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Decorate for Halloween With Flowers!

Decorating for the holidays is always a fun idea but it requires so much time and energy. First, numerous hours (and dollars) are spent at the store searching for the right decorations. Then more time is used figuring out where to display the new finds and getting everything set up. Then as soon as the holiday is over, everything gets put away into boxes and stored until next year.

Who has time for that these days?

Of course you want your home to look festive, but surely there is an easier way.

That’s why more people are choosing to order fun flower arrangements instead. Ordering a few festive arrangements takes two minutes and they are delivered right to your house!

You can choose fall themed arrangements, Halloween themed arrangements, or go with colors that match your current home decor. A festive arrangement makes the perfect centerpiece for a kitchen or dining room table. Order multiple arrangements and display them on your mantle, coffee table, decorative shelves and kitchen counters.

Flower arrangements are quick, easy, and bring the fun of the holidays to your home!

Don’t put yourself through the daunting task of decorating your home for the holidays. Call a local florist near you. They are experts at design and can create exactly what you are looking for!

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A Halloween Without Flowers Would Be Terrifying

Halloween is almost here, but there’s still time to order flowers!

Whether you need them for party decorations or as a gift for your host/hostess, your local florist is ready to make it happen. So walk down to the corner flower shop or give them a call and let them make the prospect of planning your Halloween decorations a little less scary.

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A Wellspring of Ideas

Your local florist wears many hats. They put together fantastic arrangements, provide knowledge of flowers and their care and they are also a near limitless wellspring of ideas if you are stumped on what kind of arrangement you’d like for your Halloween celebration.

Are you thinking of a Halloween themed fairy garden but not sure how it should look? Let your local florist sit down with you to flesh it out. Maybe you’re looking for a way to amp up the spooky atmosphere of your haunted house. Contacting your local florist will give you a flood of ideas and someone to help you implement them.

Let your Halloween decorations will take on new life. Contact your local florist for some fantastic Halloween themed arrangements.

Local Florists Build Spooktacular Arrangements!

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It’s almost time for the neighborhood’s ghosts and ghouls to make their presence known, and that means it’s well past time to pick up your Halloween decorations! But don’t worry if you have yet to get what you need, your local florist has you covered.

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Flowers Make the Best Decoration

Looking for decorations that capture the Halloween theme? Want a certain color palette to match the rest of your scare-tastic abode? You need look no further than your local florist. Not only can they provide arrangements in the appropriate colors (even if that color is black), they can go above and beyond your expectations to provide handcrafted adornment you won’t find anywhere else.

Need dead flowers to go with your cemetery theme? Looking for dried roses for your skeleton bride? Your local florist will be thrilled to put something together to add the finishing touch to any display. They’re not called local artists for nothing!

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Get Exactly What You Want

One of the greatest benefits of buying local is that you get exactly what you want, when you want it. You get to walk into the shop (or call, if you’re in a hurry) and speak to an actual human being ready to discover all the nuanced touches you want added to your arrangement.

And even if you don’t know exactly what you want, there’s no beating the opportunity to consult with a designer who can help you build something magnificent. You can even peruse the cooler to see what kind of designs they’ve already put together to jump start your imagination. Or, if you see something you absolutely love, you can buy what’s on display!

Halloween is only as fun as you make it. Have a blast with a spooktacular arrangement from your local florist!

5 Best Reasons to Buy Flowers in October

Every month has great reasons to send flowers. Here are five for October we think you’re going to love. And remember, you don’t have to wait for one of these special days. You can send flowers anytime!

#1. Columbus Day – October 13th

The anniversary of Columbus landing in the new world is celebrated the world over. It became a federal holiday in the United States in 1937 and was officially set as the second Monday in October in 1970. Nothing like some lovely flowers to show your appreciation of the discovery of the Americas!

#2. Boss’s Day – October 16th

It’s the boss’s job to appreciate and value her workers on a daily basis. But when does the boss ever get a little recognition? Now you can let the head man or woman in your office know how much you appreciate them with a lovely arrangement or living plant. Who knows? There might be a raise in it for you!

#3. Sweetest Day – October 18th

Celebrated on the third Saturday in October, this holiday is a celebration of candy and all the delicious wonders it brings. It is traditionally celebrated by being sweet to someone you love. That has to mean flowers, doesn’t it? Well, if you want to stick with the candy theme, your local florist would be more than happy to set you up with some well designed and delicious candy baskets. Don’t forget the sweet this Sweetest Day. Send flowers!

