Here’s the thing I like about birthday parties… They don’t take themselves too seriously. They’re usually fun and bright and they’re generally on the smaller scale which is nice to tackle every once in a while. Sometimes it is nice to just “casually” arrange lovely stems in a collection of smaller glass jars, letting each bloom speak for itself. These are shots from a beautiful birthday party I did recently, and these are just a snippet of the pieces I did. I think there were 35-40 individual arrangements, and when installed they ran down the centers of long farm tables which always makes for a pretty setting. Pictured above : I like to pack little clusters in a collection of vintage beverage crates for transport. This JK Beverages is a favorite of mine because it has really small compartments inside!
I used some of my favorite flowers for these garden style clusters… local pee gee hydrangea (everyone from my hometown in PA calls this snowball bush), gorgeous bright orange ranunculus, bright pink Maria Theresa garden roses, the palest peach Juliet garden roses, ruffled coral Free Spirit roses, geranium foliage, basil from my garden, and classic white hydrangea.
What do you think? Makes you want to celebrate, right?