13 ways to celebrate National Watermelon Day

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National Watermelon Day is one of those "holidays" that might seem silly -- but we'd like to take this day to recognize all the amazing ways that watermelon makes our lives better.

It's a light, sweet, refreshing fruit, it's perfect in drinks, it's adorable when used as a design, and it's quintessentially representative of summer. What more could you possibly need?

Click through below for some of our favorite ways to celebrate this very, very special holiday. And enjoy plenty of watermelon while it's still in season!

12 ways to celebrate National Watermelon Day
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12 ways to celebrate National Watermelon Day
Visit Wallflower in New York to try The Little Deuce Coupe cocktail. 

Find out how to turn your watermelon into pudding with only 3 ingredients. 

Protect your phone with this uber cute Sonix 'Watermelon' iPhone case
Make this adorable (and delicious!) Mason Jar Watermelon Cake
Take these tips from our friends at Tasting Table for how to pick a ripe watermelon
Make this Caramelized Watermelon Salad -- umm, so good.
Rock this pretty, flowing Cooper & Ella Watermelon Cami
Try "The Chill Pill" cocktail at The Eddy in New York's East Village. 
Float away the last of your lazy summer days on this Sunnylife Inflatable Watermelon Pool Float
Wear the sweet fruit around your neck with this Sydney Evan
Watermelon Necklace
Make the Made Real Watermelon Slushie -- recipe below!

Serving Size: Two, 8 oz. glasses
2 cups ice
4 oz. watermelon juice 
3 oz. Made Real Vodka 
Squeeze of citrus
Slice of citrus for garnish

Add all ingredients to blender and mix until “slushified”.


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