Why bring flowers to a party when you can create your own tasty and beautiful arrangement of fresh fruit? Put your creativity and knife skills to the test, and create an edible fruit bouquet that will impress everyone.
- Step 1: Stick a skewer through one grape, and slide it down the skewer about an inch. Add grapes and shift the grapes down the skewer until you have 6 grapes. Place the sixth grape on the skewer so that it covers the sharp point of the skewer.
- Step 2: Prepare your vase by adding a piece of floral foam to the bottom. Add the fruit skewers one by one, sticking them into the foam and spacing them out as you would flowers.
- Step 3: Add parsley leaves around the fruit to help cover up the skewers and fill out the bouquet. Take an edible fruit bouquet to the next birthday party or baby shower that you attend, or use it as a centerpiece at your own dinner party. Your friends will love an arrangement that's as tasty as it is beautiful.
- FACT: The pineapple has been considered a symbol of hospitality since colonial times. In colonial America, acquiring a pineapple was a challenge, so having one on display showed that the hostess went to great lengths to ensure that the party was a success.
- TIP: Dip some of the strawberries in chocolate, and let them dry before you skewer them. Use white and dark chocolate for variety.
- Step 4: Wash the strawberries and remove the leaves, if desired. Insert a skewer into each strawberry, sticking it into the end with the leaves. Don't let the skewer stick out of the opposite end of the strawberry.
- Step 5: Cut the cantaloupe in half. Use the melon baller to scoop out round spheres from the cantaloupe. Scoop out enough spheres so that you have half as many spheres as you have pineapple flowers, and cut each sphere in half.
- TIP: Incorporate all of your favorite fruits into the arrangement. If you decided to use apple slices, squeeze a bit of lemon juice on them, which will make them turn brown more slowly.
- Step 6: Place a bamboo skewer in your first pineapple flower, making sure that it sticks 1/2-inch above the top of the flower. Use half of a melon sphere to cover that part of the skewer and create your first fruit flower. Continue until you make fruit flowers with all of the pineapple pieces, and set them aside.
- Step 7: Use a sharp knife to cut the pineapple width-wise into 1/2-inch thick slices. Use your knife or a flower-shaped cookie cutter to cut a flower shape out of each pineapple slice.