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Happy Watermelon Day! What? You didn't know there's a national watermelon day? Well, it's today August 3rd! Here are fun recipes & crafts to help celebrate!

Happy Watermelon Day!

Happy Watermelon Day! What? You didn't know there's a national watermelon day? Well, it's today August 3rd! Here are fun recipes & crafts to help celebrate!

Happy Watermelon Day! What? You didn’t know there’s a national watermelon day?  Well, it’s today, August 3rd! Here are some fun recipes & crafts to help you celebrate!

Biting into some juicy watermelon is probably most people’s vision of a perfect summer day. Watermelon is my daughter’s favorite food ever.  So she is very excited about this auspicious day.  Me? Well, for those of you who know me, you know I don’t like watermelon.  I know, I know…but I don’t.

So this post includes recipes and ideas for those who do like watermelon and also some for all of you who, like me, don’t like the taste of watermelon but still want to celebrate Watermelon Day!

So, since I do want to celebrate a good food holiday, I have found some recipes that look like watermelon but don’t CONTAIN watermelon 😉

Happy Watermelon Day recipes that don’t have watermelon in them:

Strawberry Kiwi Fruit Pizza.

Cookie crust, sweetened cream cheese filling, luscious strawberries, kiwi, and chocolate chips.

Easy-peasy watermelon cookies.

Uses roll of sugar cookie dough, food coloring, and frosting – yum!

Watermelon Rice Krispie treats!

Watermelon Fudge.

Easy recipe made with white chocolate chips and Funfetti colored frosting – yum!

Oh, all right!  For those of you who DO like watermelon, here are some recipes for you, too 🙂

Now, I can’t vouch for these, remember, but they look appetizing.

No churn watermelon sherbet.

Made with frozen watermelon chunks, sweetened condensed milk, and lime.

Watermelon Popsicles.

Layers are watermelon, coconut milk, and kiwi.

How about sour watermelon gummy bears?

Made with watermelon, lemon juice, and unflavored gelatin.

Finally, just simply watermelon…

(This is from another post of mine: 12 Patriotic food ideas for Memorial Day)

And I just had to share some of my favorite watermelon craft ideas as well!

A no-sew summery watermelon wreath.

Watermelon floppy hat

Living in Florida, I wear my straw sun hat all the time.  I think it might need this make-over 🙂

Tie-dye watermelon shirt.

Because you just need a watermelon shirt for summer, right?

More watermelon fun!

Find out more about watermelon – including recipes, fun facts, and how to carve them at www.watermelon.org.  They even have an Instagram contest running through September 6th, 2016 handing out prizes for those who post photos of your summer fun with watermelons (100 Days of Watermelon)!

So, at the beginning of this post, I mentioned how much my daughter LOVES watermelon, so with her permission, I will leave you with a picture of her from several years ago at Ft. DeSoto beach (which you should visit if you are ever here in the Tampa area).  She looks serious about that watermelon, doesn’t she? 😉

Happy Watermelon Day!

Happy Watermelon Day and let me know which recipes and crafts YOU try!

~ Pam

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Author: Pam Hoepner

Hi I'm Pam, a seasoned homemaker with a husband, 3 teenagers, and a houseful of pets. I'm also a librarian and professional organizer (The Economical Organizer) who loves to share my hard-earned homemaking, DIY and organizing skills with others so you too can have a Life, Creatively Organized.

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