Whenever we host a dinner party or get together, I always look for new ways to leave a unique impression on our friends and family. As most women would probably put their time and energy into planning an unforgettable meal, I tend to spend my time on creating an experience with the mood and atmosphere (one reason Jess and I make a great team, the chef and the event planner).
I recently hosted an event at our house and with limited time as well as 2 kids in tow the day of, I could only make one stop and it had to be the grocery store. Along with the food and drink, I wanted to buy fresh flowers so I could create an accent piece to put on the bar that evening. Aiming for something to compliment the fresh spring air that day, and wanting to avoid breaking the bank, I let my yearning for something colorful and effervescent lead the way for the perfect budget purchase: fruit and flowers.
Here’s what you need to re-create this fruity arrangement:
- Colorful Fruit (lemons, limes, clementines or a mixture of both)
- Glass Vase
- White Flower Arrangement
Try to stick with flowers that have a lush and billowy blossom. Some great examples are hydrangeas, peonies, english roses and dahlias.
Fill your vase of choice almost to the top with your fruit. I left 2-4 inches between the fruit line and top of the vase so the flowers would sit nicely. Note – the fruit must be placed in the vase first, if you fill the vase up with water and then add the fruit, you’ll have to start over because your fruit will float.
If you have some time on your hands, try cutting the fruit into narrow slices rather than using the whole fruit. I have also tried this option and it looks fabulous as well.
Fill your vase with water about an inch above your fruit.
Trim the stems on your flowers and add them to the vase. You might need to play around with the length of stem as it tends to get crowded when using a narrow vase.
With one stop to the grocery store and 5 minutes to create, this centerpiece is a no-brainer for your next spring or summer fete.
– Just one social butterfly helping to set the mood for your next dinner or event, Thia
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