Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Christmas Party Themes

It seems like there are more types of holiday parties than ever before. Gone are the days of a simple Christmas theme. While the choices may seem overwhelming, having your gathering center around a theme is a great way to personalize your event. You can incorporate several ideas into one party, stick as closely to a theme as you'd like, or create a unique soirée loosely based on a pre-established theme. Here's a list of the most popular holiday party ideas:

Ugly Sweater Party - Bust out your vintage Christmas sweater circa 1983, or find a new cheesy frock for as low as $10 at your local retail store or thrift shop. Hold a contest for ugliest sweater. Award your winner with a Peachtree Petals gift card!

Reverse Christmas in July - It's still early in the winter season, but the colder temperatures, ice storms, and even snow are already obnoxious. Host a Reverse Christmas in July party to revive the warmth in your inner circle. Adorn your party venue with tropical floral arrangements from Peachtree Petals, especially the new Permanent Botanicals collection made of exquisite silk flowers that'll transition from season to season. Along with tropical flowers from Peachtree Petals, add in some summer themed decorations to your Christmas tree like starfish ornaments, a beach ball tree topper, and snorkels. Serve Caribbean Jerk. marinated kabobs and mojitos. Round out this celebration by playing The Beach Boys' Christmas album to bring the feeling of summer to your party even in the dead of winter.

Trim the Tree - Maybe this Christmas you've moved into your first place and are starting from scratch with Christmas decorating, or perhaps you've grown tired of your existing decor. One way to spruce up your home this holiday is to host a Trim the Tree party. Invite a few of your closest friends and family members over and ask them to bring some decorations to trim your tree with. Serve appetizers and a Christmas themed drink to spread the holiday cheer. Remind your guests to stop by Peachtree Petals for unique, handcrafted, centerpieces, arrangements, and more perfect for holiday decorating!

Christmas Movie Marathon - What makes Christmas films so special is their limited availability any other time of the year. For six weeks a year we can pull out our Christmas favorites and relive their magic. Select a list of 10-12 of your favorite Christmas films and have your guests vote on their top two choices prior to the party. Tally the votes and select the top three films. Have guests wear their favorite Christmas pajamas, make some Snickers pop corn, and serve a cocktail with a cranberry twist to top off the ambience.

Whatever your holiday plans this year, Atlanta Florist, Peachtree Petals is here to help. Be it decor for a holiday party, a gift for your favorite party host, stocking stuffers, and more, the staff at Peachtree Petals is committed to assisting you with your holiday needs. Place orders online today at www.peachtrepetals.com to take advantage of their same-day Atlanta area shipping and flat-rate nationwide shipping.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Our Staff's Favorite Holiday Picks

Where has time gone? There are only two weeks left until Christmas! It’s never my intention to procrastinate completely on my Christmas shopping; on Thanksgiving Day I dutifully map out what I want to give to those on my list and include which stores I’ll need to visit in order to do that. The weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas seem endless; I convince myself there’s still time! My weekends soon fill up with holiday parties: the cookie exchange, the ugly Christmas sweater party, the holiday engagement party, and soon I find myself without time. Peachtree Petals might not be your first thought when you realize your holiday shopping list is longer than the days leading up to the Christmas holiday, but luckily for you, Peachtree Petals has something for everyone on your list. Here are our picks for best holiday gifts from Peachtree Petals.

The Season’s Glow Centerpiece by FTD: This FTD certified centerpiece is the perfect gift for the host of your holiday feast, or for the host whose feast you cannot attend. This centerpiece blooms with winter elegance and holiday enchantment. Arranged amongst holiday greens, your recipient will receive white LA hybrid lilies, carnations, chrysanthemums accented by three gold pine cones. The centerpiece is rounded out by a perfect gold plaid French wired ribbon and three white taper candles, giving this piece sophistication and warmth. Gifting this centerpiece for Christmas will create a gorgeous ambiance during any Christmas dinner and will ensure you are the topic of conversation as dinner guests ask the host where they got such an exquisite arrangement. Our favorite thing about this particular arrangement is its easy transition from Christmas to New Years. The winter colors of white and gold will easily shift from Christmas to a New Year’s Eve soiree, allowing your recipient to get a ton of use from this gift.

