For the NDP wine and cheese on Thursday we used bowls of clementines for table decorations. They looked quite nice, and had the advantage of being both cheaper than flowers, and perfect for a party that has been riding an "orange wave."
The only problem was that not many of the clementines were eaten--after all, people were there to drink wine and eat chees and fruit took a back seat. I ended up buying what remained of the three boxes and now we have a lovely surfeit of clementines. They are beautiful, cheerful fruit and I really like the way they taste.