6 Father’s Day Gifts That Cost Nothing Or Very Less

Dads are awesome! They work hard, so you can have a better life. They tell you that they’re okay (even when they’re not), to lessen your worries. They love you unconditionally and only wish that you have a good life and stay happy. Tough dads act tough, because they want you to make it big. Not for their benefit, but for yours. How often do you take time out to make him feel special? If you haven’t done that in a long time, you should probably do it this Father’s Day.

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We’ve listed below simple things that you can do for dad to make his special day, doubly special.
A day before Father’s Day, ask your mum to take dad out for a day while you play secret Santa at home.

Clean The House
Your dad is old and his vision isn’t as good as it used to be. Also cleaning isn’t the most fun activity to do.

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The chances of the house being a mess and terribly dusty are very high. Clean the house for him. Be sure you keep things exactly where they are, you don’t want dad to go on a search once he’s back.

Fix Things
In one of the many conversations you’ve had with him, he must’ve told you that something needs fixing.

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Maybe the plumbing isn’t right, the fridge isn’t working right, the washing machine leaks, the doors are creaky, or maybe the rails on his deck are loose. Whatever it is, get all of it fixed.

Paint His Walls

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Who doesn’t love a bright wall? You know his favourite part of the house, have it painted with his favourite color. He’ll love it.

Gardening
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You can ride his lawn mower for a day. Dad would love it, if it’s off his to-do list.

Surprise Him

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Surprise him with his favorite meal for dinner. He’ll love it. Decorate the table with flowers and candles. It’ll be the perfect surprise.

Promise Him
Promise him that you’ll come to visit him as often as you can, to grant him a mini-vacation for a day. Keep the promise.

The only thing dad really expects of you is to spend some time with him. You can certainly do this much for a man who gave his all to keep you happy. Don’t forget to make it a special Father’s Day for him this year. In case you really can’t make it, the least you can do is send flowers, so that he knows that you remember him. Whether your dad is in the Philippines or in the United States, online flower delivery services will have your flowers delivered.

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Top 5 Father’s Day Gifts For Dad

Here’s your chance to show dad how much you care for him and appreciate all he’s done for you. And it’s because he never asks for anything, he doubly deserves to be surprised this and every Father’s Day. No matter where in the world dad is, we’ll make sure, your love and appreciation reaches him. Choosing gifts for dads is tough. So we’ve hand-picked a few gift items, that every dad will love!

Davidoff Cool Water

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Daughters know that it’s important for their man to smell good, because they remember that their dad smelt great! And as for sons, they knew that it was important to smell good, because their dad taught them to. Complete with strong Bergamot and fresh Peppermint, Lavender and Rosemary, green Galbanum and fruity Pineapple and fresh flowers like Violet, Jasmine, Honeysuckle and Orange Blossom, hints of Sandal, Cedar and Oakmoss and the spice of Coriander and Juniper, this fragrance has its masculinity right. Davidoff Cool Water is the perfect fragrance for dad. Buy it here.

Chocolate Mousse Torte Cake

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“I dislike sinking my teeth into a cake that tastes like little bites of heaven”, said no dad ever! Two rich, chocolate cake layers that are filled with luscious chocolate whipped cream mousse, then covered with milk chocolate frosting and a dark chocolate glaze, this cake comes straight from the kitchen of heaven. The succulence of this luscious cake doesn’t end here. The cake is garnished with fudge rosettes and dark chocolate shaves. Buy it here.

Floral Surprise

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Surprises are the best part about gifting. A gift isn’t a gift, if it isn’t a surprise. Haven’t spoken to dad in the longest time? When words fail to express your true feelings, let flowers do the talking. This beautiful arrangement of snowy Asiatic lilies,white roses, creamy carnations , white button spray chrysanthemums and white spray roses set off with fresh greenery. One look at the floral surprise and dad won’t have any words to describe how much happiness he felt. Buy it here. You can send flowers to Australia and send flowers to USA by going to our website and choosing the arrangement of your choice. Buy it here.