#4. Mother-In-Law Day – October 26th

The 4th Sunday in October is reserved for Mother-in-Law Day. Yes, that means it is sometimes concurrent with Halloween. Thought that may seem apt to some of you, but the rest of us love our mothers-in-law and are excited to have a day to celebrate their contribution to the family. And even if your relationship with your mother-in-law is less than cordial, perhaps a lovely arrangement of flowers could be the first step in changing it!

#5. Halloween – October 31st

Is it quirky dress-up time yet? Oh yeah! It’s time to put on someone else’s clothes and throw a party! And what are some of the best party decorations ever discovered? Only a perfectly themed arrangement, centerpiece or wreath from your local florist. Don’t wait for the big day to place your order. Go in early and let them make something that will impress your guests!


(Canadian Bonus) Thanksgiving – October 13th

For those customers in Canada or who have relatives in Canada, it’s Thanksgiving! Is there a better gift to offer your host or hostess for the Thanksgiving feast than flowers? And if you’re the one hosting, floral arrangements make the perfect decoration. Contact your local florist and purchase something thematic and special to place in the center of your table or to beautify your dining room!

But those aren’t the only reasons to send flowers this October. Maybe you know someone with a birthday or just want to give a gorgeous bouquet to a prospective interest. Can you think of any other reasons to send flowers in October? Let us know in the comments below!

Mumkin Pumpkin – Fall Decor

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During Halloween, jack-o-lanterns are on doorsteps everywhere! While pumpkins are typically used for Halloween, they are also great for fall and Thanksgiving decor! (Just without the faces.)

We spotted this adorable pumpkin decor idea and had to share: Mumkins! You know we love it because it mixes chrysanthemums with this iconic Halloween/Fall/Thanksgiving symbol.

Creating a mumkin is easy!

  • Step 1: Use an awl or ice pick to poke holes, approximately 1/2″ apart, around the entire pumpkin.
  • Step 2: Cut blooms with 2″ to 3″ stems off the plants. Strip leaves from the stems. (Larger pumpkins will need around 120 blooms to completely cover them; smaller pumpkins need about 100 blooms.)
  • Step 3: Stick blooms in the holes. The moisture from the pumpkin flesh will keep your “mumkin” looking good for 3 to 4 days.

Create mumkins out of several sized pumpkins for great table decor.

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FSN’s Best of Halloween

Best Halloween Flowers

1. Best Halloween Flower Arrangement

First off, the Hocus Pocus flower arrangement (pictured above) has been a favorite ever since it was created! The color palette used in this is such a stark contrast to the normal orange and black we usually associate with Halloween. The bright green and dark purples, mixed with the painted-black pumpkins definitely reminds one of a ghoulishly-grand witch. This floral design would make THE PERFECT hostess gift for any Halloween party.

2. Best Halloween Hostess Gifts

"Boo!" Flower BasketFlowers aren’t typically frightening sights for sore eyes, but they are a tried and true gift. That’s right. Even Halloween is touched by the boo-tiful grace of flowers. If you’re heading to a Halloween party this year, remember to take flowers along for the host or hostess. You can jazz-up Halloween flowers to match everything from a haunted house theme to an informal dinner party for adults. It’s all in the flowers.

3. Best Halloween Card Messages

Local florists spend Halloween like everyone else except they get to deliver their best Halloween flower arrangements and watch how happy this type of celebration makes people. They are always coming across new and clever card messages to accompany their arrangements, so it seemed only natural to ask for some of their favorite Halloween card messages.

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Get Your Spook On with Halloween Flowers

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Who doesn’t LOVE Halloween. It’s become one of our favorite holidays — the costumes, the candy, the fun! Florists are no exception when it comes to Halloween Fun.

The above arrangements are just a few examples of what florists have to offer at Halloween. Maybe you’re Halloween party’s color scheme is not the usual orange and black — no worries, a florist can create any style to match your Halloween decor! Oh, and if you order early, let them wilt just in time for your festivities to add to the creepiness. You can even cover them in cobwebs! Think outside the pumpkin!

 

We’ve Got Halloween Spirit, How ’bout You?

When you think Halloween, your local florist is probably not the first thing that comes to mind, but that is all about to change! Florists everywhere are really sinking their fangs into the spirit of Halloween.

Your local florist is a great place to turn for unique Halloween gifts and decorations. Many offer a huge selection of festive gift items that go far beyond Halloween flowers. If you are hosting a spooky party, turn to your florist for more Halloween decorating tips and ideas.  Probably a favorite trend this 2010 Halloween are handcrafted gifts and decorations. Visit your local florist now to see what great holiday items they have available.

Check out these pics of Halloween displays posted to our Facebook page by local florists all across the nation:

Light Up Jack-o-Lantern Decoration

This amazing light up pumpkin sits in the window of Frey Florist in Providence RI.

