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3 Gorgeous Ways to Include Flowers at Your Galentine's Day Party

And wait until you see the heart-shaped DIY photo booth.

valentines day party flower crowns
Photography by: Meg Niemann

As a lover of all things pretty and pink, Valentine's Day may just be my favorite holiday. This year, my friend Katie Sands of Honestly Kate invited me to flower bomb her Galentines Day brunch and I immediately started thinking of fun ways to create photo-worthy floral moments filled with my favorite shades of pink and red.

 

Every party needs a great photo backdrop for selfies and group shots, so I created an extra large fresh flower heart and hung it on the wall.

 

heart flower valentine's day
Photography by: Meg Niemann

This is very easy to make! Just twist thick craft wire (like this one) in the shape of a heart (doubling it up for a larger heart) and then wrap fresh flowers to it using florist wire. To hang it up without damaging the wall, I used my go-to command hooks. If you want to make a permanent version of this floral heart, you can also use faux flowers.

 

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valentine party table balloons
Photography by: Meg Niemann

Considering that we sat down for brunch (which included Magnolia Cupcakes and delicious dessert jars from Jars by Dani), I wanted to make an interesting heart-shaped centerpiece for the table.

valentines day party flowers
Photography by: Meg Niemann

To create this centerpiece, I used a heart bowl that I picked up from Party City and filled it with saturated floral foam before inserting various pink and red blooms such as garden roses, ranunculus, and tulips.

 

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galentine friends girls
Photography by: Meg Niemann

After brunch, party guests were invited to make their own flower crowns at at DIY bar I set up on Katie's kitchen island.

valentines day party girls laughing
Photography by: Meg Niemann

Everyone was invited to select fresh flowers from various vases before attaching them to a twine halo with florist wire.

galentines friends party
Photography by: Meg Niemann

Flower crowns always make for a great party activity and of course, pretty photos! 

 

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About the Author

Christy Doramus

Christy Doramus is a Manhattan based floral stylist, specializing in custom fresh and faux flower crowns. A former beauty publicist, Christy has experience working with both large and small brands on creative strategy, floral projects and special events. Along with her team, she hosts DIY flower crown making workshops for private events all over New York and in the Hamptons. In 2015,...

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