Berry Party Ball

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I guess you could say I am having a ball…
Berry Appetizer Ball

It’s that time of year where we begin to think about many celebrations coming up in the next few months.

From Memorial Day, to graduations, to the Fourth of July…it’s time to bring family and friends together and celebrate during the warmer weather.  My “Berry Party Ball” is perfect for all of those occasions, and more.

Not only is this berry ball easy to make, it’s healthy, and it’s simply gorgeous.  My teenage berry lover couldn’t get enough of it.  All these juicy berries displayed together really make you crave a couple.  Even if you don’t like fruit.

When I received my “FloraCraft Make It: Fun Team” box this month, I was pleasantly surprised with balls. Lots of balls! (see bottom of post for more details on this new gig!)

They were FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® Foam Balls to be exact.  They come in all different sizes, and I couldn’t wait to get my hands on them and figure out what I was going to make for my “FloraCraft Make It: Fun Team” project.

Well, for some reason, the balls triggered a creative spell and several ideas came to mind quickly.  The only problem was that I wanted to do them all at once.  I had to slow down and pick just one.

I’ll share the other 2 ideas soon, but for now I had to focus on this “Berry Party Ball”.

 

Berry Party Ball Tutorial

I started with a 6 inch FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® Foam Ball, although you can use any size.  These can be found at Jo-Ann or Walmart stores.  Keep in mind, the larger you go, the more expensive the project will be.  I then wrapped it in tin foil which I find is easier than plastic wrap.

 

Wrap a foam ball in tinfoil and stick berries or other fruit in it for a fun festive (and healthy) appetizer at your next party.

 

After I had a nice big tight tin foil ball, I searched my kitchen cabinets for a pretty glass that would hold the ball steady.  This thrift store blue one was perfect because I knew it would bring out the blue in the berries.

See how it does that?

 

Berry Berry Appetizer Ball

I purchased: (2) 16 oz. containers of strawberries, (1) small 6 oz. container of black raspberries, (1) small 6 oz. container of red raspberries, and (1) 6 oz. container of blue berries.  The tooth picks are from the dollar store.

After rinsing all of the berries well, and cutting off the top of the strawberries, I began inserting. I started with the large strawberries scattering all over the tin foil ball.  Then, I inserted the other berries, occasionally sticking in a few blueberries with out any tooth picks as fillers.  They tucked in nicely.

I should mention that my ball rested on this glass nicely.  If you’re concerned that it could tip over, you could cut a flat bottom in your foam ball using FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® Foam Tools, or a serrated knife.  Then you could put it on a plate.

To be honest, I think it would look pretty no matter how you arrange the berries.  Of course other fruit would work too, but keep in mind some fruit turns brown with out at least a squirt of lemon juice.

Easy Fruit Appetizer Ball Tutorial

My “Berry Party Tree” can also be made ahead a day or 2 depending on how fresh your fruit is.  I stored mine in the refrigerator with 2 unused shower caps on it.  I found those at the dollar store too.

Make a Berry Part Ball a day before your party and store it like this..

 

Don’t forget you can serve whipped topping on the side, or any other fruit dip of your choice.  Chocolate fondue would be another great choice.

For more great ideas and crafts check out www.makeitfuncrafts.com.

 

 

 

This pretty Berry Party Ball will be a huge hit at your next party!

***New Gig Announcement: I am one of 11 bloggers chosen for the “FloraCraft Make it: Fun Team”!  What this means is, I will be posting 1 post per month for the next 6 months (this is month 2) using FloraCraft® products.  I am compensated for these reviews, however all opinions and views are my own.  So, be sure to check back each month to see what I make!  I am so thrilled to be a part of this wonderful team and to be able to bring you something new and creative each month using FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® Foam products.

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24 Responses

  1. Debbie manno says:

    You are having a ball! This is an adorable idea Julie.

  2. Cathy says:

    Love this idea! This is amazing! What a yummy recipe! I would love for you to share this at my link party Making Memories Mondays going on now! 🙂
    Cathy

  3. Sharon says:

    I love this! What a beautiful Berry Ball. It would make a really great Mother’s Day gift, too. Thank you, Julie.

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  5. this is a easy and cute way to make for the holidays

  6. Berni says:

    Looks easy I will try

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  8. Laurie Galloway says:

    Very fun and easy, not to mention beautiful, way to add a bit of flair to my summer soirees. Thanks, Julie, for another stellar design!

  9. Mickey says:

    This idea could fit any holiday theme but adding little decorations on toothpicks. My first thought was tiny American flags for the 4th, but I immediately thought of half a dozen more. Love this! Thanks, Julie.

  10. Beautiful and Yummy. Lots of ways to take this with other
    types of food, and different sizes too……couldn’t you?
    LOVE YOUR IDEAS 🙂

  11. Ivory says:

    Everything you touches turns out beautifully. I love your talent. Thank you for this cool idea. I plan to make one for my 13 yoa son, for Father’s Day. You always rock!!! As always, thank you.

  12. carol bittner says:

    Such a cute idea; easy and yummy too. Will try this soon. Thank you for your wonderful ideas!!

  13. Monica Smith says:

    This is great! Making tonight for our monthly ladies church meeting…I sure it will be a hit. -Thanks

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