Have the hottest summer party on the block! My Pineapple Palm Tree Centerpiece Ideas along with a fruit tray and Pina Colada Dip will make your party a hit!
Looking for some great summertime centerpiece ideas? Well, my Pineapple Palm Tree Fruit Tray is the hottest new entertaining idea for this summer!
If you are planning a summer wedding or a party with a tropical theme, my Pineapple Palm Tree Fruit Tray is the perfect centerpiece for the table!
Your guests will be amazed that you made this yourself! And…no one has to know how simple this is to make! Whether you are on a budget or host a grand extravaganza, these pineapple palm tree centerpiece ideas will be a big hit! You can make one as I have done here, or make several and group together on a large table.
It is so easy to make a Pineapple Palm Tree..just follow my step by step directions. You can also watch my video “Pineapple Palm Tree Centerpiece Ideas”.
Start by selecting four pineapples and cut the tops and bottoms off of them. You will discard all of these pieces EXCEPT one of the tops. This will be the top of the Pineapple Palm Tree so cut this top off about 1/4 of the way down on the pineapple so you have some extra pineapple for support.
Place the bottom pineapple for the base on your tray. This pineapple will NOT be cored. Try to cut the pineapples very straight so that they will sit upright and not lean or topple over.
The next three pineapples will be cored. Insert a knife into each pineapple by going from the top down to the bottom and cut around the inside and remove it. ( You will cut the usable part of the pineapple into chunks and put it on your fruit tray. Only the hard inside core has to be discarded)
Now you will begin to stack the pineapples. The pineapple that was not cored will be on the bottom. You will use wooden skewers to secure the stacked pineapples.
I inserted 5 12″ skewers into the bottom pineapple. Stack the second pineapple on to of the bottom pineapple base, making sure the skewers secure into the top pineapple.
Next, insert at least 4 of the 9 inch skewers into the second pineapple, leaving each skewer sticking halfway out. Now position the third pineapple over the skewers and push it down on top of the second pineapple. Continue by adding the fourth pineapple to the stack. Insert skewers into the top pineapple and attach the top with the pineapple leaves on it.
Palm leaves ( I ordered these from my local florist for about $1 per leaf ) are the perfect finishing touch for the palm tree. The palm leaves can just be pushed into the top of the pineapple leaves. However, if your Pineapple Palm Tree is going to be displayed for several hours, you may want to use your hot glue gun and put a small amount of hot glue onto each palm leaf tip before you insert it into the top. I also like to poke two or three holes into the top of the pineapple and insert palm leaves that will be sticking out from the palm tree. This gives it a more realistic look when all of the palm leaves are not going straight up from the top.
The Pineapple Palm Tree is very stable when you make it this way. In fact, it takes a little bit of effort to disassemble it!
Be sure to watch my “how-to” video for making the Pineapple Palm Tree. You will see me assemble it every step of the way!
For an added touch, I made a pineapple boat and served my yummy Pina Colada Dip in it! I also made Watermelon Hearts for the fruit tray. Remember, “Let’s make life special by sharing great food with our family and friends! Enjoy!”