Posts Tagged ‘Graduation’

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Congratulations Graduate!

by Stephen Rittner on April 15, 2016 at 9:03 am

Whether your favorite graduate is completing high school, college or a graduate degree, say hooray with flowers.Whether your favorite graduate is completing high school, college or a graduate degree, say hooray with flowers. — Photo Courtesy The Rittners School of Floral Design, Boston

Consider the many ways you can use flowers to decorate your graduation party. You can place flowers on buffets and sideboards, mantels, entry areas and, of course, as table centerpieces. Let your florist know what you have in mind, and he or she can create some amazing floral decorations.

Whether your favorite graduate is completing high school, college or a graduate degree, say hooray with flowers. — Photo Courtesy The Rittners School of Floral Design, Boston Read More

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The floral designs featured combine beautiful hot pink roses, white snapdragons and fuchsia dendrobium orchids with festive thematic additions. The tallest design, suitable for a buffet table, uses a glass cylinder as a lift with a black container that looks similar to a mortarboard placed on top. Off the edge of the container hangs a tassel, and on top is a graduation beach ball.

The floral designs featured combine beautiful hot pink roses, white snapdragons and fuchsia dendrobium orchids with festive thematic additions. The tallest design, suitable for a buffet table, uses a glass cylinder as a lift with a black container that looks similar to a mortarboard placed on top. Off the edge of the container hangs a tassel, and on top is a graduation beach ball.

Those final exams may not have been taken yet, but thoughts of mortarboards and tassels are already in the minds of seniors everywhere. That means that it will not be too long and graduation parties will be kicking soon.

So let’s get the party started. Here are the basic steps:

Step 1: Pick a Date. Keep in mind all the other grads will be doing the same. Planning around other family events may allow out-of-town guests to “double dip” the trip.

Step 2: Set a Budget. Be realistic; parties can be expensive. Each person invited represents an expense. Outline all the options available in regard to locations, food and beverage, decoration, entertainment and rentals such as tables, chairs, tents, etc. Consider the costs for each of these elements and select based on your abilities. Read More

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Celebrating Graduations

by Ardith Beveridge on June 9, 2014 at 8:41 am

Graduation Flowers - Ardith Beveridge, AAF, AIFD, PFCI, CAFAGraduation festivities are part of every family, starting with the adorable singing, dancing and alphabet recitals of preschool graduations progressing to the pomp and circumstance of college graduations. Graduating from one grade, or even one step in a program such as scouts, is part of a series of accomplishments we often acknowledge and celebrate. Each goal reached, we stop, take notice, mark and honor the success of others and ourselves.

The tradition of graduation brings closure to a phase of life, while opening the way for the next phase. Graduations are lifetime milestones; every step recognized and celebrated. Read More

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Top 5 Graduation Gifts

by Shelby Shy on June 7, 2013 at 11:51 am

Celebratory Bouquets - Shirley's Flowers & Gifts, Inc., in Rogers, Ark.There is something magical about celebrating important milestones and marking those special times with flowers, especially such a noteworthy accomplishment as graduation. If you have a graduate “in the house,” take note, as here are my top five floral gifts to honor your favorite student.

You can never go wrong with a presentation bouquet. A monobotanical bouquet (all one type of flowers) of roses or gerbera daisies are classic. Ask your florist for flowers in fun, bold and contrasting colors and to wrap the bouquet in bright graphic tissue paper. Perfect for you to present to the grad who just walked off the stage with a diploma in hand, or to congratulate the student for a performance in a school play or tournament. Read More