• Summer Fruit Wands


    We’ll be spending 4th of July in the Outer Banks of North Carolina with my family- we’re headed there a week from Saturday for two weeks! Hooray! Living in San Francisco we don’t get a warm summer so I kind of freak out for real summer trips like this. I’m hoping to make these fruit wands for a 4th of July BBQ using all the delicious fruit that’s in season right now, and something festive for the kids to play with while they eat.

    Today I’m showing two ideas for festive fruit wands. Some fun kid wands (the star versions above) and also more adult ones (the delicious melon with feta +mint + olive oil versions below).



    Find the hot dog baskets, corn on the cob holders (similar), paper star lining, bamboo skewers, star garland, condiment bottles, patriotic sunglasses, blue napkins set (similar), etc all atTarget

    Photography and styling by Liz Stanley.
    Assisted by Hanalei Gene and Devon Cone.

    Keep reading for instructions!

    This summer inspiration is brought to you by Target. Find more fun and surprises all season long on Target’s #SummerUp Pinterest board.



    Make the kid fruit wands using a star cookie cutter for the watermelon:


    Then simply poke a skewer into the star and thread on festive ribbon, melon balls and blueberries


    For the adult version, with a small knife cut a hole in the bottom of your melon wedges (with rind) to fit a popsicle stick:


    Then place them on a plate and sprinkle with fresh mint, feta cheese, and a drizzle of olive oil and salt for an amzingly sweet treat:



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    6. Pam said… June 18, 2013 8:28 pm

      What is the ribbon on the fruit wands? Where do you get it?

    7. bettijo @ PagingSupermom.com said… June 18, 2013 2:43 pm

      The wands are DARLING! Love it

    8. leslie-anne said… June 13, 2013 4:06 pm

      What a cute idea – certainly jazzes up a boring fruit kabob for the little ones!

    9. Kristan said… June 12, 2013 12:32 am

      I love this! This is so cute!

    10. heidiandluke said… June 11, 2013 9:57 pm

      what a cute way to eat fruit!

    11. Jennifer F said… June 11, 2013 4:03 pm

      What beautiful colors for summer! The adult versions look yummy 😉

    12. Debbie d said… June 11, 2013 2:34 pm

      What a great idea ! Those stars are really cute

    13. hanalei said… June 11, 2013 10:29 am

      OMG I just LOVEEE the fruit+fetta+olive oil+mint combo. So delish, you are a genius.

    14. Lisette Wolter-McKinley said… June 11, 2013 9:18 am

      Love the fruit wands! A clever way to make eating fruit fun for kids.

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