A Citrus-Inspired Engagement Party

Staff Writer
Let the colors and flavors of Sicilian blood oranges be the inspiration for this special celebration
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Hosting an engagement party in the early spring allows you to enjoy the buds and flowers emerging from the long winter and take advantage of the return to longer, light-filled days. It also provides you with an opportunity to serve a number of dishes inspired by seasonal produce, like the spring’s first baby lettuces and full-flavored blood oranges.

Blood oranges have a limited season, and now is the time to pick the freshest blood oranges and use them to add a zesty twist to your special occasion. Its tangy and sweet taste, coupled with its bright red-orange color, makes the blood orange a fabulous inspiration for a spring engagement party. 

 

Décor

Brighten up the room with bold red and orange blooms like tulips, roses, anthuriums, or calla lilies. Or opt for something different, fillling tall glass hurricanes with blood oranges and other citrus fruits. Accent the table with bold red or orange chargers, napkins, place setting cards, and candles.

 

Party Favors

Extend the blood orange theme and send your guests home with citrus-inspired party favors. Natural citrus bath salts and lotions, or a selection of citrus-infused chocolates, will ensure that your guests remember the evening long after the lights have dimmed at the party. 

 

Menu

The sweetness of the blood orange gives a new twist to traditional favorites, allowing you to create a fresh and tangy meal sure to be enjoyed by all.

 

Cocktails and Appetizer

Blood Orange Mimosa

From The Daily Meal

 

Solerno Cocktail

Top a flute of Champagne with a splash of the Sicilian blood orange liqueur, and garnish with a blood orange supreme.

 

Lobster Ceviche

 

 

Main Course

Salad of Mache and Blood Orange

From The Daily Meal

 

Beet and Blood Orange Salad

From The Daily Meal

 

Whole-Roasted Black Sea Bass

From The Daily Meal

 

Dessert

Blood Orange Recipes 

 

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