Mardi Gras is upon us and there is not a lot of information out there on picking the right flowers for Mardi Gras! There are a few reasons why you would want Mardi Gras flowers. Whether you are a business that wants to recognize Mardi Gras by sprucing up the office, have a friend from New Orleans who likes to celebrate and you want to surprise them with a bouquet, or are in New Orleans and want to join the festivities, you may find yourself looking for a Mardi Gras bouquet. Here are a few guidelines to finding the best Mardi Gras bouquets:
Bright and Colorful:
Mardi Gras celebrations are known for their bright and vibrantly colored streamers, beads and masks. Keep this theme going with Mardi Gras flowers. Since Mardi Gras is in February, you will want to look for blooms that will be in season. Some great options include:
- Cornflowers – vibrant blue
- Dahlias – come in a variety of bright colors
- Gerberas – feature bold pink, yellow and orange hues
- Tiger Lilies – ornate, splashy orange petals
- Belladonna Lilies – similar to the Tiger Lily, but in a rich pink hue
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With Mardi Gras being synonymous with bold and bright, you might want to add some other elements to your bouquets that will punch them up with more festive colors. Synthetic additions are an excellent choice to bring your bouquets to full Mardi Gras glory! Several Mardi Gras specialty stores, such as Mardi Gras Outlet offers synthetic sprays to arrange in your bouquets. Options include:
- Beaded Faux Flowers
- Glitter Faux Feather Picks
- Glitter Hanging Curl Sprays
- Metallic Foil Star Sprays
- Gold Fleur de Lis Picks
Because Mardi Gras, or “Fat Tuesday,” is symbolic of the traditional practice of eating rich, fatty foods before the ritual of fasting for lent, edible bouquets made from cookies, candies or other treats are also a fun way to celebrate Mardi Gras. Just remember to keep those colors bold and vibrant!