It’s always a bittersweet time of year for us, the beginning of December, when soccer ends for my husband (Varsity Coach) and it’s time for the end-of-year party.

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After all, he spends 4 solid months with these young men, devoting many hours developing their soccer skills and coaching them through the game.

We hosted the party in our home this year, with a dessert potluck. (A peek in our home with all the shoes that came off.)

“Desserts” took the “stress” off of us with busy schedules – and this time of year it’s an easy option.

My friend Cynthia came with a healthy approach – a beautiful tray of fresh fruit.

I love her display – it wasn’t brought in a plastic bag, but whole fruit, ready to slice and serve.

I since followed her idea when we went to a party.

Snipping a few lemon tree branches …

Adding a remnant of ribbon.

Then tying it up.

Sometimes it’s all about a pretty presentation. :)

So out the door – to the next party with a “healthy” spin on desserts.

I recently brought cookies to a party, adding in cherries and blackberries.

It actually makes me feel better when I’m bringing fruit. And I think people love the versatility.

What do you think about bringing fresh fruit to a “dessert party?”