Posts Tagged ‘school’

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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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Touchdown! Winning Homecoming Ideas

by Ardith Beveridge on September 12, 2014 at 2:41 pm

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Jump over the goal line with both feet; it’s time to carry on the all American tradition of homecoming. What part makes you smile? Reuniting with family and friends? Cheering on the football team? The parade? The school dance?

Here are a couple ideas for adding flowers to your homecoming festivities guaranteed to make you and your guests smile.

When getting together for college homecomings, friends often bring snacks to share for the pre-game festivities. Class up the tailgate with a floral design in school colors or a football made of flowers placed in the center of the snack table.

Corsages and boutonnières are a must for homecoming dances. Your local florist can customize your flowers to match your attire or give you a touch of school colors. Remember to order school spirited corsages and boutonnières for chaperones, the bandleader, guest speakers and other special guests. And a fun idea for the homecoming King and Queen — scepters decorated with flowers in school colors.

Don’t be shy. Talk to your local professional florist for suggestions to add flowers to your homecoming festivities.

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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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Prom Trends 2014

by Leanne Kesler on April 23, 2014 at 3:21 pm

Corsage — Shawn Michael Foley/DesignLab

Today’s young women are savvy, sophisticated and connected, and they’re sharing photos of fabulous prom flowers on Pinterest, Twitter and Instagram. (These are certainly not “your mother’s” prom corsages!) Here is a compilation of the top trends for prom flowers in 2014 that I’m seeing:Boutonniere — Shawn Michael Foley/DesignLab

The Pantone Color of the Year Radiant Orchid

What a grand hue to accent a variety of gown colors. It looks great with everything from aqua to pink to soft butter yellow as well as the classic black. Shown here, the gorgeous phalaenopsis orchid works equally as well in a corsage or a boutonniere.

 

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Your Top 12 Favorite Posts of 2013

by Jenny Scala on December 30, 2013 at 3:24 pm

Most end-of-the year countdowns take a look back at the top 10. Well, you are in for a real treat because here we’re listing the 12 most popular Flower Factor posts of 2013. Enjoy!

1. VaseOff! Challenge: Surprise Flowers, Just BecauseWe asked four contestants to design and deliver a custom arrangement to highlight the one-of-a-kind taste and style of a popular blogger in their area based on their blogs and Pinterest pages. Boy, were you intrigued by florists matching flowers to personalities, making this post our most visited in 2013. Flower enthusiasts, bloggers, and florists voted here for the design best matching its recipient. “Lemonesque” won.

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2. 5 Tips for a Successful ThanksgivingHosting Thanksgiving can be stressful, and we shared easy strategies for joyous holiday entertaining.

Thanksgiving Triad — Leanne and David Kesler, Floral Design Institute, Inc., in Portland, Ore.

3. VaseOff! Challenge: Mother’s Day FlowersThis post resulted in us bringing a moment of happiness through flowers to hundreds of sick children and their families at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Shriners Hospitals for Children — Philadelphia and Shriners Hospitals for Children – Tampa. The flowers were a thank-you gift for helping us rally votes for the Mother’s Day VaseOff! Challenge, when we asked florist contestants to create arrangements designed to celebrate and pamper the busy on-the-go mom. The winning arrangement was “Mother Nature.”

Mother Nature by Rowena Johnson

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