Celebrate National Good Neighbor Day with Flowers

National Good Neighbor Day was created by Becky Mattson of Lakeside, Montana back in the early 1970s. It’s described as a day for connecting with and recognizing the importance of having good neighbors. During President Jimmy Carter’s terms, he signed a proclamation that established the celebration of the National Good Neighbor Day on September 24, 1978. It’s a tradition that should be marked with appropriate activities and ceremonies.

Currently, this national holiday is held every September 28th but whatever date or day it falls, this is a time for appreciation of the people that makes up the community and the contributions that each individual makes. And one element that plays an important role during the celebration of this tradition is giving flowers.

But how do we celebrate National Good Neighbor Day with flowers? Here are some suggestions from Fiesta Flowers Plants & Gifts.

Bring Them Flowers

Flowers bring smiles and that’s a well-known fact. Nothing shows affection or appreciation more than giving a bouquet of blooms. National Good Neighbor Day is the perfect time if you haven’t talked to your neighbors for a long time. Pick up a few cheerful flowers, give them a nice arrangement, and pay your neighbor a short visit. This visit can turn into a nice conversation over tea and voila! You’ve reconnected without too much effort. You will be surprised at what flowers can do to change someone’s mood.

Welcoming New Residents

A new neighbor is like a new member of the family. We’ve all been in that situation before. Being new to the neighborhood can be exciting because you get to meet new people, but it can also be a bit stressful. Why not make it easier by welcoming new residents with a bouquet of flowers? Make them feel more comfortable and welcome in their new location by bringing them a gift of flowers. Flowers are traditionally used for welcoming people coming from a different place. Pick seasonal or local blooms to make the introduction even more memorable.

Hosting an Open House

Maybe you have been so busy lately that you haven’t talked to your neighbors these the past few months. Or maybe you’re the new resident in the neighborhood and would like to connect with your new neighbors. This can be the perfect time to host a small gathering or an open house. Write or print invitations and give them to your neighbors. In preparation for this wonderful mini-event, you can decorate your home with lovely flowers that are in bloom in that season. Why not go for a potluck and have your neighbors cook and bring over their favorite recipes? The flower decorations might even turn into conversational pieces. It is difficult to resist a flower’s fragrance and beauty.

Celebrating National Good Neighbor Day can be made more meaningful if you put in just a little creativity and effort. Flowers make it even easier to connect with your neighbors and build or strengthen relationships. For some inspiration on which flowers to choose for your bouquets and arrangements, check out our website where we feature a plethora of custom arrangements made right here at Fiesta Flowers Plants & Gifts.

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Fire Prevention Tips When Decorating with Flowers

Whatever the season is, there are flowers to decorate your home with and Fiesta Flowers Plants & Gifts have the perfect flowers for your decorating needs. Spring is best represented with Daffodils, Tulips, and Lilies. Marigolds, Dahlias, and Daisies are the flowers of summer. The colorful autumn gives birth to Carnations, Chrysanthemums, and Sunflowers. The traditional reds and greens of Poinsettias and Roses adorn our homes during the Winter.

Beautiful as they are, flowers must be designed artistically to make them even more attractive. We recommend putting floral arrangements all around your house so that they can be enjoyed in any room you decide to be in. Unfortunately, putting them in the wrong places can turn them into fire hazards. In line with the Fire Prevention Week which runs from October 8 to 14, Fiesta Flowers would like to share a few tips on how to decorate your house with flowers and keep it safe from fires at the same time.

Flowers and Candles Don’t Go Together

Well, at least not near each other. It’s very tempting to mix and match the colors and scents of flowers with decorative and scented candles. Combined, they add sparkle and warmth to the living room or any area in your home. But as a rule of thumb, keep them apart. A small accident or a gust of wind can set your flower arrangement aflame and the fire can spread quickly. Keep your flowers on one table and your lit candles on another.

Keep Them Off the Heat, Too

The chilly months of Autumn and Winter beckon you to turn the heat on. It can be that good old wood-fed fireplace or its modern counterpart, the gas fireplace or electric heater. Whichever you use to push the temperature up, keep it away from your flowers. That flower vase may look pretty near the hearth but a small ember can make it go up in flames and the heat will make the flowers wilt in a very short amount of time. Even the space heater can cause flowers to dry up and spark. Put the vase on top of the mantle instead. The idea is to move flowers away from any heating element.

