It shouldn’t take Valentine’s Day, Sweetest Day nor his or her birthday, to send an edible gift bouquet. Yet, this is when millions of Americans generally send these celebratory gifts. And, according the National Federation of Retailers (NRF) Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day earn top revenues in the online gift industry. Aside from the most popular time to order an edible arrangement, there are three other national celebrations or observances to ease party planning details. Since the fruit bouquet can transition from centerpiece, dessert to a mixed libation, consider this consumer information for planning a Labor Day, Halloween or Thanksgiving Day party.
One week prior to Labor Day, Halloween order a fruit bouquet with carved fruit. (For Thanksgiving beat the rush, ordering two weeks in advance.
Consumer Information shopping tip: Try to order the fruit bouquet from one of the three popular fruit bouquet franchise companies (Edible Arrangements, Fruit Flower.com and the Fresh Fruit Bouquet Company (FFBC))with a brick and mortar store in your area. This also saves more that $10 in delivery charges.
The evening before the holiday celebration pick up the fruit bouquet and be sure to refrigerate it right away. Then, take out fruit bouquet once the guests start to arrive or when the party gets rocking.
Since these arrangements serve as a table display and something for the guests to nibble on, be sure to refresh the fruit bouquet to assure for freshness. Note that fruit bouquet is doubling as a center piece, and something for the guest to nosh on, be sure to prune the arrangement from time to time to make sure that the pieces are not oxidizing or turning brown.
Before the pieces start to look unappealing, remove remaining pieces from the bouquet and the kabobs.
In a blender:
- Mix 1 1/c cup of crushed ice.
- Add the pineapples,, strawberries and other remaining fruit bouquet arrangements
- Add a cup of vanilla yogurt
- (Optional add a shot of liqueur Cointreau, Peach Schnapps, etcetera)