Memorial Day signifies the traditional beginning of summer for most of the nation. Schools – even virtual classrooms – will soon close for the year, and leisure activities will take center stage for many American families. This year, the Memorial Day holiday might be observed with closer-to-home activities than in the past due to lingering concerns about Coronavirus (COVID-19), but there’s little reason to forego the festivities completely! Whether you gather with the family you live with or meet neighbors outside, flowers can enhance any Memorial Day event.
Read on to learn how to choose the best Memorial Day flowers for dinner parties, brunches, and more.
Patriotic Flowers for Brunch and Beyond
If you plan to observe the day with a lavish brunch or dinner party, issue those invitations to family and friends and get ready to share delicious food and the promise of summer weather and happier days to come. To dress up the table, don’t forget the seasonal flowers! Fresh blooms always provide the perfect finishing touch to any event.
Just as the first daffodils and early-blooming tulips signal the arrival of spring, bright summer flowers lend unique appeal to any get-together, from a colorful bouquet of dahlias to a red-white-and-blue arrangement that captures the patriotic spirit of Memorial Day.
How to Plan the Perfect Summer Arrangement
In addition to marking the beginning of the summer season, we should all remember that Memorial Day has a serious side. Pay tribute to the meaning of the day, and remember this nation’s military men and women who gave their lives in service to the country. A patriotic floral tribute is entirely appropriate, and here are some of the best ways to do just that:
Play with Color
Red, white, and blue hues are traditional, bright, and perfect for outdoor celebrations. For a stunning and patriotic arrangement, choose red or white carnations, red and white hybrid dahlias, white spider mums, and blue hydrangeas. Or, opt for striking fuchsia, blue pincushion flowers, and blue sea holly along with red yarrow, red roses, and white vinca for a decidedly dramatic display.
Keep It Simple
For a casual lunch on the front porch, opt for something elegant yet understated. A small arrangement of mini hydrangea, thistle, and hellebores, for example, is the perfect way to add character to smaller spaces without overwhelming them.
Elevate Your Home All Year Long with Fresh Flower Arrangements
At Bedford Village Flower Shoppe, we believe that the beauty of fresh flowers should be enjoyed throughout the year. Enroll in our flower subscription program and receive a unique seasonal arrangement delivered directly to you each month. Or, consider gifting someone special with a six or 12-month subscription!
As the premier floral design shop in the area, we cater to all of your home and professional needs – from an armload of fresh, seasonal stems to brighten your interiors to stunning flowers for special events. Contact us to discuss your ideas! We’re happy to help you select the perfect option from our catalog of pre-arranged flowers or work with you to create a custom centerpiece that will delight your event guests.