A Date With Cookies and Coffee

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The aroma of coffee brewing and fresh scrumptious hazelnut, walnut and almond tea cookies is something that very few will be able to resist. For dads who love their cuppa coffee, as the sun sets down, this works as the perfect gift. Buy it here.

Classic Father’s Day Gift Basket

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If you’re not too sure of the gifts we mentioned above, this is one gift that will surely work. Dads love their time in the moonlight with a glass of wine. This gift basket has everything that Dad needs to make his Father’s Day a memorable one. It features, Briar Creek Cellars chardonnay, medium-bodied with green apple, pineapple and papaya flavors, and cabernet sauvignon with black cherry and cassis flavors along with complementary items like Grapevine Trading sea salt olive oil crackers, merlot cheddar cheese spread, Napa Valley honey mustard pretzels, Nonni’s mozzarella cheese swirls, a wine stopper and Truffettes de France French chocolate truffles dusted with cocoa powder. We’re already out of breath! You can buy this hamper here. Buy it here.

Liked our suggestions? Disliked our suggestions? Think you have better gifts to suggest? Put it all in the comment box below, we’re eager to know what you think. And don’t forget 15th June is Father’s Day. Make it special.

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5 Father’s Day Gifts He’ll Love

Dads only act all mature when they’re with you. But in reality, they’re still boys, who love their toys. Father’s Day is on June 15th, and you don’t want to miss surprising your old man. We’ve compiled a list of wacky gifts that will astonish him as much as it will make him happy. These gifts are particularly for dads who love to garden.

8-in-1 Pocket Weather Station 418

weatherIt’s spring, and the gardener in your dad has worked hard putting in all the precious plants together. But you can’t predict nature and its ways. Well maybe you can, with the Weather Station 418 you can know the forecast, temperature and humidity as well. So here is one gift your dad will truly love! If this doesn’t please him, then you can go the traditional way send flowers online, through the international flower delivery business.

House Plant

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Dads, who love gardening, will definitely love to have an indoor plants as well. Croton plants are a great choice for indoor plants as they’re eye-catching. With their bright leaves in vibrant shades of green, red, orange and yellow, Crotons add a decorative touch to any room. You can buy it here.

Zinc Rain Gauge

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For dad’s who wish to monitor the amount of rain in their garden, this one’s the perfect gift. The gauge measures rainfall and gives you an idea of how much more water your garden needs.

Uncommon Goods’ Gardeners Seat

gardners bagThis is the perfect present for dads who love to spend hours in the garden. This chair combines the features of a tool bag and a folding chair. It’s made of lightweight steel and water-resistant nylon. The bag detaches easily from the frame via hook-and-loop fasteners and has two carrying handles, 21 pockets for different sized tools.

Sprout Pencil

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Nothing will astonish your dad more than this gift. This is one gift that believes in the policy of ultimate utilization of resources. Instead of throwing your pencil stubs away, you can plant them and have them grown into something delicious, beautiful, or simply grown into something fun. Sprout is a pencil with a seed inside. When it’s too short to use, it can be planted wherever. The best bit; it comes in a variety of flowers, herbs and vegetables.

Now that we’ve made it easy for you, go ahead and plan a surprise for dad this Father’s Day. Father’s Day is on 15th June, plan your surprise now, you don’t want to be late.

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10 Wow Facts About Flowers

They say that flowers are the most beautiful living things to inhabit the earth. By their mere presence they spread cheer and positive vibes. Every flower has a quality that’s worth admiring and a long illustrious history that’s worth being in awe of. We’ve listed 10 facts that are will surprise you, shock you and possibly amuse you as well.

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1. There are more than 2,50,000 species of flowering plants in the world.

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Talk about flower domination!

2. Roses are related to apples, raspberries, cherries, peaches, plums, nectarines, pears and almonds.roses Fascinating, ain’t it?

3.Tulip bulbs were more valuable than gold in Holland in the 1600s.

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If only life were this simple.

4.Ancient civilizations burned aster leaves to ward off evil spirits.

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So now you know what needs to be done, in case you experience something paranormal.

5. Tulip bulbs can be substituted for onions in a recipe.

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6. The largest flower in the world is the titan arums, which produces flowers that are 10 feet high and 3 feet wide.

