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Posted by durocherflorist on May 4, 2021 | Last Updated: May 19, 2021 Uncategorized

Creative Ways to Style Your Backyard Bash with Summer Flowers

The season for backyard BBQs is finally here. After a long year, we are sure you and your loved ones are ready and eager to reunite as you enjoy your favorite sizzling burgers and mouthwatering brisket. While the food is an imperative part of a cookout, it is also important to round up all of your party essentials and design a beautiful atmosphere in your outdoor space. Your friends and experts here at Durocher Florist, the best flower shop in Springfield, are here to lend a hand as we share the best recipe for a perfect BBQ below.

How to Set Up the Ultimate Backyard Cookout 

Choose a color palette

If you are celebrating the 4th of July or Labor Day, choose flowers that are red, white, and blue to enhance the patriotic feel. Or, you could choose flowers in an earthy tone such as lavender, blue, and green. Summer colors of orange, yellow, and pink add bright pops of colors while a monochromatic selection of all white flowers makes a sophisticated statement.

Display flowers in a unique way

Place a bunch of flowers in a tin can or buck for a rustic feel, or place several buds in clear bottles and hang them from tree branches. Fill mason jars with colorful blooms and place them on tables. Get creative with the vessel – use an old teapot, spray paint old cans, or fill wire baskets, lanterns, or unused birdcages with fresh blooms to add instant style to your event.

Infuse your beverages with flowers

For a delightful surprise, add fresh flower petals to drinks. Make sure the flowers you use are pesticide-free. Go ahead and wash them with water if you like before adding to drinks. Flowers that work well in drinks include violet, roses, nasturtium, hibiscus, and lavender. For drink recipes that include flowers, go here.

Dress up everyday items with flowers

Add a single stem flower to a stir stick for an elegant touch. Or, place stems in a pair of rain boots. Create a floating bouquet by placing blossoms in a bowl of water. Instead of throwing away the eggshells you have leftover from making deviled eggs, place small blooms within each egg half shell for a unique and delightful display. For guests, place several flower stems in a paper bag tied with twine to place all about and then to give to guests as a parting gift they’ll love.

When choosing flowers for your backyard event, make sure to select hardy stems that can hold up to the heat and stay fresh and vibrant all day. Good choices include:




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As Mother Nature turns up the heat and you fire up your grill for the BBQ season ahead, your friends here at Durocher Florist are ready to supply you with the summer’s hottest plants and flowers. Create an amazing atmosphere for your family cookouts to celebrate this cherished time together again.

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