This is more of a presentation how to, but if you don’t want to do the watermelon thing, just throw these skewers on a platter, they look nice and I have a thing about being able to pick up things individually. It makes for a nicer presentation at a party.
Start by cutting the watermelon in half. Use a melon baller to get out the fruit that you will later use on the skewers.
Scrape out the rest of the melon, until you just have an empty shell. Let this dry out.
Once slightly dried, turn the shell over onto a platter. Using a paring knife, cut little ‘x’s or holes down the length of the outside of the melon. These will act as marks for the skewers to stick into.
You can use any kind of fruit you like, the grapes and blueberries act as cute little ‘stoppers’ for the bigger fruits. Basically, just cut your fruit into bite sized chunks, then skewer.
Poke the skewers into the marked holes that you made on the outside of the watermelon shell.
Eventually it will look like this.
It makes for a nice presentation on a buffet table, and it’s easy to grab and put on your plate. If you’d rather, you can just put them on a serving platter and forget the melon altogether.
Another idea is to turn the shell over, and FILL it with the cut fruit, having people spoon it out themselves.
Both of these options can be seen in the picture below.
It’s a nicer presentation for fruit at parties and also uses the empty shell which is cute.
That, or put the empty shell on your head. It amuses your kids, trust me.