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Posted by Jackie Levine on May 3, 2021 | Last Updated: May 18, 2021 4th of July Flowers Memorial Day Summer Flowers

Fun Flower Decor Ideas for the Perfect Outdoor Cookout

The best backyard cookout goes beyond mouthwatering and delicious burgers and brisket. While you spend highly-anticipated quality time with friends and family, make it special by surrounding yourselves with Mother Nature’s colorful gifts. Enhance the existing beauty of your outdoor space with fresh seasonal blooms and creative ideas from your friends here at Central Square Florist, the premier flower shop in Boston. We love sharing the perfect hosting ideas and tips when it comes to decor and flowers. 

Our Favorite Ways to Style Backyard BBQs

Colorful flowers in recycled tin cans

Repurpose Tin Cans

There are numerous ways to include fresh summer flowers into the decor for your backyard BBQ. However, one creative idea that sticks out to us is recycling tin cans and other unique or vintage items to create fun DIY vases. Whether you embellish them with ribbon, twine, burlap, or paint, this repurposed rustic chic look will surely liven up your outdoor atmosphere. Your friends and family will love marveling over your originality and appreciate the time and effort you took to create artistic works to hold magnificent florals.

Large pink flower arrangement on food table

Add a Monochromatic Statement Piece

Our favorite way to add a burst of marvelous color while still keeping your décor sophisticated, minimalistic, and modern is with one monochromatic floral arrangement. This eye-catching statement piece will be admired by guests as they marvel over the mix and variety of blooms that share the same color to create one sleek and clean design. As the hit of your backyard bash, this singular “wow factor” will bring the whole look and feel of your atmosphere together and elevate the rest of your décor.

Yellow flowers hanging in glass vases

Hang Seasonal Flowers

Embrace the natural allure of your backyard and enhance it by hanging a variety of mini floral arrangements from hooks and tree branches. Displaying a single stem in a glass jar or a few blooms in a bud vase will ensure an ideal design with varying shapes, styles, colors, and heights. String up some lights or café bulbs and give your creative decor a romantic glow as soon as the sun begins to set. Your friends and family will love the uniqueness of your backyard décor and admire the seasonal flowers from above.

White flowers in vintage green glass bottles

Incorporate Eclectic Bud Vases

Some of the most versatile décor pieces are bud vases. As they offer an array of sizes, shapes, colors, and styles, they create a unique and eclectic look. From rustic and vintage to artistic and chic, filling these small glass bottles can fit seamlessly into almost any theme. Choose a variety of flowers and scatter the vases among guest tables, carefully arrange them in an asymmetrical pattern down long tables, or place them in a cluster in the center for a creative focal piece.

Best Flowers for Your Backyard BBQ Decor

As you choose your favorite seasonal greenery and flowers for your backyard décor, remember to look for quality and consider their ability to last and thrive in the summer heat. Take a look at a few great options below.

Wax flowers

Sunflowers

Eucalyptus

Carnations

Daisies

Lisianthus

Anthurium

Delphinium

Succulents

From food stations and guest tables to clever locations, such as tree branches, there are endless possibilities for you to think outside of the box and fill your backyard with blooms. Including the loveliest seasonal flowers to elevate the natural beauty of your outside space is not only fun, but elegant, chic, and simply special. As you explore your own ideas, your friends here at Central Square Florist are always happy to assist. 

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