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Springtime Flower-Arranging Party

At this hands-on spring gathering, flowers, friends, and creativity are the main ingredients.


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    • Throw a Springtime Party and Make Beautiful Bouquets

      Invite a few friends, cut some flowers from the garden, and celebrate the beauty of spring with this hands-on gathering. Read on for flower-arranging tips and activities for your get-together, plus special spring cocktail recipes for the occasion.

    • Sweet Floral Invitation

      Extend an invitation for a spring party by including a "blooming" branch inside your guests' invitations. To create the envelope, cut a strip of brown paper and use a bone folder to make creases. Fold the bottom part up to form the envelope's pocket. Use a glue stick and decorative paper to line the envelope. Secure with double-sided tape along the edges.

      Use decorative tape to secure the invitation note and a real branch. Pretty folded flowers enhance the mood. Once everything is enclosed, fold the top edge down.

      Editor's Tip: We used a traditional origami fold to create the flower. You also can use purchased flower embellishments.

    • Meet and Greet Guests

      Hosting the event on your porch sets the tone for a light and breezy gathering. Welcome guests as they arrive by greeting them at the supply table. You can use this time to get them acquainted with the embellishments you set out for the occasion.

    • Gran Gala Fizz Cocktail

      Enjoy this refreshing orange liqueur-based cocktail at your spring party.

      1-1/2 oz. Gran Gala orange liqueur (don't substitute other orange liqueurs)
      3/4 oz. Plymouth Gin (don't substitute gins; others won't have the soft taste of this gin)
      1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice
      1/2 oz. fresh lime juice
      1/2 oz. simple syrup
      1 egg white
      2 dashes Fee Bros. Grapefruit Bitters

      Shake all ingredients with ice. (Shake well!) Strain into coupe. Garnish with an orange twist.

      Cocktail recipe by Michael Glassberg

    • Fiore per Mamma Cocktail

      Fresh, spring flavors mix in this enticingly light cocktail you can serve at your party.

      1 oz. Grey Goose L'Orange vodka
      1/2 oz. St. Germain elderflower liqueur
      1/4 oz. Aperol
      1/4 oz. fresh lemon juice
      1 teaspoon elderflower syrup
      Prosecco (one bottle is enough for 10-12 drinks)

      Stir all the ingredients in an ice filled cocktail shaker. Strain into champagne flute. Top with prosecco.

      To Make Ahead: Mix all of the ingredients except the prosecco in a pitcher and chill. Stir before serving, pour into glasses, and top with the prosecco.

      Cocktail recipe by Michael Glassberg

    • Roses in a White Vase

      Warm up the table before things get started with a simple arrangement featuring spring-color roses.

    • Flower-Arranging Supplies

      For the gathering, provide guests with flower snips, floral tape, floral frogs, and foam; have supplies out at the work table for all to use. Consider providing all of these materials in a container as a takeaway gift for each of your guests.

    • A Floral Trio

      To get your guests' creative juices flowing, create a few embellished containers and simple flower arrangements ahead of time. Ask your friends to bring cuttings from their own gardens, but also provide buckets of fresh cuttings of seasonal varieties such as peonies and garden roses, as well as fern fronts, hosta leaves, and blooming branches.

      Read on for more information about each vase.

    • White Eyelet Vase

      This delicate wrap is simple and can be duplicated for other occasions. Simply brush a thin layer of Mod Podge onto a plain white container, then wrap eyelet fabric around it, overlapping the edges. Let dry, then trim the excess fabric from top and bottom edges. Sponge a coat of Mod Podge onto the surface of the fabric-covered container and set aside to dry.

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      Glass-Painted Vase

      Use glass paint to freshen up a clear juice glass or vase. First apply a surface primer on the interior of the vase and let it air-dry. Next, pour in glass paint to coat the inside of the container, swirl the paint inside the vase until the paint reaches the top edge, then pour off any excess. Lastly, turn the container upside down onto a folded paper towel to dry.

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      Dessert Cup with Bow Tie

      Wrap paper and patterned tape around a small dessert cup brimming with narcissus. Make "ribbon" from washi Japanese masking tape by folding the tape in half lengthwise. Wrap it around the container and tie in a double knot.

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      Supplies for the Party

      Think outside the vase when choosing containers and ephemera to have on hand for guests to use. Gather items such as buttons, colored twine and ribbon, scrapbooking paper, and rubber stamps.

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      Start the Arranging!

      There's no right or wrong with the arrangements you and your friends come up with. Bounce ideas off each other, trade stems, and let the afternoon take bloom.

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      More Flower-Arranging Ideas

      Get more ideas for pretty floral arrangements and containers.

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      Mother's Day Photo Gifts

      Celebrate your favorite woman (your mom!) by turning loving memories into heartfelt Mother's Day gifts. Our handmade gift ideas are easy to make and feature photos of your favorite family moments. Try using one of our photo-friendly gift ideas for your Mother's Day celebration.
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