Whether it is a Christmas party at home or for an office event or it's an intimate gathering for New Years, holiday party planning takes a lot of planning and attention. You want to impress your guests and create a stylish and inviting environment for your party. However, you also want to stay on budget and prepare everything in the easiest way possible. Here are some tips to get you ready for a fun holiday party: Start early with your plans. With so much else on your plate, you can create invites and send them out a month in advance. This also alerts your guests to what is upcoming as they may have other plans to work around your festive party. Create a budget and stick to it. It's easy to go overboard and overspend. You don't have to in order to create a great party. You don't want to start the year off with debt to pay off! Use online resources and marketplaces to find great deals on items for your party decor. Choose local companies to help you with fresh food and decorations that they can even deliver to your house. Use a local florist to provide great ambiance with poinsettia plants, garlands, wreaths, centerpieces and more that match your theme. This doesn't have to be expensive and can be done easily with custom flower designs or items from a holiday collection. Enlist others to help you. There is no way you can do all this yourself. Have office staff or family members chip in and help with all the planning and decorating. Plus, it's just more fun that way to do it with others. Whatever you plan on doing, know that we are here to help. Our coordinators and floral design team can create anything you want [...]
Everyone who has helped you throughout the year should not be forgotten. That's why we have special Christmas gifts for everyone, including teachers, postmen, trashmen, cleaners, pool techs, gardeners, and more. If you run a company, you also have many talented people that keep you organized and add to your success throughout the year. To help you remember all those great people and make gift giving easy, we've put together some great holiday gift ideas that you can get in our flower shop or order through our website: Fancy Holiday Fruit and Gourmet Basket This holiday gift basket contains seasonal fruits and gourmet treats tied together with a stylish ribbon. This is only for local delivery. Holiday Gourmet Basket This local only gift basket features gourmet snacks, such as cheese, crackers, cookies, nuts, and candy. Send a Hug Bear Buddy Bouquet This is an adorable holiday gift for all those special people. It features a polar bear and a festive bouquet of fresh blooms and seasonal greenery. This includes red miniature carnations, white cushion spray chrysanthemums, douglas fir, variegated holly and noble fir. Candy Cane Christmas This special holiday gift includes red and white blooms, Christmas accents, and real candy canes for everyone to enjoy. Holiday Fruit Basket This local only gift contains a bounty of fresh and seasonal fruit arranged in a natural gift box. Make Merry This holiday bouquet includes red carnations and white carnations displayed in a red glass cube. Holiday Homecoming Basket This natural gift basket offers mixed holiday plants in a basket that has been tied with a festive plaid organza bow. We deliver locally and across the country so now is the time to check off all those special gifts!
Poinsettia Day is Tuesday, December 12th. It offers a day to celebrate this beautiful blooming plant. This plant also symbolizes all the special meaning of Christmas, which is why you see it so widely used in decorations in homes and offices and at events. Poinsettias are also often given as gifts to loved ones, clients and colleagues, and other special people like teachers, service personnel, and mail carriers. We have a collection of poinsettias that you are sure to enjoy for their beauty, size, freshness, and value. This includes red poinsettias and white poinsettias. We also have special garden baskets that include poinsettia plants along with other green and blooming plants, which makes a spectacular gift. Besides their beauty, one of the best things about poinsettia plants is that they are a hardy plant that can last all year long and bloom again for the next holiday if you take care of it with just a few steps. From January through the springtime, you want to keep watering it so it never completely dries out. Other than that, the plant goes dormant and prefers a cooler space. During this time, the stems should be cut back to about finger length to encourage its growth later in the year. In fact, you'll see signs of growth like new stalks and leaves. Start fertilizing it with a complete fertilizer. This is also the time to let the poinsettia plant enjoy the outside in a partially shaded area. As fall hits, the poinsettia plant will really begin to regrow and re-bloom around October. Put your plant in complete darkness at night to control the blooming phase. Flower buds should start showing up in November to be ready to bloom in full in December and through the holidays. While it does take a bit [...]
