Chances are, you’ll be doing some socializing this 4th of July, and probably in your own home. We here at Billy Heroman’s Flowers & Gifts think that in that case, you should have some firework-level flowers on hand. Preferably in the center of your holiday table, where everyone can get a good look at them. Contrary to what you might think, your 4th flowers don’t need to be of the red, white and blue variety; you’ve got plenty of opportunities to decorate with patriotic flair elsewhere in your home and outdoors. Instead, focus on putting something out that offers a lot of impact and feels just right for summer.
One of the biggest celebrations of the summer season is July 4th, a time when the entire country comes together to celebrate the unique freedoms in our nation. Whether you are hosting the party or headed to someone else’s gathering, the addition of patriotic flowers is a great way to set the mood. July Fourth flowers can be comprised of any blooms which exhibit the red, white and blue – and the possibilities for gorgeous bouquets are many! Come to Billy Heroman’s Flowers for great ideas, or shop our collection here. Continue reading
Independence Day or Fourth of July, is one of our favorite holidays for good reason. The American spirit is one of freedom, of pride and of brave sacrifice. The fireworks, the parades and the picnics are all ways for our community to share our common heritage, which dates back to 1776 and the struggle of the American Revolution. In June 1776, representatives of the 13 colonies met to draft a resolution that would make official our split from England. On July 2nd, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence, and on July 4th Thomas Jefferson’s iconic document, the Declaration of Independence was adopted.
Although the birthday of our nation is in 1776, the first official government celebration took place a full year later. In 1777, Philadelphia celebrated with parades, speeches, prayers, gatherings, dinners and fireworks. After the Revolutionary War, the annual festivities were designed to foster a feeling of nationalism and community. July 4th celebrations became more commonplace after the War of 1812, and in 1870, it was declared a federal holiday. As the years passed, the political significance of the day decreased, but its importance in the heart of Americans has continued to increase, as it represents our very spirit and legacy.
July 4th has long recognized freedom with traditional festivities that look similar to that first celebration – fireworks, parades and stirring speeches; to family picnics and barbecues. No matter the manner of your fun on July 4th, Billy Heroman’s Flower Shops have a the right floral arrangement or display to highlight any gathering with patriotic flair. Red roses or gerbera daisies, white lilies and baby’s breath, blue delphinium – there are so many beautiful floral choices to make your day beautiful. Stop into one of our Baton Rouge locations today to speak to an expert florist and create your own Fourth of July décor!
Every year, Americans across the country gather together on the 4th of July in order to celebrate our independence. Whether you are heading to the beach house for fun in the sun, or you are hosting a quintessential 4th of July barbecue complete with fireworks at the end of the night, you will want to be sure to have the perfect red, white and blue floral arrangement on display.
What are the Best Flowers for the 4th of July?
- Red roses with baby’s breath — There’s nothing more classic than a bouquet of red roses with baby’s breath, and since red is one of the most iconic and patriotic colors, this is the perfect choice. If you are purchasing this arrangement as a gift, you can be sure that the recipient will love these timeless blooms. If you simply want to treat yourself, these roses will bring a smile to your face for days.
- White daisies with red carnations and purple statice — This mix of spring and summer blooms creates the perfect red, white and blue centerpiece. Send it to a loved one who might be spending the holiday in another part of the country, or purchase it in order to decorate your own home. This arrangement will fit in with the rest of the stars and stripes decor that you pick out for your party.
- Sunflowers — While they may be a shade of golden yellow, these flowers evoke the feeling of summertime across the country. Sunflowers are an idyllic summer bloom, and they can add a classic and vintage touch to any 4th of July barbecue. Create centerpieces for the event or present the host with a special bouquet created with these flowers.
You might consider bringing a floral arrangement as a gift for the person who is hosting the 4th of July gathering that you are going to, or maybe you want to make your house feel a little more festive this year. Either way, fresh blooms that truly represent all that America has to offer are the best way to celebrate the holiday. Order your arrangement today so that you aren’t left behind without a patriotic arrangement that is destined to brighten up any type of event.