Happy Graduation!

May 23, 2011

Yellow and Red Tulips

It’s that time of year again, graduation. This can be a very overwhelming and exciting time for both the graduates and their families. One way I like to celebrate is with flowers (of course!). Whether you are sending them to say congratulations or simply using them as a centerpiece for a graduation party, flowers are an excellent touch.

If you are hosting a graduation party…..

Most graduation parties involve food so centerpieces are a must. I recommend using a mixture of tulips and gerbera daisies. They are very happy and bright flowers and definitely convey the spirit of celebration. Try to get flowers in the school colors as this will add to the theme. For my university graduation we used bright yellow tulips and greenery because my school colors were green and gold. They looked beautiful and were a very lovely addition to the tables. Everyone wanted to take one of the centerpieces home after the party! You can also dress your centerpieces up by spreading graduation themed confetti around the vase or adding a couple of candles. I would advise, however, that any flowers or candles you use not be strongly scented. It would detract from the food and festivities.

If you are sending a congratulatory bouquet…

Sending flowers as a congratulations is a great idea (although it’s not a replacement for an actual gift if you were sent an invitation). The best bouquets are the brightest- this is a celebration after all! Gerbera daisies, tulips, roses, and hydrangeas are all great flowers to use. One of my favorite bouquets I ever created was a mix of bright red tulips and yellow roses. It was such a happy bouquet. Whatever you send, just make sure you include a heartfelt congratulations and let your graduate know how proud of them you are.

Happy graduation to all the graduates out there! Way to go!

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