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Make your own fruit bouquet arrangement with just a few simple steps — it’s perfect as a Mother’s Day brunch table centerpiece.
Today’s post is such a fun one. I’m sure you’ve seen those edible fruit arrangements before – they make beautiful centerpieces at events but seem like a lot of work. With Mother’s Day right around the corner, I decided to try making my own which was easier than I thought and turned out to be a success.
If there’s something my mom loves, it’s fresh fruits. I remember growing up she would make fresh squeezed orange juice for me and my sisters all the time, and we would gulp it down like it’s cough medicine. Back then, we didn’t appreciate how special it was and how much work that took. But now, if I had to make something special for my mom, I know it’d be these fruit bouquets — I showed her the finished product and she just loved it!
To start, pick a container to hold your bouquet. I picked a medium sized planting pot for mine and filled it with something that could secure the skewers inside. I didn’t have any foam ball, so I just a piece of cabbage to fill the space.
Next, cut up your fruit. For the pineapple, I cut it into half inch slices and made different shapes using cookie cutters – since these are for Mother’s Day, I used my heart and flower shaped cookie cutters.
For the cantaloupe, I trimmed away the peel and cut into quarters then wedges. I did the same with the melon.
Finally, we’re ready to start assembling. Thread some of the fruit onto bamboo skewers and poke the skewer firmly into the cabbage.
At first, it won’t look right, but keep filling any space with fruits (trim skewers to different lengths) and become a fuller looking bouquet.
And there it is! This was such a fun project and I’m pretty sure I will be making this again many more times for different occasions. You can make a large bouquet as a table centerpiece for Mother’s Day, or small bouquets as gifts for individual guests — your guests will appreciate your bouquet of love!
Some other things you will want to keep in mind as you make your fruit bouquet:
- Add other edible treats like chocolate covered bananas and marshmallows.
- When picking fruits to use for the bouquet, be sure to pick ones that are just ripe, and not overripe since they tend to become mushy quickly and will be harder to work with.
- Feel free to experiment with different types and sizes of container to hold the bouquet. A large teapot would be beautiful for an elegant garden themed brunch, whereas solid color mason jars would be perfect for a casual potluck.
As we countdown to Mother’s Day, don’t forget the special moms in your life! While you may not be able to send each of them a fruit bouquet, you can still send them a beautiful Hallmark Signature card. There is just something so special about receiving a handwritten card in the mail.
Hallmark offers a wide range of greeting cards from seasonal to special occasions and Walmart is again featuring a collection of new Hallmark Signature cards for Mother’s Day, a line of premium, handcrafted greeting cards. Be sure to grab the two Ibotta offers and find more Mother’s Day inspiration here!
How are you celebrating your mom this year?