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How We Celebrate New Year's Eve If You Stay Home
Dec 29, 2021

How We Celebrate New Year's Eve If You Stay Home

Whether you're recovering from the holiday season's exhaustion or prefer to avoid venturing out on a cold night in uncertain times, New Year's Eve can be memorable in your own home with proper planning. It's safe, cozy, and festive without being overly so. Enter host mode and focus on winning details to distinguish this joyous holiday from another night spent in.

Virtual Parties

Virtual parties are a well-known way to socialize because they combine the benefits of connecting with friends and family despite geographical limitations with the convenience and comfort of being at home. When all of the necessary party elements are included, such as a thoughtful guest list, food, and entertainment, a pre-planned Zoom event can replicate the energy of an in-person party. Virtual parties are also gentler on the carpet and require less cleanup.

Plan The Event

Begin planning your New Year's Eve event in the same way you would a regular party. Send out custom snail mail or virtual invites, offer your guests drink recipes and food options ahead of time so they can match your offerings, and, of course, don't forget to address the dress code. If you enjoy dressing up, request a black tie. Make it a jammies night if you want to go full-on comfort mode. Create a theme, such as black and white.

Find Inspiration In Social Events

Get ideas from what's hot in social events right now. Champagne is always welcome on New Year's Eve, and it adds an unexpected element to the list of drinks that appeal to current tastes. Send cocktail recipes along with the invitation so you can sip glasses of the same beverage as the virtual guests on the screen.

Send party favors to your guests ahead of time to keep your decor consistent. Purchase our New Year's collection for a curated selection of gourmet delicacies and visually appealing centerpieces.

Create a Decor

 

We understand; we've spent so much time at home that crossing the state line becomes an event. Decorate for the holiday to make your home feel like a party venue. Arrange mason jar lights on a mantle, as a table centerpiece, or on a shelf. In each room, illuminate a collection of candles. Allow a slew of black and gold balloons to dangle from the ceiling. And, of course, a stunning flower arrangement, which always signals an elegant affair, is a must.

Includes Activities

Additional enjoyable party activities include games, movie marathons, dancing, and karaoke. Examine previous New Year's Eve celebrations and recreate the best moments. While playing your favorite song, serve a memorable midnight cocktail with a whimsical New Year's Eve accessory. Include a variety of entertainment with your virtual party mates to build excitement for the celebration.

Delicious Food

Because New Year's Eve falls at the end of a busy social month, preparing a lavish meal is not the best activity to include in the event's planning. What exactly is a complete solution? Order. Even better, have it delivered directly to your home, giving you more time to plan the pleasant details. Choose from a variety of delectable dishes, including lobster pie, caramelized onion triple cheese quiche, beef lasagna, and Italian sausages. Without any effort, the cake trays, chocolate towers, and fruit bouquets are just as stunning.

  Spend Outdoor

Set up your outdoor space with mood-enhancing lights and candles to create a warm and cozy outdoor oasis. As midnight approaches, wrap yourself in warm blankets and make your way to the outdoor party area, which is ideal for cracking open a bottle of champagne, making noise, and firing. Although the setting is different from New Year's Eve, it has the potential to be remembered as the main memory of a star show with natural light.

 



A New Year's Eve party at home, whether you're wearing your favorite slippers or the most comfortable slippers, could be the best way to start the new year.

 

Poinsettias Christmas Plant
Dec 15, 2021

Poinsettias Christmas Plant

The Poinsettia plant's bright red bracts have long been associated with Christmas; in fact, it's more commonly known as "The Christmas Plant" than by its botanical name, euphorbia pulcherrima. Most people recognize this plant because it is commonly used as a decorative accent during the holiday season, but they are unaware of its origins or how it came to be associated with Christmas. The following are some interesting facts about the plant that most people don't know about.

Poinsettias in the Wild

 

 

Poinsettias are native to Mexico's southernmost tip, and their name is derived from Joel Roberts Poinsett, a 19th century amateur botanist and the first United States Ambassador to Mexico. Poinsett first documented them in 1828 and brought some back to his South Carolina greenhouse. He gave one of the plants to a botanist friend, John Bertram, who began commercially propagating them as cut flowers. It wasn't until the next century, however, that they became known as a classic holiday fixture, and that was because Paul Ecke Jr. sent potted Poinsettia plants to Hollywood TV studios as seasonal gifts. They appeared on shows like Bob Hope's Christmas specials and The Tonight Show, and a tradition was born.

Poinsettias of Legend

 

 

According to a Mexican legend, a small girl was on her way to visit the baby Jesus and didn't have a gift to bring, so she grabbed a small handful of roadside weeds. When she knelt before him at the altar and held out her offering, the weeds bloomed into vibrant red flowers, and everyone in the room thought they'd witnessed a miracle.

