Birthdays are a big deal, which is why they should be celebrated with the most beautiful flowers available. Whether you are selecting blooms for your own party, or you want to gift the perfect bouquet to someone special, we have the ideas that will make any birthday celebration go with a bang!
Birthdays are all about celebrating the joys of life, and when gifting flowers, the blooms should reflect this sentiment. Think carefully about the person to whom you are sending the flowers. Are they bubbly and outgoing or quiet and reserved? Are they like to keep up with the latest trends, or they are the more traditional type? Friends and family that enjoy quirky gifts are more likely to appreciate a bouquet that has been created using colourful flowers such as yellow and purple tulips. Huge bouquets of sunflowers are also likely to be appreciated by the more outgoing of your loved ones. For more reserved types, opt for bouquets of traditional flowers such as roses, lilies or even daffodils. Flowers in soft pastel shades are often a hit with those that like their flowers to be elegant and refined.
If the birthday flowers are for the one you love, think very carefully about what blooms you wish to send. If you are in an established relationship or the flowers are for your husband or wife, then red roses are an ideal declaration of love and appreciation. Those who wish to send birthday flowers to someone they haven't quite dared to tell how they feel may want a more subtle approach. A bouquet of white and pink roses is a subtle way to show how you feel without being overwhelming, and also makes for a very pretty bouquet.
Flowers are a fantastic way to decorate a party venue, so why not incorporate some floral details during your birthday celebration? Ox-eye daisies in jars are excellent table centrepieces, as are bunches of other wildflowers such as thistle and bellflowers. Floral bunting is a beautiful way to decorate your home or venue and can be created, using just twine, and bunches of three or four stems of flowers tied in intervals along the twine. Drape the bunting across windows, above doorways or wrap them around chairs for simple, yet effective party decor.
If your birthday is in winter, you can still use flowers to adorn your venue. Embrace the festive season and opt for rustic wreaths made using holly, berries and birch branches, which can be hung on the back of chairs, on doors or even used as table centrepieces. Complete the seasonal look with poinsettias on every table, and enjoy an elegant yuletide birthday party. If you are fed up of your birthday being too closely associated with the Christmas season, select white winter-blooming flowers such as camellia, white forsythia or white roses. Team these beautiful white flowers with a dash of silver or gold accessories and your birthday bash will look simply divine.
A bouquet is indeed an impressive gift in itself, but sending flowers with an additional gift is always an appreciated idea. This is your loved one’s extra special day, so ensure the birthday boy or girl knows how much you care by treating them to a little gift as well as a beautiful bouquet of flowers. Chocolates, wine, jewellery or even a book can be a sweet additional gift to send with your floral present.