Titan-arum1web The flowers smell of decaying flesh and are also known as corpse flowers, as pictured at the top of this post. Taking smelly flowers to another level.

7.Scientists discovered the world’s oldest flower in 2002, in northeast China.

The flower, named Archaefructus sinensis, bloomed around 125 million years ago and resembles a water lily.

8.Moon flowers bloom only at night, closing during the day.

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9.During the Middle Ages, lady’s mantle was thought to have magic healing properties.

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10.Flora2000.com delivers the widest range of floral arrangements to over 190 countries. So when are you gifting your next bouquet? You can send flowers to USA, or send flowers to UK. We deliver across the globe, all you got to do is choose. :)

Got some other interesting fact about flowers? Share them with us in the comment box.

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10 Gorgeous Gardens In America That You Must Visit

They say that if you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.

A walk through a flower garden is one of the most refreshing things to do on a tired day. While you can always buy flowers online, a walk in a peaceful garden would also make a great gift. America has its fair share of the few of the world’s most beautiful gardens. From the Atlanta Botanical Garden to the Fort Worth Botanic Garden in Texas, here are 10 gardens that you must visit.

Dallas Arboretum
8525 Garland Rd, Dallas, TX

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This place is so amazingly huge, that it will take a couple of hours to try and see everything. Spring and summer time you will see a lot of quincinera, bridal, engagement, and senior photos being taken. The walk through this garden is nothing short of amazing.

Norfolk Botanical Gardens
6700 Azalea Garden Rd, Norfolk, VA

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The best time to visit this place is Spring when Tulips bloom, in the summer when the roses bloom and late summer when lots of other flowers are blooming. The paths and great and the gardens are magnificent. The Japanese garden and the butterfly house is something that you should definitely not miss.

Cleveland Botanical Garden
11030 East Blvd, Cleveland, OH

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The butterflies in this garden are the real treat; they’re all over the place. Fabulous gardens spread over 10 acres of land and an exotic Glasshouse are the highlights of this place.

The New York Botanical Garden
2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx, NY

The New York Botanical Garden

If there’s one word that describes this place it’s, spectacular. The Orchid Show is total treat to the eyes. It’s the perfect place to click hundreds of snaps and soak up in the beauty of the thousands of flowers arranged in creative displays. The conservatory has rooms and rooms of brightly colored flowers and outside there are well-manicured gardens and arrangements of various plants and trees.

Brooklyn Botanic Garden
990 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

This garden looks stunning when the cherry blossoms bloom and in the autumn. It offers a variety of different areas, like the bamboo forest, or the cherry tree lanes and the rose garden. They also have an area which represents the natural forest environment of the NY state area. In the month of May this place glows in different shades of yellow and orange.

Atlanta Botanical Garden
1345 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA

Atlanta Botanical Garden

Touted to be one of the best botanical gardens in the US, this garden has something blooming year round. The edible gardens and demonstrations are simply breath-taking. The Holiday Light Display is out of this world with the Ice Goddess transformation. And the Reindog Parade is a lot of fun.

Fort Worth Botanic Garden
3220 Botanic Garden Blvd, Fort Worth, TX

Fort Worth Botanic Garden

This Botanic Garden is beautiful and boasts of a huge variety of plants and numerous sculptures. There is also the native plant walking areas, the nature trail with educational plaques along the way, the rose garden, and the Butterfly Arborium. All of this is available for the low price of free, and is open every day! Also for small fees you can explore their amazing Japanese garden.

The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
1151 Oxford Rd, San Marino, CA

The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens

Apart from the beautiful and expansive Japanese and Chinese gardens, among other gardens, what you should also look out for is the mansion, the library, the courtyards, and the mausoleum. The conservatory too is a treat. There is a humid section in the garden that recreates the tropical climate.

Longwood Gardens
1001 Longwood Rd, Kennett Square, PA

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With an expansive green house and conservatory with a vast flower collection, this is easily one of America’s most loved gardens. During Christmas the light display is breathtaking. Each tree is wrapped completely with lights, and the displays are wonderful.

