An Iridescent ‘Galentines’ Day

An Iridescent ‘Galentines’ Day

It’s that time of year again, Valentine’s Day is right around the corner!

Before you give us your personal opinion about this holiday, hear us out. We have a new approach to Vday. You want to celebrate your significant other? Go ahead, we’re all for it! We’re also about celebrating those we love. Why not make Valentine’s day a special day for you and your family, your friends or even your co-workers?

Single or taken, we believe Valentine’s Day festivities are about celebrating LOVE. So this year, we decided to celebrate our favorite women; our moms, sisters, and friends with a quirky iridescent candy land themed Galentine (gals+ valentines) get-together.

Here’s what you’ll need to recreate our eccentric theme: We’re obviously going to start with the most important asset of any party, the flowers.

Once again, Kareena Fonseca, our star Mass Market sales advisor, designed two shimmering bouquets* that can be used as is or separate for smaller floral arrangements! These bouquets are also perfect for any spring wedding shower, birthday party or even a wedding! 

The idea behind using these specific combinations was to make sure the colors and flowers still stood out despite the very lively Temkin sleeves.

For our smaller arrangements, we used these simple clay vases and mason jars to not overpower the other decorations.

We had a blast decorating our space with galentines day cutouts, unicorn napkins, iridescent plates, sprinkles and TOO many sweets! We picked out an array of candy and chocolates, ice cream sandwiches, and cake. There’s no such thing as a sugar overdose, right? 

Every party should have a signature drink. Our drink of choice, The Unicorn Potion, is very simple to make. All you need is sprinkles for the glass rim, cotton candy and prosecco!

For a final touch, we bought fun cards and personalized them for each guest. We’re in the business of helping people express feelings so what better way to do that than by creating meaningful experiences that include flowers, personal handwritten cards and lots of your favorite sweets.

So for all of you that are Vday skeptics, we hope we’ve converted you into believers. It’s all about celebrating love. After all, the saying goes “Love makes the world go round”!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

*For pricing information on the bouquets please call your sales advisor. For the complete bouquet recipes click here.

Tropicana New Year’s Celebration

Tropicana New Year’s Celebration

In a blink of an eye 2017 has come and gone! And what better way to celebrate the New Year than by creating an exotic party theme?

Picture this: a tropical setting, champagne for days, festive florals and decadent bites to ring in 2018!

 

Francesco Niesen and Kareena Fonseca are the masterminds behind our floral arrangements. All three arrangements we used featured our December Rose of the Month, Idole. We picked Idole for a particular reason. It is a great performer that will not blow up and will not overpower the other flowers and colors in the bouquets, something that was necessary for these vibrant bouquets.

We’re all about repurposing items we already own so we used a typical Colombian black clay pot for one of our centerpieces; the black clay really allowed for the colors of the flowers to come through. We also combined small matte black appetizer plates with mint, peach and marble plates we found on Etsy.

New Year’s Eve parties should always have a little gold or silver in the mix.  We paired gold pineapples and dinnerware and rose gold confetti with our silver and black tinted Eryngium to give it that sparkly touch.

Staying true to the theme of the night, we opted for Latin-inspired small bites like Guacamole and Shrimp Tostones, Steak Tartare and Ikura and Anchovy Montaditos, Chicken Croquettes with a Cilantro Aioli dip and Florida Stone Crabs with a mustard sauce.

To end on a sweet note, enjoy some dulce de leche macarons, key lime tarts and pistachio-chocolate sponge cakes.

All in all, this party theme is sure to impress your guests and transport you into 2018 in a place where mojitos and warmer weather are readily available. Don’t forget to add some edible flowers to your champagne for an extra bit of color!

Want to recreate our menu? Click here! Learn more about our floral recipes.

*Carlos Flores, Culinary Institute of America alum and chef-owner of Oasis Café, Las Olas Café and O My Desserts, created the menu.

 

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