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 Cocktail Keg

Surprise your guests at your next summer bash with this totally cool melon cocktail keg. With just a few simple steps, you can turn any basic watermelon into a fully functional keg. Find step-by-step instructions, photos, and a video tutorial plus a yummy recipe for an “adult” watermelon punch at She Knows Food & Recipes.

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

–Kristina Moy