For your pretty warm-weather cocktail or dinner parties, choose flower arrangements that reflect the summer season. Some of the most popular flower shops are offering beautiful flower centerpieces and flower gifts that incorporate elements such as sea shells and citrus fruits. Here are some lovely floral designs that are easy to recreate at home.

 

BEACH INSPIRATION

This cool-looking, beach-inspired arrangement includes whte roses, iris, and larkspur with bear grass, button poms and other fresh greens.

A clear cylindrical glass vase measuring 8 inches high and 5 inches deep holds this particular arrangement. You can use a round clear vase of any size to create the same effect.

Before filling your clear vase with water place seashells at the bottom (smooth, flat purple shells or pretty rocks will also up the wow factor). Then add the flowers, greenery, water, and flower preservative.

 


A CITRUS TWIST

Here's a beautiful way to use your glass pitcher. This arrangement makes a perfect centerpiece for a bridal shower, baby shower, brunch, or any other summer occasion.

This floral design uses yellow gerbera daisies, yellow and white daisy poms, and goldenrod.

It's easy to create. Purchase a variety of yellow and white flowers from your local flower shop or supermarket. Fill a glass pitcher with water, lemon slices, and flowers.

 

COLOR BLOCKING

This trendy arrangement uses color blocking to create a chic and classy effect. Add candlelight and this type of arrangement becomes a perfect accent for any dinner party table.

To create this look you'll need flowers that reflect a single color scheme; in this case, orange spray roses, orange gerberas, and lighter orange or peach-colored roses. Red carnations and huckleberry add color depth. Place all of these flowers in a small orange vase. You can create arrangements in other colors using this same technique.