Unique Halloween Gifts Halloween Window Display

Check out the cool Halloween gifts they have on display at Every Blooming Thing in Akron OH. If you look closely in his Halloween window display you can see his shop mascot, Iris, pretending to be spooky.

Halloween Ghost Window Display

Lisa says, “This ghost wasn’t there when I took this picture. I noticed it after downloading it from my camera. I think we’re haunted… We lured folks with candy to stop by, if they dared…” Haunted window display by Banda’s Bouquets in Longview WA.

Creative Halloween Wreath Frankenstien Decoration

These fun Halloween decorations were sent in by Blossom Shop in Strasburg CO. Watch out Kitties! Frankenstein is after you, (with candy!)

Halloween Piñata

Halloween piñata? What better way for kids to get candy than inside piñata? Great ideas from Venus Flower & Gift in Denver CO.

Fun Halloween Decorations

Fun Halloween decor from Sea Mist Flowers in Cambridge, MD.

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FSN at the Arkansas Florists Association’s Nightmare on Convention Boulevard

This past weekend was the Arkansas Florists Association‘s 58th Annual Convention themed: Nightmare on Convention Boulevard. Florist’s from all over the area came together to get their ‘freak’ on— literally, with costume contests, Halloween decorating programs and other scare-themed programs and floral design workshops.

The competition for the coveted Arkansas Cup took place and we are proud to announce that our awesome member Bitsy Carter, from Hope Floral, took home the prize! (More coverage on that later!)

In this video, our rep Cindy talks with upcoming AFA President and local Hot Springs AR florist, Terry Bates, about whats a-buzz at the convention. He also lets us in on the theme for the 2011 Arkansas Florists Association Convention… Watch the video to find out!

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Vamp Up Halloween With Blood Red Roses

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Ever heard of Twilight, True Blood, or The Vampire Diaries? Ever read Dracula or The Vampire Chronicles? Welcome to the current world of pop culture, my friend.

These iconic series, books and movies are sweeping all generations and creating a bloodthirsty craving for all things vampire. This Halloween, you can guarantee that at least one person on your block is throwing a vampire halloween party. If that person is you, here are some flower decorating tips that will really vamp up your halloween decorations.

First, remember that most dark colored flowers need to be special ordered by your florist. But hey, knowing that someone else is taking care of that planning tip will ease your mind and free up time for the other details. When talking with your local florist about which flowers to order, consider these:

  • Peppermint Carnations mimic the flower on the cover of the New Moon book (Twilight Saga book two)
  • Chocolate anthurium are perfect inside a werewolf flower arrangement (Twilight Saga)
  • Chocolate cosmos, a favorite fall flower, also accent werewolf colored arrangements (Twilight Saga)
  • Taboo or Black Beauty roses along with red roses give a black and red theme to Vampire flower arrangements
  • Twisted willow is just creepy enough to be perfect for Vampire or Werewolf inspired flower arrangements
  • Oak leaves are readily accessible foliage that look awesome beneath punch bowls filled with blood red brew

Next, think about the characters that your party will focus on. Are you throwing a True Blood party? Think Southern with an edge of vampire. Throwing a Twilight party? Romance is the name of the game so play up the rivalry between vampire and werewolf. Half of the room can be Vampire inspired (fun to say) while the other half howls werewolf. If you’re jamming at an 18th century vampire party, get a little scary and pick flowers that lend to your spooky ambiance.

Send Blood Red Roses In A Red or Black Vase

Twilight party flowers don’t have to be dark and scary. Bella says that blood smells like rust and salt. Try a rust colored arrangement like Autumn Vibrance. Bella is also from Phoenix. She’d love the Phoenix Flame flower arrangement at a party inspired by her. Unique containers make the flowers look great so red or black vases with dark roses or other flowers will light up the night. Think of the Richly Rosey bouquet when picking flowers for the Cullen family.

Also for Twilight party flowers, remember that the werewolves in the books were different colors. You have russet brown, almost silver and several other colors. Playing to the werewolf side will give you a lot of creative leeway with the color of flowers you choose.

If you’re throwing a True Blood party and need flowers, pick flowers with scary names. Your local florist can tell you which are in season, in stock, need to be specially ordered and which have names that make your blood run cold. Since True Blood is more “adult” than Twilight, pick flowers that perk your adult “spidey senses”.

And yes, there is another series on television called The Vampire Diaries. Bram Stoker’s Dracula books have been around for generations. With the blood lust in full effect, you can walk into any bookstore and find a vampire story that will get your party planning mind in gear. Take those ideas to your local florist and watch the magic happen on the spookiest, creepiest night of the year.