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Allan's Flowers & More

Posted by Rakini Chinery on May 3, 2021 | Last Updated: May 18, 2021 Events and Parties Flowers Summer

Summer Decor Tips for the Perfect Backyard BBQ

The best way to spruce up your backyard and make it pop with color is with brilliant seasonal flowers. This year, take your backyard BBQ from fun to fantastic with a few tips for your friends here at Allan’s Flowers, the best florist in Prescott. Create a fresh style with Mother Nature in mind as you collect unique vases and find out-of-the-box ways to display your floral designs.

Expert Tips for Hosting a Beautiful Cookout

Colorful flowers in tin cans

Upcycle Cans for Creative Vases

One of the first things you need to address when including fresh flowers in your backyard decor is the type of vases you want to use. For a good old-fashioned cookout, we love the idea of upcycling or using recycled materials for creative DIY vases. Paint tin cans, repurpose teacups, dress up wired baskets, and even style old soda bottles. Finding new ways to display your favorite summer flowers is part of the fun of hosting a cookout. You can even get some of your guests involved in the creativity, too.

One large pink flower centerpiece and monochromatic arrangement

Create One Large Monochromatic Arrangement

Every event needs a statement piece, and your backyard BBQ is no different. Especially since this year deserves to be celebrated, ensure you have the perfect eye-catching focal piece that is sure to be a showstopper. For a more modern and minimalist look, we suggest finding a variety of summer flowers that are all the same color, like red, blue, yellow, pink, etc. Creating one large monochromatic floral arrangement is the perfect way to tie your whole look and style together while still adding a grand pop of color to break up the neutral tones of Mother Nature.

Yellow flowers in vintage bottles hanging from trees

Hang Floral for a Dreamy Look

As they say in real estate, location is everything. The same holds true for the placement of your floral decorations and arrangements at your BBQ. As you get ready to host, find unique places to hang your favorite blooms from above. Create a whimsical look and feel to your outdoor space by hanging a slew of mini arrangements from tree branches or hooks. You can even accent your design with string lights for a romantic yet colorful display as the sun sets in the evening.

White flowers in green vintage bud vases

Utilize an Assortment of Bud Vases

Incorporating bud vases into your d├ęcor is a great way to add variety without taking away from your color palette or theme. Since each bud vase may be a different shape, style, color, or size, the flowers you choose to place in each should also vary. Create a fresh and unique look as you sprinkle and scatter the vases around each table, position them in a cluster for a fun centerpiece, or line them down the center of a table in a zig-zag pattern.

Best Flowers for Your Backyard BBQ Decor

Choosing the perfect seasonal blooms for your backyard bash can be tricky, especially if you want your flowers and greenery to stay healthy and vibrant under the summer sun. Take a peek at some of our top choices below.

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However you choose to display your unique floral arrangements, your guests are sure to enjoy their brightness and brilliance. With endless opportunities for creativity, we encourage you to step outside your comfort zone and explore your own imagination for ideas as well. In the meantime, the experts here at Allan’s Flowers are always available to lend a hand.

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