Naples Botanical Garden
4820 Bayshore Dr, Naples, FL

Naples Botanical Garden

A beautiful expanse of interesting tropical and semi tropical plants arranged artfully around different themes with charming little structures like a small carribean style house, an oriental tea house, a Mayan temple, a wonderful tree house and playground and many beautiful water features. There are many meandering paths and inviting places to rest in the shade.

If you like life in the slow lane in a lovely setting, do visit at least one of these gardens this weekend. And don’t forget to share your experiences with us in the comment box below.

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8 Of The Prettiest Flowers To Gift This Mother’s Day

Planning to gift mum flowers for Mother’s Day? Why not gift mum flowers that are unique to her personality? After all a personalized bouquet adds more meaning to “I love you mum.”

Azaleas

azaleaApart from being a well-known Chinese symbol of womanhood Azaleas are celebrated across cultures because of it’s association with beauty and love. These flowers grow all over the globe and can be easily found at your local florist and you can also buy flowers online. If your mum is interested in culture and heritage, she’ll love these beauties.

Carnation
carnationsCarnations signify purity, faith, love, beauty and charity; all virtues associated with motherhood.  Anna Jarvis, a campaigner sent carnations to all mothers in attendance at a local church in United States, since then carnations are often used in Mother’s Day celebrations.

Bluebells
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Bluebells are delicate flowers that bloom in the month of April and May. Their soft blue hue and bell like shape represent everything that is motherly. If you’re mum is the calm and delicate types, chances are that she may love a bluebell bouquet.

Day Lilies
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Day Lilies too are Asian symbols of womanhood. They’re beautiful and come in a variety of colors, the best being orange and yellow. You can choose a flower depending on the color your mother loves the most.

Tulips

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Give the classic rose bouquet a ditch this time and surprise mum with Tulips. Tulips are basically happy flowers that represent, comfort and above all mirth. If your mum is the fun-loving types, Tulips make the perfect gift.

Camellias

cameliaCamellias are native to South East Asia, Japan and China. They symbolize gratitude and longevity because of their long life span. They’re available in bright hues and would a great Mother’s Day bouquet.  International flower delivery has anyway made life easier. You can buy flowers online.

Gerberas

gerberasThese are colorful and bright flowers that look a little like colorful sunflowers. They symbolize cheerfulness. If your mum loves bright colors, she’ll surely love a Gerbera bouquet.

Roses
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You can always rely on roses. Pink roses symbolize gratitude and appreciation, something that mums crave for. Yellow roses represent care and the white ones represent purity.

Mother’s Day is only a few days away, make sure you bring a smile on her face this year!

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5 Pocket Friendly Mother’s Day Gifts

Trust us when we say this, a Mother’s Day gift need not have to be
expensive. She’s your mother, not someone you have to impress. The
only thing she’s looking forward to is, you remembering her with love
on her special day. But also doesn’t mean that you totally forget to
gift her something memorable on Mother’s Day. We’ve listed down a
couple of things, that you can consider when you plan her Mother’s
Day surprise, all under 39.99 dollars.

Floral Arrangement

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Mother’s love surprises, more so if they involve roses. A rose flower
arrangement won’t cost you more than $30, #29.99 to be specific.
They’re elegant, they smell great and they make the perfect Mother’s
Day gift. So go ahead and buy it here.

 

Cozy Feet
Regardless of how hard you find to accept it, mum is getting old and her feet ache sometimes.

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You can make life a little easier for her, buying her a pair of soft microwavable bunny slippers. So the next time her feet ache, all she has to do is pop them into the microwave, and viola, warm slippers for acheing feet are ready! You can buy them at your local departmanetal store for less than $25.

 

Diary of Memories
When was the last time your mum penned down her thoughts or maintained her diary.

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Let her begin to feel younger again. Gift her a diary in which she can pen down her daily experiences and let it be her top secret. You can buy one in less than $20 dollars at any book store.

Sweet Tooth Surprise

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If there’s something else apart from roses that mum’s love, it’s chocolates. Chocolates make the perfect stress busters and they don’t just taste great, they smell great too! So what’s stopping you from buying mum some happiness? Buy it here and now!

