11 Edible Centerpieces That Will Impress Your Guests
Whether you're looking to spruce up a Thanksgiving table or to make a small gathering more exciting, check out these 11 deliciously dazzling displays.
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From the Orchard to Your Table
Pumpkins aren't the only orange decorations for fall. Handpicked mandarins can be another seasonal addition to your fall festivities. Fresh from the orchards and straight to your tables, these snacks can double as a DIY family craft project. Learn how the bloggers at A Beautiful Mess created this sweet, easy-to-assemble centerpiece.
An Autumnal Apple Topiary
Crisp and refreshing apples capture the essence of the fall season. Learn how to make your dinner table the apple of your guests' eyes with this quaint topiary.
A Bowl of Freshness
Place mini white pumpkins, bright green apples and acorn squash inside of a dough bowl or shallow basket for a stylish presentation of autumn colors. Add some pinecones and floral branches for the final touches. Here's how to add this rustic touch to your table >>
Make Your Own Cornucopia
Cornucopias are a symbol of abundance for the Thanksgiving season. See how The Chopping Block molded one from pizza dough, and watch HGTV's tutorial of making a bread cornucopia as well. Stuff it with your favorite fall pickings - bread, flowers, mixed nuts; the options are endless!
Gobble Up These Designs
If the kids want to join in on some Thanksgiving decorating fun, you can help them create their own turkey-shaped centerpieces. Whether they're up for savory, sweet or veggie-based turkey "stuffings" these cute designs will keep their bellies happy before the big feast.
An Assortment of Sweets
For this stylish Thanksgiving table, traditionally fall fruits are combined with bite-sized sweets like cranberry scones, lemon tarts and mini pumpkin spice cupcakes. Dessert can be served at any time!
Squash In the Center
Did you know that tasty butternut squash can be a home for your fall flowers? Learn the creative way to craft these impressive centerpieces for the season.
A Bountiful Theme
Artichokes, grapes, nuts, pears, oh my! Each of these tasty produce treats can make for a colorful display of fall's offerings. Stack a harvest of these fruits and veggies high onto cake plates and sprinkle the season throughout your table. Read more tips on how to create this plentiful display >>
Mix Flowers With Grape Kebobs
Add an edible touch to an elegant floral arrangement with a mix of fresh flowers topped with grape skewers. See our instructions on how to make this colorful and eye-catching centerpiece >>
Using Natural Elements
Want to learn how to create a forest-inspired centerpiece? Just combine beautiful pheasant feathers with layers of moss and nuts like almonds, walnuts or pecans. You may want to pass on eating from this design, but it makes for a rustic addition to your tabletop and requires no maintenance.
A Fall Garden Harvest
Skip out on a trip to the store and pluck some produce straight from your garden for a centerpiece. Afterward, your carrots, radishes and herbs can be reused for future dinners or donated to your local food pantries. See the step-by-step instructions for creating a garden harvest centerpiece >>