Floral Table Decorations for Your Easter Party
The following is a guest post about using seasonal floral decorations for Easter. I especially love the use of eggs as containers! Although I doubt that my Easter table would look anything like the inspirations set forth here, maybe you all will get inspired to get creative this Easter weekend.
For many people, Easter is a symbol of renewal, rejuvenation and new beginnings. There is no better way to celebrate the holiday than by filling your home with flowers. Like Easter, flowers symbolize growth and the new beginnings of spring. The following ideas will help you create beautiful floral table decorations for your Easter party that celebrate the season and its meaning.
Pay tribute to the season by filling your home with colorful and fragrant spring flowers. Aromatic apple blossoms, showy calla lilies, bright blue cornflowers, sunny daffodils, fragrant freesia and colorful gerberas are all welcome sites during springtime. Other flowers like hyacinths, hollyhock, irises, tulips, lilacs, cherry blossoms, peonies, primroses and allium are great spring-time choices for your floral decorations. Although these plants burst into bloom during the spring months, some varieties may not be available in your area. Luckily, you can order flowers by post and have them just in time for the Easter holiday.
Unique Seasonal Containers
Fresh flowers are beautiful on their own, but you can take the style up a notch by arranging them in a unique and seasonal container. One of the most creative ways to display flowers on Easter is to place them in hollowed-out eggshells. These naturally beautiful vases are ideal for arrangements of tiny spring flowers like blackthorn, crocuses or golden wattle. Simply break a large egg near the top of its shell, remove the contents and rinse it thoroughly. Fill the shell with water and place it within an eggcup for support. Group your flowers together and place them inside the egg for an easy and festive centerpiece. As an added touch, you can even dye the egg shells pastel shades before cracking them.
Birds are another symbol of spring and Easter that can easily be incorporated into your floral centerpiece. Spring blooms look especially lovely when placed in a bird’s nest made of twigs and branches. To make your own nest, wrap pliable birch branches around a bowl or basket. Secure the branches with wire, then add floral foam to the middle of the container to support your blooms. This natural-looking display brings a hint of the outdoors to your Easter party.
To really bring the outdoors in for Easter, create a spring centerpiece that incorporates grass, blooms and small eggs. Fill a medium-sized flowerpot with soil and top with wheatgrass. Add a delicate flower like muscari to the grass, and place a few small eggs in the center. This natural-looking centerpiece brings together different elements of spring and is a charming addition to any Easter table.
Some flowers are so stunning that a simple display is all that is needed. A large bouquet of just one type of flower can make a large impact on your Easter table. For instance, you can show off the different varieties of purple in lilacs by gathering them according to shade and arranging them from darkest to lightest in a single vase. A simple vase of orchids can also be simple but stunning display.
Flowers can also be grouped by color for a vibrant display that will brighten any space. White is often associated with Easter because it is a symbol of innocence and purity. A monochromatic bouquet of white roses, lilies, daisies and snapdragons will brighten the room and fit in perfectly with an Easter theme. A sunny collection of yellow tulips, daffodils and celandine is another colorful way to bring spring into your home.
These centerpieces can last long after the Easter holiday if you prepare and care for them properly. If you obtain blooms through postal flower delivery, schedule the drop-off for just before the holiday so you have fresh flowers to display. Once you receive the flowers, trim the stems at an angle under running water. Change the water in all of these displays every day to enjoy your floral decorations longer and keep the spirit of spring and Easter alive.
About the Author
Patricia Hall works part-time for an online florist in uk and loves to surround herself with flowers at any given point of time. Even in her free time she loves to involve herself with everything flora and fauna.
“To me there is nothing more beautiful and global as the language of flowers – it is the easiest to understand all around the world in the same way. That is one reason why I truly admire flowers for what they represent in some ways – unity of all mankind!”