Joys of Christmas Holiday Tree (Sold Out): This adorable cypress tree will arrive to your recipient adorned with miniature ornaments and a star tree topper. This gift is perfect for your friend living in an apartment not quite large enough for a full-size tree, someone unable to spend the holidays in their own home, or your Christmas-crazed co-worker who would love to decorate her cubicle too. In addition to the festive tree, your recipient will receive a ceramic mug with Bellagio Peppermint Cocoa and a candy cane.

Sweeten the Season Holiday Inspired Ultimate Gift (Sold Out): Long name, big gift! This menagerie is sure to charm and delight your recipient. This gift package includes a mixed 11-stem bouquet of red roses and burgundy carnations in a clear glass vase, 15 Chocolate Dip Delights Real Chocolate Covered Oreos, a darling 12-inch seated Gund plush Tinsel Bear dressed as Santa Claus, and a ceramic mug with gourmet cocoa and a candy cane. This gift is perfect for the difficult to buy for person on your list; you know you can’t go wrong with such a variety! Your recipient will receive all of this in one large gift box for only $129.99, making this Peachtree Petal’s most economical gift of the holiday season!

Georgia Souvenir Gift Basket: Know someone who will only be home for the holidays in spirit? Perhaps they’re channeling their inner Ray Charles and have got Georgia on their mind. Here in Atlanta, we always have Georgia on our minds, which is why we are proud to offer this exciting state-themed gift basket for your favorite Georgia peach. Inside this luxury gift basket your recipient will receive a mix of Georgia inspired gift items ranging from glass bottles of Coca-Cola Classic, a Georgia license plate refrigerator magnet, pure honey made right here in Georgia, peanuts, Haribo peach rings, and more.

Jim and Jack Grilling Gift Basket: The winter weather can’t stop your grilling enthusiast, so we've teamed up with Jim Beam and Jack Daniels to offer a sizzling gift basket with delectable sauces and marinades, cheese, coffee, jerky, fudge and so much more!

Peachtree Petals Gift Card: So, you've browsed Peachtree Petals' extensive website and perused all of our amazing giftables, which has left you more stumped than you were before you started. That’s okay! We anticipated that happening which is why for the first holiday season ever we’re offering our gift cards. These gift cards in amounts of 35, 50, 75, and 100 dollars are the perfect gift for when you’re just not sure what to give. Order these gift cards online and have the delivered by email to your loved one with instructions for redemption. This is by far my top pick this year. I know I’ll inevitable forget someone on my list and won’t remember until late Christmas Eve, or maybe even Christmas morning. When that happens I won’t need to stress because I can easily send these gift cards via email to ensure Christmas-day receipt!

All orders placed on or before December 24, 2013 are guaranteed to arrive in time for Christmas Day, and include a complimentary personalized message to let your lucky recipient know how much you care this Christmas.

Contact the staff at Peachtree Petals today and let them help you select the best gift for your loved ones. Recently named FTD’s Top 100 Floral Partners, Peachtree Petals is committed to offering the highest quality floral arrangements and gifts with the best customer service.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Peachtree Petals is in the Top 100!

Located at 1231 Collier Rd. in Atlanta, GA., Peachtree Petals strives to provide the highest quality floral arrangements, gift baskets, and wedding services all for reasonable prices. Throughout the past year Peachtree Petals has become Atlanta’s premier floral boutique after receiving awards such as 11Alive's #1 Atlanta florist, Weddingwire.com and TheKnot.com's Preferred Florist. Most recently, Peachtree Petal's has been recognized by FTD as a Top 100 Partner. This is clearly an exciting time for Todd Hausman and his staff at Peachtree Petals.

According to FTD, a Top 100 Partner is a valued business partner with the world-renowned florist, FTD. FTD recognizes Peachtree Petals as a company that is committed to consistently delivering quality floral products and continues to invest in programs and services to expand and strengthen their business. FTD has bestowed the prestigious Mercury Man upon Atlanta's Peachtree Petals, which signifies their success and inclusion in the revered Top 100 category, and now displayed within Peachtree Petals’ floral boutique is the 2012 Top 100 Partner plaque.