Safety During the Holidays

Christmas is a time for being merry. Don’t spoil that merriment with fire accidents that can be easily prevented. For some people, having the biggest Christmas tree that can fit inside the house is a must. However, care should be taken in the placement of the tree. It should not block any entrance or exit and keep it at least 3 feet away from a heat source. Christmas lights are common fire hazards, too. Check the brand and make sure that they are certified by a testing laboratory and don’t forget to turn them off before retiring at night. If you prefer a natural tree over plastic, keep it watered to prevent it from getting brittle and even more flammable.

Decorating the house with plants and flowers doesn’t mean you’ll have to forget about safety. Make it a fun and safe experience by following the tips mentioned above. Never sacrifice safety over an Instagram-worthy selfie. And if you’re looking for fresh flowers and plants, check out Fiesta Flowers Plants & Gifts.

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October Anniversary Flowers: Show Your Love and Affection

Affection should be shown any time of the year. While that is very much true, there are some days where sharing the love is done best. One such occasion is an Anniversary. Whether it is your own Anniversary or the Anniversary of someone dear to you (IE: your parents), giving flowers is a wonderful way to show that you care.

Each Anniversary is considered a milestone, so it is very appropriate to give flowers to express your love for that day. Here is your ultimate guide to October Anniversary flowers, as shared by your friends here at Fiesta Flowers Plants and Gifts.

 

There are different ways to use flowers for an Anniversary. The most common way to do it is to give them as a gift. Your favorite flowers can be arranged in a vase or choose to send a lovely designed bouquet in a basket. Another way to use flowers for Anniversaries is to use them as decorations for setting up the ultimate Anniversary celebration.

You can choose just one specific type of flower, such as a Rose, or use multiple flowers to create that amazing Anniversary gift. You can also choose from pre-made bouquets or you be more creative and specify how you’d like the flowers to be arranged. Your options are virtually limitless when it comes to flowers.

What flowers can you use in the event of an Anniversary? There is actually no hard and fast rule when it comes to that. The most common approach is to use flowers that the celebrants like. If they don’t have favorite flowers, choosing flowers in their favorite colors is a great way to go.

Choosing flowers that are specifically in bloom in that particular time of the year is a smart option as well. There are flowers that grow during the Fall season, and they look spectacular when they are combined together. Talk with your florist about what flowers are available in season for the upcoming celebration.

Even when the Anniversary is in the future, it is highly recommended that you order flowers in advance. Obtaining specific flowers and designing the perfect flower arrangement(s) takes time and skill to create artistically designed arrangements, especially for the more complex ones. We here at Fiesta Flowers Plants & Gifts can accept rush jobs, however, the flowers available for immediate use may be limited.

Plus, there is always the outside chance that something might not be available. Because of this, we highly recommend that you order your flowers well in advance. This way, you are ensured that your orders arrive when you need them.

If you are looking for a shop in Arizona that will provide you with the freshest October Anniversary flowers, you cannot go wrong with choosing Fiesta Flowers. We are one of the leaders in the industry, serving thousands of clients all over the state for 14 years and counting.

We use only the best flowers freshly sourced and in-season. They are then arranged by our expert Designers with a vast 30 years combined experience in designing the perfect arrangements for different occasions. Show that you care with flowers. Fiesta Flowers Plants and Gifts will help complete your October Anniversary celebration beautifully and with ease.

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Halloween Flowers to Brighten Up the Occasion

Flowers will liven up any Halloween party! Whether you want to give a different twist to this occasion or you are simply a fan of fun, Halloween themed flowers, we have many “Spooktacular” arrangements made exactly for the Halloween season. This guide from Fiesta Flowers Plants & Gifts will give you some ideas on how you can use flowers for the occasion.

One of the best ways to utilize flowers during this season is as props for your Halloween costume. Both the young and young at heart can use flowers to complete their getup for this occasion. There are some flowers that are perfect for creating spooky items, like Thistle painted black – can look like a spider in your hair, while there are other flowers that are great for brightening up a spectacular outfit – think Flamenco dancer. A killer flower set can be the perfect complement for your costume.

