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How to Use Flowers When You’re Entertaining Outside

How to Use Flowers When You’re Entertaining Outside

As spring ends and summer starts, parties will naturally start to take place outside to take advantage of the nice weather. Flowers will take your party to the next level and can enhance any color scheme. Here are a few ideas about how to use flowers for outdoor entertaining.

Pitcher of flowers
Use a pitcher for your flowers for a casual, bohemian centerpiece at your next outdoor dinner party. Both colorful and plain pitchers will do the trick here — the style will have more of an effect than the color. Pitchers will look nice with big, full blooms like dahlias, garden roses, or mums.

Floating flower centerpiece
If you want to go for something a bit more elegant and romantic, consider putting your flowers in water. You can go for one low, shallow bowl that can fit both flowers and candles on the surface, or you can anchor blooms in a tall cylindrical vase that you can then fill with water. Either way, this centerpiece will look great on your outdoor table.

Incorporate flowers into food and drink
There are many edible blooms you can incorporate into both your food and drink menus. Zucchini blossoms, rose petals, nasturtiums, and chamomile can all be used in a variety of recipes. For your drinks, consider garnishing with orchids, lavender, or hibiscus.

Bottle and can vases
Instead of buying new vases to place along your table, use washed bottles and cans to hold different flowers. To show off single stems, use bottles with a narrow neck, like old olive oil, balsamic vinegar, wine, or glass soda bottles. To hold a larger bouquet or a mix of flowers, use a 28-ounce can with a label that you like. This technique can be a nice way to feature a few different types of flowers in different locations.

Written by Matt Wolf, owner of Floral Concepts in Houston, Texas, and florist on BloomNation.


Serve Box Wine in a Flowerpot Keg and Your Party Guests Will Flip

We cannot resist this tongue-in-cheek touch to a Mother's Day brunch, garden party or any ol' springtime get-together.

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Sure, you could simply pop open a box of wine, set it on your buffet table and call it a party (we're sure your guests would be much obliged to sip it). But it's way more fun to dial it up a notch by ditching the box and getting crafty with a new vessel for the bag inside. Enter the flowerpot wine keg — can't you just picture Mom or your pals lighting up with glee when you set this out to celebrate? Yes it's a little hokey, and yes that's part of what makes it fun. Here's how to make it.


Serve Box Wine in a Flowerpot Keg and Your Party Guests Will Flip

We cannot resist this tongue-in-cheek touch to a Mother's Day brunch, garden party or any ol' springtime get-together.

Related To:

Sure, you could simply pop open a box of wine, set it on your buffet table and call it a party (we're sure your guests would be much obliged to sip it). But it's way more fun to dial it up a notch by ditching the box and getting crafty with a new vessel for the bag inside. Enter the flowerpot wine keg — can't you just picture Mom or your pals lighting up with glee when you set this out to celebrate? Yes it's a little hokey, and yes that's part of what makes it fun. Here's how to make it.


Serve Box Wine in a Flowerpot Keg and Your Party Guests Will Flip

We cannot resist this tongue-in-cheek touch to a Mother's Day brunch, garden party or any ol' springtime get-together.

Related To:

Sure, you could simply pop open a box of wine, set it on your buffet table and call it a party (we're sure your guests would be much obliged to sip it). But it's way more fun to dial it up a notch by ditching the box and getting crafty with a new vessel for the bag inside. Enter the flowerpot wine keg — can't you just picture Mom or your pals lighting up with glee when you set this out to celebrate? Yes it's a little hokey, and yes that's part of what makes it fun. Here's how to make it.


Serve Box Wine in a Flowerpot Keg and Your Party Guests Will Flip

We cannot resist this tongue-in-cheek touch to a Mother's Day brunch, garden party or any ol' springtime get-together.

Related To:

Sure, you could simply pop open a box of wine, set it on your buffet table and call it a party (we're sure your guests would be much obliged to sip it). But it's way more fun to dial it up a notch by ditching the box and getting crafty with a new vessel for the bag inside. Enter the flowerpot wine keg — can't you just picture Mom or your pals lighting up with glee when you set this out to celebrate? Yes it's a little hokey, and yes that's part of what makes it fun. Here's how to make it.