Our Rochester flower shop is your go-to place for beautiful holiday decor and gifts, including wreaths, garlands, swags, tabletop trees, centerpieces, and arrangements. We use fresh flowers, evergreen, pinecones, and other seasonal and spirited accents in our displays. We have a complete holiday collection, but you can also take advantage of our custom holiday floral design services for Hanukkah and Christmas. If you are just starting to look, check out these highlights from our holiday collection available in our flower shop, by phone, or through our website: Holiday Enchantment Bouquet This holiday bouquet features red roses, white lilies, berries, and pine. It makes a great gift for a holiday party host. Berries and Spice Berries and spice add a special touch to this beautiful flower arrangement. Its seasonal scent will enhance any room it is placed. Candy Cane Christmas This is a two-part gift. First, it's a basket of beautiful seasonal flowers and greenery. Second, it comes with many edible candy canes to enjoy all through the holiday. Tannenbaum Basket This rustic holiday basket includes two mini Christmas trees plus two red flowering plants. It's a great corporate gift as well as a gift for loved ones. Winter Pines Centerpiece This Christmas centerpiece features two red taper candles along with crème roses, red carnations and miniature carnations, and white button spray chrysanthemums. There are also flat cedar, white pine, seeded eucalyptus, and magnolia leaves. Holiday Hand-Tied Burlap Wrap This is a sweet gesture to gift a special person during the holidays. It contains red roses, white spray stock, and football mums. The blooms are wrapped in our special glitz holiday burlap. Snoopy's Cookie Jar This is a great way to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of A Charlie Brown Christmas. The bouquet has red miniature carnations, white button spray chrysanthemums and cushion spray [...]
We're excited to finally share our Christmas and Hanukkah collection of flowers, plants, and gifts with you. Today is Black Friday and we're open today and tomorrow on Small Business Saturday to give you a sneak peek at our new floral designs, share some treats, get to know you better, and make appointments for holiday flower orders, events and parties, and winter weddings. We also have some incredible deals that extend beyond our already great value. If you can't make it in this weekend to support your local small business, then be sure to go to our website and get more deals on Cyber Monday. In our flower shop and online, you'll be able to see and order wreaths, garlands, centerpieces, flower arrangements and more. Plus, we have gift basket and special local artisans with unique products for the holidays. While some of our holiday collection is for local delivery and pickup only, many items are available for national delivery, which means you can save even more time on those gifts you need to send this year. Whether it is a colleague, employee, boss, or client or its loved ones, our flower shop has something for everyone that is fresh, festive, and beautiful. You can also work with our floral design team on a custom wreath or centerpiece that matches your decor or that is unique to the recipient. We'd love to see you over the holiday season. Our flower shop is a place to come, relax, and shop stress-free. You'll find so much to check off your list!
It's time to decide how to incorporate the beauty and splendor into your upcoming Thanksgiving feast or order special Thanksgiving flowers if you can't be there to celebrate with the rest of the family. With Thanksgiving arriving on Thursday, November 23rd, there is less than a week left to plan this part of the celebration. We're here to help for Thanksgiving flowers for local delivery and some for nationwide with great ideas from our Thanksgiving collection: Home For the Holidays Centerpiece This impressive centerpiece for Thanksgiving is set off by two cranberry candles. Flowers include sunflowers, fall poms, and spray roses that are displayed in warm and bold fall colors. Falling Leaves Bouquet This elegant table arrangement for Thanksgiving contains orange gerbera daisies, roses, and ornamental berries. The keepsake orange cube vase can be used for many years to come to decorate for the fall season and future Thanksgivings. Maple Leaf Charming Bouquet This flower arrangement makes a great gift for the Thanksgiving host. It features gerbera daisies, wild golden aster, and orange roses. It is also displayed in a keepsake vase that has been accented with ornamental maple leaves. Hearth and Home Centerpiece This Thanksgiving centerpiece is a rustic floral design. It has a large bronze candle that has been placed in the middle of the centerpiece. Its light illuminates rust colored orchids and fall poms. Family Gathering Centerpiece This inviting Thanksgiving centerpiece includes two orange taper candles and a bounteous array of fall flowers and foliage. Sunflower Centerpiece This Thanksgiving centerpiece focuses on sunflowers and then surrounds these beauties with many other types of fall flowers. The fall centerpiece also has foliage and a cranberry-hued candle that is presented under a hurricane glass. Getting Ready for Holiday Shopping Days Don't forget to visit us after Thanksgiving for Black Friday [...]
Custom Thanksgiving centerpieces and custom Thanksgiving floral decor is not something that has to be expensive or for the elite. Our Rochester flower shop has been custom designing flower arrangements, centerpieces, and other types of floral decorations for decades that are affordable and high quality. That means you'll be able to help create something special and personalized for your family celebration this Thanksgiving. Based on your budget and preferences, we can design a traditional Thanksgiving centerpiece that matches your colors, style, and size expectations. Our floral design team loves working with customers. It's so inspiring and stimulates creativity by working with so many different types of people who have their own vision of what they want in holiday flowers for the table or home. To get started, make an appointment with our floral design team. It's important to schedule it so our team has the time allotted to work one-on-one with you and give you enough time to create something special. Before coming into our Rochester flower shop for your appointment, check out our Thanksgiving collection to see the various styles possible. We also have many visual examples here. Or, you can also look online to find other examples of something similar. Know the types of colors and flowers you like. Plus, be sure to measure the space and let us know the shape of the table as this also is important in creating a custom look. Don't forget to also think about the various fall accents that enhance the look of a Thanksgiving centerpiece. This includes colorful oak leaves, branches, acorns, gourds, and turkey motifs. Candles and glass holders plus special containers like rustic bowls, lanterns, and other items further the fall feel and add to the overall decor. Don't forget that we also offer fall wreaths and garlands [...]