Aside from being great props for Halloween, flowers are also a the perfect complement for your Halloween soiree. Why not dress up your food table with a fun flower set up in a ceramic pumpkin or skull? Whether you are looking for something spooky or something bright and fun, there is a Halloween flower arrangement that will fit your needs. You can either select from our fantastic selection of pre-made arrangements or you can request to have something custom-made for your dream set-up. If you need flowers for your Halloween party, don’t hesitate to call us here at Fiesta Flowers. We have helped many other clients turn their dream party into reality. Let us help you do the same!

In Arizona, no one does it better than our team here at Fiesta Flowers Plants & Gifts. As one of the leading names in the industry for flowers, plants, and unique gift ideas, we have helped countless clients get the blooms they need for any occasion. We are plentifully stocked with flowers for all seasons of the year, and we are happy to work with any client to create that perfect setup or gift idea. If you are looking for the best costume props, gifts, or ornaments for Halloween, let us create your vision. We have various setups made for Halloween, and we can easily also customize gifts and arrangements according to your preferences.

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The Best Flowers to Buy This Homecoming

Homecoming has been around since the early 1900s. After more than a century the Homecoming tradition hasn’t changed much. For most, it’s a time for celebration, nostalgia, and team spirit.

Homecoming also ushers in the year’s first major dance when students have some fun and lighten up as they prepare for the school year ahead. Flowers in the form of Corsages & Boutonnieres play a major part in this tradition. And for your flower needs, Fiesta Flowers Plants & Gifts has you covered.

Whether it’s for decoration, Boutonnieres, Corsages or flowers for your hair, it is important to use the appropriate flowers and those that bloom during the Homecoming season. Here are a few suggestions from Fiesta Flowers.

Roses

This is perhaps the go-to flower for any occasion. If you’re confused on which flower to buy, start with Roses. Roses also look striking on Boutonnieres, wrist Corsages, and traditional Pin-On Corsages. Roses also come in a wide variety of shades and colors so you will be able to match or complement any dress color. From bold reds and yellows to soft pastel colors, the possibilities for using Roses to accentuate a dress are limitless. You can even use a contrasting color to highlight the accessory. And while you’re at it, why not go even more elegant by mixing in sequins, pearls or rhinestone gems for a little extra flair?

Chrysanthemums

Roses may be versatile but if you want to stick to traditions,  Chrysanthemums are the perfect choice. Also called ‘Mums’ or ‘Chrysanths’, this lively flower variety goes well with mixed bouquets and as lovely accents to boutonnieres and corsages. Girls will surely be swept off their feet when presented with a luscious lavender themed Chrysanthemum Corsage accentuated with royal purple shades.

Carnations

Another traditional flower choice during Homecoming season is the Carnations. This flower offers elegant and rich textured blooms and can come in a wide variety of colors so mixing and matching is never an issue. Carnations are available in solid tones but a few varieties come in blends of two or more colors. They are great for boutonnieres and corsages because of their compact, complex, and layered shape. Whether you want to use Mini Carnations as accent flower, or the full size Carnations as the focal part of the Corsage, Boutonniere, arrangement or bouquet, you can’t go wrong with this bloom.

Orchids

If Roses, Chrysanthemums, and Carnations, seem too basic for you and you want a more exotic look for your flower arrangements and accents without sacrificing elegance, Orchids are the perfect choice. They come in different shades of white, purple, and pink. Some varieties are even gifted with blends of different colors. For that chic and beautiful Corsage, choose an Orchid instead of the more common blooms. Whether it’s for a guy’s Boutonniere or a girl’s Corsage, Orchids will look stunning and elegant. You can even present a bouquet of Orchids as a nice gift for that special someone.

Flowers are beautiful on their own but arranging and mixing a few varieties will make them stand out even more. Check out our Corsage Bar at Fiesta Flowers Plants & Gifts to see our extensive collection of blooms and the different styles that we have for Homecoming Boutonnieres, corsages, flower arrangements and accessories.

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Looking for Flowers for Sweetest Day?

There are many sweet things that you can do for that special person in your life. Whether they are your parents, your kid, your special someone, or a friend, flowers can more than brighten up their day. While some associate flowers for special occasions, the best occasion to send flowers is really “Just Because” any day of the year. Are you looking for flowers for Sweetest Day? Here is a guide that will help you out in your search.

What is the best flower to give for that special day? To answer this question, there are actually multiple variables to consider. Here are some of the things you should consider when shopping for flowers, especially when you are doing it for the first time.

