Passover is a time for celebration, reunion, and spending time with friends and family that you may not see on a regular basis. No Passover celebration is complete without beautiful arrangements of flowers. Carefully picked and arranged flowers can help make your Passover celebration more memorable and enjoyable for your guests.
Any of the popular spring flowers are appropriate for a Passover celebration. You could choose from lillies, carnations, sunflowers, or violets. Other popular choices include, cherry blossoms, daisies, daffodils, and hyacinths. Nearly any seasonal flower is a good choice.
There are a variety of ways in which you can use the flowers to brighten up your Passover brunch or dinner. The most obvious is placing an arrangement in the middle of the Seder table as a centerpiece. A basket of sunflowers can be a nice way to celebrate the season. A mixed assortment in a beautiful vase can lend a more elegant feel.
You can set the atmosphere for your celebration by lining your door with a garland of spring flowers. Lining the entrance of your home with tulips or lillies can also make for a warm welcome.
Flowers can also be used on a more personal level. For formal affairs, corsages or boutonnieres can make for a nice surprise for your guests. You can also make small vases of orchids as parting gifts for your guests. One popular personal touch is to serve each glass of wine with a small rose bud on the serving tray or saucer.
Exchanging gifts is also an important part of Passover. Gift baskets are popular. Even the most extravagant gift baskets can benefit from the addition of seasonal flowers. If the basket is themed, you could choose from a variety of flowers to choose colors and styles that complement your theme.
Not everyone feels particularly comfortable choosing and arranging flowers. If your not sure which type of flowers are best for your celebration, consult with an experienced florist. If you describe the type of celebration you’re having and how you’d like to use the flowers, they’ll be able to recommend the perfect type and arrangement.