Peachtree Petals was also recently added as one of the top Atlanta Wedding Vendors by bestweddingvenuesinatlanta.com.

Customers can browse their extensive website at www.peachtreepetals.com, or peruse a comprehensive portfolio on their Pinterest page. Peachtree Petals' vast web presence is a great tool for national customers who might not be able to visit the brick and mortar location, but are still interested in taking advantage of Peachtree Petals’ high quality arrangements and their economical flat-rate shipping.

Atlanta area brides are taking advantage of the growth of Peachtree Petals as well. Named Bride's Choice for Atlanta floral vendor by popular wedding planning websites such as Weddingwire.com and TheKnot.com, Peachtree Petals has seen the wedding portion of their business grow exponentially throughout the 2012/2013 fiscal year. Brides love the easy online consultation scheduler Peachtree Petals offers on their website.

Brides can schedule free consultations at their convenience to meet with the FTD Master certified floral staff to discuss their vision and plan for their special day. Peachtree Petals even links these consultation appointments back to brides' Weddingwire.com accounts, allowing them to stay organized during this hectic process. Peachtree Petals offers as much or as little assistance in the creation, delivery, and set-up of wedding day arrangements and décor.

Peachtree Petals has also grown the gift side of their business. By branching out into gifts, gift baskets, and gift cards, Peachtree Petals ensures their customers receive exactly what they want with each and every order, and can give a gift they can be proud to send.

This commitment to excellence in product and service has garnered national attention in 2013, and we expect to see continued success throughout 2014. We want to thank you for being a Peachtree Petals customer and helping us to achieve this great honor.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Poinsettia Day is December 12th

Poinsettia Day is December 12th. This is a perfect reason to send your loved ones a gorgeous poinsettia as an early Christmas present. Peachtree Petals offers several poinsettia arrangements to fit every budget.

The poinsettias began their relationship with the Christmas season in 16th Century Mexico. According to one legend, a girl who was too poor to give a gift on Christmas was inspired to gather weeds from the roadside and place them in front of the church altar by an angel. Once she had done this, she noticed bright red blossoms beginning to sprout from what had just moments ago been a simple pile of weeds. These weeds became beautiful poinsettias. The tradition continued in the 17th Century when friars in Mexico included the plants in their Christmas celebrations. It is said the star-shaped leaf pattern symbolizes the Star of Bethlehem, and the color represents the blood shed by Jesus during the crucifixion.

Paul Ecke Jr. is cited as being responsible for advancing the connotation of poinsettias and Christmas. He changed the floral industry by shipping these Christmas flowers by rails and air for the first time. He sent free plants to television stations for them to display on air from Thanksgiving to Christmas, and even appeared on television shows himself to promote the plants.

Today, the poinsettia is a staple of holiday décor. This small plant invokes the nostalgia of childhood Christmases spent at the home of loved ones, or the window displays at the local department store as you rushed to make last minute purchases while trudging through the gently falling snow. The staff at Peachtree Petals desires to create this holiday feeling and continue your tradition by creating gorgeous poinsettia arrangements which can be delivered locally the same day as you place your order for free. National customers can take advantage of Peachtree’s economical flat-rate delivery service.

If poinsettias are not a part of your holiday traditions, you can still send a loved one a fabulous holiday arrangement on Poinsettia Day, or any other day! Peachtree Petals is offering other great holiday arrangements perfect for someone on your holiday giving list. Browse their comprehensive website, www.peachtreepetals.com, to view some of the spectacular holiday arrangements like their Holiday Celebrations bouquet, or the Season’s Greetings bouquet. Each of these gorgeous arrangements adorn the colors of the season and are artfully arranged in unique vases making this the perfect holiday gift to let someone special know you’re thinking of them this season.

Whether it be National Poinsettia Day, the Christmas holiday, or just because, let the talented staff at Peachtree Petals assist you in selecting the right gift.