Express Your Appreciation To Your Admin & Support Staff

Get a With a Gorgeous Floral Arrangement from Fiesta Flowers, Plants & Gifts!

Administrative Professionals Day highlights the importance of administrative personnel all throughout the globe. It is observed annually on the Wednesday of the last week of April, which is also known as Administrative Professionals Week.

Administrative Professionals Day is widely observed in multiple offices and workplaces around the world to show appreciation towards Administrative Professionals such as Secretaries, Receptionists, Admin Assistants, and other admin support professionals.

The International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP), along with the United States Department of Commerce and various manufacturers, organized the first National Secretaries Week over 60 years ago.

Commemorating the important role of Administrative Professionals throughout all years of their service will help in boosting their morale, motivating them to do better, recognizing their significance in company operations, and giving them a pat on the back for a job well done.

A day without Administrative Professionals such as Secretaries and Assistants can be jarring and stressful, given their important roles in ensuring that the company’s operations are running smoothly. Admin Professionals are the support staff of each company, handling the logistics and crucial details so that management can focus on the bigger picture.

There are plenty of ways to show your appreciation to your Secretaries, Assistants and other Administrative Professionals. Some of the things that management can do are:

  • encouraging them to attend seminars to increase productivity
  • giving them paid days off to prevent stress and burnout
  • investing in fun activities to increase morale
  • treating them to a meal or spa treatment
  • giving them a bonus or salary raise
  • writing appreciation letters
  • surprising them with flowers, balloons, plants and/or chocolates from Fiesta Flowers, Plants & Gifts


Giving flowers to your Administrative Professionals is a great way of telling them, “You’ve done a great job, keep it up!” This gesture will convey positive thoughts to your admin personnel, motivating them to be more productive, effective, and efficient in their job. It is also a great way to show appreciation to all the staff that helps make the office a positive, stress-free, and successful environment.

If you work in the Tempe, Arizona or Phoenix Metro area, check out the extensive selection of floral arrangements, balloons, plants, chocolates and other gift items at Fiesta Flowers, Plants & Gifts, a local award-winning floral and gift shop. Choose from a wide variety of high quality flowers such as hydrangeas, lilies, tulips, roses, sunflowers, and daisies among many others.

In addition, this family-owned local full-service professional floral shop offers plants (succulents, greens, etc.), and other gift items (chocolates, balloons, stuffed animals, vases, and other curios). You can also opt for creatively customized bouquets and gift baskets to make the gift even more special.

The staff at Fiesta Flowers, Plants & Gifts is dedicated and determined to provide great customer service to our clients, so much that we even provide same-day delivery for rush orders. You can also rely on us to remind you about special occasions by phone or email.

Visit Fiesta Flowers Plants & Gifts or get in touch with us at (480) 777-0060 and surprise your hard-working Administrative Professional during Administrative Professionals week, April 23-27, 2018!

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Fiesta Flowers Plants & Gifts

744 W Elliot Rd #103

Tempe, AZ 85284

(480) 777-0060


A Corsage for Your Prom Date

It is prom time! – Get a Corsage from Our Corsage Bar

If you have found the perfect dress to wear to your prom, there is nothing better than a matching corsage to complete your ensemble. Whether elegant and simple or funky and fun, a prom corsage makes you look smart, stylish, and put-together. A corsage used to adorn your collar or wrist is likely to be just the right touch to make you look incredible on prom night.


You and Your Florist

A corsage does not only have to look amazing with your prom dress. It also has to hold up through an entire night of dancing, fun, and celebration. It has to stay beautiful and fresh-looking for several hours.

It always pays to get your corsage from a real florist with the necessary experience, training, and artistry and tools that will help it stay fresh and beautiful the entire night.

If you have a tight budget, we have options starting at just $29.99 for a beautiful and stylish corsage.

