieces left after cutting the shaped watermelon (check the video below) because no edible part will be wasted after we cut the heart! Two very important things that keep our family and friends happy at a holiday party – festive food and plenty of it! Cold and freshly cut watermelon is always a great dessert for any person, especially little ones! Follow my fancy-cutting watermelon tips and you are going to impress with success for sure! These are my favorite methods how to cut watermelon for the fruit platter. All techniques are easy watermelon designs and are not time-consuming or food art skills needed.

On the page 5 ways to cut watermelon for the party:

  1. How To Cut A Seedless Watermelon Creatively With Design in the Middle (No Wasting Fruit!) VIDEO
  2. Watermelon Cutting Hack In Flower Shape or How To Display Watermelon Slices. VIDEO
  3. How To Slice Watermelon Into Flower. Great Technique when we have limited space on the table. VIDEO
  4. How To Cut Watermelon For Fruit Platter.
  5. How To Serve Watermelon For Kids On Sticks (A fun and easy idea of how to serve watermelon in the shape of a turtle)

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1. How To Cut Watermelon With A Heart Inside

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     This is so a simple and impressive way to serve watermelon for a party! Most important no waste of watermelon meat and easy-to-eat fruit for guests. We can cut without using any pattern in the center in a desirable shape. However, when we use a pattern it will be so much nicer look and no mistake-making. I tried without any pattern to cut watermelon at first and learn I personally need a pattern. Of course, if you have excellent knife skills and cut perfect heart shapes without any pattern it will be much easier and faster. This is one of the methods how to cut a large watermelon because we make a design inside. I am going to share the cutting watermelon trick, so we can make any design in the middle. It is definitely a creative way how to serve watermelon without much effort!

     I made a flower in the middle instead of a heart and it looks cute and easy too. Look at the photo below. To cut the watermelon in the shape of the flower I use a cookie cutter as the pattern. In the center of the flower, I place a yellow circle made out of a cantaloupe.

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      We can make a variety of different watermelon cut-out shapes. The best way to cut watermelon for a themed party is because we can choose the design inside from super simple to more detailed. Just a simple round shape inside for polka dots party theme as the example. Fun by using cookie cutters as a guide for other themes as well. The key is to use so simple pattern without many details on it. For example, I cut a watermelon with a butterfly in the middle and it took just a few minutes longer than when we cut the watermelon into wedges. I didn’t really have time to take photos my family was waiting to eat this watermelon, so I took the plate outside and took the photo with a grass background. Really a great technique how to cut watermelon for a picnic or garden party!

We Need

Large watermelon

Knife with a narrow and long blade

Pattern (I used a bowl in shape of a heart)

Technique

1. Cut the watermelon in half.

I used seeded watermelon to show the technique but the best use is seedless watermelon. You can see the difference on the photos. Seddless much more prettier presentation.

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2. Cut off the top.

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3. I place the pattern (bowl in shape of a heart) on the top of the watermelon. Stick in 2 skewers on the top and on the bottom of the heart. This way I can see where to place my heart when I turn watermelon upside down.

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4. Turn watermelon upside down. Place the heart between the skewers and cut around the bowl. Keep the knife as straight as possible.

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5. Cut watermelon into wedges around the heart.

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6. Slice the watermelon heart horizontally into a few slices, so it will be easy to eat for guests.

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This is a great way to cut seedless watermelon because it is much better for presentation as you can see in the photo below!

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How Easy To Make The Heart Shape For Watermelon

One of the ways to make a perfect heart shape cutter is to use a plastic bottle! The technique is so easy and can be used for other food to cut the heart. Check out the page on how to make cookie cutters out of plastic bottles, the link below.

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2. How To Display Watermelon Slices Easy And Cool Way

      This method is definitely how to properly cut a watermelon and serve it fancy. I call it the proper cutting technique because everybody knows and likes it. Super simple but just a small change that makes the presentation so nice and also easy to eat for guests which is important too. This technique gives us more possibilities to decorate our watermelon. I used a simple flower from a lemon in the center but you can use other decors as well. This is the simplest cool way I know how to cut watermelon for a party fancy just in 5 minutes.

*I always was wondering why chefs use lemon on fruit platters at restaurants. I recently found the answer. One of the chefs on YouTube explained. Lemon brightens up the flavors of fruits and even if nobody going to eat it, lemon brings a beautiful aroma to the room.

        Check out the technique, it is so easy and impressive! Great way to cut watermelon fast and fancy at the same time!

