August 3 is officially Watermelon Day. In other words, it’s time to throw a theme party! I hope you enjoy these fun ideas to celebrate Watermelon Day with your family.
Edible Arrangements sent me this Kiwi & Watermelon arrangement as a reminder of the official Watermelon Day. thanks for the amazing fruit, Edible A.!
First, let’s start out with melon facts to wow your family.
- How old is the watermelon? According to The National Geographic article ‘The 5,000-Year Secret History of the Watermelon,’ watermelon seeds were found 5,000 years ago in Pharaohs tombs, including King Tut’s!
- What is the heaviest watermelon ever recorded? Chris Kent grew a 350.5 pound watermelon in Tennessee in 2013. This holds the current heaviest watermelon in the Guinness Book of World Records!
- Is the watermelon a fruit or vegetable? Botanically, it’s a fruit. On the other hand, it’s a member of the gourd family which is a vegetable. So what is it!? The watermelon can be considered a fruit or a vegetable, according to Watermelon.org.
Ideas for a Watermelon Day Celebration
- Try a watermelon science experiment using baking soda, vinegar and a watermelon.
- Kids will love watermelons on a stick!
- Set up a watermelon roll race for kids because everyone loves a goofy race!
- Print off a free watermelon coloring page for an art activity.
- An after-dark watermelon scavenger hunt sounds like fun!
- Set up a watermelon carving contest. This Watermelon Carving Pinterest board has plenty of ideas!!!
- Scoop perfectly round watermelon balls with a melon baller. (So baller!! 😂)
- Make a watermelon slush, yum!
- Paint your nails with Essie nail polish in watermelon!
- Paint this pretty watercolor watermelon.
- Or, go to the extreme and paint a room (or your front door!) with Benjamin Moore watermelon red paint color.
- Work out with watermelons! Rockstar Jump with Jill (who rocks about health) has two Watermelon Workout videos.
Above all, have fun on Watermelon Day 🍉
More Party Ideas:
- Palm Beach Party Decorations from Amazon are cute & affordable
- Cute Kids Baking Kits are fun (and tasty!) for the family
- 19 of the best games to play with kids for a fun family game night!
- Just for the adults: 8 watermelon cocktails to try!
I love watermelonb.
Not sure where the extra letter came from. 🙂
And watermelon on a stick is fun to eat 🙂