Sharing a fun and easy idea for a teen girl birthday party that we did for my daughter that was fun, creative, and cool enough for teens!
My sweetie was nearing her birthday, and her only request was to have a few friends over. We both knew 13 year old girls need little entertainment besides their chatty selves – but I wanted to still provide a simple activity to make the gathering feel celebratory for my daughter.
When I walked into the grocery store and saw an entire section of super discounted florals that were nearing the end of their lifespan, I had the best idea to grab a ton of bouquets and let the girls arrange their own flowers in a vase to take home.
I thought you might enjoy this idea as well, and after doing the activity I have a few tips on what you can teach teenage girls about arranging flowers so they can confidently create their own floral masterpiece.
*I wish I could share their cute happy faces while we did this activity, but I didn’t feel like it was my place to share other parents kids on the world wide web!
TIPS FOR TEACHING TEENAGE GIRLS ABOUT FLOWER ARRANGING
Tip #1: Provide plenty of creative materials
I filled our kitchen table with a variety of stems and fillers for only $30!! Look for discounted florals or ask the department if they have any in the back that they are ready to toss. You will also need to provide a vase or vessel of sorts. I thought some inexpensive, already-had-on-hand canning jars were the perfect choice. I gave them a large and small one so they could play with different techniques. They will also need some scissors to cut the stems.
I also had previously created an example for them, but I wished I would have arranged it with them when they got there, to demonstrate some simple techniques.
Tip #2: Teach them how to make their arrangement last longer
You can direct the chatty students to fill their vase with warm water and put in some plant food (usually provided inside the bouquets you get from the store).
Tip #3: Teach them about floral layering and trimming
I explained to the girls about how they can give their arrangement more character by layering the stems height and variety. They come pretty “grocery store standard” in the bouquet, but I encouraged them to have fun with color patterns and make theirs as whimsical and charming as they would like. I think this really encouraged fun over perfection.
I also showed them how to pull off the greens that don’t look so good and how to trim the stems for the height they want.
Tip #4: Teach them about service
I gave each girl 2 vases and encouraged them to gift one of the arrangements to someone else. We talked about how flowers can really lift someones mood and make them feel super special.
Tip #5: Take time to admire each creation
I made notice of their color choices, creativity and attention to detail and made sure they all had any assistance they needed.
This was a simple post today, but I just had to share this fun idea, should you ever find yourself with a group of teeny boppers in need of some fun. This would be excellent for any party, gathering and even a church or class activity.
I hope you enjoyed this idea! I shared some video of the activity in my recent YouTube life update, if that is something you would like to watch as well.
Thanks for hanging with me and if you need more ideas with flowers, here are some of my favorites from days past:
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