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How to Arrange a Fruit Table Display

The art of food preparation is beyond the cooking process; how you display it matters a lot more. Creativity is very important when it comes to the fruit table display. A gorgeous and bright fruit table display can steal the show at any gathering.

How you present your fruit can steal the heart of guests when you are entertaining at home and get them intrigued about what that are seeing. Have you ever seen someone staring and smiling sheepishly at a fruit table? This is what happens when your fruit table display is epic. Bringing out your unique creativity is essential when you are bringing people together to wine and dine. Whether it’s a picnic, wedding anniversary, baby shower, brunch, or summer party, you can turn your fruit into a flavorful and colorful work of art.

Now, let’s learn how to arrange a ravishing and flavorful fruit table!

Set Up a Fruit Table Display: Your Step-by-Step Guide

First, choose a platter design. Platters come in different shapes. You can choose a heart-shaped platter, a rectangular shaped platter, or a circle-shaped platter. A rectangular-shaped platter is preferable if you have a large gathering. It allows more fruit to go in especially if you have a medium to big size platter. Also, ensure that your platter has a lip to hold the fruit juices from flowing out.

Start with dicing fruit and arrange later. It’s better off when you finish up with your dicing before you arrange it. The entire process may get messed up if you try to arrange while cutting.

Decorate your fruit table display with flowers. Make your display stunning by incorporating fresh flowers. This will add vitality and brightness to your arrangement. Set your platter on a bed of fresh flowers. This will catch the attention of everyone present.

When choosing flowers for your fruit table display, ensure that the flowers are safe to be eaten. We do not expect that people eat the flowers, but in case anyone chooses to eat them along with the fruit, they must not pass out from eating them.

Good Fruits to Use

When it comes to your fruit table display, an added benefit is that it may entice everyone – even young children – to want to add and eat more healthy fruits in their diet. (After all, who can resist a melon ball in a champagne glass, for instance?) As for the most common fruit to add to your fruit table display, here are our favorites.

Strawberries – These juicy berries make a great part of a fruit table. They have a lovely bright red color that can brighten your display. Plus, they are often in season and full of sweetness.

Grapes – These bite-sized fruits come in different colors and make great fillers for your fruit table display.

Watermelon – These large fruits are inexpensive and have a great color. Watermelon will make your display cheerful and colorful. 

Other good fruits to use include pineapple, oranges, kiwi, star fruit, mangos, papayas, blueberries, blackberries, and honeydew.

You may want to avoid fruits like bananas, apples, pears, plums, peaches, and some others. These fruits brown too quickly, and they may not appear fresh after a little time.

What’s Next?

Once you have selected your fruits, here are the next essential steps to setting up your fruit table display.


  • Wash and scrub all fruits to ensure they are clean.
  • Dice the fruits into shapes. You can have some in squares, others in triangle or cubes.
  • Arrange the fruits following a pattern.
  • Add some beautiful edible flowers along the edges of the platter and in the center of the fruits. Also, decorate the table surrounding the fruit with some flowers.
  • Your fruit table is set! Have a lovely party!

Or, if you’re on-the-go, try ordering a fruit display online such as an edible fruit bouquet from Edible Arrangements. This type of display makes a great gift for any occasion!