The summer is almost gone and so are our watermelon, kiwi and mango summer seasonal fruit bouquets. How about one last hurrah before the sun sets on this amazing time of year and seasonal fruits?
Savor Summer Flavors Over Labor Day
Are you ending summer with a Labor Day barbecue? Make your Labor Day party plans easy, but starting with your previous summer party plans. For example, many of the great 4th of July treats work for Labor Day as well. After all, Labor Day offers another terrific reason to gather with your friends and family. There are new stories to tell and share about summer vacations. Plus, it’s still summer, so we can all enjoy the great weather and summer flavors.
To start, keep it simple. Provide a few finger foods as appetizers, add a couple of standard entrees like burgers, chicken and/or hot dogs and top it off with plenty of dessert! Like most summer parties, keep the theme Patriotic by adding a few flags and other assorted red, white and blue decor!
“If you can make a few of these offerings Patriotic-themed, you’re sure to delight your guests and (bonus!) need fewer party decorations. When considering appetizer options, think finger foods. Your guests aren’t going to want to break out a knife and fork at the beginning of the party. Instead, opt for pigs in a blanket, deviled eggs, and chips and salsa. When it comes to the main course, pick options that are quick and easy. Burgers can be cooked easily on the grill while you interact with your guests. For dessert, pick a good mix of healthier options, like fresh fruit, and decadent treats.”
Finally (and fortunately) there are tons of recipes online that offer simple apps, entree and dessert solutions. Many also feature our summer fruit favorites that are filled with fresh fruit. In particular, fresh fruit is all around us, which makes for sweet and tasty treats. In fact, at Edible Arrangements®, we believe fresh fruit makes all the difference in providing a WOW-worthy products. Each of our locations produces the arrangements, platters and fruit gifts that you know and love with only the freshest quality fruits. Simply, Edible Arrangements® means Real Fruit. No Kidding™.
For example, to feed a crowd, you can always make double batches of cookies or pies. Or, you can also look for cakes made in large casserole dishes as opposed to regular-sized fare. And, for dessert, think about making a few different dessert options. If you run short of ideas or time, then consider these amazing fruit options!
Take a break from preparing all your favorite foods by hand and order this amazing fruit bouquet. It features fresh strawberries dipped in rich, white chocolate, succulent pineapple stars and ripe blueberries to create the perfect Labor Day party platter.
This decadent platter includes fresh banana bites covered in white and semisweet chocolate, chocolate covered apple wedges, chocolate covered pineapple daisies, and so much more. Rich chocolate and a wide offering of fruit flavors make this platter ideal for serving a crowd.
This arrangement is as beautiful as it is delicious. It’s packed with pineapple stars, pineapple daisies, strawberries, melon, and so much more, all beautifully arranged in a keepsake container. This is truly delicious and filled with all of the best summer flavors and fruits, which provides a great way to celebrate a terrific summer.
How else would you want to spend the end of summer, but with an indulgence of summer fruits and cheesecake? This platter is great for any Labor Day or end of summer gathering as it features juicy strawberries, kiwi slices, watermelon balls, mango wedges, and blueberries for a juicy treat that’s refreshing on any summer day. Plus, it includes some wonderful complements with three breathtaking and decadent cheesecakes, topped with a pineapple daisy and coconut, lightly sweetened whipped frosting and blueberries, and lightly sweetened whipped frosting with sliced kiwi and a juicy strawberry. It’s a mouthwatering treat that elevates any summer day.
Many of us love summer because the weather is warm and our homes are filled with beautiful flowers and gardens. In the summer spirit, the Blooming Daisies arrangement is packed with delightful, juicy strawberries interspersed with eye-catching pineapple daisies. Not only is this dessert delicious, it’s also healthy and allows everyone to savor a little more summer flavor!
Another done-for-you option is this beautiful bouquet of summer fruits, which really emphases the sun soaked summer season! It’s packed with fresh watermelon, kiwi, blueberries, mango, and pineapples cut into delightful sunshine shapes for a fun and delicious summer-themed treat.
Finally, instead of rushing around gathering ingredients and putting them all together, make your life a whole lot easier by ordering our delicious Summer Fruits Platter. It includes all of your favorite summer fruits, including kiwi, mango, pineapple, and blueberries.
Savory Summer Smoothies
If you’re hosting a summer party, then there’s no better way to keep your guests’ happy and refreshed than with our Summer Fruits Platter. It’s perfect for any backyard BBQ, pool party or simple get-together and ideal to celebrate the end of summer. However, looking to add a little flair to your celebration that also showcases our favorite summer flavors?
Add a smoothie bar!
“Making a smoothie couldn’t be simpler. Fresh fruit, such as watermelon, peaches, strawberries, and blueberries, are all plentiful in the summertime. Just combine about a cup of your favorite fresh fruit and a cup of liquid, such as water, coconut water, or milk. Add about a half a cup of yogurt for creaminess and top with ice. For a frostier texture without the need for ice, try chopping your fresh fruit and freezing it beforehand. Finally, depending on the ingredients you add, you may want to add a touch of sweetness. Half a teaspoon of honey or sugar should be enough to make your smoothie perfectly sweet. Additional add-ins, such as flax seed, old-fashioned oats, and protein powder can be added for increased nutrition and staying power. Once you’re all done adding your ingredients, blend on high power until smooth and frosty.”
For a mouth-watering smoothie you can grab on the run, check out our Edible® Treats menu to discover the many delicious flavor combinations you can enjoy anytime, with zero prep work.
Save yourself the trouble of whipping up your own smoothie, and head to your local Edible Arrangements store. This recipe whips up mangoes, pineapples, and bananas, and is made will all-natural, never frozen fruit.
Create your own refreshing smoothie from our Edible® Treats menu. Try a delicious combination of watermelon and kiwi with non-fat vanilla frozen yogurt, topped with whipped cream for the perfect finish.
Savor the flavors of summer before they’re gone for the year! Stop by any of our 1,200+ store locations to take advantage of these delicious fruits today.