If you are looking for a creative Baby Shower Food Ideas then this DIY Baby Shower Fruit Bowl is for you! This tasty Baby Carriage Fruit Bowl creation makes a stunning centerpiece to a baby shower food table, and offers guests a wide variety of healthy snack options to enjoy while at the shower. The Baby Carriage Fruit Bowl can be easily tailored to include the mom-to-be’s favourite fruits and current cravings. You can also scale the size of your Baby Carriage Fruit Salad Bowl depending on the size of the group you are having for the shower. A baby carriage made from a watermelon is delicious, creative and sure to impress your guests and is super cute for photos!
While making the Baby Carriage Fruit Bowl does take a little bit of work in shopping, chopping and assembling, this can be a budget friendly way to include a showstopper dish without breaking the bank. Enlist a friend or spouse to help out and you will have it done in no time.
What do you need to Make a Watermelon Baby Carriage:
Now looking at creating a fruit center piece can seem overwhelming however this one is simple, and easy to make as I kept it very basic. Now you don’t need fancy tools to make this carved watermelon for baby shower. As this baby carriage made out of a watermelon can be made simply using a sharp knife that you already have in your kitchen!
- Watermelon (choose a size based on the number of guests)
- Cantaloupe or Honeydew
- KiwiThese are the fruit we choose but you really can choose any fruits to put inside the melon baby carriage. The baby carriage made out of fruit is a great option for guests who are trying to avoid all those sweets that are typically found at a baby shower.
How To Make A Baby Carriage Fruit Salad Bowl
1 – Shopping – Head to your local grocery store or market to pick up a variety of fruit. You will need 1 watermelon, don’t automatically pick the biggest one there, the larger the melon the more fruit salad you need to fill it. Medium sized watermelons tend to work best for this project. Other fruit suggestions include pineapple, grapes, strawberries, blueberries, Cantaloupe, Honey Dew Melon, oranges, and kiwi. You will need 1 watermelon, and 1 round fruit for the “baby’s” head (a small melon or large orange would work)
2 – Carve the watermelon – there are MANY ways you can carve the watermelon, while some are super fancy, I choose a simple round design so any beginner could create this amazing watermelon baby carriage. No matter what you choose, start by carving off a small bit of the watermelon with a sharp knife along the bottom to give it a flat surface so it won’t roll around. For this one, a simple design was used where approximately 2/3 of the top half of the watermelon was removed to make a baby carriage shape. Then carve out the inside of the watermelon into bite sized pieces, you can use a melon baller if you have one on hand.
3 – Chop the fruit – Wash and prepare the rest of the fruit. For the fruit salad that will be inside the carriage bite sized pieces work best. You can cut strawberries in half so that they fit better. For the melon or pineapple there was a mix of slices for around the base of the carriage and bite size pieces for the fruit salad.
4 – Make the Face – In this case the watermelon baby carriage with cantaloupe baby used pieces of grapes were used for the eyes, and a piece of melon and strawberry were trimmed to make a soother. All the pieces were held in place with toothpicks. I have also seen many Baby Watermelon Fruit Bowl where the person has used an actual soother and just carved a hole to fit it in to on the face. The “bonnet” was made of the mesh that is used to protect the fruit during transport. Adding the decorative detail of the bonnet also means that you don’t have to worry about making ears. There are lots of face options that you can create for the baby shower watermelon carriage, the design is all up to you and how creative you are feeling!
5 – Assemble and serve – Place the watermelon on a serving tray. Mix the bit size pieces of fruit and fill the watermelon until 1/2 – 2/3 full. Place in the face and then add in the rest of the fruit salad. Add the rest of the fruit around the base of the watermelon. The head of the pineapple makes a great “handle” for the carriage. You can add details like carriage wheels if your wish.
6 – Add Wheels – While I choose not to add wheels it is a simple addition you can choose to make to your watermelon baby recipe. For wheels you can use orange slices at the bottom of the watermelon and attach with tooth picks. Add a lime for the inner part of the wheel and a grape on the end of the tooth pick.
Tips to Create the Best Baby Carriage Made out of Watermelon:
- You want to carve the watermelon the night before or day of if you can to ensure you create the best and freshest baby shower fruit baby carriage. If made too far in advance the watermelon will dry out. The baby watermelon carving is best if the watermelon is bought fresh and close to the date of the baby shower.
You will be sure to get lots of compliments on your Baby Carriage Fruit Salad Bowl, and it offers a great healthy alternative to all of the sweet treats you often see at Baby Showers. This baby shower dessert idea would pair perfectly with Baby Rattle Oreo Pops. It also makes a great baby shower fruit centerpiece! Or if you are looking for a great baby shower cake check out our Kit Kat Cake thats super creative and fun to make!
And if you are looking for Baby Shower Game Idea, then pop over to our super popular Baby Shower Advice and Well Wishes Box. If you are planning a shower for a girl you may also be interested in free printable games.
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Originally posted September 2016