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Healthy Kids’ Party Food Ideas: Watermelon Pops

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Summertime and watermelon…mmm. When I was a kid, I used to have so much summer fun with my friends in Newfoundland! We’d load up on watermelon and have seed-spitting contests—ever do that? I’m not sure why it was so funny to us, but giggling and dribbling while we ate sure generated a lot of laughter! Since I am always looking for healthy ideas for kids’ party food, the idea of cutting fruit into fun shapes is one of my favorites. I first did it at Sam’s second birthday party, when we cut watermelon into the shape of fish for a fun “catch of the day.”

Watermelon on a Stick Kids Party Food


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Sam and I had fun in the kitchen a few weeks ago: we made watermelon pops. There was no spitting involved but we did have some good laughs! Watermelon pops are super easy to make and they’’re not messy for kids to eat. If you buy the seedless variety like I did for this, you don’’t have to fuss with picking the seeds out for your kids.

All it takes is:

  • watermelon
  • a shaped cookie cutter; ours is almost 1” deep; I used a flower shape this time
  • lollipop sticks

Cut a few slices of watermelon; about one inch thick is easiest to work with. Sam thought it was fun to cut the shapes. Push the stick between the ““petals”” so it is secure. Holding and eating the watermelon on a stick means no messy fingers or chins.

I think these would look super on a kids’’ party table, too. Use washi tape to decorate the sticks and either display them in a decorated block of Styrofoam or arrange them in a circle on a plate.

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Stephanie Keeping

Stephanie is in love with a boy named Sam. He has taught her that it's okay to jump first and look later, to wear a dirty shirt to the park and to decide that today is a good day to take a nap in your rubber boots. She hangs out here blogging at Spaceships and Laser Beams and at our printable party shop on Etsy.