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Guest Project — Make a Charming Fruit Tray

 

There are so many great fruits in season at the grocery store, the farmers market, and at roadside stands right now. It’s the perfect time to put them all together into a yummy fruit tray. You can to take it to barbecues and parties or just have out on your counter for snacking. And if you’re going to put in the effort you might as well make it look pretty too.

Wash and dry a head of leafy green lettuce and cut off the bottom part. Cover the base of a large serving tray with the lettuce, layering and covering every bit of the tray.

Pick a rainbow of colored fruit–it will look better and give you more variety. Cut the big fruits into bite sized pieces. Cut the grapes into small clusters of 4 or 5 grapes. I like to leave the stem on the strawberries (or cherries if I’m using those).

Avoid putting two fruits of the same color next to each other. For even more color try sprinkling some small berries on the top, like raspberries and blueberries.

Then serve to your guests for everyone to enjoy.

 I’d like to introduce you to Brittany from One Charming Party. I don’t know about you, I can whip up a wreath no problem — but the thought of planning an entire birthday party makes me break out in a cold sweat!
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Enter Brittany — her blog {One Charming Party} is the party Go-To place!! She takes all of the pressure off by coming up with the most creative, fun party ideas. Plus she has tutorials on how to make the favors, invitations and decorations.  
Awesome!!
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I could go on and on — go over to One Charming Party and see for yourself and you will be hooked! And be sure to sign up for her Party School 101 newsletter, so you won’t miss out on any party ideas!
Have a Happy Thursday!
I am off to explore the lighthouses in Rhode Island today!
XOXO

Comments

  1. I love your blog! I tried this fruit tray and although it didn't have the WOW factor that One Charming party did, it did look appetizing, I got a ton of comments and it tasted delish! I blogged about it here…
    http://isteppedoutofmycomfortzone.blogspot.com/2010/07/and-made-charming-fruit-tray.html

  2. mrssherbert says:

    Oh I LOVE unique party ideas!

  3. Tiffany says:

    Love the fruit tray! I have to take something for a girls' get together tomorrow night – I may do this, it is adorable. :)

  4. School Daz says:

    Oh that fruit looks extremely delicious. It's a great and healthy idea, I know a lot of people, and kids that would love that! Also, those party ideas look pretty awesome! I'll have to give One charming Party a look-see :)

  5. ellie g says:

    That looks like a really great blog….I'm over to check it out! Rhode Island? That sounds so fun!!

  6. Stunning says:

    Delish! Love those party ideas!

  7. Kelli @ RTSM says:

    Such a pretty fruit tray! Are the blueberries and grapes coated in sugar?!?

  8. Jen - Balancing Beauty and Bedlam says:

    We are huge party throwers here, but never get to the "that creative" party. :) Food, yes, fun, yes, decor..nope. :)Thanks for sharing.

  9. Pati @ A Crafty Escape says:

    What a great presentation!

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