Thursday, December 12

craft party with the bouqs + a fresh flower giveaway!


online flowers


ah, december. the most stressfully, overbooked, wonderful time of the year. usually, i am the type to take on only one social event per week. i love just being home. but, the holidays roll around and i just can't get enough of being out (or in) with family and friends and soaking in all of the christmas-ey goodness. i've already found plenty of reasons to invite people over, and last night was one of them. i hosted a holiday crafts and cocktails party. such a perfect way to get some fun decor made, wrapping embellishments and tags prepped, and socialize with the gals.
it was sort of a last minute thing which meant running from store to store gathering supplies as quickly as possible. one fabulous new site kept me sane, though, in preparing one of my must have's for a party. the fresh flowers. i picked out a bunch of pretty white ranunculus a few days ago from the bouqs, and they arrived on my doorstep the day before ready for me to arrange and entertain! rather than making a trip to the flower mart or an overcrowded grocery store, having the flowers delivered to me was a serious luxury and time saver.

flowers with free shipping
flowers with free delivery

most of these gorgeous bouquets are shipped directly from the farm in South America, some from CA. at first i was worried about flowers having to ship that far… but i couldn't have gotten them fresher unless i picked them myself. they were packaged up safe and sound. all i had to do was pop them in a vase.

christmas flowers

i laid out a spread of cocktails and supplies. i had a ton of supplies already due to my hoarding problem. but i did pick up a bunch of ornaments, festive paper, and saved clippings from our tree. pillows and blankets were set on the floor as it seemed the best place for the girls to lay out their supplies and work away.

holiday flowers
Online flower delivery service
Online flower delivery
christmas tags

and my gals never leave empty handed. i picked up a few favors that they could use through the night then take home. we now all have these super mugs and a set of mini stamps! in addition to wine, i prepared hot cocoa and kept warm for everyone to enjoy towards the end of the night in their adorable mugs (um, spiked or not). 

holiday gifts
Online flower shipping

the bouqs will definitely be on my radar from now on for sending and buying flowers. you can pick from a variety of flowers, they are cut and shipped fresh, and shipping is included! no crazy charges added on at the end of your order. plus, now i can vouch for how great these arrived (one of the reasons i never send flowers, do you ever really know what you are getting?). they will be perfect for the holidays (can't make it home or to that dinner party?), NYE, and lots of birthdays we have coming up for friends and family.

sign up on their site and receive 20% off your first order! and if you are a fresh flower lover like me, how about winning 12 months of free blooms? i only wish i could enter! heres how:
visit thebouqs.com, register (and get your 20% off code!), find the perfect Bouq gift then leave a comment here on this post. tell me which bouq is your fave (be sure to reference the name or link to the selected bouquet), who you would want to gift it to and why!
the contest runs through 10am PST on monday, december 23rd. the winner will be announced that same day at 3pm. *please note there are multiple blogs participating in this giveaway and a winner will be chosen from a pool of all entries*

[ visit The Bouqs here]

I want to thank The Bouqs for sponsoring todays discussion!


29 comments:

  1. I cannot lie, I would send these to myself! I like to reward myself after a deep cleaning of my house and these would be perfect, https://www.thebouqs.com/en/volcano-collection/87-lush-us.html - gorgeous Lush Us bouquet.

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  2. I love the Frosty or Bundle of Joy! and where did you get those lips mugs?! They are adorable. I think I need them for teachers gifts.

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  3. hey sara! they're from the 99 cent store:)

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  4. i LOVE this site - so gorgeous! for the holidays, to send to my mom for her foyer. she loves switching out her vases and blooms for the holidays! - i'd select the frosty Ranunculus! https://www.thebouqs.com/en/volcano-collection/91-boo-quet.html

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  5. These pictures are amazing Lauren! And thanks for having me over for the craft night. You had so many amazing supplies! My head was totally spinning! My pick of the bouquets is the Frosty! I had no idea I loved ranunculus so much!

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  6. The flowers are beautiful!

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  7. I just LOVE this bouquet! https://www.thebouqs.com/en/volcano-collection/14-peace.html The purple phlox looks INCREDIBLE with the white roses! :)

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  8. you're right...do you know what you'r getting? I will have to check it out

    www.wearflowersinyourhair.com

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  9. Nancy Page LowenfieldDecember 13, 2013 at 2:25 PM

    The "Frosty" bouquet is beautiful!

