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Holiday Party Planning for Christmas and the New Year

The holiday season includes numerous parties many of which you may be in charge of at home or work. This includes New Year's Eve and New Year's Day, which is always an important time of the year. At our San Diego floral design center and flower shops, we are here to help you plan and decorate for these festive events. This includes our VIP Concierge service that ensures that your flower orders, delivery, and set-up go according to plan. That means less stress for you so you can enjoy the holiday party planning experience. Here are some examples you can use from our winter flower collection for New Year's: CALLA ME CRAZY This is a simple, yet sophisticated, flower arrangement that contains 20 stems of full-size white calla lilies. It also includes exotic foliage within a glass rectangular vase. CRYSTAL WHITE LILIES This flower arrangement makes a dramatic statement. It has a  tall vase of 15 Oriental lilies, which is perfect as a centerpiece for your holiday party tables. WOODLAND WINTER This rustic flower arrangement includes green hydrangea, white roses, and jade garden roses along with succulents, pinecones, and winter greenery. GOOD TIDINGS WHITE This stunning floral display includes a winter

December 26th, 2017|Categories: Christmas Party|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Holiday Party Planning for Christmas and the New Year

A Holiday Gift of Thanks!

While you have many friends and family on your gift list this holiday, there are many other people that you can gift with something special during Christmas that shows your appreciation. That might include everyone from teachers and the mail delivery person to the gardener, pool guy, and housecleaning service. At our San Diego flower shops and through our website, we have numerous great gift ideas that can say thanks without breaking your budget while still offering something truly extraordinary. Here are some great holiday thank you gift ideas from our holiday flower and gift collection: Scarlet Garden offers roses, tulips, succulents, winter greenery and pepper berry arranged in a stone pot. It’s a truly California take on a Christmas flower arrangement. Holiday Spice combines hydrangea, red roses, and cymbidium orchids with seasonal accents. Amaryllis Elegance is a truly sophisticated holiday floral display in a tall gold container. A Christmas Dozen offers 12 red roses mixed with salal, golden fir branches, and eucalyptus in a red glass vase. Winter Charm features white amaryllis, ivory roses, and dusty miller in a silver container. Holiday Tulips has red and white tulips, pinecones, and holiday greenery accented with real candy canes all in

Decorating and Gifting with Poinsettias This Holiday

Today is Poinsettia Day, which is the perfect day to order your poinsettia plants for the interior or exterior décor for your home or office or as festive gifts for special people in your life, including friends, family, clients, and service people. The poinsettia plant – with red, white, marbled or pink blooms – is the symbol of Christmas and signifies a special season of giving thanks and celebrating. These are long-lasting plants that can even continue spreading joy long after Christmas has passed. You just need to water them regularly, give them sunshine, and keep them away from cold or warm drafts. We have a selection of poinsettia plants in different sizes and styles to match your budget and decorating or gifting plans. Our poinsettia plants include a Christmas Red Poinsettia that comes in a premium keepsake container like this one decorated with reindeer or you can opt for a basket. Christmas Fascinator offers a red poinsettia in a fun ceramic container. Our Christmas Double Red Poinsettia comes in a natural basket that has been wrapped with a red ribbon. Of course, we also have other poinsettia colors to choose from as well. Besides getting your poinsettia plants, we

Holiday Decorating for Home and Corporate Events

With the holiday season in full swing, it’s time to plan for all your holiday events at home and with your company. This includes parties for Hanukkah and Christmas where there will be plenty of need for holiday cheer in the form of flowers and other natural décor. This is where our San Diego flower shops come into the picture. We have a special team of floral designers and event planners that can make your holiday event that much more beautiful. For corporate events, Michelle Frost is available to help you create a magical and memorable holiday party. You can reach her at 619-233-7673 or by email at msfronst@allensflowers.com. Now, for your own home or office, we also offer plenty of holiday cheer in the form of flower arrangements, floral centerpieces, wreaths, garlands, and more. Here are some of the beautiful options we have for Hanukkah and Christmas: Winter Blues offers blue hydrangea that surrounds white spray roses that are accented with greenery and seeded eucalyptus all arranged in a silver container. Pacific Winter includes blue hydrangea, ivory roses, white tulips, amaryllis and peonies for a truly stunning floral display for Hanukkah. Holiday Spice has hydrangea, cymbidium orchids, and red

December 5th, 2016|Categories: Christmas party planning San Diego|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Holiday Decorating for Home and Corporate Events

Holiday Party Decorating Services

Our events team is already working hard on numerous holiday parties throughout San Diego, including corporate events, office holiday parties, and personal Christmas socials. They are ready to help you create a magical winter wonderland, country display, or elegant black tie décor for whatever you have planned. Whether it’s decorative Christmas trees, garlands, wreaths, swags or centerpieces, consider us your source for holiday décor: Allen’s Elegant Holiday Centerpiece contains natural white kale, holiday greenery, and red roses. A Christmas Tradition Centerpiece has a red taper candle and ribbon surrounded by holiday greenery like pinecones as well as gold ornaments, mini carnations, and red carnations. The Royal Christmas Centerpiece has three gold taper candles, cream roses and spray roses, white alstromeria, gold ornaments, mesh ribbon, pinecones and Christmas greenery. Stars in the Night has red roses and spray roses, berry sprays, carnations, pinecones and other greenery. The Christmas Elegance Centerpiece has scented greenery, red and white flowers, three taper candles and holiday ornaments. Allen’s Celebration features red carnations, winter greenery, a pillar candle, ornaments and a red taffeta ribbon. Candlelight Christmas contains red amaryllis, roses, spray roses, golden pinecones and holiday greenery along with two pomegranate colored pillar candles. We recommend

