On the Monday after Easter, the First Family hosts the 137th annual White House Easter Egg Roll. https://www.whitehouse.gov/eastereggroll More than 35,000 will gather on the South Lawn for the festivities, including Easter classics like the egg roll, egg hunt, music and storytelling. Watch this video for highlights of last year’s White House Easter Egg Roll:

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My friend Sherry, a florist in Indiana, and I have been honored to be part of the floral design team decorating the White House Easter Roll for a number of years now. We’ve created some beautiful spring arrangements to delight and welcome visitors.

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We’ve decorated the stages that have hosted performers like Miley Cyrus when she was Hannah Montana, Justin Bieber, Sesame Street characters, and Mickey Mouse.

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My favorite stage to decorate is the area where the First Lady reads to the children. I love seeing the smiles on the children and their parents who see those flowers.

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Having flowers around for Easter, from big events like the White House Easter Egg Roll to intimate family gatherings, helps create a beautiful and memorable springtime celebration.

It’s easy to create Easter spring magic at home. Because it is spring, everything is blooming; this is Mother Nature’s way of showing excitement, rebirth. Easter baskets, filled with daffodils and tulips, come in all shapes and sizes. Welcome guests with a basket of blooming spring plants, such as a lovely Easter lily with flowering branches, on the foyer table. Adorn your mantle or brunch table with a garland of blooming or green plants, colored eggs, flowers and an Easter Bunny.

Easter colors are fun. Yellow and violet are a good spring combination, and they are complementary colors on the color wheel. When it comes to yellow, choose bright pastels, not butter yellow. From yellow, add any color you like.

Wearing flowers is an exceptional way to enhance the celebration. Encourage guests to wear a floral Easter bonnet with their white gloves to your Saturday afternoon Easter tea.

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Of course, corsages are a must for Easter Sunday services.

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From Easter baskets to Easter corsages, your local florist can help you celebrate!

Happy Easter!

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