Skip Nav
Chrissy Teigen
Chrissy Teigen's Chicken Pot Pie Soup Belongs in the Soup Hall of Fame
Fast and Easy
We Have Found the Perfect Egg Recipe!
Holiday Food
Tyler Florence's Hack Will Forever Change the Way You Make Mashed Potatoes

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.

Join The Conversation
ESTONE ESTONE 9 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 9 years
great idea!
Advah Advah 9 years
Good idea, it looks beautiful!
celebrity_soup celebrity_soup 9 years
petals look so beautiful floating in a pretty jar full of water and float candles. very romantic :P
Linda-McP Linda-McP 9 years
Wonderful idea. Very pretty.
DreaAST DreaAST 9 years
good idea!
cari047 cari047 9 years
Thats a great idea.
emalove emalove 9 years
Pretty!!
x_juicyfruit x_juicyfruit 9 years
That's very elegant!
Meaning of Roses: What the Number of Roses Means
Trader Joe's Try Before You Buy Policy
How Can I Make My Job Application Stand Out?
Chip and Joanna Gaines Kitchen Organization Tips
From Our Partners
Latest Food
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds