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I made some cute little fruit cups for my daughter’s preschool class party today and wanted to pass along this idea.  I love these fruit cups because they are so lovely in person- my little girls were THRILLED to see these come out of the fridge.

It is so quick and so easy and this would be a great option for birthday parties or class parties as an alternative to sweets.

I have two ways to serve the fruit cups and I can tell you first hand I ate two of these today so they are delicious.


The first option is just to layer several kids of fruit into little clear plastic cups.  I found that 3 colors or more is best and you can use any fruit that is in season.  I ran low on fruit and had a few cups that were just raspberries, pineapple and grapes and they still looked great.

A few other suggestions:

  • I used Kiwi to create my green layer and found it didn’t hold up nearly as well as the green grapes (sliced in half).  You might also try Honeydew.
  • Purple grapes would be a great addition if you use honeydew or kiwi for the green layer.
  • I would avoid apples and bananas for the yucky browning factor.
  • I used tangerines for the orange layer but mango would be fantastic as well or cantaloupe.
  • Layer it all at the last minute to keep the colors nice and bright.

I just cut up all the fruit the night before- and for little ones I diced the fruit for small bite size pieces.

Rainbow Fruit Dessert

The next morning right before the party I just layered all the fruit in little cups and I found some plastic cups that came with lids.  Poke a fork in the straw hole and you have a treat with a lot of wow factor.


Plastic Cups with lids

If you want to make something a little sweeter (for say a birthday party)- I mixed up some fresh whipped cream and added a nice dollop on top. I also topped with sprinkles because everything is better with sprinkles- #obv. This was so delicious!!  Chopped nuts, shaved chocolate or toasted coconut would also be fantastic!  Just a little goes a long way.

In our school snack time is at 9:30am- so the kids are celebrating with cookies and cupcakes and getting all that sugar first thing in the morning.  This is a great alternative.  I would just bring the whipped cream and dollop it as you hand out the cups.

It really is very simple and the children will love it.





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