We are always seeking ways to make our dinner parties and events interesting and memorable. Flowers are a wonderful way to add color, visual contrast, drama and novelty to events. But how can you come up with a new look incorporating flowers that will really give your guests something to talk about? One answer is to approach things from a slightly different angle.

Floral designers today are incorporating fashion accessories, such as shoes and purses, into their floral art. These are things you can order from your local florist.  They work very well for parties, showers, celebrating an accomplishment, milestones, birthdays, ladies luncheons and brunches and more.

What about the high-heeled shoes for a black-tie affair?

Black Tie — The Rittners School of Floral Design, Boston

Put out the glam and glitter for a bachelorette party or New Year’s Celebration.

Glam — The Rittners School of Floral Design, Boston

Or go classy and traditional for brunch.

Classy Brunch — The Rittners School of Floral Design, Boston

Your florist can give you any look in a huge range of fashion styles.

I’m in the heart of Boston, and in my area, we are into running for health and recreation. How about some floral decorations like this one for a post marathon party? They would also work well for any party honoring your sports enthusiast.

Marathon Celebration — The Rittners School of Floral Design, Boston

Similar effects can be achieved with purses. Heliconia, sunflowers, berries, hydrangea and even orchids make this something that will catch your guests’ attention.

Tropical Purse — The Rittners School of Floral Design, Boston

Like the monochromatic look?

Monochromatic Purse — The Rittners School of Floral Design, Boston

Large or small, alone or in groupings, these kinds of floral art can be used as table centerpieces, on mantels, coffee tables, or sideboards. They are great conversation pieces.

Purses — The Rittners School of Floral Design, Boston

The key thing is good communication with your florist. Let them know the colors you love, the kinds of flowers that you enjoy, the look you are seeking, and the event that it is for. Whatever kind of celebration you are planning, floral designs based on fashion accessories are new kinds of floral pieces that will definitely help make your next party stand out as unusual and different!

What unique accents have you seen at parties?