I made this Fruit Bouquet for my
While we were planning her birthday, she said mama, "I really want to make one of those flower fruit things". I gave her a very confused look, and she said
"Hold On" She ran into our laundry room
(where we have extra shelves and storage)
and pulled out a brand new Pop Chef Box.
I said "Ohhhh".
I had to laugh because I really wanted this and so I asked for it for Christmas, 8 months later and I still hadn't used it. I put it away, and forgot all about it, oops!
The night before her party we went out and got Watermelon, Cantaloupe, Pineapple, Blueberries, Kiwi and green and red grapes.
We began slicing the cantaloupe first, and immediately, what happened???
When we tried switching the shapes, the thing broke! Turns out this has happened to
almost everyone who has purchased it.
We forged on and continued to just use the shape parts without that orange bulb thing that is supposed to make it easier to pop the fruit back out (but really doesn't).
We had to stick a skewer down into there to push it out, and you had to be super careful when pushing the shape cutter down onto the fruit, or else the fruit would sometimes break apart.
But considering all of our mishaps, I think it turned out quite cute.
I'll still use the shapes, but I think I'll purchase some plastic cookie cutters too and use those to see which one is easier.
For the vase, I used one of those burlap plant pots, like I used for my teacher gifts.
For the inside I got a small jar and filled it with grapes and then placed that inside the planter.
I am so sorry I didn't take step by step photos. We were in such a rush to make them and the millions of mini cup cakes too.
But let me tell you those girls ate the fruit within seconds. I provided pizza and bread sticks and brought the fruit out too, and I thought they would only eat a few bites of the fruit.
Nope, they only ate a few bites of their pizza and ate every last drop of the fruit.
So lesson learned, if you want your kids to eat fruit, just make it into shapes!
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Until Next Time...