PROMPALOOZA 2013

Next week is our prom festivus, PROMPALOOZA! We bring in some snacks and beverages for prom-goers to enjoy while our expert staff helps take orders for one-of-a-kind corsages and boutonnieres. You can order your prom floral jewelry anytime (and even online) but from 3:00-5:30 these days we have extra staff on hand to help so that we can turn your prom vision into reality!

We love prom at Dandelions and have so much fun helping to customize and create each individual piece of floral art! Some of the fun accessories available this year include: Flutterzz rhinestone feathers, shiny metallic leaves in multiple colors and, as always, lots of rhinestones!!

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Annual Make It For Mom

Every year Dandelions offers a kids a FREE chance to make their very own flower arrangement for mom, grandma or anyone special in honor of Mother’s Day. Bring your kids on Saturday, May 11 to Dandelions at 1710 Chambers St. Eugene, OR between 10:30-12 for this fun event! The kids love having something they made themselves to give to mom. They get to choose their flowers and we help them design a pint-sized bouquet complete with a card. What could be cuter? Mark it on your calendar and come by!

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Prom Boutonnieres

Prom season is quickly approaching and as you finalize your dress and tuxedo looks, don’t forget about your prom corsage or prom boutonniere options, too.  Selecting a boutonniere is one of the last items to check off the list before the big night but that doesn’t mean you should overlook it. A boutonniere can be simple such as a single blossom or as fun & funky as you can imagine, depending upon your personality.

Have fun with the process and don’t feel like you need to order the same-old same-old thing that everyone else is ordering. Florists are artists and love to create a one-of-a-kind piece for your special night.

A Thank You to the Administrative Professionals

Next week, many bosses, managers, business owners – will send flowers to the valued colleagues and employees who work so hard, taking on many responsibilities and projects, to help them meet their goals and fulfill their plans. This is because a smart leader knows that a little recognition for good work, and a word of thanks go a long way.sec week 3

More and more, the 24 hours we’ve been allotted in a day are so busy, they seem to fly by, and the little things that make such an impact on every day life are the first casualties of our hectic existence. We mean to make that phone-call and check up on that friend, but by the  time we get to it, it’s too late in the day. We are grateful for the help and hard work of those around us, and at some point plan on sending them a thank you card or gift, but something urgent and requiring immediate attention pops up, and that kind intention is moved to tomorrow’s schedule.bamboo sunshine

That’s why Administrative Professionals Week is so important! It’s a week’s worth of nudging to remind you to show appreciation to those who work so hard for you. Anyone who’s ever received flowers knows how delightful it is to accept that lovely, thoughtful package, and long after the flowers have faded, the memory of that gift continues to delight.

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Fun, Quick DIYCenterpiece Idea

This Easter afforded us a perfect DIY centerpiece scenario: what do you do when you need something for your table, but you’re in a hurry and are low on flower options? Dandelions owner Shirley Lyons found herself in this situation this weekend, and was kind enough to share how she resolved her problem.

You’d think that as florists, we are constantly taking  flowers home to make fabulous and lush centerpieces and arrangements for family functions. That does happen on occasion, but usually, and  more often than we’d like to admit,  even the florist forgets to take flowers home!! Shirley was half-way home before she realized she did exactly that! So between babysitting her two-year and twelve week old grand-kids (a juggling act of princess dolls and diapers), and preparing dinner for twelve, she needed to come up with something fast and uncomplicated. Thankfully, Shirley had daffodils growing in her yard, and with some of these and a few vases in colorful, spring tones and varying heights, she had a quick, fun, artsy centerpiece on her dining-room table!

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Using what you have growing in your yard (be it flowers or some pretty greenery)  and your collection of vases is a cost-effective way to make a great impression, and get your creative juices flowing!

We love flowers because they’re inherently beautiful and really don’t need much embellishment to make a statement. Artfully placed vases and simply arranged flowers are an easy way to enhance any event.IMG_0200

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