5 WAYS TO INCORPORATE FRUIT TO YOUR OUTDOOR TABLE SETTING

As the weather steadily rises to warmer weather, casual dining – alfresco style in the fresh air is the place to be while enjoying a meal this spring! And when it comes to the season, nature is the perfect compliment to outdoor dining – likewise so does fresh, bright and colorful fruit. So why not spruce up your table setting by accenting your plate with a simple touch of seasonal fresh fruit! It’s a delightful way to greet your guests as they pull up their chair to sit at the table.

Whether you are using fruit as a name card holder or simply to embellish your plate, I’ve rounded up some table setting ideas that will inspire you to recreate the look for your next outdoor fête!

5 Ways to Incorporate Fruit to your Outdoor Table Setting
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Rather than setting the pair of cherries directly on the plate, a layer was added with a napkin on the plate and tucked on each side, to add visual interest.

5 Ways to Incorporate Fruit to your Outdoor Table Setting
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Using fruit as individual name card holders are fun and your guests can enjoy eating it at the end of their meal!

5 Ways to Incorporate Fruit to your Outdoor Table Setting
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A fig sitting alone on a plate would seem uninteresting but by simply adding a stem of greenery underneath the fig, instantly adds dimension.

5 Ways to Incorporate Fruit to your Outdoor Table Setting
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Adding dark colored fruit (like this pair of blackberries) on top of all-white dinnerware, is an instant way to add color and contrast to your place setting.

5 Ways to Incorporate Fruit to your Outdoor Table Setting
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If your fruit comes with a green leafy stem like this kumquat orange, do not separate it. This floral-like combination paired with a dinner menu adds brightness and charm to the table setting.

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