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Tuesday January 15th 2019

Flower Ideas for Superbowl Parties

With the big game coming up, flowers might be the last thing on your mind. But whether you’re going to someone else’s party or hosting your own, adding some flowers to your party decor can be a great way to show team spirit! Here are some ways you can use flowers at your superbowl party.

Team Spirit

One of the easiest ways to use flowers at your superbowl party is to get an arrangement with your team’s colors! Rooting for the Cowboys? A blue and white arrangement will let you show your pride. More of a Rams fan? Try some blue and yellow tulips. Or maybe neither team is your first pick, so you get two arrangements, one for each team. If you’re still feeling down about that Seahawks loss, you could do a small bouquet of blue-green orchids. Flower choices for this are endless, since you just need the right color. Some popular flowers you could use are amaryllis, roses, tulips, and carnations. It’s easy to find these is several different colors, which gives you lots of good options for your arrangement. For team colors that are harder to find - for example, black or green, think about how you can accessorize the arrangement. For example, if a team’s colors are green and white, use some heather as a green filler. If your team’s colors are black and orange, choose some begonias or chrysanthemums and tie a black ribbon around the vase.

Football Themed Arrangements

Maybe you don’t want to take sides so fast (we’ll ask you again at halftime). If so, choose a neutral arrangement with a football theme. This could include adding small football accessories in the bouquet. Some florists will even do this for you. Centerpiece sticks of helmets, jerseys, and footballs are great for this. If you have a small team flag, add that too!

Got an old football laying around? Cut open both ends of the football and remove the rubber liner from inside Take an appropriately sized glass vase and put it inside the football. Add your flowers and you’ve got some easy team spirit! You could decorate an old football helmet, too, by dressing it up with some flowers of your favorite team’s color. This makes a great centerpiece.

Yellow

Yellows of all shades are in this year, which is great since yellow is a classic flower color. In fashion, you can expect to see pops of yellow to make a look stand out as well as bold pieces, like coats and jackets.

Many people think of sunflowers when they think about yellow flowers. Sunflowers can really brighten up your home on those dark, wintery days. Daffodils, tulips, or yellow roses are another popular choice. And if this bold color doesn’t match your home very well, don’t worry. You could use goldenrods or yellow baby’s breath for filler, and then do a different color for the main attraction. And you don’t have to go bright and bold if you don’t want to - there are many flowers that have a softer yellow color. For example, you can find carnations and gerbera daisies that come in lighter yellow.

Turn it Into a Game

Who says flowers have to just be centerpieces? Turn it into a game by having guests bring a few flowers to represent their team’s colors, and put them in a vase. Have each person guess what the score will be, and whoever is closest gets to take home the bouquet. Have fun with it!

Thank Your Host

If you’re attending a party this year, bring your host some flowers to thank them for hosting. Choose the colors of their team for extra points. If you know the host’s favorite type of flower, you can’t go wrong choosing an arrangement that includes those. If you’ve hosted a party before, you know how much work it can be, so your gesture will be truly appreciated.

How to Decorate

There are many ways you can decorate your party space. For example, you could put each team’s flowers on different sides of the snack table. You could even split up the room using the flowers, with one team’s fans on one side, and one on the other. Setting the flowers near the TV is good, since that’s where the focus will be - but you won’t want to block anyone’s view, so make sure you check your placement from a few different angles.

Now, you’re ready to have a great superbowl party. Even if your favorite team doesn’t win, you’ll still have a lot of fun getting into the spirit of the game.

Posted by Avas Rose in Special Events Flowers
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Tuesday January 8th 2019

New York Fashion Show 2019: Flowers for 2019 Fashion Trends

The New York Fashion Show is coming up from the 8th to 16th of February. Many popular designers will be showing off their newest fashion trends that will be popular in the upcoming seasons. Here are some of the trends that we expect to see in 2019, and how you can incorporate them into your floral arrangements at home.

Layers and Frills

One of the big things in 2019 will be layers and frills. You might see these on the hems of shirts and dresses or even to accent the shoulders.

To bring this into your home decor, try choosing arrangements with flowers with lots of petals, like peonies, dahlias, chrysanthemums, or roses. To add even more texture, choose an arrangement with a variety of smaller, filler flowers. This will give the bouquet depth. If you’d like, you can think outside the box - literally. For example, add some tulle around your vase for some more frills.

Neutrals/earthy colors/creams

You can’t go wrong with neutral colors. In 2019, earthy cream tones are in. Expect to see things like off-white blazers and cappuccino colored sweaters.

There’s a lot of freedom here for what type of flower arrangement you could do. A sweet, cream-pink colored rose bouquet would be beautiful and will look good in any style home. Lillies are an excellent choice as well. If you don’t want to do all cream colors, you could do a combination of creams and either pinks, blues, or yellows. Add some green filler to stick to the earth tone theme. This would be a lovely centerpiece for a living room.

Yellow

Yellows of all shades are in this year, which is great since yellow is a classic flower color. In fashion, you can expect to see pops of yellow to make a look stand out as well as bold pieces, like coats and jackets.

Many people think of sunflowers when they think about yellow flowers. Sunflowers can really brighten up your home on those dark, wintery days. Daffodils, tulips, or yellow roses are another popular choice. And if this bold color doesn’t match your home very well, don’t worry. You could use goldenrods or yellow baby’s breath for filler, and then do a different color for the main attraction. And you don’t have to go bright and bold if you don’t want to - there are many flowers that have a softer yellow color. For example, you can find carnations and gerbera daisies that come in lighter yellow.

Polka Dots

Polka dots are in! This year, you’ll get to add some pattern to your wardrobe with a polka dot cardigan, polka dot dress, or even polka dot shoes.

This trend is a little bit harder to transfer over to flowers, but you can do it. One way to take inspiration is to look at some flowers that have more than one color. For example, bi-color alstroemerias have a little bit of a polka dot feel to them. Bi-color dendrobium orchids are a great choice too.

Another way to get inspired by polka dots is by thinking about the arrangement itself. For example, you could use two different colors of flowers. It’s up to you whether these flowers are the same kind or not. Your arrangement would be primarily one color of flower, but then you could add in pops of the other color - just like polka dots!

Menswear

Menswear has been common in past years, but expect to see a resurgence in 2019. Menswear inspired shoes, blouses, and jackets will be popular. For menswear inspired flower arrangements, be bold and go for some black and white tuxedo colors. If you can’t find a black flower - or you’re superstitious about their meanings, try a deep purple or maroon. Some good choices are dark colored dahlias or helleborus. Dark purple tulips or black velvet petunias look great along with a bright white lilium. These stark contrasts would look great in any home with a modern flair.

Tye Dye

Tye dye is back again for the spring and summer. As the days get warmer, expect to see tye dyed crop tops and swimwear.

For a tye dye themed bouquet, be colorful! Multicolored flowers are great for this. Orange-red marigolds, blanket flowers, heleniums, irises, or hibiscus are all beautiful flowers that have multicolored blooms. You can also create an arrangement of many different colors of flowers. For example, you could do a display of roses where each one is a different color. If you’re feeling extra bold, you can even buy specially dyed tye dye flowers.

Rainbow roses are one of the most popular types. We expect to see many more trends in 2019, but these are just a few to start thinking about. Which trend will you follow?

Posted by Avas Rose in Special Events Flowers
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