Planning a Kentucky Derby Run for the Roses party? We recommend a Kentucky Derby Run for the Roses themed centerpiece featuring our Fun to Eat Fruit apples — sure to be loved by guests and equines, alike!
Centerpieces for Kentucky Derby Run for the Roses Event
Tina Fottler Sawtelle, the talented owner of Pinewoods Yankee Farm in Lee, NH, had a fabulous idea to incorporate our locally-sourced, Fun to Eat Fruit apples into floral centerpieces for the UNH Therapeutic Riding Program‘s Run for the Roses Silent Auction & Dinner.
We donated 50 red, macintosh apples for the 15 centerpieces, each featuring an edible white, iconic horse and jockey racing image. Tina, a longtime supporter of this program, donated her labor as well as the centerpieces.
Creating Kentucky Derby Run for the Roses Centerpieces
Here’s a behind-the-scenes glimpse of Tina’s design process. Simple elements — popsicle sticks, monogrammed apples, oasis, greens, exquisite red derby roses, hypericum berries — combined with amazing talent and imagination blossomed into amazing Kentucky Derby Run for the Roses centerpieces!
Tina’s centerpieces got rave reviews from the fancy-hatted attendees at the silent auction and dinner. And, the next day, the horses in the Therapeutic Riding Program received treats: the macs from the centerpieces!
Fun to Eat Fruit is Perfect for Floral Arrangements & Centerpieces
Fun to Eat Fruit is perfect for floral arrangements. “Any corporate event could include the fruit with their logo into their floral centerpieces. Apples and citrus would be beautiful worked into floral centerpieces with wedding monograms,” saysTina Fottler Sawtelle. Tina provides year-round artisan floral design and she grows cut flowers during the New Hampshire growing season. Her designs feature her own, and locally grown, flowers when in season.
Be sure to contact Tina for fabulous, creative floral designs! Contact us for personalized fruit for your upcoming special event!