October 1, 2012
Last weekend, we hosted a 70’s themed party. It was absolutely outrageous – literally the most fun I’ve ever had planning and hosting a party. So, what flowers do you use for a party of this era? Carnations, of course.
I admit that in the past I’ve completely snubbed these babies, but now I’m a new convert. For the party I bought bunches of both white and novelty carnations. They’re a super resilient bloom– making for easy, long-lasting arrangements. They have a mild scent that’s a bit spicy, yet fresh and clean, a great price and a gorgeous sculptural quality— how could I not be convinced?
Try to find the carnations labeled “novelty”— they’re pretty, usually two- toned and tend to have a larger heads. Also, be sure to give them a chance to open up for bigger and more beautiful arrangements.
I’m thankful that my night under the disco ball gave me more than just a splitting headache the next day— it took opening a door from the past to bring this bloom into the future.