blueberries, raspberries, grapes, pineapple and strawberries on a white platter

Sassy Fruit Platter

Is there anything more beautiful than a Sassy Fruit Platter? Serving a carved fruit platter at your next event will definitely bring oohs and ahhhs from the crowd.

blueberries, raspberries, grapes, pineapple and strawberries on a sassy fruit platter

Why You’ll Love This Sassy Platter

  • It’s a healthy choice at every party.
  • You’ll feel like an artist when you carve a watermelon!
  • There are many occasions to serve this platter, including baby showers, weddings, brunch, bridal teas…and more!

How to Carve a Mini Watermelon

To carve a mini watermelon, the most important tool you’ll need is a handy, dandy melon carver. (ad) This little gadget has helped me get through lots of occasions in style.

To begin, use a melon carver (ad) and insert it into the middle of the melon. Using an in and out motion, cut in a circular pattern until you meet on the other side. It’s a snap! Scoop the pulp out of the middle on both sides and you’re ready to fill it with fruit.

Can I Carve Other Melons Instead?

Yes! You can carve a cantaloupe or honey dew melon if you prefer. However, I like the color of the watermelon with the other types of fruit. Just make sure you choose a small melon or it will overwhelm the platter.

Arranging the Fruit

The watermelon serves the base to display the rest of the fruit. Arrange both halves of the watermelon on the side of a large platter. You can use any shape of platter, but round works really well. Tuck a few strawberries or grape clusters under the watermelon halves to prop them up.

Next, comes the fun part! Start by stuffing the holes in the watermelon with grapes. Let them cascade down the sides. Add strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and other fruit in sections until you come together in the middle.

Serving Suggestions

There’s really no right or wrong way to do it, so let your creative juices flow! This sassy fruit platter is beautiful no matter how it’s arranged, so be prepared for your guests to be amazed by your awesome creation.

More Fruit Recipes to Love

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variety of berries and fruit on a platter

Sassy Fruit Platter

  • Author: Debi ~ QuicheMyGrits
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 24 1x


Guests will be amazed by this sassy fruit platter that starts with a mini carved watermelon. 



  • 1 mini watermelon, use melon carver (ad) and remove pulp from middle
  • 16 oz. blueberries
  • 16 oz. blackberries
  • 16 oz. raspberries
  • 16 oz. strawberries
  • 16 oz. pineapple (optional)
  • 1 large bunch red seedless grapes
  • 1 large bunch green seedless grapes


  1. Place both halves of carved mini watermelon on round platter towards the edge.
  2. Tuck a few strawberries and grape clusters under watermelon to prop it up.
  3. Begin stuffing grapes in holes of carved watermelon, allowing them to cascade to the platter.
  4. Arrange other fruit as you wish, finishing in the middle.


Feel free to use other melons if you prefer, but make sure they are small or they will overwhelm the platter. 

  • Category: Desserts, Appetizers
  • Method: Hand
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: fruit platter, dessert, fresh fruit, appetizers, carved watermelon, carved fruit

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  1. Michelle


  2. Thanks for these tips on how to make a fruit platter. I’ve always wondered what tools I needed to carve a watermelon.

  3. Such a colorful dish-and healthy!

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