Want a kid’s party food idea that is healthy and fun? Try these watermelon pops on a boy’s birthday party dessert table. It’s amazing how many giggles the kids have with such a simple idea! Usually there is at least one outgoing kid at a party that likes to clown around. Get one of these in his hand and he’s likely to start a stand-up comedy routine! Once the laughter starts, the other kids will want to join in.
These are so easy to put together. Use watermelon slices that are no more than a ½ to ¾ of an inch thick. I have these three inch cookie cutters that are in the shapes of lips, a moustache and glasses (there’s a plot line for you!). Use the cookie cutters for whatever shapes you want to make and then skewer them with a lollipop stick.
For an easy display you can use another piece of melon but if you don’t want to decimate the fruit, use a Styrofoam block. First decorate the edges with ribbon, washi tape or wrapping paper and then just carefully push the sticks in.
Besides the giggle factor, you can feel good that you’re offering a healthy fruit option to party guests. Melon slices can be a little messy for a group setting and I hate taking the time to make enough melon balls for a party. I’ve found these shaped watermelon pops are a terrific time saver and they’re a lot neater for company, especially a group of kids…and that’s something a busy mom can appreciate!
Your turn: what kid’s party food do your kids love?
Stephanie Keeping is a wife to Mike and mom to Sam, a blogger, and an Etsy-preneur. She celebrates boyish charm at Spaceships and Laser Beams, where she talks about all things boy and birthday party.