Ready to attend the party, but want to do something else? Rather than serving the same beer and wine at the end of the feast, it is better to turn the ripe watermelon into a temporary bucket filled with your favorite party drinks or punches. This will not only be the beginning of the conversation, but also very delicious!
- Wash the watermelon
Wipe clean and pat dry. Make sure that the surface is clean and free of dirt so that it can be decorated and carved.
2. Mark the cut line
Draw a circle on the circumference of one end of the watermelon and move the top away. You may need to use a drawing compass for accuracy, or simply draw the lines as neatly as possible.
3. Draw decorative features
Mark a part of the watermelon with a pencil or a sharpener. You will probably fill the watermelon with a hole punch in three quarters of the time, so if you want to engrave any decorative shapes or designs on the top, please draw the design immediately.
4. Cut off the top of the watermelon
After adding punches, you will need the top as a cover to cover the seeds. Use the sharpest kitchen knife or unboxing knife to slice the melon into thin slices. Follow the pre-drawn lines when cutting; this will make it easier.
5. Gently remove the top
Clean any remaining watermelon and set aside.
6. Scoop out the watermelon flesh
Put newspapers or sheets under the watermelon-this will get messy! You can also place the watermelon in a deep sink to reduce clutter. Just like carving a pumpkin (wet only), use an ice cream scoop or tablespoon to dig out as much meat as possible.
- When scraping the skin, please be careful not to scrape too much. The idea is to hollow out the watermelon neatly without creating dents on the outer edges.