Let’s face it, buying birthday flowers can be a scary experience, especially if you have no clue what to look for. The florist will ask you what kind of theme the birthday party has, and you’ll say you have no idea, which will make them look at you like you’re from Mars. If that sounds like you, then check out this list of tips for buying the perfect birthday flower bouquet.
Accent color, rather than the main flower color
When you go to pick out birthday flowers, look at the colors of the florist’s flowers, not at the ones they use as accents. If pink and white roses are a must for your party, then make sure they only come in those colors. You can always ask them to add in some other colors like baby blue or yellow roses if you want.
Use flowers that you know are your party’s theme color
When picking out a birthday flower for your friend whose birthday is October 31st, don’t go for the traditional “red and pink” theme because red is usually not their favorite color. Instead pick out a bouquet with orange roses and bright, happy birthday balloons.
Pick out your favorite color combination
Your favorite color combination should be the ones you want in your bouquet, not the ones that are currently available. If you like red and white or blue and pink flowers as accents for your bouquet, then go for those colors. Just don’t go for something different like blue and purple because that won’t work with other colors in the bouquet.
Combine two or more color combinations to make it fun
You can easily buy a long, multicolored balloon if you want a single-colored bouquet, but this might seem boring if all of your friends will have single-colors balloons too. Instead, pick out two color combinations like yellow and red or blue and purple, and mix those colors together. You can have the florist put the balloons in between flowers to make a bouquet that is fun to look at.
Do not use all baby’s breath
Baby’s breath is a great filler flower for bouquets, so you should still use it. However, don’t overuse it or you’ll lose the shape of your bouquet. The only time to go crazy with baby’s breath is if your friend loves it and will throw a fit all night if you don’t put enough in her birthday flowers.
Balance out the bouquet with filler flowers
Filler flowers like baby’s breath, garden greens, and greenery are used to help fill in dead space in your birthday flower. Use them to fill in the edges of your bouquet so it doesn’t look too empty when you’re getting it wrapped up.
The flowers you get in your birthday flower bouquet will make it all the more special. So don’t be scared when you are choosing what to put in there. Just take these tips into account, and you’ll always have the perfect birthday flower.