Flowers, Food and Fresh Air: Outdoor Entertaining Extraordinaire

May 31, 2017 / Blooms Today

Blurring the lines between indoors and outside is easy for summer entertaining and relaxing. With the wide range of all-weather materials for furniture and accessories, outdoor space is taking on the look and feel of the interior with the bonus of fresh air, breezes, sunshine and lightning bugs. And every single entertaining event is enhanced with colorful, fresh flowers from




Whether you are hosting a pig roast or barbecue, a Martha Stewart-inspired dinner party under the trees, a kids birthday party, brunch affair, potluck or bridal or baby shower, fresh flowers raise the bar on a beautiful, festive atmosphere. You can order up all your floral favorites, and here are some of our faves for special backyard times with family and friends.




Backyard BBQ / pig roast ~ If you’re thinking red and white checkered country style, then consider the boldness of sunflowers in the FTD® Daylight™ Bouquet or one of the patriotic bouquets with USA flags like “Red White and You” or the FTD® Unity™ Bouquet. also carries floral arrangements with the unique flag for each branch of the U.S. Armed Forces.





Martha Stewart-inspired dinner party ~ Anything connected with this entertaining maven calls for special elegance like the Spirit of Sunshine or Twilight Lavender Skies with Purple Vase or 12 White Roses in a Purple Vase. Purple connotes royalty, and roses fit into any dinner party.





Kids Birthday ~ Children love flowers and catch on quickly to their natural beauty and bright colors. Daisies, poms and carnations are whimsically wonderful for children’s events. Consider Splash of Sun Bouquet, Dash of Daisy or Pure Happiness Bear Hug (stuffed bear included!).





Brunch Affair ~ No matter what you are serving, the Classic All White floral arrangement fits in nicely. FTD® Fresh Focus™ flowers or FTD® Wondrous Nature™ arrive nested into a sweet natural woven basket, perfect on the outdoor table.





Potluck ~ Here your flowers need to be a potluck kind of eclectic assortment. Radiant Charms fits the bill perfectly for a collection of diverse colors, sizes and textures. Same with the Vibrant Garden Bouquet, which looks like you breezed through a few fields of wildflowers for the variety.




Dreams-of-PinkBaby and Bridal Showers ~ These events cover the spectrum of pink and blue, naturally, or green and yellow for the unknown gender. The bride’s faves in color or flower will make it easy to find just the right floral bouquet. The Dreams of Pink Bear Hug includes the bear, as does the bright yellow and blue It’s a Baby Boy arrangement. Brides can enjoy the flowers and have the vase for a keepsake.




By Joanne M. Anderson

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