A compilation - kind of like mixed tape
Oh, none of these really go together either. Think of it more of a menagerie or like a mixed tape.
First, if you don't subscribe to the Food Network Magazine you are totally missing out. And that is coming from someone who doesn't cook. Anyway, they have great entertaining ideas like this cocktail keg. I really want to try this! Hollow a watermelon and insert a tap from Keg Works and you have quite a statement. And basically you will keep people hydrated too...with all that water and all.
Also featured in the magazine was a whole section on using citrus. I cannot find the pics online but this will give you a good idea. Also think oranges, limes and lemons. I have done this in the fall with mini-pumpkins but this is such a fresh idea for summer!Fruit place cards were also the rage - love these - they are reusable and super cute. Another fun idea that I could not find in Google Images (and trust me I looked) was taking a lemon, cutting it into slices, removing the everything but the rind and then putting the leftover "ring" around a crisp white napkin.
Another centerpiece that was featured was a real pineapple hollowed out, like a vase, and hydrangeas coming out. Now this was so cute but have you ever tried to cut a real pineapple? You would have to have one heck of a knife to get the inside out with out cutting into the outside. But, I am also very weak.