This adorable Pumpkin Fruit Platter is so fun to make with the kids and perfect for a healthy treat to take to a Halloween or Thanksgiving party!
Looking for a simple fall-themed treat that’s sure to make everyone happy? This Pumpkin Fruit Platter is so much fun to create and even more fun to eat! I’ve found that my kids are more likely to choose healthy foods like fruits and veggies when they’re served in a creative way and with a help yourself invitation. It would make for such a great healthier option to serve at a pumpkin decorating party or a classroom celebration for Halloween or Thanksgiving.
My kiddos had a blast making this Pumpkin Fruit Platter all by themselves for a little pumpkin decorating party we had with some friends. It was a huge hit! The kids, and even the adults, went crazy over how cute and tasty it was.
I love that it can be created with a simple line-up of fruits in a matter of minutes. We used blueberries for the eyes, pineapple for the nose, strawberries for the mouth, mandarin oranges for the body and kiwi for the stem. You could certainly substitute any of these for fruits that your family enjoys most.
I used a 14″ round wood serving platter, but you can use any sized round platter. To make the pumpkin shape (or technically jack-o-lantern), start by creating a triangle in the middle of the board using fresh or canned pineapple chunks for the pumpkins’s nose. Make two triangles just above, to the left and right of the pineapple nose, using fresh blueberries to make the eyes. Next use strawberry halves to make the mouth. Then surround eyes, nose and mouth with the fresh or canned mandarin oranges, filling in the platter completely so it looks like a pumpkin. Finish by placing kiwi slices at the top for the stem.
Ta-dah! So simple and super cute!
I hope you’re inspired to build this Pumpkin Fruit Platter for a Halloween or Thanksgiving celebration. Be sure to tag @thebakermama and hashtag #MyBeautifulBoard to share it and inspire others. I love seeing your beautiful board creations!
- ½ cup pineapple chunks
- 1 cup blueberries
- 5 large straberries, halved
- 5 cups mandarin oranges
- 1 kiwi, peeled and sliced thin
- On a 14" round platter or board, start by creating a triangle in the middle using pineapple chunks for the pumpkins's nose. Then make two triangles just above, to the left and right of the pineapple nose, using blueberries to make the eyes. Next use strawberry halves to make the mouth.
- Surround the eyes, nose and mouth with the mandarin oranges, filling in the platter completely so it looks like a pumpkin. Finish by placing kiwi slices at the top for the stem.