Photoframe
As cliched as it may sound, Mother’s never get tired of repeatedly looking at pictures of their kids. Pick the best memories of you and mum and have them framed as a collage. She’ll love them!

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We’re eager to know how your mothers reacted to the surprise gifts we suggested. Let us know if they worked well for you, or if you have better suggestions in the comment box below.

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Give a Twist to Tradition this Easter

Traditions are often followed blindly. Year after year, we celebrate Christmas with our near and dear ones; shop, buy gifts, gorge on Turkey and other Christmassy preparations, deck up the house and we buy gifts for Easter and flowers for Easter as well, the only addition is Easter eggs and Easter sweets, Easter chocolate gifts and hampers. However all these traditions have no value, if we follow them mechanically. There is a certain beauty in understanding traditions and practicing them in an unconventional way, provided the spirit of each tradition is maintained. There are plenty ways in which we can create an entire list of unique Easter gifts ideas.

Although Easter is a festival that Christian’s celebrate, several Easter traditions are not even mentioned in the Bible. The Easter bunny, the popular face of the festival, was apparently brought to America by German immigrants, who shared fables of an egg-laying rabbit. The custom of decorating eggs is had commenced in the 13th century, while the Easter parade is said to be a pagan ritual that has older roots. Consumption of Easter candy has got nothing to do with traditional Easter celebrations and is more a modern addition.

The Tradition of the Easter Bunny
The Easter bunny is a hare that delivers colored eggs to well-behaved children. Rings a bell? I’m sure it reminds you Santa Claus distributing gifts to all the kids who’ve been nice. The exact origins of the Easter bunny are unknown, but rabbits are said to be symbols of fertility and new life.

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The custom was brought to America by German immigrants, whose kids used to prepare a nest for the bunny on the eve of Easter and keep carrots for him, in case he’s got all hungry because of all the hopping. Today the Easter eggs have been replaced with candies and chocolates.

Easter sweetsA twist to the tradition:
The reward in return of a good deed, encourages kids to do well and be nice. A benevolent twist can be added to this tradition. Kids should be encouraged to share their earned goodies with a bunch of kids, who aren’t fortunate enough to have received Easter goodies. It will help in keeping up the spirit of Easter and will also keep the kids grounded, even after they’ve earned their goodies.

Easter Eggs

Easter eggsTraditionally an egg is said to be an ancient symbol of new life and is also associated with Spring. As per Christian thought, the egg symbolizes Jesus’ resurrection from the dead. Eggs were traditionally decorated and preserved during the season of lent, as they were a forbidden food. These eggs were consumed on Easter. The White House Easter Egg Roll, is a race where children push decorated hard-boiled eggs across the White House lawn.

A twist to tradition:

The traditional Egg Roll can be given a benevolent twist as well. While on the outside this activity, might bring back tons of nostalgia and give joy to kids, it also part takes in wastage of food. Fake eggs can be used in this tradition, and eggs can be distributed to the dozens of hungry children across the globe. Having these Easter gifts delivered to them ensures the continuation of the tradition and also prevents food wastage.

These are just two ways in which we can make Easter a more fulfilling celebration. There are plenty of other ways to celebrate the festival. You can send Easter gifts online, if you are thinking of surprising someone, you can have an Easter flower delivery in the form of Easter flower baskets. These Easter basket gifts will not only make unique Easter gifts but will be fundamentally Christian Easter gifts. This year, celebrate an Easter that indulges in giving than taking.

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10 Ways in Which Flowers Make Your Wedding a Memorable Affair

Marriage is a one-time fare (at least it used to be), so most people go out and out to make it a special experience for themselves and for the people who are going to be part of it. Marriage gives you the opportunity to cover everything with beautiful flowers without anyone complaining about it. With some creativity flowers can be used in endless and impressive ways for weddings. We have listed down _ 10 ways in which you can use flowers for your wedding.

The Aisle
aileThis walk would probably be one of the most historic aisle walks of your life (unless of course, you’re on your way to accept an Oscar). So why not turn your aisle into a bed of flowers. Decorate your aisle with whole flowers or flower petals and have the walk of your life!

