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DIY Bouquet Bar: The Perfect Brunch or Bridal Shower Activity

Kailee Palileo 26 Jan 2022
A DIY flower bouquet bar for bridal showers and brunches

Are you looking for a fun activity to do with your girls or loved ones? Try creating a make your own bouquet bar. Whether for bridal showers, baby showers, Thanksgiving or Christmas this flower activity is trending big time, and for a good reason. A make-your-own bouquet bar gives your guests a unique experience and a fun party favor to take home with them. This fun activity is affordable and fantastic for bringing your event to the next level!

Selecting Blooms for Your DIY Flower Bar

The first step to setting up your DIY flower bar is choosing the perfect blooms. A good place to start is by browsing different styles of Flower Combo Boxes from our site, Our combo boxes are a great starting point for florals. A combo box comes with roughly three to five different types of flowers and/or greenery. You will find most boxes come with a thriller, spiller, and filler:

* The thriller, your focal flower, is considered your WOW factor - like a rose of protea.

* The spiller is going to add texture and depth to the bouquet or arrangement. An example of a spiller flower is hanging amaranthus. This could also be your greenery!

* Finally, a DIY Combo Box includes a filler. Filler flowers help fill in the space between everything else in your bouquet, giving it that rich, full appearance. An example of this would be baby’s breath or wax flowers.

Our DIY Combo Kits are an easy way to choose your flowers because they come with a collection of flowers that are pre-designed to look beautiful together, no matter how they are arranged! If you aren't sure what flowers to choose for your bouquet bar, this is a great option for you. There are endless colors and styles to select from. You can browse all of our DIY Combo Kits here.

If you have a more specific vision for your flower bar, try ordering wholesale flowers by color or variety and set those out for your guests to design with. Feel free to mix and match combo kits, or order extra bulk flowers to add to the selection! 

The Bouquet Bar Experience

Designing flowers with your friends and family is a beautiful bonding experience. If it’s your first-time designing flowers, we guarantee there will be no shortage of laughter and giggling. Everyone involved will want to share their pointers and advice because no one person designs the same.

This activity is excellent for bridal showers because it gives the bride, and her loved ones, a chance to get familiar with flowers before the big day. For those doing their wedding flowers, a DIY flower bar is a great hands-on experience with floral design!

bouquet bar before it has custom signage

How to Set Up a DIY Flower Bouquet Bar

1.) Order Wholesale Flowers

To get this activity set up for your event, you'll start by ordering affordable flowers. We recommend ordering in bulk to provide a large selection of stems for your guests. Buying flowers wholesale is also more affordable for all budgets. As mentioned before, your DIY flower bar should include focal flowers, filler flowers, and some greenery. The more flower options you have, the more creative people will be able to express while designing their arrangements! Once you've filled your cart with your selection of flowers or have picked the perfect DIY combo pack, you'll need to select a delivery date. We recommend having your flowers delivered 2-3 days before your event to allow for hydration.

2.) Take Care of the Flowers

When your flowers arrive on your doorstep, it's time to take care of them so they stay beautiful by the time your event rolls around! It's essential to cut your stems and place them in water. We also recommend adding some flower food to their water, removing extra foliage, and storing them in a cool, dry place. 

Check out our Flower Care page for more information on adequately handling your flowers once they arrive!

variety of greenery, focal, and filler flower in clear vases on a table

3.) Create Signs and Labels

Proper signage will give your guests a better DIY flower bar experience. Here are some signs and labels you should consider crafting:

* A large sign that says "Bouquet Bar," "Make Your Own Bouquet," or something similar

* Smaller signs to label each flower type

* Signs that guide your guests through the step-by-step process of creating a bouquet

custom "take away bouquet" sign at a bridal shower

4.) Design a DIY Flower Bar Display

Once your flowers are all hydrated, it's time to set them out for your guests to enjoy and use! There are many unique ways to display the wholesale flowers you'll provide. We recommend using vases or buckets filled with fresh, cool water. Adding other personal touches like candles, tablecloths, or frames will take your DIY flower bar to the next level.

"take away bouquet" bar sign on front of table with flowers on top

5.) Provide the Finishing Touches

Finally, you'll want to provide a way for your guests to take home their final product. This could mean providing floral wire and some pretty ribbon or gifting everyone a small vase to hold their arrangement in. 

Once you've set up all these elements, your build your own bouquet bar should be complete and ready to enjoy!

completed bouquet bar

Creating your own bouquet at a DIY bouquet bar is a wonderful way to infuse your personality and style into your wedding or event. It's a chance to bond with loved ones, explore your creative side, and, most importantly, craft a bouquet that tells your unique story. Whether you're going for rustic charm, modern elegance, or bohemian flair, the DIY bouquet bar experience is a delightful journey of self-expression. So, roll up your sleeves, gather your favorite blooms, and let your imagination run wild. The result? A bouquet that not only adorns your special day but also captures the essence of your love and individuality.

If the idea of designing your own bouquet at a DIY bouquet bar has sparked your imagination, why wait? Explore the world of blossoms with DIY Flower Kits at and discover a treasure trove of fresh blooms, greenery, and everything you need to craft your dream bouquet. It's time to turn your wedding or event into a masterpiece of floral beauty, one petal at a time. Embrace the artistry of DIY bouquet making today and let your creativity bloom.


All Photos: Full-Color Napkins: For Your Party, Personalized Stir Sticks: For Your Party, Planning and Execution: Molly Boyd Event Design, Catering: Zoes, Custom Backdrop: Shindigz, Source: Sarah Tucker, Flowers: FiftyFlowers


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