Ahhh, Valentine's Day. For some, February 14th holds high hopes of love, others a reminder of singles awareness day. Whether you're gunning for a ring this year or just avoiding any and all restaurant wait lines, heres a few tips for shaking up this year's Valentine's Day! Pay close attention ladies & gents.
Not another red rose bouquet...
Alright significant others, here's your chance to shine and show off your creative side! While the bouquet of a dozen red roses is a Valentine's staple, why not shake it up?! Here are some tips from our head floral designer, Walker Chancey.
- Instead of giving the gift of flowers that typically only last about a week, try mixing in florals that have a longer shelf life for a gift that keeps on giving. This could include orchids, succulents, lilies, and yes, the coveted peonies.
- If this Valentine's Day is really special for you, don't forget there is a way to keep your flowers forever! Drying flowers can make for beautiful memories and the process is very simple. Simply hang the flowers upside down away from direct sunlight, and let them hang for about two weeks. You can put them in a shadow box or a scrapbook to always look back on.
Skip the long restaurant lines...
No we don't mean to literally skip to the front of the restaurant line, unless you want a mob of hangry couples ascending upon you. Instead why not make a special meal at home? But not just any meal. Oh no! You are going to go all out. Add a red sequin linen to your table, gold glass beaded chargers, so much candle light that you feel like the fire department might get called. Create a completely new atmosphere in your own home that will make your partner feel like they just stepped off the street and in to a 5 star restaurant.
All the single ladies
Girls (and fellas), you think just because it's Valentine's Day that you get to sit around and be proud to be an independent young person?! Sorry, try again. You're going to share that confidence with your closest 20 bff's. Thats right, it's GALENTINE'S DAY!! My personal favorite day of the year. Get silly and celebrate the fact that you are surrounded by such good and loving friends. Rent a backdrop, buy silly sunglasses, create personalized favors, and most importantly, drink good champagne.
(Yes these are actual photos from last years Galentine's)
No matter what you do this Valentine's Day make it special and make it you. Now for your reward!! Used Code: Valentine to get 20% off your Valentine's floral and decor for this 2018 when you call in! Hear from you soon <3
XOXO Darryl & Co.