Everyone that loves charcuterie boards will also enjoy this colorful Fruit Party Platter! It’s one of my favorite Creative Charcuterie Board Ideas because it’s so bright and nutritious (and extremely tasty).
There are endless ways to customize the fruit platter, too. You can make it as large or as small as you need.
Fruit charcuterie boards are the perfect things to make for large parties, small showers, or intimate brunches. You can also just make yourself a platter whenever you’re feeling snacky!
It’s no secret that fruit is good for you! Even though fruit has lots of sugar, it’s all-natural sugar with lots of fiber, vitamins, and minerals that are so beneficial.
Whether you’re looking for a healthy and allergy-friendly platter to make for a party or you just want a fun way to eat better, this fruit platter is perfect for you!
It doesn’t just look festive, it’s filled to the brim with nutritious fruit.
Fruits To Use For A Fruit Plater
What are the best types of fruit to add to a fruit platter?
Even though it’s ok to use any type of fruit, some will display better and last longer than others.
For example, fresh apples might turn brown (unless you brush them with lemon juice!).
This is the fruit I used on my fruit platter:
- Red grapes
- Watermelon, sliced
You don’t have to use all of them, but those are the types of fruit that display the best on a fruit platter.
Remember, you can use any type of fruit that you want.
Just make sure you prepare the fruit so they don’t turn brown when exposed to the air.
Is It Cheaper To Make Or Buy A Fruit Tray?
It’s definitely cheaper to make your own fruit tray versus buying one that is already made. This is especially true if you purchase your fruit in bulk at places like Sam’s Club or Costco.
Plus, you can usually find fantastic cutting boards and serving platters for really low prices at thrift shops.
How To Make A Party Fruit Platter
The fun thing about making platters and charcuterie boards is that there is a ton of room for creativity! You don’t have to follow my directions – make them in whatever design that you want.
Even so, there are still some steps you’ll need to follow, no matter how you make your platter look.
Start by placing the small bowls where you want them on the board. Then, fill the bowls with whip cream and honey (and other dipping sauces that you like).
Then, place the largest pieces of fruit as the centerpiece.
Keep adding more fruit, making sure to place them close together and filling in any empty spots so it’s perfectly full.
Fill up any white spaces with small pieces of fruit, like raspberries and blueberries.
You can also add things like fresh parsley or mint leaves for garnish.
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Fruit Platter Supplies
You don’t need very many supplies to make a showy fruit platter. Here’s what I used and what I suggest you
Optionally, you can also use a tool that cuts fruit into shapes like hearts and stars.
Don’t forget to keep some tongs on hand so you can serve your guests.
More Party Food Ideas
- Caprese Platter Recipe
- Vegetable Charcuterie Board With Hummus Dips
- Rainbow Fruit Platter
- Mexican Charcuterie Board
- Hot Mexican Corn Dip
Easy Fruit Platter
- Serving Tray
- Pairing Knife
- 1 pound Red Grapes
- 1/2 Watermelon sliced
- 1/2 Pineapple peeled, cored, and sliced
- 1/2 Cantelope seeds removed and sliced
- 3 Kiwis 2 kiwis sliced and 1 kiwi cut in half
- 1 Mango sliced into chunks
- 1 cup Strawberries
- 1 cup Raspberries
- 1 cup Blueberries
- 1 cup Blackberries
- Lemon Juice optional
- 1/2 cup Whipped Cream
- 1/2 cup Honey
- Layout the boards, and bowls.
- Fill the small bowls with the whip cream and honey.
- Place the 2 small bowls around the edge of the board.
- Position the fruit.
- Place the oranges in a line across the board.
- Position the grapes on the board.
- Add the sliced watermelon, pineapple, and cantaloupe on the board. Fill in the spaces with the kiwi, mango, and strawberries.
- In a small bowl add the blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries. Toss to combine.
- Add the berry mixture on the board.
- Garnish with mint and small floral pieces.