Incorporating fruit into a centerpiece or arrangement, is a very hot trend right now. I've noticed it at several parties and love using fruit because it's cheaper than having a professional florist, and less expensive than purchasing several bouquets and arranging them yourself. You can have gorgeous, professional looking decorations ready in under five minutes:

  • Fill vases, preferably in various sizes and shapes, with the fruit of your choice (tomatoes are pictured here).
  • Add water so the fruit bobs and bounces buoyantly.
  • Wrap a thick satin ribbon around the vase and secure in place with a tiny squeeze of hot glue.