After months of short days and gray skies, I’m ready for sunshine. I’m ready for bright colors and sassy flavors and the warm glow of spring. How about you?

This month’s flavor reflects that need for brightness and warmth—and we’re drawing from a perennial favorite. From Lowcountry weddings in the southeast to rustic California events, sunny citrus is a universal source of inspiration. The colors, flavors, and zesty fragrances of citrus fruit—particularly lemons and limes—make them a welcome addition to tables, cocktails, and confections.

Here are some of our favorite ideas for decorating with and enjoying citrus fruit.

Lemon lime tablescape – RuffledBlog  | Citrus wedding cake – Wedding Cakes by Donna
Lemon-basil sherbet – Baking Obsession  | Lemon cupcakes – Cooking Classy

Couldn’t be simpler: use whole fruit + leaves to decorate, as with this Rustic wedding table. Slice and arrange lemons and limes with greenery between the layers for a citrus perfect cake. Share a scoop of tart Lemon sherbet with a surprising hint of basil, served right from the emptied lemon. Enjoy twice the citrus flavor in these cupcakes, with lemon cake and buttercream.

lemon and lime party ideas

Lemon table runner- Style Me Pretty| Key Lime cheesecakes – Let’s Dish Recipes
Key Lime lip balm – The Favor Stylist | Lemonade – Style Me Pretty

Farm to table never looked so good: a row of bright lemons outlines the table’s edge beneath the florals. Key lime is for more than just pie; try mini cheesecakes (no baking) or lip balms, too. No summer gathering is complete without lemonade, and slices of lemon can turn even an ordinary dispenser into a striking centerpiece.

For more sunny citrus goodness, please visit our Lemon theme Pinterest board.

Key lime lip balm for sunny citrus March

As someone who is ridiculously enthusiastic about lip balm, I’m happy for any excuse to pucker up. This month’s lip balm flavor offers the best reason imaginable: the tart flavor of Key Lime. The only other requirement for March was a green-hued balm suitable for St. Patrick’s Day sharing. Mission accomplished!

Get your own Key Lime lip balm at 15% off while supplies last. It’s also our gift to subscribers in every March order. Make sure you check that little box at checkout so we know you’re a Flavor of the Month subscriber!

Do you use citrus fruits for inspiration or decoration? Do you share them at the table setting or in the dessert? What’s your favorite citrus? We’d love to know!