In the summertime, my parties are all about bright colors and bright flavors. This pineapple centerpiece -- filled to the brim with big blooms -- combines the best of both! And the best part is, you can save the leftover pineapple for a mouthwatering recipe like Spiced Pineapple Cocktails, Jerk Pineapple Porkchops, Pineapple and Black Bean Salsa, or a light Pineapple Upside Down Cake to be served at the event. It's perfect for a lovely luau, beach, or pool party. Here, we used it for my Cinco de Mayo celebration.
Scooper or ice cream scoop
Fresh flowers (we used purple tulips and pink peonies, among others)
First, cut the spiked top off of the pineapple.
Cut a hole into the pineapple. Make sure that you leave the skin nice and thick so the pineapple stays sturdy.
Carve out the inside. This is where you can work with a knife or ice-cream scoop. Feel free to place large pieces aside for enjoying later! Take a plastic cup and place it inside of the pineapple; this will be your mini vase for water for the flowers. Trim the cup shorter if needed.
Create your arrangement and trim so it will fit within the pineapple.
Fluff up your flowers and set your centerpiece out on display!