Create a DIY Flower Bar for Your Next Event

Many brides choose to have a build-your-own bouquet bar before their wedding, which is such a fun thing to do! But why not switch things up and have a unique kind of DIY flower bar? Bridal showers are fun, and favors are often in order, so why not turn it into a flower-arranging party? Not that flowers have to be the focus, but it can be such a great activity to have a flower bar.

Create a DIY Flower Bar for Your Next Event

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Why do a DIY flower bar?

This is such an exciting idea! We did this at a real-life shower, and it turned into a flower-arranging party for the guests. It was the perfect activity for people to do as soon as they arrived while we waited for others to get there. Our pop-up flower bar enabled everyone to be creative, have fun, and go home with something they made that would last for days afterward.

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What You Need for Your Own DIY Flower Bar

Bridal shower, baby shower, or bachelorette party? This idea is perfect for any of these events as essentially it’s a mini flower arranging class. Party away with your guests as they take flowers and express their artsy side at a pop-up flower bar. Here is what you need for your own DIY flower bar.

Flower Arranging Party Supplies

  • Container – For your DIY flower bar, use whatever container you like, such as a mini white metal bucket.
  • Plastic Baggies – Use small, clear bags that will easily fit into your container.
  • Oasis – Cut your oasis into pieces that will fit into your container. The purpose of this is to retain water so the flowers will live longer.
  • Flowers – Flower parties are fun when you use in-season flowers, but you can always order flowers if need be.
  • Flower Cutters – Have something available to shorten the stems.
  • Water – Have a water source or pitcher of water available at your pop-up flower bar.

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How to Manage Your Build Your Own Bouquet Bar

It’s fairly easy to get attendees to make tiny arrangements at your flower bar. Bridal shower guests can be given instructions either when they arrive or at a certain point in the shower. Give them steps – either verbally or via a sign – as to what the pop-up flower bar has available. Make a sample beforehand, instruct the guests, and then let them create their own arrangement to take home.

For bridesmaids, a build-your-own bouquet bar works in a similar fashion, yet a flower-arranging party isn’t quite necessary when your guests are taking mini-arrangements home to enjoy. It’s fun to have live flowers as a memory from flower parties so that people can think about the bride-to-be every time they look at their arrangement.

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Do you think the theme of a DIY flower bar bridal shower is feasible?

One thing to remember is that you are not putting on a flower arranging class. Party guests can have fun, but this is truly a make-and-take activity that is easy to set up and implement. Flower parties are fun, and your attendees can use their DIY flower bar creations to help decorate the bridal shower itself. We think that a pop-up flower bar is a fabulous idea!

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FAQ About a DIY Flower Bar

What flowers to get for a flower bar?

Consider the overall theme or color scheme of the event. Choose blooms such as roses, lilies, daisies, and tulips to offer a diverse selection. It’s also a good idea to include greenery like eucalyptus or ferns to add texture and depth to the arrangements. Remember to consider the seasonality of the flowers as well, as certain blooms may be more readily available during specific times of the year.

How many flowers per person for a flower bar?

Plan on providing about 3-5 stems of flowers per person, which allows each guest to create a small bouquet or arrangement to take home as a keepsake. However, you may want to adjust this amount based on the size of the event and your guests’ preferences. Some people may prefer to create elaborate arrangements, so having a variety of flowers available is key.

How to create a bloom bar?

Start by setting a designated area with flowers, greenery, vases, and other supplies like scissors and floral tape. Display the flowers in buckets or vases for easy access and visibility. Provide inspiration by showcasing a few sample arrangements or offering tips on how to create a balanced bouquet. Also, allowing guests to mix and match encourages creativity. Have extra supplies on hand in case anyone needs assistance or additional materials.

What is a bridal shower flower bar?

A bridal shower flower bar allows guests to create arrangements with fresh flowers and decorative elements. The flower bar is typically set up with a wide selection of blooms, such as roses, lilies, and hydrangeas, along with greenery, ribbons, and vases. Guests can make personalized arrangements, adding a personal touch to the bridal shower.

How do flower bars work?

They’re essentially a self-serve station where guests can unleash their creativity. The host sets up a table with various flowers, tools, and accessories to arrange the blooms. Guests have access to scissors, floral tape, and other necessary supplies. They can select their preferred flowers, mix and match colors, and experiment with different styles and designs. It’s an interactive experience that encourages socializing, celebrating, and design.

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