Floral arrangements for a summer barbecue should be relaxed and simple. After all, the day's emphasis is on the grill and having outdoor fun with friends and family.
When it comes to flower arrangements, brighten up your outdoor furniture with easy-going displays that will endure for hours outside in the heat, smoke, and sun. Go for non-standard arrangements in atypical vases, and don't be afraid of color! Impress your guests with these unique and easy floral arrangements at your next summer backyard event.
Choose bright and cheery summer flowers that do well in heat and sunshine. Select from sunflowers, daisies, carnations, birds of paradise, stargazer lilies, chrysanthemums, and marigolds. Pick wildflowers from your own yard for a special homemade touch.
Fill tall glass vases with apples, lemons, and limes. Pour in water and insert bright flowers. Make an asparagus vase by lining a glass vase with asparagus spears attached with a rubber band. Tie a ribbon around it to cover the rubber band and display colorful flowers inside. Make fragrant arrangements using herbs like rosemary, lavender, mint, or basil.
Make a display using colored bottles and glasses bought from a flea market. Insert a single stem flower into each one. Evoke the beach with seashell and sand art vases. Create a seashell vase using a large shell, filled with floral foam soaked in water for a few minutes. Insert flowers and greenery. You could even insert a tall candle. For a sand scape, fill one third of a large glass vase with colored sand in alternating layers. insert a smaller vase with flowers inside and fill the side gaps with more sand.
Trim the tops off flower blossoms and float them in rustic or glass bowls of various sizes. Floating candles make a dramatic presentation once the sun goes down.
Any of these ideas combined with your creativity will help set a festive mood for your next summer barbecue.