Thanksgiving arrives on Thursday, November 23rd so now is the time to order flower arrangements, floral centerpieces, and gifts for this special day with family and friends. Even if you can't be there, it is good to send some flowers or gifts for Thanksgiving. We send locally as well as nationally, giving you an easy way to get beautiful, affordable Thanksgiving decor and gifts this season. Our Thanksgiving collection has an abundance of styles, designs, and prices to meet your needs. Here are some of the highlights: Classic Cornucopia This cornucopia works on the Thanksgiving table or as a decor piece. It's filled with bold fall flowers, foliage, and accents. Country Oven Centerpiece This includes a keepsake hand-glazed, oven-to-table stoneware serving dish that first serves as the container for a fall centerpiece. It's a warm and inviting flower arrangement for Thanksgiving or as a gift. Sunflower Centerpiece This Thanksgiving centerpiece is all about sunflowers. There are also other fall flowers, foliage and a cranberry-hued candle that is displayed under a hurricane glass. Glow of Gratitude Centerpiece This dramatic Thanksgiving centerpiece features premium fall flowers surrounded by a candle inside a hurricane glass. Glowing Gathering Centerpiece This elegant Thanksgiving centerpiece has roses and lilies that surround a mercury glass hurricane. Family Gathering Centerpiece This centerpiece for the Thanksgiving table includes two orange taper candles that are surrounded by a range of fall flowers. Harvest Splendor Bouquet Celebrate Thanksgiving with this unique flower arrangement. It includes bold fall blooms and white lilies. The container is a real standout. It is a mercury glass julep vase. There are already numerous orders that have been filled to deliver for Thanksgiving. Be sure to order today by phone, in our flower shop, or through our website. Special holiday shopping days and the December holidays are just around the corner. [...]
Saturday, October 28th is Make a Difference in Rochester and around the country. This day is set aside for service, community, and volunteer projects in your area where you can make a difference in the lives of individuals, families, or groups. Whether it is doing errands for a neighbor who is sick or elderly or it's building a house for a Vet, or it's taking part in a community clean-up event, you are making a difference to people, places, and our planet. This type of day inspires more people to get involved. There is even a website for Make a Difference Day that lets you explore existing projects that you can join on Make a Difference Day in your zip code. You can even create your own event, project, or idea to help out. We want you to know that you can also show others how much you appreciate the change they are enacting by sending them a bouquet. Or, you can gift someone with a flower arrangement who you know needs cheering up. Either way, you are also making a difference for others. Here are some ideas for gifts on Make a Difference Day: Artfully Yours Bouquet This flower arrangement is sure to brighten anyone's day. It comes in a pink glass vase and includes hydrangea, roses, lilies, and gerberas. Crisp Leaves Bouquet The keepsake colored glass vase contains a mix of flowers, including a gerbera daisy, rose, alstroemeria, and spray roses. Give Thanks Bouquet This is a special way to show your appreciation through the symbolism of flowers. This fall bouquet contains golden aster, sunflowers, and seeded eucalyptus arranged in a keepsake amber vase. Wine Country Bouquet This brilliant floral display features purple alstroemeria, carnations, and roses along with faux grapes. Fall Foliage The flower arrangement includes a keepsake colored glass [...]
Rochester high schools are celebrating homecoming, which means it's time for the big football game and dance. It's part of making high school memories. You want your son or daughter to have a great time, but it's also important to stay on budget with the outfit, hair, and flowers. We can help deliver fresh, premium flowers at a great value so that you can enjoy quality corsages and boutonnieres, including custom homecoming flowers that suit your child's unique wishes for their homecoming corsage and boutonniere. We have a diverse collection of styles, including bohemian, glam, preppy, retro-hipster, runway, and signature. Here are some beautiful examples of what we can create for lasting homecoming memories. Each of these pictures illustrates the unique floral designs and fresh flowers that are included. Plus, you can see the range of accents and greenery as well as rhinestones, pearls, and ribbon for each corsage. You'll also be able to create your own custom corsage for homecoming along with a matching boutonniere. Just call our Rochester flower shop today to schedule an appointment with our floral design team. It's also a good idea to bring in your dress so that we can suggest the right color combination and create a floral design style that complements it. Don't wait! We get very busy during the Homecoming season creating these special flower designs. Call or visit today!