Friday, July 6, 2012

Patriotic Fruit

I've written about how much I love the 4th of July.  It just makes me happy and so does this cute little dish!

This is more of a DIY than a recipe.  When my honey is out of town I try to do my grocery shopping before he leaves and after he returns.  I mean, I know it is most people's dream to take 2 boys under the age of 2 to the grocery but for some reason it isn't mine.  So when I needed to take a dish to a 4th of July party I decided to get creative with what I had in the house!

All you need for this dish is watermelon, blueberries and cookie cutters!

I have these cookie cutters from Wilton.  There are 101 and they include all the letters and numbers (great for teaching the Little Guy with playdough!)

I was going through these the other day to pick out letters, numbers and shapes since that is what we are working on right now.  I noticed there was a flag, firework and a star.


I sliced up my watermelon and cut out the shapes with my cookie cutters!  I sliced the melon about 2 cm thick.  You'll also want to get a seedless watermelon otherwise you'll spend all day picking out the seeds.  Not having to do that makes this easy and fast!

I added the blueberries because you have to have red, white and blue!  

I'm trying to add more serving platters and bowls in white.  You food will really pop and you can use them with any type of theme.  They also go well with all different kinds of linens.  It's definitely fun to have a few printed pieces but I would suggest investing in white!

This is also a great dish to make with toddlers!  And they love eating it as well!!  I think next I'll be punching out letters and numbers!


Nicole@Show Off Friday said...

I love this idea. Watermelon is perfect for cutting with cookie cutters. This is something I will definitely try with the kiddos! Thank you for linking up. Please come again soon!

Heather Kinnaird said...

what a really fun idea! will have to remember this for next year

The Leeds said...

Love it. You've just given me the excuse I need to buy cookie cutters galore. :-)

Annmarie Pipa said...

definitely fun!

The Daily Smash said...

Looks yummy what a great idea. What a fun blog check out my blog if you get a min and have not already :).

Have a great day

Miz Helen said...

Great idea,I love your Patriotic Fruit. Hope you have a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
Come Back Soon!
Miz Helen

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