It’s a spring thing: Green shoots, brighter nights, new beginnings. As soon as the clocks go forward, it’s time to gather your nearest and dearest for a springtime celebration – we’re talking flower-inspired dinner parties, of course.
For us, the star of every great dinner party is a fabulous table. Impressive and inviting, a brilliant table can both set the scene and be a great conversation starter. And, in true Freddie’s Flowers style, we believe every great table deserves oodles and oodles of flowers!
So, we’ve put together our top tips for flower-themed table decorations and essential dinner party tips.
- Little and lots
For a fully floral experience, go for a number of smaller vases of flowers (rather than one big one in the middle). Pop a few stems in bud vases, jam jars or pots, and dot them around your table, making sure everyone has some stunning stems nearby.
2. Don’t be afraid of heights
Give your table variety and interest by varying the lengths of your stems. A couple of longer ones here, some shorter ones there – it’ll keep the whole display looking lovely and feeling relaxed… even if you’re not!
3. Place setting posies
A floral feast doesn’t just have to feature flowers in vases. Pop a few favourite stems in a napkin and use the string from your Freddie’s box to tie them up, for a perfect place setting.
4. Take it off-table
Why only have flowers on your table? Liberate your stems, dotting them all around – on sideboards, dressers, islands, bookshelves… even the downstairs loo. My favourite thing? Weave a little foliage around the back of your chairs, bringing flowers all around you and your guests.
5. A floral dinner party needs a floral dinner
There are loads of amazing ways to bring flowers into the food you serve on a floral table. From edible flowers (such as violas and pansies) to courgette flowers and alliums, whatever course you’re serving there are ways to bring a few flowers into the dish.
6. Floral cocktails & mocktails
A delicious drink is an absolute must at any good bash… and you can make your drinks even delicious-er with some floral magic. Whether it’s a dash of elderflower in a gin cocktail, or some rose syrup in a martini, or even a dash of lavender in your lemonade, there’s always a way of getting a little bit of flower fun into your glass.
So there you have it: our top tips for entertaining around a fabulous, floral table. If you’re throwing a spring fling soon, be sure to let us know the ways you’re going to get your flowers involved! Tag us in your Instagram pics of your flower-inspired table for a chance to win a free box of Freddie’s Flowers.