How to Cut a Watermelon for a Party

by Thomas McNish

Cut your watermelon into party-friendly slices or cubes.

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Items you will need

  • 10-inch cook's knife
  • Cutting board

Watermelon is an excellent food to offer at a summer get-together for a couple of reasons. First, it's so high in water content -- about 92 percent -- that it can actually quench your thirst. It also comes in large quantities, which means you can feed lots of people with a single melon. But before you offer watermelon to your guests, you'll have to break it down into manageable pieces.

Step 1

Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and rinse the watermelon with water only.

Step 2

Lay the watermelon on a cutting board and slice it in half lengthwise.

Step 3

Cut each half down the middle lengthwise to create four equal sections.

Step 4

Make horizontal slices, an inch to two inches thick, down the length of each quarter. These wedges can be served at your party as an appetizer, or you can cut them into cubes.

Step 5

Cut the rinds of the watermelon from the wedges, then slice the melon into even-sized cubes. Put the cubes into a large bowl and let your guests enjoy a tasty and simple snack.

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About the Author

Thomas McNish has been writing since 2005, contributing to Salon.com and other online publications. He is working toward his Associate of Science in computer information technology from Hillsborough Community College in Tampa, Fla.