Flower Arrangements for a Formal or Casual Event

Summer is here, the kids are home and life is more relaxed. We get to sleep in late and take excursions during the day without constantly looking at the clock to keep pace with a schedule.

The summer season is a time to recharge from the hectic schedule of everyday life with kids. During the school year, life is filled with homework, activities, and the stress of keeping up with everything that needs to get done.

This summer will be filled with time at the beach, a few camps and just relaxing at home. My daughter will turn 16 at the end of the year, so I may even consider getting her a driver’s learners permit…but the thought scares me to death so I may hold off 🥺

Decorating our home for summer has been slow, we have had several projects going on that have taken longer than I had hoped. We started painting the foyer of our home and got through phase one. I am waiting for our painters to complete phase two and the last phase will involve new foyer lighting! Woo Hoo! 🙌

fullsizeoutput_a0e8Our peonies have come and gone, the blooming season was short in our area but we sure did enjoy them while they lasted. If you are thinking about planting these colorful beauties check out When to Plant, Cut and Store Your Peony Flowers for Later Use. The guide will give you information on the best time to plant and how to care for your annual blooms.

One of my favorite ways to display flowers is to line them up down the center of the table. I keep the arrangements low enough as not to interfere with conversations across the table. Using different jars and containers is a fun way to add interest to the table.

fullsizeoutput_a000Using different containers and varying the height of the florals creates a beautiful casual display.

I9XmoQ5ipWr3cnWtuPw.jpgFor a more formal affair, create a symmetrical display using similar containers. Arrange the flowers in a uniform look at the same heights.

3KsFHRzqGoHXddoxK7gThis type of flower arrangement works beautifully for a wedding table, symmetrical, similar, and lined down the center. Using similar flowers and keeping a uniform look will work really well for a formal gathering, and add is some candles for additional romance and atmosphere. Typically I buy my cut flowers at Costco, the prices are really good and the selection decent..depending on the time of year.

How do you like to display your flowers? Do you cut your own or use store bought ones?



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13 thoughts on “Flower Arrangements for a Formal or Casual Event

    1. LOL! Yes definitely store bought over cut flowers from a park!!! I am trying to grow florals in our garden, so I can have them in the house year round. But I’m far from there…one day.

      1. My daughter bought me one of those aero/hydra countertop gardens for my birthday. Can’t believe how well it’s growing!

  1. Denise – your arrangements are always so lovely – both of these are beautiful! I guess I never really thought about what makes an arrangement formal or not – your tips will make it so much easier. Have fun out there! Sounds like you’re having a wonderful summer already! 🙂

    1. I’m so glad you liked the post Barbara. And yes, our summer is going well..it’s such a fun time of year. Hope yours is enjoyable as well! Hugs!

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