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, 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!