On Saturday I made these two tropical centerpieces for my next door neighbors.
Jeff and Maria were celebrating the life of their Dad –and father-in-law--who had recently passed away at the age of ninety two. Because he was such a fun-loving guy who lived in Hawaiian shirts, shorts and flip-flops they asked their guests to come dressed in tropical attire and they had a live band, lots of food and a microphone set up for guests to share their memories of Leonard.
It was so lovely.
Because it was being hosted at their home I decided to bring flowers they could use on their yellow tablecloths. I’d seen pineapples used as vases before and I thought it would go perfectly with their theme.
And I took some pictures to show you how I did it.
For these centerpieces I headed over to our local grocery store and bought :
- one big bouquet filled with orange and yellow gerbera daisies
- white chrysanthemums
- yellow snapdragons
- and Queen Annie’s Lace,
- one bouquet of white roses
- 4 fresh limes (stuck on wood skewers)
- misc filler flowers
Whenever I’m doing more than one arrangement for an event I like to do them concurrently so even though they’re different, the composition is similar.
After your flowers are arranged in your pineapple “vase” you can hide the rim of the cup by tucking moss along the edges. I think the moss looks so vibrant next to the colors of the fresh pineapple don’t you think?
I sure hope you enjoyed this post today.
Happy Monday my friends!