St. Paddy's Day Tips To Bring The Luck Of The Irish To Your Centerpiece
St. Patrick's Day, or The Feast of St. Patrick, is a day for celebrating Irish heritage and spending time with friends and family. While vibrant flower arrangements may be a wonderful idea for your own home's St. Patrick's celebrations, it can be challenging to find one shamrock long enough for a vase let alone dozens.
Fortunately, you don't need shamrocks or four-leaf clovers to bring Irish luck to your table. The following fresh flowers can bring just as much festive flair to your home so you can be sure your St. Patrick's Day festivities are good craic.
Bring in the green
Christmas and Hanukkah may be the number one floral-buying time of the year, but many Irish families across the U.S. take care to use fresh flowers for their centerpieces on St. Patrick's Day as well. If green isn't your color, consider bringing in the green with the flowers you choose for your centerpiece.
Green roses, chrysanthemums, and carnations each make wonderfully festive additions to any St. Patrick's Day floral arrangement. Bells of Ireland are another beautiful green flower that looks particularly graceful when used with white lilies.
Clovers are considered the unofficial flower of Ireland. However, there are a wide array of flowers that Irish people have loved for years and grow happily on the Emerald Isle.
That being said, consider using fresh flowers such as sunflowers, roses, lilies, and daisies in your arrangement. Not only do they play into the Irish culture, but they also come in a variety of colors so you can play with your arrangement's design.
Don't forget the flag
Many people who dress for St. Patrick's Day in the colors of the Irish flag often dress in green, white, and yellow. However, the Department of Taoiseach has stated that the use of yellow rather than orange when displaying the Irish flag is a misrepresentation of the flag and should be discouraged.
That being said, consider using flowers that have orange hues rather than yellow when designing a floral arrangement that using all three colors of the Irish flag. Chrysanthemums, marigolds, roses, and poppies are all available in beautiful soft-orange colors that can bring an additional accent of color.
Whether you prefer lilies, roses, orchids, or carnations, your local florist can help you find the right specialty floral arrangements for your event. For more information on floral arrangement ideas, fruit basket arrangements, or flowery delivery, contact Starclaire House of Flowers Florist today.