Nikki from thesaltypineapple asked me to collaborate with her for a table setting for the month of March. Actually she first only asked for a place setting, but I couldn’t stop there. I had so many ideas and just had to talk with Nikki about them. In the end we decided to do a citrus themed party. I feel like it really came together and it was so much fun spending a few hours at Nikki’s beautiful house in the mountains. I even managed to drive up to her house among the 10 feet of snow that day. Ridiculous, I know!
I got this idea from Jessica Jones over at How About Orange and decided that we should paint on the plates with edible paint. Nikki picked up the paint from a local craft store (or you can make your own) and I painted the triangles onto the plates. I had seen a similar pattern in a book from the library. Plus triangles are super trendy right now and it seemed like the perfect fit.
Nikki is doing the tutorial on how to do the plates, over here.
As for the limes, can you say EASY! You only need three things, limes, a pen and a citrus zester, similar to this one. I love the Zylis Brand and it works really well for this project.
Using a pen draw an initial onto the lime. I used Learning Curve as the basis for the initial. Why? Because it didn’t have too many curves and was easier to carve the letter out that way. Plus it looks super cute on a lime. You could also use lemons or oranges or any citrus for that matter, as long as the initial shows up after it’s carved.
After drawing on the lime, use the citrus zester to carve out the initial on the lime. The best part about doing this is your hands will smell like limes for the rest of the day! Yum!
NOTE: Make sure to carve the limes right before your guests get there, otherwise they can look kind of gross. Also try and find the largest and most green limes you can find. The bigger the fruit, the easier it will be to carve the initial.
CAUTION! The zester is sharp, be careful not to cut your finger.