Summer Melon: 30 Fresh Ideas

Summer Melon Collage


Summer is officially here (even though it has been hot in AZ for months). This week at the farmers’ market there was a variety of summer melon that my boys could not resist. Cantaloupe, honeydew, watermelon- They love any kind of fruit, and the farmer was giving out samples. Needless to say we came home with some.

Watermelon Hearts Collage

Watermelon Sweetheart


We have a few picnics and parties coming up, so I was inspired to look at some ideas to jazz up the summer melons that we purchased. Melon lends itself as such a refreshing side dish it screams summer to me. I also thought it would be fun to include a few kid activities and some adult beverages to satisfy everyone. Hope you enjoy this roundup!



Three-Melon Salad

Watermelon Strawberry Mint Salsa

Melon Feta Kebabs

Melon Yogurt Popsicles

Star Watermelon Pops– Perfect for 4th of July!

Watermelon and Cantaloupe Fruit Popsicles (pictured)

Honeydew Treats (pictured)

Melon, Feta, and Kiwi

Watermelon “Cake”

Fresh Melon Cooler– Agua de Melon (pictured)

Yogurt Melon Bowl

Raspberry Watermelon Granita (pictured)

Crafts and Activities

National Watermelon Promotion Board– Great fun facts and kid ideas

Watermelon Soap (pictured)

Watermelon Skirt Tutorial– No girls in our house, but this looks totally cute!

Wacky Watermelon Day– Bowling, painting, sensory play, etc.

Watermelon Waffles

Melt in Your Mouth Melon

Watermelon Krispie Treats

Watermelon Activities– Watermelon seeds and play dough, squish bag math, and more! (pictured)

Magnetic Felt Food– “Peelable” Cantaloupe Slice Pattern

Watermelon Cupcakes

Watermelon Pancakes

Adult Treats

Watermelon Martinis

The Melon Ball

Watermelon Punch and Bowl (pictured)

Honeydew Melon Bellini

Frozen Melon-Margarita Pops

It’ll Thump yer Melon

Drunken Melon Balls


Plus, EVMG has teamed up with a bunch of other great bloggers today to bring you a bunch of Summertime Inspired Recipes!

20+ Summertime Recipes


  1. Great-Grandma’s “Secret-Ingredient” Potato Salad
  2. Blueberry Pie Bars
  3. Watermelon Green Tea
  4. Independence Day Cranberry Pop Rocks Mocktail
  5. Fruit Pizza
  6. Zucchini Recipes
  7. Grilled Pizza
  8. Fruit Yogurt Parfaits
  9. Root Beer Float Popsicles
  10. Watermelon Smoothie
  11. Refreshing Summer Noodle Salad
  12. Frozen Banana Rum Cocktails
  13. Coke Float Popsicles
  14. Peach Cobbler Cupcakes
  15. Lemon Picnic Pasta
  16. Sand Castle Rice Krispies
  17. Frozen Chocolate Bananas
  18. BBQ Chicken Pizza
  19. Watermelon Berry Chia Seeds Pops
  20. Fresh Summer Melon Ideas
  21. How to cut a watermelon
  22. And, even more Favorite Summer Recipes


  1. LOve mellons these look delish!

  2. Great watermelon ideas!


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