From the Fourth of July, to Memorial Day, to Summer Parties and Backyard BBQs, the summer season is always jam packed with tons of parties, holidays, and events! All of the summer excitement can truly be a ton of fun, but it’s definitely easy to get overwhelmed with hostess duties! Every year like clockwork, I swear we end up hosting events every weekend for a month! Never fails! There’s nothing I love more than entertaining my close friends and family, but I have to be careful to not overcommit with party preparations! To pull everything off, I stick to the “work smarter, not harder” philosophy. ;) By choosing stunning summer recipes that are secretly easy to make and assemble, any party prep can become a total breeze! These patriotic fruit skewers are a Fourth of July staple in my house! They come together in seconds and are a perfect addition to any summer party! With a few recipes like this, you’ll be ready to tackle any of your hostess duties! :)
Fresh Fruit Skewers
Fresh fruit skewers are the perfect, refreshing treat for hot summer events. I love busting out the cookie cutters and making these healthy desserts for backyard cookouts. The fruit skewers make it easy for your guests to grab throughout the party and even easier to eat. If you’re hosting a family event, these fruit skewers will also definitely come in handy! They’re a great finger food for kids and an easy way to sneak in some fruit servings. A total parenting plus! ;) You can easily make a ton of these fruit skewers with little energy and little cost! Definitely a win-win in my book!
Picking Fresh Fruit For Your Fruit Skewers
You can make these fruit skewers with literally any fruits you like or any fruits you have around the house. But if you want to stick with a patriotic party theme, then fresh blueberries and yummy watermelon are the way to go! I love the patriotic colors of these two fruits together and the flavor combo is perfect for summer! The red, white, and blue make these fruit skewers the perfect dessert for the Fourth of July or even Memorial Day. The tart blueberries are a great pairing for some sweet, refreshing watermelon. Of course, if you and your family prefer other fruits then you can absolutely go for it! I love the idea of adding delicious cherries, blackberries, and even strawberries to the skewer mix. Any of your favorite fresh summer fruits, would be amazing choices for these fruit skewers!
Assembling Your Fresh Fruit Skewers
Putting these fresh fruit skewers together only takes a few seconds. You simply have to take a few wooden skewers and load on your fruit! These fruit skewers are the most kid friendly dessert in town, right?! I like to pile on the blueberries first and then finish off the skewer with a slice of watermelon! If you’re feeling extra fancy though, you can also creatively cut your watermelon into specific shapes like stars or hearts. You can easily free-hand slice the watermelon, or really cut down on prep time and use a cookie cutter. For these mini-watermelon slices I actually used the cutest little heart cutter that’s specifically made for fondant. How easy is that? I really recommend making your fresh fruit skewers the morning of your event to make sure they’re at their freshest! But, if you are seriously crunched for time, you can make them the night before and keep them wrapped in cling-wrap in the fridge. These are such a quick treat that can be modified for any patriotic bash! :)
Summer always means tons of fun parties and events, but it doesn’t have to mean hostess burn out! With this these fresh fruit skewers, you’ll be totally set for any patriotic party, without breaking a sweat! What are some of your favorite seasonal summer fruits? Do you have any secret recipes that are perfect in a party planning pinch?
Fruit Skewer Recipe
- 1/4 Watermelon
- 1 Container of Blueberries
- Skewer sticks
- Creatively cut your watermelon into specific shapes like stars or hearts. You can easily free-hand slice the watermelon, or really cut down on prep time and use a cookie cutter. For these mini-watermelon slices I actually used the cutest little heart cutter that’s specifically made for fondant.
- Add Heart shaped watermelon on to skewer
- Add blueberries on to skewer
- I highly recommend assembling these the morning of your party at the ultimate earliest.