1 large watermelon
1 cantaloupe, halved and seeded
1 honeydew melon, halved and seeded
3 oranges or tangerines, sectioned
2 cups fresh pineapple chunks
2 cups fresh strawberries, halved
2 cups seedless red grapes
a few blueberries or cherries or other fruit
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup white sugar
1. With a large, sharp knife, remove the top 1/4 section of the watermelon. With a melon baller, scoop flesh from inside of watermelon, removing as many seeds as possible. Leave 1/2 inch of flesh inside the shell of the watermelon.
Scoop cantaloupe and honeydew in the same manner, removing as much flesh as possible, and discarding the rinds.
Cut a sawtooth (triangular) edge around the opening of the watermelon to make it pretty.
Refrigerate fruits separately until ready to assemble.
2. In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, bring water and sugar to a boil. Remove from heat, and continue stirring until sugar has completely dissolved. Set aside to cool.
3. To serve, place watermelon balls, cantaloupe, honeydew, oranges, pineapple, strawberries, and grapes, in a large mixing bowl. Pour syrup over, and toss thoroughly. Transfer mixture to watermelon bowl, and serve. Set aside any fruit mixture that will not fit. There will be enough fruit to refill the bowl.