The Chuppah
chuppahAlthough the Chuppah is primarily a part of the Jewsish tradition, today they’re a work of art and key element in wedding décor. There are several ways in which you can decorate your Chuppah. You can alternate between attaching a garland to the edge of the canopy to attaching bouquets to the poles. You can also drape swags of garland between the poles. Wrapping garlands around the poles will also make the Chuppah look welcoming. The key is not to decorate it all, as you don’t want the focus to shift from the soon-to-be-married couple.

The Bride’s Hair
bride hair2There’s something so elegantly romantic about a bride with flowers in her hair! There are floral accessories and styles to that can suit all kinds of brides and wedding styles. Depending on her gown, a bride can alternate between having a rustic to modern, glam to a vintage look.

The Bride’s Veil

bride veilYou may say we’re slightly biased towards having adorned a woman with flowers on her wedding day than a man. But we have to accept the fact that women look doubly beautiful when adorned with flowers. Every girl wishes to look and feel like a princess on her wedding day. A veil that’s adorned with flowers will definitely make her look and feel like one!

The Bride’s Bouquet

8b51234e3678534240122c7b1e8d93f0While many brides prefer to use artificial flowers in their bouquet as it lasts long and also works as a memoir of their wedding day, we would still suggest brides to use fresh flowers in their bouquet. Fresh flowers have a charm of their own, a charm that’s unmatched with artificial flowers. They also smell nice, feel fresh and soft. One can use an exclusive bouquet of white roses or alternate between using pink roses and or even peonies.

Bouttonnieres

BBouttonnieres are a classic staple at any wedding. They’re beautiful, tasteful and a keepsake in memory of the big day (in case they are made of artificial flowers). While again, bouttonnieres are made of imitation flowers, real flowers can be used for this event as well. In case you want to store it as a memoir of the wedding, you can always store it for years together as a dried flower. One can use bouttonnieres made of roses, lilies or even daffodils.

The Wedding Cake

wedding cakeOne can’t deny that real flowers bring elegance to wedding cakes. Flowers are used to decorate cakes in several weddings, simply because they offer a romantic look to the occasion. The color of the flowers on the cake and that of the decoration can be co-ordinated to bring an enhanced look to the entire affair. Commonly used flowers are roses and peonies. But one can also use lilies, orchids and hydrangeas.

The Tables
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The wedding table is the place is where people spend most of their time, apart from the dance floor. So make sure your wedding table stands out with a beautiful flower centerpiece. A simple floral arrangement can add so much to a table. You can choose flowers depending on the color theme of your wedding.

The Photo Backdrop

flower_wallpaperA place that gets the most number of clicks at the wedding is the photo backdrop. Make sure your photo backdrop stands out! You can have at least 2-3 photo backdrops decorated with flowers. You can alternate between having a backdrop that’s loaded with roses, or a simple backdrop that has drape swags of garlands of the flowers of your choice connecting the ends of the backdrop.

A Flower Chandelier

afterIf your wedding celebrations are in the outdoors and during the day, you can go with a flower chandelier instead of a glass chandelier. These chandeliers look gorgeous and suit a romantic occasion like marriages perfectly! In case you’re celebrating indoors and at night, you can deck the glass chandelier with flowers.

We hope our suggestions help in making your wedding day, a memorable and impressive affair. If you have better suggestions on how to give a floral touch to weddings, then please add them in the comment box below.

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10 Exotic Easter Delicacies From The World Over

From Greece to Germany, and from pudding to eggs, Easter is the season to indulge in some great food. We’ve shortlisted 10 Easter delicacies from across the globe that you must try. Allow us to take you on a virtual tour of them.

Spanish Easter Torrijas

Spanish Easter Torrijas

Torrijas is Spain’s answer to French toast. They’re even prepared in a similar fashion. Pieces of stale bread are soaked in sweetened milk, that’s flavored with cinnamon or vanilla essence, topped with beaten egg. This preparation is fried in oil and sprinkled with a mixture of sugar and powdered cinnamon. ‘Yummy’ is an understatement! Go to Spain now and eat them! Or else have them delivered to you via international gift delivery!

