Spring is birthday season in our household– all three of my boys were born in March or April, almost exactly 24 months apart. That means that the spring is a busy time as we celebrate with parties, special dinners, and special school celebrations.
For school celebrations, especially, I want to bring something healthy but fun for the kids. The fruit skewer, in many different variations, has been in heavy rotation this school year.
For Pepper’s 4th birthday, I made this homemade edible arrangement. After he did his school’s traditional walk around the sun four times, he helped me pass a fruit kebab to each of his school friends to enjoy. This fruit arrangement was very simple to make.
First, I sliced the pineapple, about 1/4″ thick. I didn’t even bother pealing the fruit, which can be time-consuming. My husband used the leftovers in his morning green vegetable juice for sweetness.
Next to give the kebabs a bit of extra flare, I used a small cookie cutter (fondant cutter, technically) to cut out shapes stars.
Then, I placed the pineapple, along with strawberries and grapes, on bamboo skewers. You’ll see I halved the strawberries. I only did this because they were somewhat large and I wanted to have the same fruit on the skewers for each child — an important detail for this age set.
Finally, I halved a cabbage. I placed the cabbage, cut side down on a plate and positioned the skewers to make a full-looking design. To finish off, I covered the cabbage with a napkin, just for aesthetics.
Here’s an alternate arrangement I did for a baby shower.
I spent a little more time polishing off the finished product for this special occasion. I added extra loose cut fruit at the base. To go along with the baby shower’s the Mardi Gras theme, I added some decorative skewers with images I found online.