Stylish Floral Arrangements for Parties

stylish florals


If you are hosting a dinner party or family gathering, including floral decorations in your home is a great way to make things feel more put together, add colour to proceedings and reinforce any themes you are using.

Read on for important questions to ask when planning and examples of what you could create.

Type of Arrangements

Types of arrangements

The type of arrangement is limited only by your imagination!


Usually placed in the middle of the dining table, centrepieces create a focal point, but you do need to be aware of the height of your arrangement.

Make them too tall and your guests sitting across from each other won’t be able to see or easily speak to one another.

Place Settings

Place settings, a small floral accent placed on a napkin or in the centre of each plate, will make your guests feel like they are dining at an upscale restaurant.

If you are using place cards, why not paint guest names onto a small flowerpot planted with a succulent plant for a delightful keepsake for your guests.


Wreaths most commonly make an appearance at Christmas time or for Funerals but can easily be tailored to suit any season or theme, get creative with what you include! Visit
Pinterest for easy wreath making tutorials.


When it comes to deciding which flowers to use, take inspiration from the theme of your party.

If you are celebrating an occasion like Christmas, use sumptuous reds, deep greens and touches of gold and silver.

Poinsettias make for beautiful accents and, if you use potted ones, they will last the entire festive season. Not all parties have such a set theme, in these cases, use the food you will be serving as a starting point for your choices.

Hosting a Mediterranean inspired meal sets the scene for arrangements of olive branches, palm fronds, lavender and ranunculus.

If minimalism is more your style, consider floating single blooms in glass dishes for an elegant centrepiece.

Where to source your flowers

Where to source your flowers

If you are seeking flowers for a funeral, you can get arrangements through the funeral director.

To make sure you can get extras like this, it is best to compare funeral directors service packages on a website such as LocalFuneral.

If you are lucky enough to have your own garden, bring it inside to share with your guests! You will be surprised by the bounty on offer regardless of season, remember, arrangements don’t need to be just flowers.

Grasses, branches, and ferns can be just as stunning as bright sunflowers or roses. Embracing seasonal flowers is also a clever way to cut costs, work with a local florist to use only blooms that are in season and not only will you see a significant price cut but the flowers will look amazing.

For convenience, or a last minute get-together, use a UK flower delivery service like Bloom Magic to deliver professionally made bouquets right to your door.

What to do once the party is over

One choice, of course, is to keep the arrangements in your home to enjoy for the coming days. You could also dry the flowers out to turn into potpourri or wreaths.

Allowing your guest to take arrangements home with them is a lovely way to show your appreciation for their attendance. If you have more guests than arrangements turn it into a game, e.g. if you have 4 arrangements and 12 guests place 4 stickers or post it notes on the underside of the chairs people will be sitting on before everyone arrives.

As you get to the end of the party ask your guests to check under their chairs, if they have a sticker they will receive the arrangement of their choice!

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