Fresh flowers for a summer dinner party

Summer is the perfect time of year to host parties and invite friends and family. During the colder months we are less inclined to go out but when the mercury rises we tend to have more energy and there are many more social events on the calendar. If you’re hosting a summer dinner party, it’s important to serve the right food and drink, but it’s also good to remember to decorate the dining and entertainment areas. Here are some ideas to help you decorate with fresh flowers.

Order online

Since you most likely have a lot to do, you may find it especially helpful to buy fresh flowers online instead of going from flower shop to flower shop. Online florists make shopping easier by providing all the details you need to make an informed decision. Pay attention to the prices, the description of each bouquet and the photos, of course. A vase may be included, but if not, you can add one to your order.

Flower types

The types of fresh flowers you choose will depend on the style of the event. For a casual dinner, you can choose something like sunflowers or daisies. Bright colours are perfect for summer and there’s no need to ask for anything too extravagant. If the event is simple, keep your flowers simple too. If you haven’t chosen a particular colour combination, you can ask your florist to create a mixed bouquet. This type of bouquet can be composed of several flowers or a single type of flower of different colours.

Formal bouquets

Formal summer dinners will call for something a little fancier. Roses and lilies are great options and you should select your fresh flowers based on their colour scheme. Your flowers can match the colour scheme or you can use them to create a colour contrast. For example, if you have a black and white event, you can use white roses in black vases. Alternatively, you can use red roses if you want them to stand out. Other bright flower combinations include yellow and purple. You can decorate your tables and chairs in purple or blue and add yellow flowers to your tables for the perfect contrast. Alternatively, if you want something simple yet elegant, ask your florist about potted orchids.

With these simple tips, you can order fresh flowers to suit any summer event. Blooms with more texture are perfect for an informal event while those with more of a linear design are considered more modern and elegant.