Haleigh Eustis

Floral Intern

Chanukah is a holiday that lasts for eight days in which people celebrate with traditions, foods, games, and family. Even though flowers aren’t technically a staple to this holiday, they certainly could be! If you’re planning on having a family gathering after lighting the menorah, but you want decorations that are fitting for the time of year, I’ve got you covered. Let’s make a Chanukah themed bouquet! .

What you will need:

  1. One small vase (this will be your inner layer)
  2. One medium sized vase (This will be your outer layer. Make sure your outer layer is taller than your inner layer and that there is wiggle room when you place the small vase into the medium vase.)  
  3. One bunch of baby’s breath  
  4. One bunch of white roses  
  5. One bunch of blue crazy daisies 
  6. Greenery (optional)  
  7. Chocolate coins or “gelts” 
  8. Blue ribbon (optional)

How to make this bouquet:

Take your inner layer (which is a small vase) and assemble your bouquet. If you’ve never made an arrangement before, don’t fear, I can help! 

  1. Every arrangement has specific flowers that you can utilize to create the most attractive bundle of flowers. The arrangement is going to focus on your focal flower(s) which is—typically—the most beautiful, or eye-catching flower. In this case, your focal flower will be the rose. Normally, we use between one to three focal flowers and build from there.
  2. After we have our focal flowers, we start utilizing our focal fillers (which in this case will be the blue daisies!)  
  3. Once you’ve created an arrangement of focal and focal fillers, we can start adding regular fillers. For this arrangement I’ve chosen baby’s breath and greenery. Filler flowers are used to fill in odd or awkward gaps. It’s easy to get taken away by fillers, so use them sparingly!  
  4. And voila! You’ve created a beautiful arrangement, and it wasn’t even hard, was it? Let’s continue! 
  5. Once you’ve created your arrangement, place your inner layer into your outer layer. After you’ve assembled shell for your flowers, this is where the fun comes in! 
  6. Take your chocolate coins and place them in the gap between the inner and outer layer (this is the importance of having wiggle room)! When you place the coins in the space, they will stand upright. Repeat this until all the space is filled and you’re going to end up with an eye-catching arrangement that is beautiful on its own or . . . you can adorn the arrangement with a ribbon!  
  7. And there you have it, a beautiful and easy Chanukah arrangement that is sure to impress with its beauty and uniqueness!

Shop all of your Chanukah and Holiday needs at Price Chopper/Market 32!


Haleigh Eustis

Floral Intern

Wedding season is in the air! A magical day filled with beautiful dresses, delicious desserts, stunning décor and . . . flowers! With every wedding comes the important decision: What flowers are going to be used to create your picture-perfect day?

Brides have been known to carry bouquets to ward off bad luck on their special day. Whether you believe this, or you just think they look pretty, a floral bouquet is an elegant way to add some personality to your wedding.

As the years have passed, it’s become more common for brides to create a beautiful bouquet of flowers that’s perfect for their liking. Though this may seem like an easy task, there are proper steps that go into bouquet assembly to create the most attractive bundle of flowers. If you’re planning on DIYing your own bouquet for wedding season, here’s a helpful guide to get you started!

To create a beautiful bouquet, focus on four key elements: focal flowers, fillers, linear flowers, and volume focal flowers. Each element will ensure a lively and stunning bouquet that will impress your guests!

Focal Flowers: A focal flower is, essentially, your base. Usually, a base is created from one to three flowers. From there, you create a bouquet that is centered around those flowers. The focal flower(s) is the crème de la crème of your bouquet! Normally focal flowers are larger in size and the most attractive flower of your bouquet. Examples of popular focal flowers: roses, hibiscus, and sunflowers.

Fillers: A filler usually is something that is used to cover or fill unwanted or awkward gaps. It may add color contrast to the bouquet, but essentially, it is aiding the focal flower! Popular fillers: baby’s breath and eucalyptus. Small and easy to find, fillers are wonderful for creating dimension and texture.

Linear Flowers: Though it’s not necessary, a linear flower(s) is a quirky addition to add flare in a bouquet. Linear flowers are used to add height, which may not always desired. Popular linear flowers: campanula, snapdragons, and gladiola. Linear flowers are an easy way to add texture and dimension to a bouquet. But be careful! Too many linear flowers could take away from your actual focal flowers. Utilize linear flowers graciously.

Volume Focal Flowers: Last, but definitely not least, volume focal flowers! These are meant to bring the entire bouquet together nicely. Volume focal flowers consist of small bundles of beautiful flowers. Typically, these flowers should be simpler. They accent–but don’t take away from–the focal flower(s)!

Creating a beautiful bouquet doesn’t have to be stressful! Follow this guide and anyone can create a showstopping flower creation effortlessly. To alleviate wedding stress, shop Price Chopper/Market 32 Floral Department for all your unique floral needs. Good luck!

  DSCN0653 Mother’s Day is a celebration of one of the hardest-working people we know, Mom.   It’s a day to let her know how special she is and how much we appreciate all that she has done for us.  Each year, many of us scramble to find that perfect gift, something meaningful to show our love and gratitude. Mother's Day 2011 Build a Bouquet Store 102 Watertown, NY6 How will you celebrate Mom this Mother’s Day?  Price Chopper can help with our Build a Bouquet for Mother’s Day program!  Kids 12 and under will have fun making their own special bouquet for Mom including a personalized card, for just $5 + tax!  Stop by Price Chopper Saturday, May 10 from 12-4pm or Sunday, May 11 from 10am-2pm, then send us pictures of your bouquet for Mom!  You can email us your photos at [email protected] 🙂  We’ll display them on Facebook & Instagram! Happy Mother’s Day!