From NFCA newsletter columnist Tina Turbin
Strawberry slices or whole
Kiwi, cut in half or star shaped halves
Honeydew, sliced into spears or cubes
Dark seedless grapes
Small plums, sliced
1. If you have a three-tiered tray, top each level with a doily. Cut a hole in the middle if it is the correct size or cut a few pieces to fit each level accordingly.
2. Place your fruit in “clumps” of their own category. Arrange the fruit so no two colors are close to each other – it adds contrast and excitement to the arrangement.
3. If you do not have a three-tiered tray, then various platters of shapes and sizes on a table will also look beautiful. You can even add cheeses if you are indoors or have air-conditioning available.
4. Occasionally refresh your platter (and even the doilies) to add new fruit as people munch away.
Stay cool and enjoy your summer!