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Posted by beneva on May 3, 2021 | Last Updated: May 18, 2021 Information

Summer Flower Decor Tips for a Perfect Backyard Cookout

Our favorite way to spice up your outside space and make it pop with brilliant color is with fresh seasonal flowers. This year, take your cookout from great to grand with a few tips and decor ideas from your friends here at Beneva, the best florist in Sarasota. Design a fresh look and feel with Mother Nature in mind as you gather eclectic vases and find unique and fun ways to display your creative floral designs. 

Expert Ideas for Hosting the Best Cookout

Bright and colorful flowers in tin cans

Recycle Tin Cans for Vases

After deciding to include fresh flowers in your cookout decor, you next have to find the perfect vases for display. A good old-fashioned BBQ is the perfect time to upcycle old cans and bottles for a creative DIY floral project. Style vintage soda bottles, paint tin cans, dress-up wired baskets, and repurpose teacups. Part of the fun of throwing an annual cookout is finding new ways to decorate and show off your favorite summer flowers. You can even make this a group project and ask some of your guests to help in the creative process with you.

Large floral arrangement with pink blooms for a monochromatic look

Display a Monochromatic Floral Arrangement

Your backyard BBQ décor isn’t complete without a showstopping statement piece. Especially since this year deserves to be celebrated to the fullest, go all out with the best eye-catching focal piece that will leave your guests in awe. For a minimalist and modern look, find your favorite variety of summer flowers but keep them all one color. This will create a singular monochromatic floral arrangement large enough to tie your event décor together, while still breaking up the neutral tones from Mother Nature and adding a wonderful pop of color.

Yellow flowers hanging in glass bottles and bud vases

Hang Fresh Flowers in Creative Locations

As the saying goes, “location, location, location.” While you search for the perfect backyard décor, you also need to keep in mind the perfect placement of your florals and arrangements. As you prepare to host, scout out fun and unique places to hang your fantastic flowers from above. By tying mini arrangements to tree branches or hooks around your yard, you will create a whimsical and dreamy look and feel for your outdoor space. For an even more romantic and bright display as the sun sets for the evening, accent your design with café bulbs or string lights.

White flowers in vintage green glass bottles and bud vases

Scatter Various Bud Vases with Different Blooms

Utilizing bud vases is a great way to mix up your décor without taking away from your theme or color palette. As each bud vase can be a different size, shape, style, and color, the blooms you choose to arrange in each can also vary. Then, create a unique look as you scatter them about on each table, arrange them in clusters for a cute centerpiece, or line the center of long tables in a zig-zag pattern.

Best Flowers for Your Backyard BBQ Decor

Selecting the best seasonal flowers for your cookout can be tricky, especially since you want your blooms to stay vibrant and healthy under the summer sun. To give you a hand, we have rounded up a few great options.

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Whatever ways you decide to display your creative floral arrangements, your friends and family are sure to marvel over the brilliance and brightness. With endless possibilities and room for creativity, we hope you step outside of your comfort zone and come up with your own imaginative ideas. In the meantime, your friends here at Beneva are ready to lend a hand.

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