If you want a corsage that is the perfect accent for your prom dress, ask us here at Fiesta Flowers, Plants & Gifts to create a customized corsage. We can play with colorful daisies and wire swirls if you want something bright, artsy, and playful. If you are wearing a prom dress that suggests Black Swan mystery and elegance, we are able to design a corsage to match this unique style as well. Whatever your style and look, we are able to create a gorgeous corsage to suit you.


How to Make Your Corsage Stay Fresh and Beautiful

Make sure to take the following steps:

  • Pick up your corsage on the day of the prom.

Do not obtain it too early. A corsage will look its best when you get it on the same day as your prom as it has a limited life span once the flowers are cut and do not have a water source.

You should, however, order it early. Florists are usually besieged by orders at this time of the year. Make sure that you get your order in at least a week in advance to ensure a nice flower selection of your choosing.

  • Spritz it.

When you get your corsage, spritz it with some cool water. This will keep the blooms looking vibrant, beautiful, and fresh.

  • Keep the corsage in its container.

If the corsage comes in a plastic container, keep it there until the time you have to put it on, preferably in a refrigerator to keep it cool. You can also use a plastic sandwich bag to keep the corsage fresh if you have lost the box. Put the corsage in a sandwich bag, pressing the bag (without bending or crushing the flowers) to remove as much oxygen as you can.  The corsage will remain fresh far longer if there is very little air in the sandwich bag.

  • Refrigerate the corsage.

If you get the corsage a day before the prom, keep it in the refrigerator. This will preserve the blooms and keep them from wilting.

White Rose Corsage with Double Ribbon (CB-727)Make sure to put the corsage in a section where it will not get crushed or jostled by other things in the refrigerator and also keep it as far away from fruits and vegetables as possible as the Ethylene Gas can kill the flowers very quickly.

The temperature in the refrigerator may vary from shelf to shelf. Do not place the corsage in an area that may cause the corsage to freeze. Putting the corsage in a shelf on the door or near the front area of the refrigerator is a more prudent option. Do not keep the corsage in the refrigerator longer than 24 hours.


Post-Prom Preservation

Do you want to keep your corsage as a memento of your prom?

Hang the entire corsage upside down and keep it in a dark and dry spot. The flowers will dry up after a couple of days and will keep for years in their dried form.

If you want the perfect corsage for your special night, visit our website or come in to our shop in Tempe to see our Corsage Bar full of fun and glitzy items to create your perfect corsage! Fiesta Flowers, Plants & Gifts is able to design the floral corsage of your dreams to make your prom night simply magical!

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Tempe, AZ 85284

(480) 777-0060

Thank Your Pros on Administrative Professionals Day

What better way to thank the Administrative Professionals that you work with and rely on than having flowers delivered to them!? Administrative Professionals Week is April 23-27, 2018 and Administrative Professionals Day is on Wednesday, April 25th, 2018. Here at Fiesta Flowers, Plants & Gifts we want to help you thank the Administrative Professionals in your life by offering you a range of potted plants, floral arrangements, gourmet organic locally made chocolates, balloons  and other gifts that say, “We appreciate everything that you do!”.

Administrative Professionals Day is the day when you can show your appreciation to those who do the often thankless task of general management, paperwork and administration. Administrative Professionals Day was created in response to the fact that during World War II there was a shortage of skilled Administrators – a combination of booming business in other areas and declining birth rates meant that fewer and fewer people were entering those jobs. The National Secretaries Association was founded to find ways to encourage people to enter the profession.

Administrative Professionals Day was just one of the initiatives set up to highlight the value and the importance of people in admin roles. Today, the employment landscape has changed, and there are many jobs that are ‘administrative’ that were perhaps not around back in the post-depression era. Traditional support roles such as Secretaries and Assistants are still invaluable, but the ‘back office’ and ‘knowledge work’ sector is now bigger than ever – and still something that goes unseen with the faces of the company often being in far different roles.

There are many people that you might want to thank on this special day, including:

  • Secretaries
  • Personal Assistants
  • Bookkeepers
  • Accountants
  • Transcriptionists
  • Admin Assistants
  • Data Entry Workers
  • Clerks


Essentially, anyone whose job involves a large element of record keeping could be deserving of a thank-you gesture on Administrative Professionals Day.

