Give kids a healthy alternative to ice cream by letting them serve themselves fruit inside of waffle cones. For a no mess approach, protect your table surface with a table cloth or runner, then set the waffle cones into plastic ice cream cone stands. Let the kids fill up their cones with their favorite fruits, then enjoy their creations at the table.
Use fruit in an unexpected manner by carving a two- to three-inch hole into apples and pears, then place tea lights inside of them for use as votives. In addition to adding color and organic texture, the votives can also add sweet fragrance to the space.
At a hot outdoor wedding, your guests will thank you for skipping the heavy, greasy meal options and providing a light, healthy snack option. These fruit bowls are easy to make, handheld and require no cleanup.
Add another layer of decoration to your floral centerpiece by placing two vessels, one slightly larger than the other, inside of each other. Next, fill the space between the vessels with fruit cut into wheels using a paring knife. Add water to both vessels; then place your flowers inside of the innermost one.
Add an extra layer of creativity and color to your floral arrangements by placing fruit wheels inside of decorative vessels. To do this, you’ll need two vessels slightly varying in width. Place the smaller vessel inside of the larger one; then fill the gap between them with 1/4-inch slices of oranges, limes and lemons. Then add water once they’re in place. The innermost vessel will be used to house your featured floral.
Fill a jar or two with seasonal flowers picked up at a local market or grocery store (or even pick some dried hydrangeas from your own yard.) Mix those with pumpkins and seasonal fruits, like apples and pears, to make simple, but pretty table decorations.
Combine a variety of fruit and blended veggie juices to make your own flavorful ice pops packed with vitamins. Try different combinations for fun- try carrot, orange, cherry and strawberry. Just pour into the plastic sleeves, squeeze out the air and place in freezer upright!
Fill a jar or two with seasonal flowers picked up at a local market or grocery store (or even pick some dried hydrangeas from your own yard.) Mix those with pumpkins and season fruits, like apples and pears, to make simple, but pretty table decorations.
Bring a touch of citrus to your tabletop with an arrangement of fruit slices with vibrant flowers. Gather the following materials for this spring project: (4) limes, lemons or oranges per vessel, (1) 10-inch diameter round glass vessel, (1) 8-inch diameter round glass vessel, floral shears, floral wire, wire snips, paring knife, water, glass, cutting board, (2) bunches of bells of Ireland and (2) bunches of a coordinating green flowers.
Dried fruits, which are high in fiber, vitamins and complex carbohydrates, make an excellent snack food. They can either be air-dried or left in a conventional oven to dry out. Dry orange slices in the same way to use as holiday decorations.
Surprise guests with these homemade treats that beg for seconds.
Ingredients: 1 pound strawberries; 1 cup powdered sugar; 13-ounce jar hazelnut spread; 1 box pie crusts; 2 cups all-purpose flour; 1 stick of butter.
This summer-inspired floral centerpiece sits nicely against crisp white linens and a neutral backdrop. Depending on the height of the flower stalks, fill a tall, narrow hurricane glass halfway with water and add a few small oranges for a burst of color. Choose tall seasonal flowers for a vibrant contrast against the floating orange hues.