We Need

Watermelon Any size

Chef knife

Technique

1. Cut the watermelon in half vertically. Cut off the top.

2. Make marks before the cuts, so each wedge will be the same size and even number of the pieces. Cut the watermelon into wedges.

3. Here is the difference than I did usually before. Instead, open on the side each wedge, open every second wedge and first leave as is.

I placed mint leaves between wedges.

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3. How To Slice Watermelon Into Flower Easy For Party Table With Limited Space

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      Great way to slice watermelon for the table with limited space! Maybe it is not how to properly cut watermelon for every day or to serve for the party but a very interesting technique to try.

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We Need

Large watermelon

Knife

Technique

1. We need half of watermelon for one serving.

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2. Make cut out on the top in conus shape.

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3. Slice the watermelon under the angle. This way the flower holds the shape well.

*Watch in the video below how well the watermelon flower holds shape.

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4. Gradually spread the slices out of the center. The opening on the center depends what you going to place on the middle.

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5. Remove small pieces of watermelon on the middle and dry watermelon juice with paper towel.

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6. Place the empty glass on the middle.

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7. I decorated the glass with tangerine wedges. Cut the skin on the half and now it looks like petals on the glass.

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8. Fill the glass with cherries and my watermelon platter is ready to serve.

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Video How To Slice Watermelon For Party Table

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4. How To Cut Watermelon For Fruit Platter

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        I like this way to cut watermelon in fancy wedges because it is easy to eat and unusual interesting shape of the wedges. Some artistic people can make different varieties of skin shapes. My looks like fish shape watermelon slices. With this perfect carving trick, the wedges look much prettier on the plate than we just slice the fruit. We see more red on the platter visually and it makes much more attractive the fruit platter. I place it on the fruit plate with simple watermelon triangles instead of my fancy watermelon wedges to compare, so we can easily see the difference. To me, the photo of the fruit platter with watermelon above is much more fun and festive looks than just simple watermelon triangles! This is the same direction as for the technique of how to cut watermelon in triangles just with one extra step to remove some of the rinds. Check out this easy but at the same time perfect party trick!

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We Need

Large Watermelon

Chef knife

Technique

1. Cut the watermelon in half horizontally.

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2. Cut off both ends where is skin and white part of the watermelon. Nobody is going to eat it and no reason to leave on the plate.

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3. Make 2 cuts 1 inch deep on the skin of the watermelon as I show on the photo.

I divided in 3 even parts but we can be more creative with this part our design.

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4. I cut off watermelon skin under 2 sides. Marked A and C on the photo. Remove any white part left on the sides.

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5. I cut the watermelon into fancy wedges. I use the knife blade to transfer the watermelon slices on the plate. Just slide the knife blade under the wedges, secure with other hand watermelon on the top and place it on the platter.

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One more way how to cut a watermelon without seeds or with seeds for a party!

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5. How To Serve Watermelon For Kids On Sticks

Photo Fun For Kids Watermelon On Stick

       A fun way to serve watermelon wedge for kids on a stick. We can serve any size of watermelon this way. Kids love ice cream and this serving idea is like ice cream serving just with a small difference, instead of ice cream we have a watermelon wedge on a stick.  Cold watermelon is a nice dessert choice for kids’ summer parties!

      Wooden treat sticks are inexpensive and can be found in most grocery stores. We can buy in craft stores wooden sticks as well, even colorful ones. However, I personally won’t use sticks for crafts on my food, simply because they made not all made for food. In my tutorial photos, I use a whole stick in each wedge but on my fancy watermelon plate, I use halves. I like both ways but to use half of the stick is more economical and may be easier to eat for people with small hands.

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  1. Cut a watermelon in half, I use a small watermelon. Slice the half watermelon into desired size pieces.

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2. Cut the watermelon skin with a knife for wooden sticks.

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3. Stick the wooden sticks in watermelon.

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4. The watermelon looks like ice cream! So fun way to serve watermelon for kids!

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I decorated the watermelon platter with lemon and butterflies made out of watermelon with a cookie cutter. So easy technique to serve watermelon for a party!

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Fun Way Serve A Small Watermelon For Kids

          A fun way how to serve a small watermelon for kids creatively is to make a turtle. I cut out of cantaloupe head, paws, and tail but we can make these parts of the turtle out of other fruits as well. The turtle’s eyes are blueberries. It took me a few minutes to turn just a watermelon into a cute turtle. We can make head, paws and tail in advance before serving watermelon. Cutting the watermelon into sticks takes just a minute. This is one more option how to serve watermelon in creative ways!

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