The day is still one that doesn’t get as much attention as it should – even though it has been a popular day in some specific industries for decades. This means that it would be a very nice surprise for your colleagues or employees if you take the day to thank them.

What better way to brighten up someone’s day than to have flowers delivered to their desk? It’s something that is sure to put a smile on their face, and it’s a nice gesture that can even be done anonymously, or ‘from the whole office’!

With our beautiful website full of over 600 custom floral arrangements, you are able to quickly and easily order flowers online and have them delivered. We offer SAME DAY delivery in our local area if ordered by 2pm or give us a call to request a special arrangement just for you. We also offer beautiful plants perfect for a desk that will make a nice, lasting addition to the office, and will serve as an ongoing reminder of your appreciation.


Boost Morale and Say Thank You

Administrative Professionals work hard, and are often overlooked. They are the people who keep the wheels turning, however, and they deserve recognition for that. They are the people who do their jobs well day after day and allow the managers to focus on their work, and provide the customer-facing workers with the information and structure they need to do a good job themselves.

Flowers can say so much – they can say “Thank you!”, “We notice all that you do!” and “Thinking of You”. They can say “We know you work hard!” and “The team needs and appreciates you!”. Why not order some today for the people who keep your team going, and brighten up their time in the office. At Fiesta Flowers, Plants and Gifts we make it easy for you to show your appreciation – on Administrative Professionals Day and also during any time of the year! Check out our website at or give us a call to make your Admin Professionals smile from ear to ear!

Fiesta Flowers Plants & Gifts
744 W Elliot Rd #103
Tempe, AZ 85284
(480) 777-0060

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Tempe, AZ 85284

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Turn Your Bouquet Into Potpourri and Make Your Memories Last

Receiving a bouquet of flowers for your birthday or for any special occasion gives you a wonderful feeling. It makes you feel loved and appreciated by the person or persons who gave you the bouquet.

As beautiful as the flowers are, they don’t last forever. A quality Florist will have blooms that last 7 days or more with proper after care from the  recipient. Once they have expired there is a way to make the flowers last just a little bit longer and keep the memories that they evoke alive for the time being. Before you chuck your bouquet, why not try making potpourri out of it?

Potpourris comprise of fragrant plant parts that have been dried naturally, usually under the sun. Plant parts such as flower petals and flower buds are some of the best things to use for potpourris. Other things that work best as potpourri include barks as in the case of cinnamon and peels as in the case of oranges and lemons.

What makes potpourri great is that it makes a room smell nice naturally. You also don’t need to constantly spray around the room the way you would with aerosol based chemical fresheners. They gradually release their scent, so your room smells fresh for days. That great smell can last anywhere from 2 weeks to a month. Once the scent smells a bit faint, you can revive it by putting similar scented essential oils into the potpourri.

If you are ready to create your potpourri out of your bouquet of flowers, here’s a step-by-step process that you can follow:

The quick way to create potpourri from your bouquet is to bake the flower parts. Baking flowers means that you don’t have to wait for days before they completely dry up so you can start freshening up your room.

Remove all the flower heads or buds from the stems. Don’t worry if the petals start falling off. Spread them out in a tin cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Take 15-20 drops of lavender essential oil or similar oil as the flowers i.e. if they’re roses, add rose oils, etc. Place the oils inside a spray bottle with about ½ cup of water and spray the mixture on the flowers.

Let the mix sit for a few minutes then pop the tray into the oven. Bake the potpourri for about two hours. The result should be dry petals or flower buds that don’t crumble to the touch. Keep the heat in low setting so as not to make the flowers brittle and burnt.

Take it out of your oven and spray the flower mix again with the oil and water combination. Let the mix of flower pieces cool to room temperature and then place them in a bowl. A nice decorative bowl or a minimalist style white bowl that you don’t use for eating anymore will do. Mix the flowers using your hands or a spatula that you are no longer using for cooking to release the scent and let the smell permeate the room.

