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Posted by Bice's Florist on May 3, 2021 floral design Flowers July 4th Memorial Day Summer

Decor & Style Ideas for Your Backyard BBQ

Memorial Day and summertime cookouts are just around the corner, and your friends here at Bice’s Florist, the best flower shop in Fort Worth, are gearing up with unique floral arrangements and new ways to spice up your backyard festivities. This year, make your barbeque more than just burgers and pulled pork. Gathering with friends and family is a special occasion that should be enjoyed to the fullest, celebrated in style, and filled with details that “wow” your guests. From centerpieces and decor to party gifts and drink garnishes, learn more about how flowers are the perfect way to elevate your annual summer cookouts.  

Four Ideas for Decorating with Summer Flowers

Add Colorful Flower Accents

A burst of color is just what your outside venue or backyard is calling for. As you are surrounded by nature and delicious food that create a neutral color palette, including bold and bright blooms to honor the sunny summer season. Think orange, blue, purple, pink, red, and yellow florals surrounded by vibrant and lush greenery. Display the perfect arrangements on guest tables and food stations as well as near game areas and other eye-catching places.

Select Hardy Blooms

An important part of selecting blooms for your backyard BBQ is remembering optimal living conditions and what might be in season. For example, roses are likely to have a hard time in the blistering heat and may not survive. As an alternative suggestion, we recommend opting for hardier flowers and greens like carnations, sunflowers, daisies, wax flowers, anthurium, pincushions, delphinium, succulents, and eucalyptus. These types of plants will have an easy time surviving your cookout and can even offer their beauty as home decor when guests depart.

Garnish Drinks with Florals

Serve your guests something unexpected at your next backyard BBQ by incorporating a little floral flair into the drinks. Whether you are infusing water with fresh fruits and greens or stirring up fun cocktails, perhaps a lavender lemon spritz, letting elegant petals float in everyone’s cup or glass is a tiny detail with a lot of impacts. Before garnishing any food or drinks, or cooking with edible flowers, always make sure the blooms and plants are properly sourced and safe to ingest. You can always contact your local florist for clarification if you are unsure. 

Fill Mason Jars for Decor & Gifts

One of our favorite ways to incorporate flowers into a backyard cookout is by sending them home with guests as a parting gift to say “thank you” for coming. As we continue to cherish summer memories every year, sharing a few beautiful blooms with family and friends is one sentimental gesture everyone can appreciate. These keepsakes also act as a little reminder of the delectable BBQ, great time, and even better company from the day. A fun idea to make enhance the surprise for guests is filling mason jars with your bold summertime blooms and utilizing them as decor during the party before giving them away. 

Go all out this summer as you host backyard cookouts and enjoy quality time with loved ones. Add decor details with bright hues and fresh blooms all around, even in your drinks. Start the season on a high note and let your friends here at Bice’s Florist lend a hand.

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