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Thanksgiving Centerpiece Design Class

Another successful class and with these gorgeous flowers, how could it not be.  The students began arriving and within a few minutes they were all friends, even if they had never met each other before. This class the students will be creating their very own Thanksgiving Floral Centerpiece.  The designing instruction begins with Alanna leading the class.   Martha tries to be serious while daughter Kathy goofs off behind. We did mention that we serve wine at these classes right?   The centerpieces are taking shape and all the students are working really hard.   This is Kathy's second class and she obviously had fun!  The ladies pose with their creations. They are all so proud!   Would you like to attend a future class? We'd love to have you! Our classes are held at our store and production space in the Princeton Forrestal Village. Be sure to check out our facebook page or our website  for future classes. 

Top 5 Reasons to Give Flowers as a Gift

Let's face it, sometimes deciding on a gift can be down right difficult. With so many options, it's easy to
become confused so that's why I have come up some awesome reasons to give the gift of Fresh Flowers!

Top 5 Reasons to Give Flowers as a Gift:

We all have times when we need a gift for someone that we don't know all that well. Perhaps it's a coworker that is having a birthday at the office. Flowers are the perfect choice because everyone loves getting flowers. 92% of women can remember the last time they received flowers as a gift. Studies actually show that people who are surrounded by flowers at work are more productive. How's that for getting a co-worker to pull their weight, while making you memorable to them. It's time to come clean. Sometimes you forget an important occasion like a birthday or anniversary, right? When you have no time to plan and need something fast ~ flowers to the rescue. Not only can they be delivered within a matter of hours (…

Thanksgiving Centerpiece Making - sign up before it's too late!

For those of you who have not joined us for a design class, Monday is a great opportunity to get crafty with us!  On November 25th, just in time for the holiday, create your own Thanksgiving centerpiece for Thursday’s big dinner.  From 6-8PM we will give hands on instruction on how to create a gorgeous centerpiece that you will take home, along with $15 of Monday Morning Money to spend however you like (perfect for December holiday shopping!)  Of course, we will have wine and refreshments to enjoy as you meet new people and get crafty.  This class is only $75 per person and it is not too late to sign up!  Call 609-520-2005 today or sign up online at www.sendingsmiles.com.

For more information on in-store events at Monday Morning Flowers, visit our facebook.  Can’t make it to the class but would like to make your own arrangement?  Stop in to our Princeton location any day, any time and take advantage of our DIY Design Bench!  Pick your own flowers and container and create an arrangeme…

Fall Flower of the Week - Chrysanthemum!

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and Fall flowers are in full bloom!  This week’s “Flower of the Week” is the Chrysanthemum Pom Pom.  These flowers are so beautiful in their rich fall colors, they look great in a mixed bouquet or in a vase by themselves.  Perfect for Thanksgiving centerpieces, we can create a beautiful table piece using these affordable pom poms.  Want something a little less traditional?  Look at this adorable turkey that incorporates the pom poms, made by our designer!



At only $8.99 per bunch, the pom poms are simple and elegant and can easily spruce up your home for the holiday next week.  Call us today to have a beautiful mixed arrangement made with the deep orange and red colors, or stop in and pick up a bunch!  

Check out other arrangements featuring chrysanthemums on our website by searching “chrysanthemum”.  Call 609-520-2005 today to order a beautiful bouquet in time for Thanksgiving!

5 Quick Tips for Ordering the Perfect Thanksgiving Centerpiece This Year

Do you get confused when it comes to ordering flowers for your Holiday Table? Well, it's not hard and here
my 5 quick tips for Ordering the Perfect Holiday Centerpiece. Answer these simple questions and it will all fall together for you and don't forget to let your local florist help you!


What is the shape of the table you will be using for Thanksgiving Dinner? Is is round, oval or rectangular? The shape of the table will give your florist some idea of what shape the centerpiece should be. If you have more than one table, remember to order a centerpiece appropriate for each table. How many people will be seated at the table for Thanksgiving Dinner? The number of people to be seated gives your florist the overall size the table will be. If you have 10 people at a rectangular table, chances are you will have 4 on each side and 2 on the ends, making the table about 8-10 feet long (at least 2 feet per person). If the table is this size and you want a centerpiece that is in the corre…

