What do Flowers and Margarita's have in common? Apparently at Monday Morning Flowers they have quite a bit. Our Summer Floral Design Class appears to have been a big hit with the ladies who attended. Even my Mother in Law got into the act and had a blast.
As will all our classes, we start off with food and drinks, giving the attendees a little time to mingle, network and shop. This class included $15 worth of Monday Morning Money for the ladies to spend however they wanted. Candles, hand bags and plants seemed to be the best sellers that night.
Next comes the design part the program. This class had us learning how to design using colored floral foam in a margarita glass. The students really had fun and Designer Nicole did a great job leading them through with tips and tricks. As you can see, even the young girls had fun! Future designers perhaps?
Who wouldn't laugh during a class with such bright colored flowers. Well, the margarita's helped!
After the students finished their designs they were lead back over to the retail side of the store for a 15 minute discussion on how to do last minutes designs at home with flowers and foliage's already available to us in our own gardens and yards. These tips and tricks come in handy when last minute parties arise allowing for quick centerpieces to be created in a pinch. I showed how to take simple elements such as ornamental grasses and ivy trails, bowls and empty wine bottles; turning them into fast and easy centerpieces. The students really seemed to enjoy it. Sorry, no photos of that part! :) Only I control the camera!
Well, another fun design class with smiling students. The biggest compliment I heard was "I'm so relaxed, I feel like I've been on vacation". With almost half of these ladies being repeat students, I'd say our In-Store Programs have been a success. Be sure to look for our Flowers and Laughing Class on June 27th and Wine Tasting and Photography on July 24th via our website www.sendingsmiles.com
What kind of class would you like to see in the future? We'd love to hear from you!