8/1/09

Watermelon Buggy



A couple of weeks ago we were invited to a cookout, it is summer you know. Well, I wanted to take something, a dish, but something a little fun or interesting. I saw this idea in a magazine at the checkout counter. Well I thought it was just too cute and so I snagged the magazine and a watermelon.

I put it together the morning of the cookout, really easy and it didn't take very long. I think it was worth a little effort, don't you?

Besides the very obvious watermelon, grapes, strawberries and cherries I also used a lime, sliced, for the wheels, mouth and eyebrows. I used a marshmallow, cut in half and slices of grapes for the eyes. Oh and quartered strawberries for the side mirrors. Stuck everything on with toohpicks and voila!
Besides cutting and hollowing the watermelon, I used a halloween pumpkin tool that I bought last year to scrape away the outer skin of the watermelon. It was all pretty quick and easy and it was a hit at the party.
If it took me more than 45 minutes to put this together I would be surprised.

16 comments:

Lynne said...

That really is very cute! I bet everyone enjoyed it!

Chickenista said...

This is soo cute! I love watermelon in the summer this is just so perfect! I have two kids birthdays in August I'm going to "try" and pull this off ♥

Maria@Conversations wiht Moms said...

That looks like a lot of work went into it. It's almost a shame to eat but I wouldn't be able to resist.

kellie said...

Ooooh that is so cute!! :)

Grampy said...

That is fantastic. I genuine work of art.

Buggys said...

Thanks everyone for the compliments. I promise it is really easy, anyone can do this and it will be a hit.

Anonymous said...

Don -- good job!! It is really cute. You making that to take to Sher's tomorrow :)

Staci said...

That has to be the cutest thing that I have ever seen done with a watermelon. Makes me feel bad all I do is slice mine.

Manx Mercurio said...

So adorable!

Thanks for visiting my blog today. I used to live in Glen Burnie, right behind the Mall across from Macy's Mall. I miss the crab cakes!

Storm, The Psychotic Housewife said...

That is too cute!

Dorothy L said...

LOL...that is so cute and so very creative.
It is amazing what ones imagination can guide a person to do :)

Lin said...

I would feel guilty eating that cute little thing!

Liza said...

This one is so cool! It's too pretty to eat, lol.

KayceeT said...

That is adorable. I'm planning a b-day party...may have to give this a shot. I'm sure the kids would love it!

Stacie said...

This is cute!!

Anna said...

This is cute. When I see one of these, I think my God too much work and time, but it is wonderful that this design didn't take that long.
No wonder it was a hit at the party.