A Tutti Frutti Tablescape

What is better than a fun Tutti Frutti tablescape for a summer luncheon? Bring out all of the bright colors and tropical accents for this delightful summertime get together.

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I was so fortunate to be able to gather three of my blogging friends from across the country to my home in late April. To welcome them Florida and the steamy summertime weather we are already experiencing I planned this tutti frutti luncheon. I began with a couple of fun fruit adorned table runners. Keep your eye out for end of the season sales, I found these for just $3.60 each in July last year at Target!

As busy as this table was I decided to go with simple white dinner plates. These are my Lenox Chelse Muse dinner plates. I served up chicken salad in pineapple bowls alongside fresh strawberries. You could always carry out the theme with colorful fruit themed paper plates.

Fruit adorned acrylic glassware I spotted at Home Goods were the perfect choice to complement this fun luncheon! I added colorful straws topped with fruit picks.

Oversized faux fruit made for a colorful and fun centerpiece for this summer themed luncheon. Oranges, limes, watermelon, grapes and pink grapefruit all carried out the theme.

Bold napkin rings and fruit decorated kitchen towels used as napkins complemented the fun fruit theme. I used the same napkin rings for my Cinco de Mayo tablescape. The towels and the napkin rings both came from Hobby Lobby. They have a big summer selection of fun fruit themed items.

The perfect luncheon to serve up with a tutti frutti themed tablescape is pineapple bowls filled with freshly made summertime chicken salad. You can find my chicken salad recipe at The Best Chicken Salad Recipe. Any summery salad would be great served up in a pineapple like this! Just cut your pineapple in two pieces and then carve out the meat of the pineapple to enjoy!

On Thursday you can come back and see how I created all of my fun fruit props for this tutti frutti tablescape. I used these cute paper plates to make the fruit halves, but I will be sharing an alternative if the plates are not available.

To ground my centerpiece, I used some colorful pieces of cardstock and laid them randomly down the center of the table. This is a technique you could do for any fun centerpiece to carry through the color and theme of your tablescape.

I have seen a lot of these tutti frutti decorations used for a birthday party for a two year old, billed as a “Two-tti Frutti” party. If you know someone planning a party for a two year old, this might be an idea you may like to pass along!

Get started planning your Tutti Frutti Summer tablescape with some of these things from Amazon:

Tutti Fruiti paper plates
Fruit decorated glasses
Fruit decorated double walled drinking glasses
Grape sized styrofoam balls
Larger styrofoam balls

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