Poinsettias Aren't Poisonous

 

 

Poinsettias, contrary to popular belief, are not poisonous. According to studies, an average-sized child or pet would have to consume more than 500 Poinsettia leaves to experience any negative effects such as nausea or vomiting. Another common misconception is that their bright red color is due to flowers; however, these are bracts, which are a type of leaf. Poinsettias are also available in white and pink.

Christmas traditions in the New House
Dec 07, 2021

Christmas traditions in the New House

If you have moved this year, now is the time to start new Christmas traditions for your family to enjoy for years to come. We have some suggestions to assist you produce some Christmas cheer this holiday season to help inspire you.

Decorate your house

This will be your first year decorating your new home, so go out and get a variety of excellent Christmas decorations that you can hang and display in your home year after year. Consider stockings, ornaments for your Christmas tree, lighting, and wreaths as decoration ideas.

 

Baking Christmas sweets

 

 

Baking Christmas sweets is a fun pastime that the whole family can participate in. Baking traditional holiday treats like gingerbread homes, mince pies, and plum puddings is a fun and delicious way to celebrate the holidays while keeping the kids entertained. These baked goods can be eaten by yourself or packaged into gift boxes to deliver to friends.

Christmas movies is a tradition

A Christmas movie marathon is a must-start tradition in your home. Invite your friends and family to watch a variety of Christmas movies with you. There are so many to choose from that you might need to hold more than one movie marathon before Christmas.
There's something for everyone, so everyone can squat on the couch and get into the Christmas spirit.

 

Create a Christmas cocktail

 

 

If you're over the age of 21 and enjoy being creative, why not create a different Christmas-themed cocktail for each day of December? Bring in the holiday season with a selection of delectable beverages such as gingerbread martinis, cosmopolitans, or espresso martinis with a Christmas twist.

 

Host your family for Christmas lunch

By hosting your family for Christmas lunch, you can create lasting memories of your first Christmas in your own home. The holiday season brings everyone together, so why not fill your home with as much Christmas cheer as possible as you celebrate with your family? Make the Christmas classics of roast turkey, ham, or chicken in your kitchen, or use your barbecue outside. Using Sophy Crown Flowers Christmas flower arrangements as a centerpiece will help to add color, scents, and personality to your dining table. Explore our selection of arrangements today to see how you can improve the atmosphere of your event.

 

While there are always a lot of moving parts that come with organizing a lunch or dinner for the entire family, this is a great way to ensure your home's first Christmas is memorable.

 

 

The Best Christmas Present For The Hostess
Dec 02, 2021

The Best Christmas Present For The Hostess

Organizing and executing a holiday party is a major undertaking. As a result, the host who generously invites a large group into their home should be rewarded with a one-of-a-kind gift. Consider one of the following beautiful and creative Christmas party gift ideas to show your gratitude and stand out from the crowd of typical bottles of wine and meat and cheese boxes.

 

Christmas Candle 

 

 

The perfect centerpiece is required for every Christmas party table. If you won't be able to attend the party, a festive centerpiece is ideal. With a beautiful centerpiece to adorn their table or mantle, let your host know you'll be there in spirit.

Floral arrangements an ideal gift

 

 

At any time of year, flower arrangements make an excellent hostess gift. You're sure to find just the right combination of flowers, greens, and decorations to suit your host's taste and sense of style with so many options and varieties of flowers, greens, and decorations. Don't be afraid to think outside the Christmas box and consider your host's panache.

Christmas plant

Poinsettia plants in white, red, or white and red are a traditional gift for a holiday party host. During the holiday season, they will bring smiles for several weeks. Alternatively, you could give your host a gift that will last a little longer. Gifts that keep on giving include dish gardens, succulents, bonsai plants, and orchids. Consider these hardy plants as a constant reminder of your gratitude and friendship.

Christmas Tree

Any arrangement of flowers and greenery is striking. A Christmas tree with blue delphiniums, white lilies, or pink carnations, on the other hand, is a refreshing change of pace. Traditional red, green, and gold colors will, of course, make an appearance.

Christmas Cakes

 

 

It's impossible to have too many desserts at a Christmas party. Holidaymakers are so focused on pleasing their guests that they often forget about their personal favorites. What host would not be happy to receive a coconut cake or a red velvet cake in the mail?

Flowers, plants, and other pleasures galore. There are so many creative gifts you can give to the host of a Christmas party. From the standard to the very out of the ordinary, look for a present that truly reflects the host's personality.

Connect With Your Loved Ones For Christmas
Nov 23, 2021

Connect With Your Loved Ones For Christmas

With the pandemic isolating us from our friends and family for the past two years, Christmas in 2021 should be a chance for us to rekindle our relationships. Sophy Crown Flowers is here to keep you connected this Christmas, no matter where you are.