You can also place the potpourri in a small sachet made from sheer fabric. You can either make them yourself or buy them from a local craft store or online. Placing the potpourris in the sachet allows you to put them in closets, cabinets, and other smaller places you want to keep smelling fresh. They also work great as gifts for friends and family.

One the scent has dissipated, you can refresh up your potpourri by placing a few drops of oil in the bowl or sachet of potpourri.

Making your bouquet into potpourri is a great way to keep your flowers for longer. It’s also a great way to remember the good memories associated with the giver of the bouquet or the event when you received the bouquet. Use this recipe to make potpourri out of the flowers that you receive and keep the great memories alive. For more great ideas about flowers, arrangements, and how to preserve flowers visit the Fiesta Flowers Plants & Gifts blog.

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744 W Elliot Rd #103
Tempe, AZ 85284
(480) 777-0060

Turn Your Bouquet Into Potpourri and Make Your Memories Last is republished from owner Shannon Slattery

Fiesta Flowers Plants & Gifts

744 W Elliot Rd #103

Tempe, AZ 85284

(480) 777-0060

Wedding Bloom Trends for 2018

A wedding is an important event in your life and everything should be carefully planned, from bridesmaid’ dresses to reception venues. Even choosing the perfect theme and flower arrangements for a wedding can also be a daunting task, however Fiesta Flowers, Plants and Gifts is here to guide you. Let’s look at the some of the best Wedding Bloom Trends for 2018 that you could incorporate in your wedding.

1. Hanging Florals

Hanging florals have always been a lovely decoration but they will likely be a mainstay this year as it will add a unique and dramatic flair to any setting.

Hanging florals create a romantic, fairy tale atmosphere at any wedding. These can also be a perfect floral backdrop for photo sessions for which all your  guests will truly enjoy. It will also create a magical memory that the couple will treasure for a long time.

This latest bloom trend is gorgeous and can make you feel in love in every way. It can be in a form of fresh floral foliage installations, centerpieces, garlands and even chandeliers.



2. Floral Wreaths

The floral wreath is looking to be yet another strong trend for wedding blooms this year. Wedding wreaths look fresh and natural and make beautiful additions to reception venues. They come in all shapes and sizes.

Wreaths can be made of Evergreen Branches, Eucalyptus, Vines, Curly Willow,various greeneries, and various leaves. They can also be mixed with flowers in various colors and bloom sizes.

Did you know that Wreaths symbolize the circle of unity? It perfectly fits for a wedding occasion and other important celebrations as well. It can be used any season of the year and would make a great addition for Autumn, Spring, Summer or magical Winter weddings.


3. Greens

Greens always complement flower arrangements and can be filler for a simple or sophisticated bouquet. It gives a woody design and texture to any decoration. It is expected to land a solid spot in most lists for the best Wedding Bloom Trends for 2018.

These blooms will give a different feel for various occasions and can create a stunning arrangement. Some of the greens to be tried are Boston Ferns, Lemon Leaf, Leatherleaf Fern, Silver Dollar Eucalyptus, Seeded Eucalyptus, Gunni Eucalyptus, Plumosus Fern and many more.

An all-green flower arrangement can be also done. The green blooms that can be included are Orchids, Gladiolus, Anthurium and Roses. Another nice thing in considering green blooms is that it can pair well with a lot of different colors. Lavender and green look amazing together!


4. Woodsy

This theme uses natural accents of wood, lovely greens and branches. It is nature inspired and gives a welcoming feel to all the wedding guests. It will also create an enchanting mood of the forest while bringing an effortless charm and dreamy feeling.

A woodsy theme is great for outdoors like a majestic Mountain View, lush forest, and family farms among others. Everyone would enjoy the epic scenery and flower blooms.


5. Mauve

It is a gorgeous, muted shade of light purplish-pink that has a slight tinge of grey. Pair it with neutral, muted tones like brown and grey. Mauve is great because of its elegant and romantic color that will look great in all aspects of your wedding.