Holidays Also Mean Saying Thanks to Special People

The holidays are not just for friends and family. There are many other people that you most likely know that have helped you out throughout the year. These can include the mail person, your kids’ teachers, the gardener, housecleaner, pool technician and more. This is the perfect opportunity to say “thank you” for all that they have done. To help you with some beautiful floral ideas, here are some highlights from our holiday collection. The Holiday Basket contains a red poinsettia plant and white cyclamen along with bright green pothos and dieffenbachia. The basket is also wrapped with a plaid taffeta ribbon. The Christmas Red Poinsettia plant is a traditional symbol of Christmas and offers festive cheer to whoever receives it. Christmas Love has red roses and carnations along with white Asiatic lilies and chrysanthemums in a red glass vase. The La Mesa Christmas Bouquet contains white Asiatic lilies, mini carnations, red roses and red carnations along with white pine, Ming fern, and noble fern in a cube vase that has been lined with a ti leaf. Be Merry features red carnations and white miniature carnations with noble fir, white pine, holly inside a red glass cube. A Winter Wonder

December 13th, 2015|Categories: Christmas Flowers|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Holidays Also Mean Saying Thanks to Special People

Getting the Holidays Rolling with Poinsettia Day

While you may already have your holiday shopping underway, it’s time to focus on the spirit of Christmas. A great way to do this is to pick out some poinsettia plants to celebrate Poinsettia Day, which arrives on Saturday, December 12th. Here’s what we have to offer plus some tips to keep your poinsettia plants festive throughout the holidays and beyond. Our Poinsettia Plants We have a range of sizes of poinsettia plants in red or white blooms. You can also create a nice gift basket with poinsettia plant with other blooming or green plants. Add a poinsettia plant to a gift basket that includes gourmet food or fresh seasonal fruit. Visit our San Diego flower shops, order online, or call in your order today! How to Care for a Poinsettia Plant To keep your poinsettia plants looking their festive best and even make them last until the next holiday season, here are some tips for caring for them: Keep poinsettia plant near sunlight window and maintain a temperature between 60 and 70 degrees. Don’t put the poinsettia plant in any kind of draft. Maintain a good level of humidity and water when the surface feels dry. Once the holiday

December 11th, 2015|Categories: Christmas Flowers|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Getting the Holidays Rolling with Poinsettia Day

Get Holiday Plans with Our Dazzling Flowers, Centerpieces, and Décor

Whether you come into any of our San Diego flower shops or order online, we make it easy to get your holiday plans taken care of, especially when it comes to trimming your home. This means access to centerpieces, bouquets, poinsettia plants, garlands, wreaths and even miniature Christmas trees. To help you get started on your holiday planning for décor or gifts, check out these items from our holiday flower collection: Thomas Kinkade’s Country Christmas Homecoming offers a hand-sculpted, hand painted country cabin surrounded by red spray roses, white button spray chrysanthemums, white sinuate static, noble fir, variegated holly and flat cedar. The Christmas Lilies Centerpiece contains white Asiatic lilies, red roses, spray roses, and winter greenery that are wrapped around a white pillar candle. Christmas Orchids offers a cylinder vase that has been filled with white dendrobium orchids and red berries. Candlelight Christmas features red amaryllis, roses, and spray roses along with golden pinecones and greenery that set off two pomegranate pillar candles. Be Merry has red carnations, white miniature carnations, white pine, holly and greenery in a red glass cube. A Christmas Tradition Centerpiece is a deluxe display of red carnations, mini carnations, gold ornaments and pinecones along

December 2nd, 2015|Categories: Christmas Flowers|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Get Holiday Plans with Our Dazzling Flowers, Centerpieces, and Décor

Preparing for Special Holiday Shopping Days

We are spending this week at all of our San Diego flower shops getting ready for some of the biggest shopping days of the year. These holiday shopping events include Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday where we will be open for our regular hours but offering a look at our holiday collection, holding demonstrations, taking orders for event and gift flowers, offering suggestions for holiday décor and giving you special discounts. Each of our San Diego flower shops will have extra staff on hand to take orders through this very busy time, including our floral design staff for custom holiday orders and special garlands, wreaths, miniature trees, floral centerpieces and more. Plus, our event staff is at the ready to handle flowers and holiday décor for Christmas parties, events, and winter weddings. Our open houses on Friday, November 27th and Saturday, November 28th will also feature demonstrations and special prices that you will not want to miss. You can also enjoy special holiday gifts and gift baskets, Christmas decorations, and greeting cards. However, we also want to ensure that our online customers who like to shop from home or their mobile devices will also be able to

November 25th, 2015|Categories: Christmas Flowers|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Preparing for Special Holiday Shopping Days

Remember to Thank All Those Who Helped You This Year!

Sometimes, during the Christmas season, we are so focused on the gifts for our immediate family members and friends that we forget to include all those other important people that helped us throughout the year in various ways. Now is the time to make that gift list for those special people like clients, teachers, and service people like the gardener, pool technician, and mail delivery person. This is the perfect time of year to show them how much they are appreciated and how much you know they do for you the whole year around. Holiday Gift Ideas for All Those Special People Allen’s Flowers and Plants has a wide range of gift ideas that will help you wrap up all your thank you gifts for clients, teachers, and service people that help you out every day of the year: Poinsettias are a great gift idea for anyone as it helps celebrate the holidays, says thanks, and offers a beautiful way to decorate their own home, classroom, or office for Christmas. A Christmas centerpiece makes a nice gift because it helps others decorate their own holiday table and provides a visual reminder throughout the holiday about how much you appreciate them.

December 16th, 2013|Categories: Christmas Flowers|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Remember to Thank All Those Who Helped You This Year!