Yeah I went simple for end of year picnic for kid #3.
Kid #1? I would meticulously carved watermelon baskets and have a
dozen exotic fruits like star fruit that kids wouldn't even eat.
Arranged to spell out kids' names. Hours and hours... desperate
Kid #2? A little simpler. Maybe rainbow fruit kabobs arranged on fancy
What I have learned? Kids don't even notice -- only parents are
impressed. And by kid #3? I could not care less if I impressed any
parents. It's not a competition.
So kid #3 gets simple fruit on dollar store trays with ice underneath
to keep them chilled--prepared five minutes before we leave... Done!
Can't say my competitive housewife won't return someday but for now?
She's dead, Jim. She's dead.