This is a perfect backdrop for those who want to complement a woodsy wedding theme. It is in fact becoming a new wedding colour obsession. Mauve flowers like Roses are very good for these arrangements as it complements the deep rich blues trend of the year.

Any of these Wedding Bloom Trends for 2018 is a must see for any kind of wedding. With their unique and elegant styles it can turn heads at your wedding and can be quite breathtaking. Contact Fiesta Flowers, Plants & Gifts for any Wedding Bloom inquiries. Also visit our Fiesta Flowers Pinterest page to see photos of past weddings that we’ve created. We are always adding new photos as we receive them from our Brides. Here is the link:

Fiesta Flowers Plants & Gifts is a local professional florist in Tempe, AZ. We are locally owned and operated Florist that offers same day delivery in Tempe, Chandler, Mesa, Gilbert, Scottsdale and Phoenix if ordered by 2pm.

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Wedding Flowers: An Arrangement of a Lifetime

Choosing your wedding flowers can be one of the most challenging parts of preparing for a wedding. The flowers can either make or break the ambiance of this wonderful celebration.

Now, the question may be – is it time to schedule an appointment with a florist? If so, then Fiesta Flowers, Plants & Gifts will be able to help make your dream wedding flower checklist. The checklist for wedding flower arrangements may start from altar or gazebo floral decorations, bouquets, boutonnieres to centerpieces for the reception. Flowers also add charm to cocktail and buffet tables, in the reception area and on the way to the powder rooms.

Beautiful is the word that the bride and groom will look forward to in their floral arrangement. This is the same for our florists. There are certain factors to be considered:

Flower Type

The flowers that the bride asks for may not be in season at the time of the wedding and therefore may be extremely expensive if available at all. Be sure to ask the florist about seasonal floral options that will help keep you within your budget. Our experts will know what is in season and available. You can opt to use flowers that may be available all year round and not sacrifice even an ounce of beauty for the arrangement. Some flowers available year round are roses, orchids, carnations and hydrangeas.



Flower color is an important part of the choosing process. As flower colors may not be exactly like what is expected to be due to tempermental growing conditions and weather. Proper communication with the florist is crucial as any color has different shades and hues. This may also be an important factor for the outcome of the wedding photos.



As perfect and as grand the floral arrangement may be, the budget should never be miscommunicated with the florist. Consulting the experts and telling them what exactly your budget is, is critical in helping them to guide you in the right direction for floral choices. This may be a sensitive topic to touch, but making sure that both the couple and the florist are on the same page will make the process a smooth one.

Nevertheless, even if there might be a stricter budget on flower arrangements, the bridal bouquet should be the priority as it will be shown in almost every picture taken. These pictures will be viewed and enjoyed for the rest of your life. Other parts of the checklist may carry the budget cut, but not the bride’s.


Wedding style

Wedding themes are now the new style. Some opt for a modern sleek wedding, while others prefer a more rustic style. Roses and peonies make up for tight, compact bouquets that are perfect for classic style weddings. Loose clusters of mixed flowers with more of the greens give off that bohemian or rustic vibe. Lush, soft, big blooms of flowers give more of that romantic feel, while a sleek, minimal arrangement with monochrome colors sends off a modern look. Proper communication with the florist will help you be advised of which style will suit your wedding theme the best.


Flower meaning

Since wedding celebrations are special, the couple may have something in mind that gives off more meaning to their special day. Reds may mean love and whites may mean purity and sincerity. Greens may mean hope, while purples and violets may mean royalty.



The wedding venue should also be considered for the flower arrangement. Large centerpieces may make a statement, but it can also block the view of the wedding guests during the ceremony or the reception. It may also be a hindrance for small talks for friends and family members. New trends may include flowers hanging from venue ceilings, flowers in clear containers and flowers in cans on the side of the tables.

In any case, the flowers and their arrangement make a great impact on this joyous occasion. So be sure to ask our experts about it.

