Backyard birthday parties are some of our favorite events to host. It’s casual and relaxed, and for kids it gives them a chance to be themselves and have fun. Part of the excitement for kids birthday parties are the favors they get to keep at the end of the party. So we thought, why not have the kids create a favor that they get to keep. It is also an activity they get to participate in, and it adds décor to your table.
For this project we used the following:
- 3” clay pots found at any craft store. We bought one for each guest, plus a few more just in case.
- Floral foam blocks
- Scissors, floral clippers, moss, and ribbon
- Your favorite California Grown flowers. We chose some our favorites that included mixed Gerberas, Purple Iris, Sunflowers, White Daisies, Purple Larkspur, Yellow Freesia and mixed Hyacinth.
Cut the floral foam to size and soak in a bowl. Don’t plunge the foam into the water. Just let it soak up the water on its own. It’s usually best to have an adult cut the foam so no one gets hurt.
Once the foam is soaked, fit the foam into the flower pot, trim any excess foam and throw away. This step is something you can do ahead of time and have prepped for the kids.
Pick any flowers that you like and insert into the foam. The beauty of this project is that it encourages the kids to use their creativity, there is really no right or wrong way to create the flowers.
Now have fun! Once all your beauties are finished, create a beautiful table scape with them and dig into some cake and ice cream!
Check out how much fun these girls had creating their own favors!
As always, tag us at #CSFA to show us your California grown creations.
Love. Flowers. Always.
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