Halloween is one of my favorite holidays because we get to turn every day things into fun and “spooky” things! So when we decided to host a Halloween party in our home I knew I wanted to create a healthy treat that would get the little ones excited. This Vomiting Watermelon Fruit Tray is not only an awesome treat to look at but it’s actually a lot easier to prepare than you think.
You don’t even need a melon baller for this one (although I guess you could use one, if you wanted, but why?!). Plus it’s a great activity the kids can do with you! Not only did I have a blast making it to “try it out” for the party (because, you know, I like to test ideas – see if they work, also it was a good excuse for a fruit tray for after school snack), but the kids had a good time making it too.
Did you know that kiddos can cut fruit? Yes, they can! Cantaloupe and banana are so soft to cut that they don’t require a very sharp knife, so it’s an easy thing to put them “in charge” of.
Vomiting Watermelon Fruit Tray for a Healthy Halloween Snack
So, basically, you’re making a watermelon fruit bowl, but instead of putting the watermelon under the fruit, you’re turning it over and putting it on top of the fruit.
What you’re going to need:
- One medium watermelon, not the big one and not the little personal-sized one. Just a normal medium one.
- Two to three bananas
- One cantaloupe – honeydew or other melon is fine
- Ten to 12 strawberries, or more. You can never go wrong with more strawberries.
- Any other fruits you’d like to add!
You can also add other types of berries, cherries (pitted) or pineapple slices, but I didn’t want to go to that kind of trouble for an afternoon snack. If I were making this vomiting watermelon fruit salad for a whole class of kids, though, I might think about adding those.
How to Make a Vomiting Watermelon Fruit Tray:
First, cut the top ⅛ portion of your watermelon off. No need to measure it, just approximate it. You just need a straight, flat bottom that allows you to get inside that watermelon.
With a spoon, scoop out the insides of the watermelon. Unlike when you’re making a pumpkin jack-o-lantern, go ahead and sneak a bite. You know you want to! Any watermelon you don’t eat, save for later.
Flip your watermelon over and stand it up on that flat bottom you made. Then, using a smaller paring knife, cut out eyes, nose and mouth from the remaining watermelon rind. You can also use a pen or marker to make the shape of your face – so it’s easier to cut.
I made my mouth open on the bottom side, so that it would be easier to have the fruit salad spilling out of the mouth, but this is your watermelon jack-o-lantern, so you do you.
Place the watermelon onto your platter, kind of to the back, leaving you lots of room to pile the fruit bits in front of the watermelon jack-o-lantern.
Cut the insides of the watermelon, cantaloupe, bananas into squares and put around the open mouth of the watermelon. For the strawberries just take the tops off.
Now your spooky fruit platter is ready to be eaten. Enjoy!
Seriously, that’s it. Isn’t it a simple Halloween treat?!
Other Healthy Halloween Party Snacks:
There are so many easy options for healthy halloween desserts. Some others I’ve thought of are:
- 6 Healthy Halloween Treats that you’ll be excited to give your kid. Seriously, they’re good for lunches, parties and snacks. You’ll love ’em. And they’re the perfect complement for this halloween fruit tray.
- Easy Spider Pizza Bagel Bites – also another fun treat to make with the kiddos or for their school lunches.
- Homemade Ice Cream made with grape eyeballs…spooky!
- Spider Deviled Eggs like this easy and cute recipe I found.
- Dark Chocolate Halloween Bark made with some coconut oil chocolate and some of those halloween gummies, this would be an awesome treat!
I hope you love these easy party snacks for halloween as much as we do!
- 1 Watermelon, medium
- 1 Cantaloupe, or honeydew
- 3 Bananas
- 12 Strawberries
- Cut the top ⅛ portion of your watermelon off.
- With a spoon, scoop out the insides of the watermelon.
- Using a smaller paring knife, cut out eyes, nose and mouth from the remaining watermelon rind.
- Turn this over onto your platter.
- Cut the watermelon, cantaloupe, bananas and strawberries into squares and put around the open mouth of the watermelon.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 8 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 140 Total Fat: 1g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 41mg Carbohydrates: 35g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 4g Sugar: 27g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 2g