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Cut the Cost: Use Petals Instead of Flowers

A great way to reduce the cost of flowers at a party is to use day-old rose petals instead of fresh-cut roses. At a recent event at Carrots, the hostess filled oversized martini glasses with deep red rose petals. The petals were scattered on tables between candles and used as garnish in the pomegranate martini.

I talked to a local florist and a grocery bag filled with day-old rose petals costs $30-40, much less than the fresh cut flowers. If your florist doesn't have day-old roses, purchase cheap roses from Safeway or Trader Joe's. Usually you can get a dozen roses for under $10, but you'll have to take them apart yourself. If that doesn't fit into your budget, silk rose petals are super cheap at a craft store.

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ESTONE ESTONE 8 years
I love using rose petals and other flower petals as decorations. I also love leaves from plants too when using petals. Using several colors lets me incorporate more of my dishes on the table.
SugarFreak SugarFreak 8 years
great idea!
Advah Advah 8 years
Good idea, it looks beautiful!
celebrity_soup celebrity_soup 8 years
petals look so beautiful floating in a pretty jar full of water and float candles. very romantic :P
Linda-McP Linda-McP 8 years
Wonderful idea. Very pretty.
DreaAST DreaAST 8 years
good idea!
cari047 cari047 8 years
Thats a great idea.
emalove emalove 8 years
Pretty!!
x_juicyfruit x_juicyfruit 8 years
That's very elegant!
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