This summer holiday celebrating our nation's independence happens to occur when many beautiful and fragrant flowers are in bloom. Whether you are creating table centerpieces for a party or just want to design a festive bouquet, here are some easy ideas for Fourth of July flower arrangements that you can use to prepare for your next holiday event.
Flowers in Festive Hues
A variety of flowers grow in shades of red, white and blue. When selecting which florals to incorporate into your arrangement, consider the time and location of the affair at which the arrangement will be displayed. If you're designing a centerpiece for a casual morning brunch or afternoon BBQ, perhaps a cheerful flower such as violets, daisies and carnations will be most appropriate. When creating an arrangement for a more formal dinner party, you might decide to use long stemmed flowers such as roses, tulips and orchids. Long stemmed flowers can also be tied together to create bouquets for Fourth of July hostess gifts.
You could create one large centerpiece containing an assortment of red, white and blue flowers. Another stylish idea is to design smaller separate arrangements each containing blooms in only one hue. You could put your red and white arrangements on opposite ends of the table, and place your white design in the center.
Vases and Other Containers
If you have a favorite clear vase, you can add a festive touch by tying on a Fourth of July ribbon. You can find holiday ribbons at your local party supply store. Plastic vases are also available in red, white and blue. As an alternative to a traditional vase, you could also place your flowers inside an Uncle Sam style top hat, into a wooden basket or even inside an empty blue wine bottle.
You can also get creative by designing an arrangement using a large amount of bud vases and inexpensive flowers such as carnations. Buy several dozen flowers in red, white and blue. Place a single flower in each bud vases. You could arrange the bud vases to create an American flag inspired design. Another option is to use the bud vases to spell a short phrase such as "Happy 4th!" If you want your party guests to be able to leave with a favor, you could put a bud case containing a red, white and blue carnation in front of each table setting.
No matter which type of flowers and vases you use to create your arrangement, it's easy to add festive touches using holiday supplies that you can find at party supply and craft stores. You can instantly make your centerpiece more patriotic by inserting paper flags on sticks or holiday pinwheels into your creation. In addition to red, white and blue ribbons, Fourth of July balloons and holiday garland can be tied to vases and baskets. You could also accent your arrangement by using mirrors and votive candles.
Exercise your right to creative freedom designing a festive Fourth of July flower arrangement using your favorite red, white and blue blooms to help set the tone for your holiday affair.