With spring in full swing and summer on the cusp, outdoor hosting feels so natural. I’ve loved seeing the fresh blooms all around our neighborhood and inside stores. Fresh flowers bring immense happiness in my day-to-day life, so pairing them with friends and chocolate seemed idyllic.
This Mother’s Day weekend would be a perfect time to host a floral arranging party with your beloved mama and friends. Invite other mother-daughter duos over to gather outdoors with a “flower bar” and assortments of chocolate to nibble on as you each arrange your own custom bouquet. Supply an array of vibrant flowers (I used roses, mini carnations and tulips here), a variety of wrappings, and decorative ribbons, strings and ties to let your guests assemble and take their own individual bouquets of fresh flowers home.
Use these pro florist tips for preparing your arrangements ahead of time and then peruse these step-by-step instructions on creating a stunning centerpiece for your crafting table as inspiration. Invite guests to bring their own container if they prefer to arrange their flowers in a vase there.
Indulge with various chocolate truffles and bars, set up on another grab-n-go table, to make it feel even more decadent of an evening. Socialize with friends into dusk and send them home with a beautiful new arrangement and chocolate cravings satisfied.