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Tempe, AZ 85284

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Easter Flower Decorations Ideas

There’s nothing that signifies spring more than flowers. They add life and color to your home and at the same time, they also make amazing Easter decorations.  

From centerpieces to wall and door ornaments, there’s a lot you can do with florals. Here are some creative ways to decorate Easter eggs with flowers:

  • Spring Flower Wreath

Let everyone in the neighborhood know that you are ready for springtime by hanging a beautifully adorned wreath on your front door. Use different kinds of fresh flowers, like poppies, roses, ranunculus, and tulips for a warm and cheery vibe.

  • Egg Shell Vases

Reuse egg shells and turn them into beautiful vases for tiny flowers and herbs. Crack a small hole in the shell to get the liquid egg out. Rinse the shell, fill it with little water and insert short blooms (like chamomile and daisies). Make as many as you like and place them in eggcups or linen napkins, to turn them into charming table decorations. Find additional Easter egg decorating ideas here

  • Floral Easter Basket

Easter baskets are not just for collecting Easter eggs. They can also be a unique centerpiece for your table. All you have to do is fill a wicker basket with fragrant florals, like sweet peas and daffodils. You can even add fresh or faux eggs to the décor.    

  • Mason Jar Flower Vase

Create gorgeous flower arrangements with mason jar flower vases. You can paint them in pastel to add a color to your table, or just put a ribbon or lace around it to make it look rustic. Fill it with seasonal fresh flowers to make your table ready for Easter dinner.

  • Potted Plants

Make your garden and front porch ready for spring and Easter by decorating them with lovely flowers. Easter lilies are the most popular flower for the occasion because it symbolizes purity, hope, innocence and virtue. Daffodils, daisies, and irises are also a great choice for Easter.

  • Floating Flowers

The beauty of the flowers combined with the tranquility of water can add a whimsical touch to outdoor events, like garden parties or spring weddings. Aquatic flowers, like lotus and water lilies, are common for floating flower displays, but non-aquatic flowers can also be used. All you have to do is to snip the stem close to base of the flower. Chrysanthemums, peonies, and gerberas are a great choice for this kind of presentation.

  • Easter Succulents

Succulents go with any season, including spring. They are the perfect Easter decoration if you are going for a minimalist vibe, and they are also easy to style. You can just place them in unique planters or egg shell vases and arranged them on your Easter table.

  • Birds’ Nest

Birds’ nest is another ornament that is often associated with Easter. It is easily made by turning and twisting some twigs and branches, and adding some plastic eggs. But, they can also be made into a one of a kind table topper if decorated with colorful flowers. See our Springtime Birds Nest of Flowers on our website for the fun and unique arrangement.


Fiesta Flowers, Plants & Gifts for your Floral Needs

Now that you have creative ideas for Easter flowers, all you need is fresh and beautiful blooms. Why not get them at Fiesta Flowers Plants & Gifts?

We are a family-owned business. A professional, full service florist serving Phoenix and the East Valley. Based in Tempe, Arizona, we have created a name in the industry for our high-quality flowers, plants, and gifts that are offered at reasonable prices. Our team is also known for our excellence in customer service.

What’s great about us is that our flower arrangements are creative and unique. We have a wide variety of flowers for every occasion, including Anniversaries, Birthdays, and Weddings. Moreover, we have collections called Fiesta Martinis and Margaritas that use novelty martini and margarita shaped containters to create flower bouquets that resembles your favorite drinks. We also arrange flowers in the shape of dogs, pigs, kittens and other animals for the collection called Fiesta animals and pooches.

Aside from flower arrangements, we also provide plants like succulents, green plants and dish gardens, which you can place on your windows, office tables and countertops. We also have different gift items and party decorations. This includes gourmet, organic chocolates, balloons, stuffed animals, wine bottle lanterns, and greeting cards. 

Fiesta Flowers Plants & Gifts
744 W Elliot Rd #103
Tempe, AZ 85284
(480) 777-0060


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