If you’re searching for a centrepiece for an upcoming party that looks as good as it tastes, a fruit platter might just be your best bet! A fruit platter will be a much-appreciated contribution to any celebration, and guests will undoubtedly enjoy this healthy finger food. So, the next time you’re thinking about serving a shows topping fruit plate at your next event, keep these creative tips in mind.

What’s the best way to serve a fruit platter at a party?

There are plenty of easy ways to serve a fruit platter, but we recommend using a large round plate for your base. When it comes to serving utensils, deep spoons will help your guests plate up any loose berries and cherries, while tongs will help them grab any juicy fruit slices.

The food you choose to include in your party fruit platter will likely depend on the season, and the likes and dislikes of your party guests. However, lots of people use similar fruit to that included in our luxury fruit basket which also makes a great healthy gift for any occasion.

To avoid any flavours getting cross-contaminated, use a separate cutting board to prepare the fruit for your platter. Once everything has been cut up, arrange any large fruits like melon slices first to create a general shape for your platter, before filling in the gaps with the rest of your treats.

How to make fruit look more attractive at a party

With so many fresh and juicy fruits available, a fruit platter has endless options, and it’s easy to create a plate that looks attractive. However, there are a few ways to take your fruity pièce de résistance up a notch and make it look even more appetising for any special occasion.

Deciding on a colour scheme can help you tie your fruit plate in with your event. For example, stick to shades of orange and yellow with satsumas, pineapples, and bananas for a Halloween-themed party, or go green with apples, pears, kiwi, and mango for a St. Patrick’s Day bash.

Fruit platters also tend to look way more delicious when they’re filled to the brim. Two general rules apply here: only serve your fruit platter once it looks like it’s almost overflowing, and you rarely need less fruit – just a smaller plate.

How much fruit do I need for 50 guests?

The amount of fruit you’ll need to satisfy your party guests will largely depend on the length of the event, the number of guests and whether there is other catering, too. As a general rule of thumb, we recommend making ½ cup of fruit for each guest. So for 50 guests, you should be aiming for 25 full cups.

If you’re worried about the lack of other food at your party, it doesn’t hurt to add a few elements to complement your fruit plate, like cheese and crackers. These savoury additions will balance the sweet notes of the fruit and help bring your soirée together even more.

A fruit plate makes a delectable addition to any event, and with the above creative tips, you can make yours the talking point of the evening. But, if you’re feeling the pressure of sourcing and preparing the perfect fruit platter for your party, why not order a fruit hamper filled with the best hand-picked seasonal fruit from Zest & Berry instead?

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