Friday Funday – Bright Birthday Blooms

(NOTE: As holidays become farther in between and weddings come into season this summer, over the next few weeks on the blog, we’ll take a look at a set of designs that represent a few of our favorites so far from 2022, each focused around an everyday occasion.)

If you ask us, as long as it wasn’t more than six months ago, and isn’t more than six months away, it’s never a bad idea to be thinking about a birthday!

Whether the birthday girl or boy is someone young or young-at-heart, there’s not many people out there who don’t like to feel special on the anniversary of their birth, whether for their age, or just the adoration. Flowers are an easy way to help!

Flowers are used in countless types of celebrations, from holidays set on the calendar each year, such as Mother’s Day and Easter, and those that can take place anytime of the year, such as proms/formal dances, new baby and anniversaries that we have showcased here on the blog over the last few weeks, and of course, birthdays too.

Flowers are also an easy way to celebrate a birthday, whether sent across the miles to remind the celebrant that friends, families or loved ones are thinking about them, delivered to an office or residence as a surprise, and even to bring to a celebration or gathering as a gift for the birthday person, with a bonus of getting to see their reaction and joy.

Like with other occasions, birthday flowers can be from standard designs, designer’s choice or even customized to the favorite colors, flowers, etc. of the recipient. If you’re not sure, though, when it comes to birthdays, we can assure you that bright colors are never a bad idea.

In this week’s blog, check out a few of our favorite BRIGHT designs, perfect for birthday celebrations, from so far this year! 🎉

Something special for a girlfriend’s birthday? As they said, flowers are an easy way to remember a special birthday!

Shared with us by Flowers of Worth Avenue, a florist here in Florida, check out this bright and beautiful birthday bouquet, filled with a celebratory variety of blooms, including Roses, of course, plus Tulips, Hydrangeas, Liatris and several others.

Of course, we can’t forget the greenery, and the wildflowers, alongside a touch of fresh, elegant Variegated Pittosporum do an amazing job at accenting all these blooms!

Underneath them, the look of Variegated Aspidistra also shows as a vase wrap.

Flowers: Roses, Mini Roses, Tulips, Hydrangea, Liatris + Others
Greenery: Variegated Pittosporum

Perhaps, for a birthday boy (or a birthday girl who isn’t too girly) how about something a little less pink, but still bright and special?

Your wish for their gift is your local florist’s command when you order, just as designer Val Foote of Sungrove Blossoms, a floral studio in New York, designed with love in this piece!

Deep blue, purple and orange blooms steal the show here, surrounded by a variety of fillers and of course, greenery. The Bluebonnet and Irises bring out the deep blue with the coral-orange hues of the Protea and Peonies, with many other shades in between.

The greenery mix also provides the perfect accent for the variety of blooms, including Eucalyptus, Pittosporum and Salal.

Flowers: Bluebonnet, Iris, Protea, Peony, Lisianthus
Greenery: Silver Dollar Eucalyptus, Baby Blue Eucalyptus, Variegated Pittosporum, Salal

Looking for something that’s definitely bright, as in really, extremely bright? Here’s your perfect birthday gift idea.

With the ability of Orchids to look outstanding either as live plants, or as cut flowers within a floral design, Growers Direct Flowers, a flower shop in California, brings us the perfect mix!

Two types of Orchids – Dendrobium and Phalaenopsis, or Moth Orchids – plus a variety of colors of Hydrangeas, bright Mini Roses and playful Pom Poms, plus some fresh Eucalyptus, make up the bright beauty of this great birthday gift idea.

Flowers: Orchids, Hydrangeas, Mini Roses, Pom Poms
Greenery: Silver Dollar Eucalyptus

Finally, they say greenery is the new flower, but in this birthday gift, there’s just as much of each, and we’re not sure which we love more, however, we are sure that this design made an amazing gift for a recent birthday!

Designer Shantea Denise of Floral Fate Design Co., a floral design shop here in Florida, brought to life this bright design as a birthday gift, filled not only with plenty of greenery, but all kinds of beautiful blooms, such as Carnations, Snapdragons and Lisianthus.

We especially love all of that fresh, crisp Israeli Ruscus! Move over, Italian, as Israeli Ruscus is a more accessible (as it’s often grown here in the U.S. vs. imported via air freight, 

And that Israeli Ruscus? Move over, Italian, Israeli Ruscus is a more accessible (as it’s often grown here in the U.S. vs. imported via air freight) and budget-friendly variety of greenery that looks just as spectacular when it comes to vase designs.

(And, don’t forget the balloons!)

Flowers: Carnations, Snapdragons, Anemone, Lisianthus
Greenery: Israeli Ruscus


When looking for (or designing) your next perfect birthday gift for someone special, we hope that these designs can serve as some bright inspiration! Be sure to visit the blog each week to see more great designs, for birthdays and beyond. 🎂

(Are you part of our Albin’s Family? Post your florals to Instagram and follow us at @albinhagstrom_son for the chance to be featured in an upcoming edition of Friday Funday!)