red white and blue watermelon party

Ah, watermelon, the quintessential summertime fruit. Is there anything more American than chomping away on a chin-dribbling slice of juicy watermelon on a hot afternoon? This Fourth of July, grab a post-parade watermelon and whip up some fruity fare that will leave your guests ‘oohing’ and ‘ahhing’ over more than just the fireworks.

  • Raise a glass of ice cold Watermelon Lemonade to celebrate our freedom. All you need is a little lemon juice, water, agave syrup and watermelon, of course! Blend and serve as a simple juice or add a shot of vodka or gin to turn this sweet sipper into an adult cocktail.
  • Scoop, dip and serve up the perfect frozen appetizers to help party guests cool down. Both kids and adults will love popping these bite-sized Frozen Frosted Bites into their mouth – plus, they add a dash of color to your holiday spread.
  • While you’re grilling and chilling, toss a few sliders over the flames. Then top your patties with blue cheese mayo and watermelon slices to give these Red, White and Blue Cheese Sliders a patriotic feel.
  • No party is complete without something sweet. Before you hunker down on a blanket to watch the big fireworks show, grab an easy, layered Red, White and Blue Watermelon Parfait for a festive Fourth of July treat.

Watermelon adds a juicy crunch to all your Independence Day fare! What watermelon dishes will you be serving this Fourth? Check out our 4th of July recipes that will help to make your Independence Day great! Comment below with your favorites!

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