  • The recipient’s personal preferences- A knowledge of the recipient’s personal preferences will go a long way in streamlining your choices. If you know the recipient’s favorite flowers, it would be wise to purchase those if they are in season. If you don’t know their favorite flower, choosing a floral arrangement in their favorite color(s) is a wise choice. Beyond finding an easy way to making them happy, it shows that you know what they really like.
  • Colors- Color is another smart consideration to have when giving flowers. We already mentioned earlier that it’s smart to give flowers in the person’s favorite colors. Other considerations you should check include potential color schemes during an occasion, the current season/time of the year, and color trends. You can’t go wrong with putting emphasis on colors.
  • How you intend to present the flowers- There are many ways to present flowers during Sweetest Day. You can give them in a wrapped bouquet, designed in a basket, a cube vase or a cylinder vase, or even in a tall and airy styled arrangement. There numerous possibilities when presenting flowers. You must remember though that some flowers work best for particular arrangements than others.
  • The type of occasion- The occasion is an important consideration when giving flowers. While you can always deviate away from tradition, it is smart to go for time-tested approaches. For example, flowers associated with love, such as roses, are best given during Anniversaries or Valentine’s Day or if they are your recipients favorite flower. During birthdays, bright and cheerful arrangements or particular flowers associated with the person’s birth month are hot commodities.
  • Available flowers in-season- The availability of flowers is a major consideration, because certain plants bloom best at specific times of the year. Going for in-season flowers is smart; these flowers are at their absolute best during these times, and they are at their most affordable too. It is advised to choose flowers that are in season, regardless of the occasion. Why not mix and match them to make a colorful gift?

Giving flowers is one of the best ways to show that you care for those close to you. Give them flowers for that Sweetest Day! If you are looking for the best flowers in the Phoenix Metro area, come visit Fiesta Flowers Plants & Gifts store or website. We have all the flowers and gift ideas that you need for Sweetest Day! Visit the Fiesta Flowers website today and find the best blooms for that special someone.

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Flowers for Boss’s Day

Boss’s Day is traditionally observed on October 16th in the U.S. and it’s a day for employees to express their gratitude to their Boss’s for being fair, just, and kind. The tradition can be traced back to 1958 when ‘National Boss’s Day was registered by Patricia Bays Haroski with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce as a day of appreciation for all Boss’s. And if you’re looking for flowers as a gift for your Boss, Fiesta Flowers Plants & Gifts has you covered with their wide selection of arrangements perfect for a desk.

Fiesta Flowers believes that there isn’t a better way to show your appreciation than with a gift of beautiful flowers. Flowers are given to express many emotions including gratefulness, thanks, and appreciation. They are also used as an office decoration to bring more joy and life into the workplace. Here are some ideas on flower arrangements to give to your Boss.

Summer Flowers

October usually ushers in fall in much of the country. The colors of the leaves are changing, the nights are getting cooler by the day, and the lovely summer flowers are disappearing. It’s the time when people think of early sunsets and the upcoming falling snow. That’s why an arrangement of summer blooms is a great gift for your Boss as it serves as a brief reminder of summer before it turns into autumn. Include orange and yellow flowers, sunflowers, as well as light color ones in your ensemble.

Warm Flowers

For those who are finding a way to build a better relationship with their Boss, a gift of flowers is the perfect gesture. Choose flowers that communicate and signify warmth while staying professional. Flowers with hues of rich reds, dark oranges, lavenders, and purples best represent this purpose.

Plants Work Too

Flower arrangements are lovely, acceptable and appropriate gifts for Boss’s on this special day. However, there are some who would prefer a more permanent option. So why not give your Boss a decorative plant that they can display on their desk for a much longer time than flowers. Plants are wonderful gifts because they help clean the air and add joy and light to the whole office, or at least to your Boss’s room.

And keeping up with the colors of autumn, go for yellows, reds, and oranges because they best signify light and joy. A Croton plant incorporates all these colors beautifully making them an excellent choice. Or consider succulents because they require little maintenance.

Boss’s help lead the company and serve as guides to the people under their supervision. The Boss’ Day is a great opportunity for appreciating what they have done for the good of the company and their employees. Flowers and plants brighten moods and foster healthy relationships. Consider the choices mentioned when thinking of something to give to your Boss on this special day. Fiesta Flowers Plants & Gifts can help you decide.

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