Serve Box Wine in a Flowerpot Keg and Your Party Guests Will Flip

We cannot resist this tongue-in-cheek touch to a Mother's Day brunch, garden party or any ol' springtime get-together.

Related To:

Sure, you could simply pop open a box of wine, set it on your buffet table and call it a party (we're sure your guests would be much obliged to sip it). But it's way more fun to dial it up a notch by ditching the box and getting crafty with a new vessel for the bag inside. Enter the flowerpot wine keg — can't you just picture Mom or your pals lighting up with glee when you set this out to celebrate? Yes it's a little hokey, and yes that's part of what makes it fun. Here's how to make it.


Serve Box Wine in a Flowerpot Keg and Your Party Guests Will Flip

We cannot resist this tongue-in-cheek touch to a Mother's Day brunch, garden party or any ol' springtime get-together.

Related To:

Sure, you could simply pop open a box of wine, set it on your buffet table and call it a party (we're sure your guests would be much obliged to sip it). But it's way more fun to dial it up a notch by ditching the box and getting crafty with a new vessel for the bag inside. Enter the flowerpot wine keg — can't you just picture Mom or your pals lighting up with glee when you set this out to celebrate? Yes it's a little hokey, and yes that's part of what makes it fun. Here's how to make it.


Serve Box Wine in a Flowerpot Keg and Your Party Guests Will Flip

We cannot resist this tongue-in-cheek touch to a Mother's Day brunch, garden party or any ol' springtime get-together.

Related To:

Sure, you could simply pop open a box of wine, set it on your buffet table and call it a party (we're sure your guests would be much obliged to sip it). But it's way more fun to dial it up a notch by ditching the box and getting crafty with a new vessel for the bag inside. Enter the flowerpot wine keg — can't you just picture Mom or your pals lighting up with glee when you set this out to celebrate? Yes it's a little hokey, and yes that's part of what makes it fun. Here's how to make it.


Serve Box Wine in a Flowerpot Keg and Your Party Guests Will Flip

We cannot resist this tongue-in-cheek touch to a Mother's Day brunch, garden party or any ol' springtime get-together.

Related To:

Sure, you could simply pop open a box of wine, set it on your buffet table and call it a party (we're sure your guests would be much obliged to sip it). But it's way more fun to dial it up a notch by ditching the box and getting crafty with a new vessel for the bag inside. Enter the flowerpot wine keg — can't you just picture Mom or your pals lighting up with glee when you set this out to celebrate? Yes it's a little hokey, and yes that's part of what makes it fun. Here's how to make it.


Serve Box Wine in a Flowerpot Keg and Your Party Guests Will Flip

We cannot resist this tongue-in-cheek touch to a Mother's Day brunch, garden party or any ol' springtime get-together.

Related To:

Sure, you could simply pop open a box of wine, set it on your buffet table and call it a party (we're sure your guests would be much obliged to sip it). But it's way more fun to dial it up a notch by ditching the box and getting crafty with a new vessel for the bag inside. Enter the flowerpot wine keg — can't you just picture Mom or your pals lighting up with glee when you set this out to celebrate? Yes it's a little hokey, and yes that's part of what makes it fun. Here's how to make it.


Serve Box Wine in a Flowerpot Keg and Your Party Guests Will Flip

We cannot resist this tongue-in-cheek touch to a Mother's Day brunch, garden party or any ol' springtime get-together.

Related To:

Sure, you could simply pop open a box of wine, set it on your buffet table and call it a party (we're sure your guests would be much obliged to sip it). But it's way more fun to dial it up a notch by ditching the box and getting crafty with a new vessel for the bag inside. Enter the flowerpot wine keg — can't you just picture Mom or your pals lighting up with glee when you set this out to celebrate? Yes it's a little hokey, and yes that's part of what makes it fun. Here's how to make it.