I served the fruit skewers on a decorative tray (22 inches X 14 inches) which held a total of 12 skewers from left to right as shown above.
4th of July Fresh Fruit Kebabs
Approximately 2 pounds fresh strawberries, washed and drained
Fresh blueberries, washed
Approximately 6-8 fresh bananas, cut into 1 inch thick slices
Approximately 20 yogurt covered raisins to use for "stars". I prefer a no sugar variety. I served the fresh fruit with plain greek yogurt.
I assembled the "flag" from left to right. At the top of the first skewer, I used 2 blueberries, 1 yogurt raisin, 2 blueberries, another yogurt raisin, 2 blueberries, 1 banana slice, 1 strawberry, 1 banana slice, 1 strawberry, 1 banana slice, and another strawberry.
At the top of the second skewer, I used 1 blueberry, 1 yogurt raisin, 2 blueberries, 1 yogurt raisin, 2 blueberries, 1 yogurt raisin, and 1 blueberry.
On the 3rd skewer, I repeated the same pattern I used on the first skewer and on the 4th skewer I repeated the pattern I used on the second skewer. This pattern continues until reaching the 7th skewer.
For the 8th-12th skewers, at the top of each skewer I used 1 strawberry followed by 1 banana slice and repeated this pattern until reaching the full height of the tray. On each skewer I used a total of 5 strawberries and 4 banana slices.
Below are photographs of the fireworks display held at the University at Buffalo. We are fortunate that we live close enough to the campus that we are able to walk each year. The pictures below were taken on July 4, 2015.