 

 

Chat with your colleagues

Because most of us have worked from home throughout 2021, we cannot connect properly with our colleagues that we would otherwise see every day. To show your absolute appreciation for your team members, choose our Christmas floral arrangements to thank them for their hard work and continued support during this pandemic.

 

Christmas decoration

Some people may have relocated within the past year and will be celebrating their first Christmas in their new residence. You can help your loved ones create the feeling that this is a home where Christmas memories will be made for many years to come by sending decorations like wreaths or flower arrangements for them to display in their homes.

 

 

 Giving gifts

Christmas is a season of giving, and sending flowers to loved ones is a lovely way to let them know you're thinking of them this season. Because we have a variety of options for different budgets, our flower arrangements can be used as a Secret Santa gift. Explore our collection today if you want to brighten the day of your friends and family this Christmas.

 

The History and Symbolism of Roses

The History and Symbolism of Roses

The beloved rose has a more intimate relationship with the human race than any other of the world's beautiful blooms. Roses are among the earliest flowers to bloom on Earth, according to archeological evidence, having first appeared in Asia before spreading wild across the Northern Hemisphere.

Roses are 35 million years old, according to fossil evidence. Roses were first cultivated in gardens around 5,000 years ago, most likely in China. According to Chinese philosopher Confucius, hundreds of books about the flower were kept in the emperor's library by 500 B.C. Imperial adoration for the flower grew steadily, eventually approaching dangerous proportions. The blooms overtook so much of the nation's arable land (as well as its water supply) due to the Han dynasty emperors' rose breeding habits that the country began to experience food shortages.

 

 

During the Roman era, roses were also widely grown in the Middle East. Cleopatra was a known rose lover who used them in her attempt to romance Roman general Mark Antony (successfully, we might add). All fountains surrounding Cleopatra's palace were to be fully refreshed with rose water before Antony's visits, and the queen's personal chambers were to be filled ankle deep with rose petals.

A young playwright named William Shakespeare wrote the line "A rose by any other name would smell as sweet" over a millennium later. The line is spoken by Juliet in Shakespeare's classic play Romeo and Juliet to remind Romeo that despite being members of opposing houses of rule, their love remains genuine and true. President Ronald Reagan named the rose the national floral emblem of the United States during a press conference in — where else? — the White House Rose Garden, almost exactly 500 years after Henry VII declared roses to be England's national flower.

 A assortment of roses and their symbolic meanings

It's no surprise, then, that the rose has over 150 species, including climbers, groundcovers, shrubby plants, and thousands of hybrids in a variety of shades and shapes, thanks to its long and illustrious history. The rose family is a large plant family with approximately 3,000 member.

When admiring the similar round, rose-shaped blooms of many fruit trees or berry vines, you can see the resemblance.

With so many roses to choose from, flower gifting has developed its own "language," with the sender supposedly communicating specific messages based on the color and number of blooms in the arrangement. Yellow roses represent friendship and red roses represent romantic love. Roses symbolize innocence and purity in white, passion and enthusiasm in orange, and admiration, thanks, and joy in pink.

The blue rose is a one-of-a-kind rose that does not exist in nature due to genetic limitations. The development of a dyed and cultivated variety with a blue-to-violet pigmentation was prompted by requests for blue roses.” Blue roses are said to represent mystery and accomplishing the impossible.

Roses that are priceless all over the world

Roses are generally a low-cost flower that can be used to craft a heartfelt message for a loved one in the United States, but some are not meant to be purchased. The Juliet rose, a pale, peach-colored garden rose first displayed at the 2006 Chelsea Flower Show and grown after a laborious 15-year cultivation period, is an example of this. This $15.8 million bloom is destined to stay in its planter for the rest of its life.

The “Thousand-year Rose,” which according to the Australian newspaper The Maitland Mercury is the single oldest-living rose bush known to man, may be the most valuable rose on the planet. The plant snakes nearly all the way up the 70-foot high and 30-foot wide outer wall of a cathedral in Hildesheim, Germany, as a Rosa canine variety, also known as a wild dog rose.

 

 

Humans have admired the rose for much more than just its beauty and scent throughout history. In fact, the Rosa gallica officinalis, or "Apothecary's Rose," is the oldest variety of rose and is used by herbalists to make elixirs, as its name suggests. Roses are still used for oils, perfumes, and medicinal purposes today. Rose hips are a good source of vitamin C and can be used in herbal teas. Rose water is often used in jellies or Asian foods.

Roses are thought to represent spiritual wellness in some religious circles, as the result of God's work in people's lives. Regardless of one's personal beliefs, Sophy Crown Flowers reminds us that this National Rose Month, we should all "stop and smell the roses" — that is, slow down and appreciate the beauty of life.