Sizing It Right To Fit Your Budget

Flowers + Size = Cost: Well, that is not really a true formula but with floral centerpieces it should be. Our customers are always surprised to find out that centerpieces placed high above the table cost more than low ones. It's really more about how many flowers it take and what is the correct proportion than it is anything else. Something that appears large directly down on a table will looks small and out of proportion if elevated on a grand pedestal or large vase. Whether you are planning a wedding, shower, or corporate event, the rule applies. 
Take the centerpiece pictured below created just a few weekends ago. This piece included 10 premium sized  hydrangeas, 10 roses, 8 spray roses, 10 stock, 2 green hanging amaranthus along with lots of variegated pitta and ruscus foliage. In case you can't tell these centerpieces were quite and large and very dramatic. Keeping the flowers loose and airy helped us to make the most of the flowers use to create the size we wanted while…

Food Bank Drop Off

With the holiday season around the corner and many folks struggling to meet, it's been our pleasure to provide our customers with a convenient drop off location for non-perishable food items. Until November 15th, any food collected will be donated to the Plainsboro Food Pantry. Next up will be South Brunswick Food Pantry from 11/16 until 11/30. If you are in the area and can donate any non-perishable food items, we'd be so grateful and as our way of saying thanking you, you will receive $5 worth of Monday Morning Money to spend however you like in our store.  Thank you again to everyone who has already stopped in with a donation! 

Why We Do What We Do ~ by Alanna

In the floral industry we hear all kinds of stories; some joyous, some somber. A few weeks ago I received a call from a man who worked at another flower shop.  He needed to send a personal floral gift and he needed it in a hurry. Through the conversation he told me that the recipient of the gift was on her death bed… terminal cancer and did not have much longer to live. He wanted to send a few mixed orchid plants in a large glass or ceramic container and said it needed to arrive the next day as early as possible.
As promised, we delivered the orchid arrangement just before noon. I called him back to let him know the delivery had been made so that he would not worry.  He thanked me for taking care of this so quickly and I thanked him in return for trusting this important personal order to our shop to fill. I told him that I hoped the gift helped her to know that she was thought of in a special way.  I hung up and went on about my day, as usual....
A week later the man called back to t…

Booklet of Bouquets

Have you heard about the newest addition to our Product Line? Called our Booklet of Bouquets, for one price of $80 you can have a $20 bouquet each and every month for 1 year. That's a $240 value. Buy one for yourself or give one as a gift, it's the perfect way to keep fresh flowers in your home. Each booklet has a coupon for each month of the year. Just redeem each coupon for a fresh bouquet of flowers at either of our stores, it's as simple as that. You can even buy them on our website and have it delivered in our local areas a gift option. Visit our website at www.sendingsmiles.com or you can phone the store at 609.520.2005 or 215.493.1400 to buy one today! 

Fall Flower of the Week - Pincushion Protea!

This week’s fall flower of the week is the unique and funky pincushion protea!  This flower has incredible texture and adds a special element of beauty to any arrangement.  Protea comes in red, orange and yellow, and is normally used in tropical style arrangements.  As you can see here, it looks gorgeous in Fall arrangements as well (which is why I picked it to be the flower of the week!)  With its completely original look, the protea is always appreciated for its funky style.  Its tones are perfect for autumn, and it makes a beautiful gift for the less traditional flower lover.
Stop in today to pick up an arrangement to include the gorgeous protea we have in the store, or send to someone you care about.  Call us today at 609-520-2005 or search “protea” on our website to see some of our online arrangements.

Ho Ho Ho, It's Holiday Party Time

Whether you are in charge of the company holiday party or the family one, the holiday event season is just a month away. Now is the time to book your event date with us so that we can deliver the most amazing floral and balloon centerpieces for you!  Last year Monday Morning Flowers arranged and delivered 100's of floral centerpieces for both personal and business related events during the month of December last year. It's what we love to do and we hope you will consider letting us take the pressure off you by making the event decor as easy as 1, 2, 3!   Want to see some of our past creations? Visit our Event Website Here and be sure to click on the Holiday Party Tab to see some of what we created last year. It's best to plan ahead and we hope you inspired you to call us!! 609.520.2005 or 215.493.1400 - 2 stores to better serve you; Princeton, NJ and Yardley, PA 

Small Business Saturday ~ Mark Your Calendars for November 30th

Wow, I truly can not believe it's November. And with that, comes the time of year we will be asking our customers to consider shopping with us on Small Business Saturday. In addition to having a store wide sale that day, we hope to be having food, fun and "free stuff" for the kids! Mark your calendars now and look for future blogs and Facebook posts highlighting all the activities planned that day!  Don't currently follow us on Twitter? Be sure to follow us as @mondayflowers  and follow along with hashtag #ShopSmall for future specials and discounts.