Host a Citrus Theme Party


Over Miami Swim Week, Kristin Chambless and myself hosted an intimate brunch for Miami’s top influencers {see the recap here}. We found the most perfect backdrop, a gorgeous waterfront home on Miami Beach, and came up with the theme “summer citrus” sprinkling oranges, lemons, and limes every which way you turned. For the main dining table we created a “citrus tablescape” and it’s probably one of my favorite tablescapes to date and perfect for any summer gathering. Since sharing a few photos on my instagram, I have gotten SO MANY messages and questions about how we created this display. So today I am excited to share a closer look at the table and some tips for how you can host a Citrus Theme Party! Read on!

The Details

I recommend a wooden table so you achieve that outdoor rustic feel {and don’t need a tablecloth!}. We rented Farmhouse Tables from Unearthed Rentals {link} and placed Kim Seybert Provence Placemat in Natural {link} at each seat. Then because the garland is really the show stopper, we wanted a simple and clean dinner plate and chose the Villeroy & Boch Artesano Original Dinner Plates {link}. For glassware, we loved the idea of tying back to the greens in the garland and chose Villeroy & Boch Boston Goblets in green {link}. For wine, we chose a classic glass, the Villeroy & Boch Ovid White Wine Glasess {link}. Lastly we folded Kim Seybert Tapestry Napkins {link}and placed on top of each plate.

My favorite detail was the way we displayed the Calligraphy Name Cards {created by J. Lily Design}. She wrote each guests name on a green paper shaped like a small leaf and we used a small pin to secure them to a lemon and placed on top of each napkin.

The Garland

Re-creating this display at home is mainly about re-creating this gorgeous garland runner, which is actually incredibly easy, especially if you order a “pre-made garland.” We ordered ours from The Garland Guy {link} but you can create a garland on our own by laying eucalyptus branches down the center like I did last Thanksgiving {see the post here}. I recommend waiting until as close to your party time as possible to lay these garlands so they look fresh and green!

Next, pick up an array of citrus fruits like grapefruits, oranges, lemons and limes. Start by laying whole fruits every few inches down the garland and then sprinkle in sliced halves. Again for freshness {and to avoid bugs}, lay these open face ones as close to the party time as possible!

The Sparkling Wine

Since our event was mid-day, we knew we needed light and refreshing beverages for guests. So we were thrilled when we were introduced to the Lightly Bubbled Rosé and Chardonnay from Clos du Bois* {see the Lightly Bubbled selection here}. These lightly bubbled wines were especially refreshing with just the right hint of fruity sweetness! Oh, and I must say the colors paired back to the tables was perfection!

*Please remember that you must 21+ to enjoy

The Checklist

  • Green Glasses: Villeroy & Boch Boston Goblets in green {link}
  • White Wine Glasses: Villeroy & Boch Ovid White Wine Glass {link}
  • Placemats: Kim Seybert Provence Placemat in Natural {link}
  • Plates: Villeroy & Boch Artesano Original Dinner Plates {link}
  • Napkins: Kim Seybert Tapestry Napkin {link}
  • Calligraphy Name Cards: J. Lily Design {link}
  • Garland: The Garland Guy {link}
  • Balloons: PJB Creations {link}
  • Rental Furniture Table: Unearthed Vintage Hampton Farmhouse Table {link}
  • Rental Furniture Chairs: Unearthed Vintage Bowie Chairs {link}
  • My dress: Joie from Rent the Runway

This is really such a fun party to throw that guests will absolutely love! Hope you enjoyed all the details!

Photography by Simply Lively

Thank you to all the brands that supported the event and supplied products!

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