A new baby and the celebration of birth is always a delightful occasion. Friends and family come from all over just to pinch those new little cheeks. If you’re going to meet and greet a new little life, don’t show up empty handed — bring flowers! Flowers have been used in celebrations for centuries and are a great representation of growing life. They are also an especially great gift when you are too far to welcome new baby in person, you can trust a local florist to deliver them right to the new mom and dad.
Choosing The Best Flowers For New Baby
Traditionally, flower colors for baby girls are pastel pinks and for little boys, baby blue. Although these colors are still loved and accepted, these days you can choose almost any color for new baby. Many new parents are choosing out-of-the-box colors for baby showers and nurseries. If you know what color the nursery is, or just want to send something different, don’t hesitate!
Trendy Baby Colors Include:
- Lime Green
- Pastel Purple
- Bright Purple
- Pastel Yellow
- Bright Yellow
Flowers for Baby
Traditionally, new baby flowers are mostly roses, daisies and carnations. Again, now you can pretty much choose any type of flower. It may be a good idea to choose flowers that don’t cause allergic reactions and don’t have a strong smell. Choose flowers with heavy, large pollens, since it’s unlikely that such big, heavy pollens will find their way into anyone’s eyes, mouth or nose, such as: hydrangeas, roses, daisies, snapdragons, sunflowers, and daffodils. Talk to your florist about any concerns you may have.
It’s also good to think about the care needed to keep the arrangement looking fresh. Choosing a bouquet of foliage and hardy blooms that will need little care will help out the new parents, and will also last the longest. A flowerless bouquet, which can be just as pretty as one with blooms, are made up of bright foliage, branches and such decorative objects as feathers, berries and ornaments. Not only will these not cause allergic reactions, they also last much longer and are very easy to care for. Again, talk to your local florist about what’s available in your area.
You can also take your arrangement to the next level by adding a Welcome New Baby balloon, picture frame or other small, welcoming gift. You should also have a great card message ready. Check out these New Baby Card Messages for inspiration!
Don’t forget to add something special for baby! A little pink or blue teddy bear for baby to keep for years to come. Some florists even offer keepsake vases. These come in many different styles, such as a teddy bear or baseball. Keepsake vases make arrangements look fantastic, but also can be added to the nursery for added decor.
Shop Smart, Shop Local
No matter what type of new baby flowers you choose, always always always order your flowers from a real local florist! Not only will they have the best quality and freshest flowers, they know your area and have experience delivering to your local hospital.