With watermelon in its peak season, it’s the perfect time to try a watermelon carving that can be the main centerpiece at your next party or something as simple as a salsa bowl for a mommy get-together. Click through the slideshow to see eight imaginative watermelon creations that are not only delicious but actually fairly simple to boot (we promise!).

Watermelon Beach Bucket

This beach bucket-shaped watermelon will look adorable at your next summer barbecue. Add a couple of clean sand shovels and some light colored cake mix or crushed up Nilla Wafers for sand and you’ve got the perfect beach bash centerpiece. Get the step-by-step instructions at National Watermelon Promotion Board.

Do you have a favorite watermelon carving? Let us know about it in the comments section below!

–Kristina Moy