Happy Cinco de Mayo from Field of Flowers!

CINCO DE MAYO 1Cinco de Mayo is hugely celebrated with boast, gaiety and fiestas in the traditional Mexican style. Brightly colored flowers cover the streets in Puebla, Mexico & almost every Mexican woman has a hand-made headdress of flowers. Some popular flowers used in this celebration are big beautiful calendulas, dahlias’ & azaleas’. They’re all large bloomed flowers that make a bold point with color during this festival. Since it is a fiesta there are lots of games and lively dances, mariachi music, signature Mexican foods, bullfights, and colorful Cinco de Mayo decorations. At night there are piñatas for the children with treats and handmade toys. The celebration closes with beautiful displays of fireworks. People wear bright colored clothes including red and green, the colors of the Mexican flag.

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You can call, click or come in to one of our Field of Flowers flower markets in Boca Raton, Miami or Davie, FL for over 100 varieties in store every day…plus supplies, vases, containers, everything you need to express yourself with flowers. Make your own arrangements, or order exquisite arrangements by our floral designers. Pick up in-store or ship fast and fresh locally or worldwide.

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Cinco de MayoCinco de Mayo means the 5th of May in Spanish. This day marks the anniversary of a battle that took place between the Mexicans and the French in 1862. It is celebrated on May 5th every year.  This battle is popularly known as the legendary Battle of Puebla. The battle lasted for about 4 hours and ended in the victory of the small Mexican army against the French.  Cinco de Mayo is hugely celebrated with boast, gaiety and fiestas in the traditional Mexican style.  Brightly colored flowers cover the streets in Puebla, Mexico & almost every Mexican woman has a hand-made headdress of flowers on. Some popular flowers used in this celebration are big beautiful calendulas, dahlias’ & azaleas’.  There all large bloomed flowers that makes a bold point with color during this festival.   Since it is a fiesta there are lots of games and lively dances, mariachi music, signature Mexican foods, bullfights, and colorful Cinco de Mayo decorations. At night there are piñatas for the children with treats and handmade toys.  The celebration closes with beautiful displays of fireworks. People wear bright colored clothes including red and green, the colors of the Mexican flag

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Thanks for reading… www.fieldofflowers.com   1.800.963.7374  (1.800.96.FRESH)

You can call, click or come in to one of our Field of Flowers flower markets in Boca Raton, Miami or Davie, FL for over 100 varieties in store every day…plus supplies, vases, containers, everything you need to express yourself with flowers. Make your own arrangements, or order exquisite arrangements by our floral designers. Pick up in-store or ship fast and fresh locally or worldwide.

Kids Craft Corner: Make gorgeous Mexican Fiesta Flowers!

What you’ll need for flowers:
• ¼”x12” dowels
• DecoArt acrylic paint, Sour Apple
• Crepe paper in related flowers colors and lime
• Rubber bands
• Aleene’s Tacky Dot Roll Large
• Green duct tape such as Duck Brand

1) Paint the dowels green. Cut the crepe paper packs into thirds horizontally, then cut 2 big scallops at one end of each section.
2) Unrolls crepe paper strips in two colors, lays one on the other, scallops together. Starting at one end, on straight side, roll strips tightly, pleating the paper as it rolls. When done, wrap a rubber band tightly around flower 1” from bottom. Wrap duct tape around the base covering rubber band and paper. Fluff flower.
3) Place 3 tacky dots in a row along dowel at one end. Press them against flower’s base. Use lots of duct tape to fasten flower and dowel together securely. Tapes 2 (6”) lime leaf shapes to stem below flower.
For Container:
Cover a 42-oz, oatmeal box with colored paper, than add strips of additional colors. Weight down the container with 2” of pebbles, than add Styrofoam scraps to help stabilize the arrangement. “Viola!”

 

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You can call, click or come in to one of our Field of Flowers flower markets in Boca Raton, Miami or Davie, FL for over 100 varieties in store every day…plus supplies, vases, containers, everything you need to express yourself with flowers. Make your own arrangements, or order exquisite arrangements by our floral designers. Pick up in-store or ship fast and fresh locally or worldwide.