These inspiring lush edible table runners will create a memorable event talked about forever. Turn you into an amazing hostess with tablescape centered with a greenery table runner surrounded by a bite-sized appetizing menu including fruits, vegetables, meats, breads, cheeses, desserts and more.
Edible Table Runners
I am not the best hostess. In fact a few years ago I created a post Holiday Hosting Tips for you all, but it was truly more for me! I treat hostesses well but I never hold an event well. I think the stress of prepping gives me more anxiety than he reason for the occasion.
Since we have not family this Thanksgiving, I started looking (far in advance) for Friendsgiving Thanskgiving Ideas. This edible table runner hosting idea was a favorite for me. I saw it as lowing my anxiety because everything was immediately displayed for my guests. There was no pulling items in and out of the oven. The pressure of a menu and tablescape overlapped, becoming one. It also was different and stood out, bringing everyone to the table for fellowship.
What is an Edible Table Runner?
There is probably not much we need to describe, as it pretty much describes itself. An edible table runner is a centerpiece full of small bites eat. The centerpiece runs down the length of the table, no food is typically passed. An edible runner should look lush and appetizing, and typically is made of fruits, vegetables, breads, meats, cheeses and desserts. An edible table runner can fit the season – winter, spring, summer and fall or it can fit the holiday and occasion – Thanksgiving, Easter, brunch and whatever!
To decorate, start with your base. It’s good to lay down a corresponding table cloth (stick with a neutral table cloth like a waterproof tan linen so the colors of your foods pop). Then lay down a runner. We are a big fan greenery table runners. After your tablecloth and runner, move your way to larger edible pieces. This includes loafs of bread or large fruits like pumpkins or cantaloupe. Next work your way down to the medium edible bites and then smaller edible items.
Greenery Table Runners
Choosing greenery as your table runner or centerpieces is a great decor option that can be dressed up or dressed down. It looks amazing with bright fruits and veggies. Use year-round in all seasons. Is it the dead of winter? Will the heat wilt your leaves in summer? Don’t fret. Amazon has plenty of greenery table runners to add a pop of color to your edible table runner.
We love these Faux Greenery Table Runners:
Edible Table Runner Ideas
Study everything on this edible table runner. Before the flies are out, host a spring outdoor gathering in the yard. Wooden pallets, pillows, and a neutral tablecloth. Full menu is provided by Tara. | Tara Milk Tea
Have the girls over for brunch with this edible breakfast table runner. Menu included. | A Pair and a Spare
Learn the basics of creating a fruit centerpiece. Start with the larger fruits, move to the medium sized fruits and fill in with the smallest. | Photography by Meghan McNeer Styled by Kate Berry for Domino
Listen, your table runner doesn’t have to be exotic. Grab bags of chips. Eating sandwiches? Burgers? Hot dogs? Whatever your entree, lay chips on a wood plank. We find the vegetable sliced chips to be most attractive. (Recall above you can finish your plank with a food-safe Butcher Block Conditioner.) | To Have to Host
Cheese, fruits and chocolates – how to create an edible table runner. | David Jones
Carb load with an edible bread table runner. Add butter and spreads around the table. A lot of tablescape inspiration from this wedding album. | Katie Grant Photo
This table runner is affordable, all the more affordable if you have fruit tree. Decorate with oranges, grapefruits, pomegranate and more. The fruit that is cut, really offers a pop of color (and makes for easy eating!) | Source
At your next summer gathering – three words. Fruit, Veggies, Peonies. | Paper n Stitch
Hot and juicy crawfish, shrimp broils, lobsters and clam bakes make the easiest table runner. Toss down newspaper and pour your edibles straight to the table once baked. | House of Harper
For fall, have the harvest spread. Apples, pumpkins, squash, apricots and more. | Run Away Apricot
Fruits that are darker and richer in tone and make an excellent runner for July 4th or Memorial Day weekend. Insert a few flags to fit your theme. We like this blue and white Gingham checked tablecloth for your background. | Photography by Meghan McNeer Styled by Kate Berry for Domino
Death by chocolate. Fill a table full of chocolate – dark, milk, white and more. We also recommend mini cupcakes, brownies, cookies, chocolate-covered pretzels and more. | Pizzazzerie
For Easter, put all your eggs in one
basket table runner. Start collecting your egg cartons. Send home extra eggs with friends in a basket. | The House that Lars Built
For the Christmas season, a gingerbread house village makes a tasty table runner. Display with candy like candy canes, gum drops, chocolates and more. | Source
This citrus tablescape takes me home to Florida and the citrus trees in my grandmother’s and mother-in-law’s backyards. | Fashionable Hostess
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