• Everything's Coming Up Flowers

     
    POSTED February 17, 2015
     

Floral arrangements can be the cherry on top for any event. Mastering the art of putting them together, whether using a florist or not, is of utmost importance. We’ve gathered up tips, tricks and even flower types to make your event bloom from good to great.

Tips and Tricks

1.Stay simple. As the saying goes, less can be more.  

2.Don’t be afraid to play around with flowers. One might think they are delicate, but the blossoms are much more durable than you would expect.

3.Mix and match. Test new ideas. Having fun is key to arranging a stunning bouquet and allows you to create something creative.

4.Combine unexpected elements. Succulents can be a fun way to dress something up. Use uncommon vases not typically found at events.  

5.Use different colors, sizes and textures that is as striking as it is unique.  

Flowers

1.Roses. You can’t go wrong with this staple.

2.Peonies. Delicate and dainty, they look great in every stage of bloom.

3.Hydrangeas. These flowers are becoming increasing popular and can seriously up the elegance of any arrangement.

4.Ranunculus. A plethora of different species and come in many colors. Even using a combination of species can result in a stunning bouquet.

5.Daffodils. Simple. Bright. Dynamic. Daffodils light up any room and can raise the mood of the party. 

The CDC defines close contact as within six feet or less, for 15 minutes or more with someone who tests positive for COVID-19. At gatherings of many kinds, contact tracing is used to trace the people that someone has come into contact with, before they learn that they have tested positive. This allows the people that the sick person came into contact with to be aware of the situation, and to make health-informed choices. 

 

In 2020, Houston First Corp. (HFC) reported that the city was slated to host 252 meetings and 611,000 room nights. By March 14, the Bayou City had already hosted 115 conventions and 137,400 room nights. Then the pandemic hit, and meetings and events across the country came to a screeching halt.

We asked Michael Heckman, acting president and CEO of Houston First Corp. (HFC) how the health crisis has influenced the organization’s business model moving forward.

 

Chances are, you won’t know you’re living through history until it’s too late. It’s already happening. A chain reaction has been set in motion and the ground has begun to slide beneath your feet.

This past year has been a whirlwind to say the least. As a global pandemic sent the world reeling, planners were left grasping for footholds as the event industry was brought to a standstill, and many of the most fundamental elements of live meetings and events were cast in a new light.