How to make a fruit and cheese table for your wedding reception

Recipe by Aroostook
READY IN: 2hrs
SERVES: 25-250




  • To make a Cheese, Cracker and Fruit Table: Cover a round table with cloth.
  • Place large soup pot in middle of table.
  • Cover with material and tuck edges under loosely.
  • Cover the top tier with grapes and whole fruit.
  • Surround tier with: Stacks of small plates and napkins.
  • Cheese boards and several blocks of cheese.
  • Drape inexpensive baskets with material and fill with crackers.
  • Place plates of grapes, blueberries, whole strawberries, cherries, kiwi slices and any other fruit in season.
  • This cover will hide coolers filled with fruit and cheese supplies and extra baskets of crackers.
  • Other wedding tips: A gallon of punch serves approx.
  • 24 servings.
  • Distilled water will freeze clear, regular water will be opaque.
  • If using plain ice to chill punch make the punch a bit strong.
  • An ice ring or block filled with punch and frozen won't dilute the punch.
  • Cover for a round table: Measure from center point to the edge of the table and then measure to the floor.
  • For example: from center of the table to its edge is 36 inches and from table top to 4 inches* off the floor is 25.
  • The radius would equal 61 inches.
  • 61 x 2= diameter The material for the circular cover has a diameter of 122.
  • Find a solid colored inexpensive queen or king-size top sheet that is large enough to cut a circle.
  • Lay sheeting on the floor.
  • Take a push pin and stick it in the middle of the sheet.
  • Tie a piece of string, the length of the radius of the circle, to the pin.
  • Tie the other end to a piece of chalk.
  • Roughly mark out circle.
  • Cut.
  • Trim: 6+ yards of contrasting printed material, Circumference= 3.
  • 14 times radius (61 inches).
  • Amount of trim needed= 192 inches of finished trim.
  • Trim will be about 3-4 inches wide and gathered.
  • Amount of material needed to make trim: Cotton weight material= 176 x 2= 351 in.
  • (9¾ yards) Lighter weight material= 176 x 3= 528 in (14 yards) 5- 6 yards of half inch of non roll waistband elastic.
  • Cut material the desired width and sew strips together.
  • Sew material to elastic, stretching elastic as you sew so it will gather.
  • Attach trim to cover.