watermelon cut-out with blueberries and mint leaves

HBD, America! Red, white and blue never looked so chic.

1. KISS: Keep It Simply Sliced
Sorry not sorry, we had to start with the obvious. It’s safe to say that watermelons are the symbol of summer. Because let’s be real, is there anything more American than chomping away on a chin-dribbling slice of juicy watermelon on a hot afternoon?

Woman eating a slice of watermelon in the summer sunshine

2. Float On
From Instagram-ready unicorns to a floating serving bar, it’s not summer unless you have one.

Child on a watermelon floaty in poll during summer

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3. Build a Board
Have you heard? Appetizers are the new dinner party, and it’s time to take your charcuterie plate to the next level.

A patriotic charcuterie board featuring watermelon slices

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4. No Filter Needed
Keep guests laughing with a selfie station – or better yet, challenge them to wear a “watermelon dress.”

Watermelon dress by paigeylaine on Instagram

(image via @paigeylaine)

5. Keep Cool
Create a hydration station! Simple infused watermelon water gives your event an instant upgrade. Mix and match your favorite herbs – some of our perfect pairings include basil, mint and lime.

A pitcher of watermelon infused water

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6. Drink Up
No party is complete without a watermelon keg – trust us.

Watermelon keg

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7. Serve Summer Salads
This patriotic fruit salad is red, white and bursting with flavor. Best of all? It’s easy to make! The American dream.

Patriotic fruit salad featuring watermelon

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8. Flower Power
Need a quick tip on decorating your space? Watermelons are more than just delicious – they make beautiful centerpieces as well! (#TeamNoWaste)

Flower vase made of a watermelon rind

(image via BiancaDottin.com)

9. Fire Up The Guac
Served in a mini watermelon bowl, this spicy Firecracker Guacamole is low in sodium, a good source of vitamin C and perfect for your 4th of July celebration!

Firecracker guacamole served in a mini watermelon bowl

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10. Have A Blast
What would the 4th of July be without any fireworks? Bring a blanket, sit back and relax, because you just hosted the most perfect patriotic party!