Czech Easter Bread

Czech Easter Bread

The traditional Easter celebrations in Czech might leave you a little red faced. Boys cut young, soft branches from willow trees and bend them into a whip. Then they take a basket and go around the neighborhood, visiting every house with female residents. They chase the girls with the whip, until the girls give them a decorated egg. This custom is no longer followed, but a lot of running, screaming and chasing still takes place. Embarrassing? Let’s just shift your focus to something more interesting for now. The Czech Easter bread that’s prepared during Easter festivities is a rich bread, adorned with raisins and almonds. No need to smear butter on it as it’s delicious by itself. It’s the kind of snack that you can have with your family at a dining table adorned with beautiful flowers.

British Hot Cross Buns

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These buns are so popular that they have a popular nursery rhyme dedicated to them. No Easter celebration in the UK is complete without a hot cross bun. This English delicacy is a sweet spiced bun that’s marked with a cross that has been eaten for hundreds of years.

Now that we’ve talked about so many bread-related dishes, let’s just move our focus to something un-bread-like. Like fish preparations!

Scandinavian Herring

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The Herring fish is caught during Easter time and is a popular Easter dish. Whether to have it pickled, raw or cured is not the question. The question is to decide upon the number of times you savor this delicacy. As per traditionally, this dish is served on a bun or alongside sour cream, rye bread or potatoes.

Russian Paskha

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“Paskha” means “Easter” in Russian. This dish is made of cream cheese and cottage cheese (foods traditionally forbidden during Lent). It’s encrusted with dried fruits, molded into a triangular shape and stamped with the letters “XB,” which stand for “Christ has risen” in Cyrillic script. It’s a breakfast dish that’s usually eaten with thick-crusted breads. However it can be consumed plain as well.

Greek Koulouria Cookies

Greek Koulouria Cookies

‘Koloura’ in Greek means round and twisted. These traditional round butter cookies get their name from their round twisted shape. These cookies are also shaped like small braids in the shape of the letter “S.” Koulourakia taste best when they’re dunked in coffee or milk.

Portuguese Roasted Easter Potatoes

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Straight from the oven, this is one mouth-watering dish that comes from the Portuguese kitchen. It’s the kind of dish that you have when you’re celebrating Easter with your extended family; on a long table that serves at least 15 people. This dish becomes doubly indulgent when served with roasted lamb and a salad of leave and tomatoes. Here’s the secret to making the perfect Roasted Potatoes, boil the potatoes first for no longer than 10/12 minutes and then, right before putting them in the oven, punch them lightly with your fist. This way, the potatoes will flatten a little and you’ll get more surfaces for even browning and crisping in the oven.

Mexican Capirotada Bread Pudding

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All the way from Mexico, this special kind of spiced Mexican bread pudding that’s filled with raisins, cinnamon, cloves and cheese. Interestingly each ingredient is said to carry a reminder of the suffering of Christ on the cross. The cloves represent the nails, the cinnamon sticks represent the wooden cross, and bread stands for the body of Christ himself. However eating this delicacy is quite the opposite of suffering.

British Panko Fried Scotch Eggs

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This dish needs no introduction so let’s just jump to its simple yet, tongue-teasing taste. A boiled egg is trapped in minced pork meat, breaded and then deep fried. Yum! This one’s so delicious looking, that at the very sight of it, you might want to sink your teeth into it. (Even if it makes your mouth burn)

Brazil’s Paçoca de Amendoim

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Not to be confused with the salty meat dish of the same name—this Brazilian Easter treat is made of crushed peanuts, sugar and cassava flour. The easy-to-dole-out candy has long been served during holiday procession walks. It’s Brazil’s popular peanut candy that’s served during the Easter season. It’s best paired with a hot cup of coffee.

Now that we have you salivating, it’s about time you go visit these places during Easter and try these mouth-watering dishes. If not grab a native of the above mentioned nations in your locality and bribe them to cook these delicacies for you. Wishing you all a happy and blessed Easter in advance! Think we’ve missed out on a couple of delicious Easter specialties? Please feel free to share your thoughts in the comment box below.

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