A citrus themed party
January 24th, 2012
A dear friend of mine hosted a charity dinner at her home this last weekend, and I was very happy to come and help her with the table for her wonderful party!
We really wanted to embrace all of the citrus fruit that was in season, and used pile after pile of navel oranges, blood oranges, cuties, kumquats and then also added lovely red pomegranates.
Piles of orange, coral and shades of red roses filled the arrangements and then I nestled some of the fruit into the arrangements (using skewers to get them to stay put)
In an interesting twist, I also added radishes to the red arrangement because I loved the color and texture and the little scraggly white bottoms.
All of the arrangements were put into white ceramic containers and placed on simple square white cake plates. Around the base of the containers, but on the cake plates, I piled the fruit.
I loved the cleanness of all the white with the bright vibrant flower arrangements.
There were gold chargers and white and gold china, clear glass wear and one gold trimmed water glass.
There were wonderful touches, like little sherry glasses (votives would work for this also) filled with chocolate covered pomegranate seeds and little boxes of chocolate truffles wrapped in Italian paper at each spot.
Serve these Blood Orange Champagne Cocktails to go with the theme!
I hope these ideas inspire your next winter party!
*Also- note to everyone- all of this stuff was purchased at Safeway and Costco, so it is totally readily available!