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  10. Lush us is my fave! What a great giveaway, fingers crossed!!!

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  11. Love the bundle of joy! all so pretty :)

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  12. colleen from alabamaDecember 14, 2013 at 9:23 AM

    Torn between "frosty" and "precious". The southern girl in me always loves hydrangeas!

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  13. Frosty and Lush Us are my favorites!

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  14. love this bouq:

    https://www.thebouqs.com/en/volcano-collection/14-peace.html



    so pretty! i would love to be able to send it to my mom.

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  15. Courtney R. SmigielDecember 14, 2013 at 2:47 PM

    what a great flower site, thank you for sharing! i would select the "work it" bouquet. it is so beautiful and i would love to give it to my sister! she loves yellow roses and as a nurse, she could always use some bright color added to her day :) https://www.thebouqs.com/en/volcano-collection/47-work-it.html

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  16. Thanks for highlighting this great company! Definitely my favorite bouquet is The Golden Globes...what a happy burst of sunshine! I would send it to my sweet daughter, who loves the color yellow! :)

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  17. Kristin Karr-CrockerDecember 16, 2013 at 8:29 AM

    lauren! i love this site. wow... beautiful! the frosty bouquet might just be my favorite! thank you so much for having me over for crafting! as always, the hostess with the mostess! so much fun and so many fantabulous supplies!!! :)

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  18. hi nina, sorry for the wait, but i just heard back all of the flower choices are up to you! so if you want to enter, go ahead and leave a comment with your fave and who you'd gift it to:) good luck!

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  19. I'm all about ranunculus. People confuse them for peonies but they are gorgeous in their own right (and typically less expensive...who doesn't love that). I love the frosty ranunculus and even though I would be tempted to gift it to myself, I would gift it to my aunt. She is fighting cancer in her spine.
    www.wearflowersinyourhair.com

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  20. Lush Us is my favorite with Desperado and Frosty coming in a close second. I would give it to YOU for always hosting such fabulous parties and being the hostess with the mostess!

    https://www.thebouqs.com/en/volcano-collection/87-lush-us.html

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  21. Love the Golden Globes :) I would give them to my Mama. This Christmas I won't be home to spend it with her so, I would send these to her to send her some sunshine.

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  22. I see I'm not the first one to want the Lush Us bouq! I live diagonally across the street from my momma, who is an AMAZING gardener, and she's always leaving fresh flowers at my doorstep. I'd give HER the Lush Us bouq, because ranunculus is one flower I know she's never grown--but she LOVES them!

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  23. What? This is rad! I checked it out and those yellow ranunculus in the Golden Globes bouq are just perfect. I'd take them to my sweet friend who I just found out is having a baby!

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  24. The lush us bouquet is my favorite!! I'd probably give it to my mom because she loves flowers as much as I do!

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  25. I would love the Snowy White roses to give to my mom for her birthday in January! Perfect white flowers for a winter birthday!

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  26. What a cool, cool site the bouqs is! Great fun share.
    Lovin' the White Knight bouquet. So romantic. Without a doubt I would share them
    with the bible study ladies/and our host. Perfect complement to the
    yummy treats and teas.

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  27. Emily Evans BischoffDecember 22, 2013 at 8:51 PM

    Wild Wild West bouquet! I love yellow and green flowers, especially in the winter she those colors are no where to be found in snowy denver! I would split them up and give half to each of my good friends whose birthdays are both February 18th!

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  28. I would gift this beautiful Glitz bouquet to my amazing mom, who's now 5 years cancer free and does so much for my family! She's an incredibly strong woman and loves her pinks and purples, they make her so happy!
    https://www.thebouqs.com/en/california-collection/109-glitz.html

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  29. I would love to give the Bubbly Bouq to my MOM!!! She is amazing & selfless. She constantly gives to others and works incredibly hard. One thing she LOVES, are fresh flowers! These would make her so happy! PLEASE!
    https://www.thebouqs.com/en/volcano-collection/91-boo-quet.html

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